by Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Coorespondent
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)– The Chairman of the Pakistani American Association called on Christians not to vote for any Islamic political parties in the forthcoming elections unless Muslims promise to repeal their nation's notorious blasphemy laws while granting dual voting rights for all Pakistani Christians.
William Shahzad told the Pakistan Christian Post that Islamic political parties have generally failed to halt the misuse of Pakistan's blasphemy laws; specifically, the Pakistan Muslim League in Punjab Province failed to stop Muslim violence against Christians based on the pretext of blasphemy.
Shahzad said the Punjab government permitted a Muslim mob to burn down the homes of Gojra Christians and then allowed the perpetrators to just "walk free".
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.