Supporters of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hold placards during a demonstration in Karachi on August 3, 2017. Pakistan's parliament elected ruling party loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister on August 1, after Nawaz Sharif's ouster by the Supreme Court following a corruption probe. Abbasi is seen as a placeholder for Sharif's designated successor, his younger brother Shahbaz, who must first be elected to the 342-member National Assembly before taking the top office. / AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

Christians in Pakistan have appealed the political parties in the country to refrain from provocative mudslinging. In this midst of highly unpredictable political atmosphere in the removal of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, over a corruption scandal, the Christian activists expressed their insecurities and fear since the executive director Cecil Shane Chaudhry warned of tit for tat political reprisals.

As reported by, The Pakistani Catholic Bishops’ National Commission for Justice and Peace remarked that “We request the leaders of the country to show political maturity.”

The Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from holding public office on July 28 for failing to declare some assets in his nomination papers. The total number of Christians in Pakistan was estimated at 2.5million in 2005, 1.6% of the population.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here