Kakar says he is gutted by Jaranwala incidents

Says strict action will be taken against attackers on churches and houses of Christian community.

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Wednesday said that he was “gutted” by the visuals coming from Jaranwala involving the attack on minorities, assuring that strict action would be taken against law violators. 

“I am gutted by the visuals coming out of Jaranwala, Faisalabad. Stern action would be taken against those who violate law and target minorities,” the prime minister wrote on social media platform X, formerly Twitter. 

He was responding to a post on X by President Bishop Church of Pakistan Bishop Azad Marshall, who highlighted an incident of attacks on churches and torturing of Christians on blasphemy accusations in Jaranwala.

The prime minister said that all law enforcement agencies had been asked to apprehend culprits and bring them to justice.

“Rest assured that the government of Pakistan stands with our citizenry on an equal basis,” he remarked.

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