September 2, 2020


Mr. Abid Saqi, Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council and Syed Qalb-i-Hassan, President, Supreme Court Bar Association, have expressed their concern and dismay on the contents of Tweet of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, went viral on social media, targeting thereby a section of Shia community and subsequent registration of cases against a number of persons belonging to that community and their arrest being accused of blasphemy without any reason and justification.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan being executive head of the Country, is supposed to and so expected of playing the role of a wise statesman, striking balance among different religious sects and communities rather than to cause discrimination against a particular community/sect.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan should be a symbol of unity for its citizens irrespective of their religious beliefs which in current situation of the Country, is badly needed and also is demand of the highest Office, he is holding.