Son-in-law of Sharif slammed for hate speech
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed outrage at the statement made by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Mohammed Safdar targeting the minority Ahmedi community.
A statement issued by the Commission on Thursday said: “HRCP condemns in the strongest possible terms the targeting of any Pakistani religious minority group and any call for discriminatory behavior against any such group at a public forum. The parliamentarian’s tirade in the National Assembly on 10th October 2017 targeted Ahmedis. The Ahmadiyya community is already the most persecuted religious minority group in Pakistan. Furthermore, the use of the National Assembly floor to advocate discrimination, hatred and exclusion for citizens in this manner is deplorable.”
Mr Safdar had accused the faith group of acting against Pakistan’s interests and callled them a threat.