LAHORE: Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Akram Masih Gill Sunday said the Christian community could not even think of blasphemy as it respected Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and the Holy Quran like it respected the Holy Bible and Hazrat Isa (AS).
Addressing a protest rally of Christians outside the Punjab Assembly building here, he said it was the need of the hour to be united against the common enemy of Muslims and Christians.
Citing the incidents of Gojra and Silakot, the minister alleged the Punjab government had failed to protect minorities.
He said minorities were faithful to the country and their services for the country especially in fields of health and education could not be neglected.
He said some anti-state elements wanted to spread religious hatred in the society, adding that the enemies from inside and outside were working to destabilise the country, however, he added that such elements could not succeed.
He said only one person should be punished who was found guilty instead of the whole community. He appreciated the role of the media in highlighting the incident.
He urged Muslim Ulema to work for interfaith harmony so that any such incident could be stopped in future.