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Efforts underway to restore churches damaged in Jaranwala incident: CM Naqvi
- Web Desk
- Aug 18, 2023
LAHORE: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Mohsin Naqvi on Friday asserted that the provincial government was making all-out efforts to restore the churches and Christians’ homes vandalised in the Jaranwala tragedy.
The caretaker chief minister made these remarks while talking to a delegation of Christian community, which called on him in Lahore today.
During the meeting, CM Mohsin Naqvi said the administration had collected evidence from the crime scene. “The criminals will be arrested and brought to justice,” he vowed.
The chief minister said that the provincial government was making all-out efforts to restore the churches and Christians’ homes vandalised in the tragedy, also vowing financial assistance for the affectees.
CM Naqvi added that it was the state’s responsibility to protect the life and property of the Christian community, highlighting that effective measures needed to be taken to prevent such a tragedy in the future.
He pointed out that according to the government’s instructions, the rights of minorities were discussed in Friday sermons across the province.
On Wednesday, a mob vandalized multiple churches and torched homes belonging to the Christian community in Jaranwala, Faisalabad over blasphemy allegations. -INP