Pakistan President Asif Ali zardari taken serious notice of the reports of the sense of insecurity among Hindu families in Sindh
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Pakistan President Asif Ali zardari taken serious notice of the reports of the sense of insecurity among Hindu families in Sindh

Islamabad : Pakistan | Aug 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM PDT
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Hindu pilgrims allowed to cross border

Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali zardari taken serious notice of the reports of the sense of insecurity among Hindu families in Sindh and directed authorities concerned to allay Hindus grievances and to submit a report to him.

Zardari Spokesperson Farhat Ullah Babar said that president also constituted a three member committee of MPA,s to visit different parts of Sindh to express solidarity with the Hindus on his and govt behalf and to reassure them about their security and well being. The Committee comprises of Senator Hari Ram, MNA lal Chand and federal minister Moula Bakhsh Chandio.

Earlier Add: Two hundred and thirty Hindu pilgrims, who were earlier stopped from crossing the Wagah Border, were allowed on Friday to go to India to attend a religious event.

The pilgrims were reported to be travelling to India to attend the birth ceremonies of the Hindu God ‘Krishna’.

Earlier, the pilgrims belonging to the minority community were stopped by the immigration authorities at the Wagah border for not having No Objection Certificates (NoC).

Some of the pilgrims were stopped after the interior ministry took notice of reports by some media outlets that there was a case of possible migration of various Hindu families from the country fearing persecution and danger to their life

and property.

After last night’s Interior Ministry orders, the Hindu families were kept waiting on the platform. They were perplexed

over not being allowed to cross the border despite having visas with them.

Some of the pilgrims called it an illegal act by the government.

On Thursday, Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said visas had been issued to 250 Hindu families under a conspiracy without checking facts.

The interior minister had said that the government would probe the matter and after being satisfied, the families would be allowed to go to India

Ghulam Abbas Shah is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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