ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari has taken serious note of the report of the arrest of a minor Christian girl in Islamabad on the charges of blasphemy and called for a report from the Interior Ministry.
According to reports a minor Christian girl Miss Ramsha, 11, resident of Hameeraabad in Sector G-8 was arrested and sent to jail allegedly for desecrating pages from the Holy Quran. Some reports, however, also said that the girl was burning used papers collected from the garbage for cooking when some one entered her house accusing the family of burning the pages of Holy Quran.
This provoked people of the katchi abadi who gathered and beat the mother and sister of Ramsha and also burned some houses of the Christians.
Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari has called for rejecting extremist trends and negative propaganda of misguided elements in the country by promoting the Islamic teachings of tolerance and affinity. The President, in his message to the nation on Eid-ul-Fitr, said thta a society developed on such lines would be helpful in resolving the issues of extremism and violence. The President mentioned the recent incident of firing by miscreants on the passenger buses in Lulusar (Gilgit-Baltistan) and said such acts of sectarianism and violence are completely against the teachings of Islam. Similarly, he said, the terrorist attack in Kamra, which was foiled by the courage and valour of the country’s armed forces, clearly violated the spirit of Islam.