‘Not with forces of darkness’: In first cabinet meeting, Kakar expresses strong disapproval of elements harming minorities

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

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said Friday the interim government would not support the forces of darkness as he took an exception to the violent incidents in Faisalabad’s Juranwala and on May 9.

Scores of men vandalised churches and attacked the Christian community’s homes in the Juranwala tehsil on August 16, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers resorted to extreme violence in May when their chairman was 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 said during his maiden federal cabinet meeting.

“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 interim prime minister said.


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