The law must take its own course indiscriminately against those who are responsible for loss of scores of precious lives and damaged the public property, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President PPP Central Punjab is a statement issued from here today.
He called upon the government to ensure the safety and security of the Christian community and their places of worship which is its constitutional obligation. The government failed in this regard, he added.
He pointed out that loss of lives and property during the last two days in Lahore and elsewhere reflected poorly on the Punjab government adding it was totally clueless and looked devoid of the capability of taking timely decision to manage the volatile situation to the advantage of citizenry.
He recalled that the government used excessive force without provocation in the Model Town incident killing fourteen innocent people but during the last two days it behaved like a spectator rather than government whose basic responsibility was saving the life and property of the people. It miserably failed on both occasions to the dismay of the people, he added.
He said that the Christian community appreciated fully well that terrorists were not only their enemy but the enemy of all Pakistani regardless of their creed, faith and ethnicity because they had been killing them indiscriminately. They have killed more than forty thousands people of all ages, overwhelming majority of them are Muslims, he added. We as a nation have to defeat the menace, he added.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the PPP wanted the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) in letter and spirit on pro-active basis as formulated by the entire political leadership of the country. The evil must be eliminated thoroughly by defeating it on its turf, he argued.