Canada Demands That Pakistan Address the Persecution of Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis

Source: | by Tahir Gora 

A Christian is beaten by Pakistani police. (Photo © Reuters)

A Christian is beaten by Pakistani police. (Photo © Reuters)

The Pakistani Consul-General in Toronto, Muhammad Nafees Zakaria, was not happy when he had to listen to Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander. The Minister’s message was clear: Pakistan must address its human rights violations and mistreatment of minorities such as Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis.

Alexander was speaking to the International Christian Voice’s event in memory of Pakistani parliamentarian Shahbaz Bhatti, who was assassinated by the Taliban three years ago for demanding an end to the country’s blasphemy law. The blasphemy law is like a black sword hanging over the heads of Pakistan’s minorities. There is even a shameful declaration form for Ahmadi Muslims that declares them to be non-Muslims at the Consul-General’s Toronto office. Alexander mentioned the Pakistani state authorities’ bleak record on free press.

He talked about a journalist, Saleem Shahzad, who was allegedly killed by the notorious intelligence agencies. Pakistani Consul-General Zakaria did not …read more at

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