Government to provide financial assistance for church repair: PM

LAHORE, Sep 24 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday condemning ransacking of a church in Mardan said that the federal government would provide financial assistance for the repair of the church. He made this assurance to the Christian community after  Pervaiz Rafique, a PPP Minority MPA raised the issue at a cheque distribution ceremony held at the Governor House here.  The ceremony was also attended by Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, Leader of the House in Senate Jahangir Badar, Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, Federal Ministers Samina Khalid Ghurki, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, State Minster Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, MNAs and MPAs, Hindu leader Munawar Chan, Bishop of Lahore Alexander John Malik, LCCI’s office- bearers and a large number party workers.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf  also called for strict action against those responsible for making the sacrilegious movie, as well as an effective legislation at international level to stop such acts aimed at degrading any religion and faith in the world. Addressing a ceremony regarding distribution of compensation cheques among heirs of the shoe factory fire victims here at the Governor House, the Prime Minister said, the sacrilegious movie had not only hurt the sentiments of entire Muslim Ummah, but also endangered the world peace.


 
Source: Daily Express

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