ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Friday stated the interim authorities wouldn’t assist “the forces of darkness” within the society as he took robust exception to the unprecedented assault on minority Christians within the Muslim-majority nation’s Punjab province. An enraged mob ransacked and torched 21 church buildings and 35 properties of Christians on Wednesday over blasphemy allegations in Jaranwala city of Faisalabad district, 130 km from Lahore, the provincial capital.
“The minorities will stay protected in this country. There may be an attempt to harm them from a section of marginalised and peripheral groups of people, but that would be responded to sternly and strictly,” Kakar stated throughout his maiden federal Cupboard assembly.
“Pakistani state and society [do] not align with such elements. They may be from us but they are divorced from us, they are divorced from our identity process. We do not stand for the forces of darkness,” he stated.
“We would strongly discourage rigidity, be it any form in this society. We do not stand for the forces of darkness,” Kakar harassed.
“Extreme attitudes” which he stated included “secularism” and “religious” ones, wouldn’t solely be “unwelcome, but would be discouraged. They would be curbed and controlled by the law,” Kakar, who assumed workplace on August 12, stated.
When one group is within the majority, they need to be certain that the minority is protected. “But not on the basis that they would convert to your world view […] their sustenance should be ensured,” he was quoted as saying by Geo Information.
Kakar, on the similar time, additionally admitted that the interim authorities didn’t have a “perpetual mandate” to serve the nation however he’ll “try to support” new initiatives.
The primary-time Senator from Balochistan province stated he’s “proud” to have “one of the best teams” however he’s “very well aware that we are here for an allocated time. We do not have a perpetual mandate to serve this nation”.
Kakar stated he’s hopeful that “Almighty Allah would enable” them to guide and steer Pakistan within the interim interval.
He stated the caretaker set-up will attempt to lay foundations in an effort to have the continuation of nationwide and worldwide commitments made by earlier governments.
“And in continuation of that, we will try to support new initiatives, whatever the law and Constitution allow us to do,” the caretaker premier stated.
The newly inducted Cupboard sworn in on Thursday is tasked with operating the cash-strapped nation till contemporary elections – which is perhaps delayed past November with the election fee deciding to conduct a contemporary delimitation of Constituencies on the premise of the brand new census.
The five-year tenure of the 342-member decrease home of Parliament was scheduled to run out on August 12. Nonetheless, then prime minister Shehbaz Sharif dissolved the Nationwide Meeting three days forward of its mandated interval to get 90 days time for holding elections.
In response to the schedule introduced by the election fee on Thursday, the delimitation can be accomplished on December 14, which is past the 90-day interval to carry polls after the dissolution of the meeting.
Kakar additionally famous that whereas Pakistan’s financial challenges had been appreciable, the caretaker authorities would attempt to make sure monetary self-discipline.
“We have a sense of the sanctity of taxpayers’ money, on which we are having this meeting and consuming this water and tea,” he stated.
The caretaker prime minister stated the individuals of the nation paid taxes in order that the federal government may ship and supply a safe atmosphere for them.
“So that utmost duty – maybe it is for a month, two, three or whatever the allocated time is – we will demonstrate not through our words but through our actions,” he stated.