In first cabinet assembly, Kakar expresses strong disapproval of elements harming minorities

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar addressing a cabinet assembly in Islamabad, on August 18, 2023, on this nonetheless taken from a video. — YouTube/PTVNewsLive

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar stated Friday the period in-between executive would no longer reinforce the forces of darkness as he took an exception to the violent incidents in Faisalabad’s Juranwala and on May 9.

Scores of males vandalised church buildings and attacked the Christian neighborhood’s properties within the Juranwala tehsil on August 16, whilst Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staff resorted to excessive violence in May when their chairman used to be arrested.

“The minorities will stay protected in this country. There may be an attempt to harm them from a section of marginalised and peripheral group of people, but that would be responded sternly and strictly,” Kakar stated all through his maiden federal cabinet assembly.

“Pakistani state and society [do] not align with such elements. They may be from us but they are divorced from us, they are divorced from our identity process. We do not stand for the forces of darkness,” the period in-between top minister stated.

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