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Christian slums in Pakistan facing demolitian



March 26, 2014: Christian slums in Pakistan are facing demolition. A planned demolition of 12 Christian and Muslim slums in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, has been met with threats of large-scale protest. Former MP Julious Salik, a prominent Christian community leader and chairman of rights group “World Minority Alliance” (WMA), said that together thousands of Christians and Muslims, he would strongly oppose the plans of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), to demolish what it claims are illegal slums, where Christians make up the majority of residents. “We would not let the civic body crack down on 2,000 Christian families, who have been living in mud and brick made houses for a long time,” he told ucanews. Salik said he would soon launch a jail bharo - or fill jails - when thousands of protestors would present themselves to the police in order to be arrested.
Pakistan’s Interior Ministry recently declared that the illegal settlements were posing a serious threat to the capital’s security, and claimed that many Afghan refugees and terror suspects were living there.
Source: Ucan




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