HRCP seeks help for Pakistani Christians
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) dispatched a letter to the foreign minister on Tuesday, requesting immediate intervention in the case of the 40 Pakistani Christians held in Saudi Arabia.
The HRCP secretary general, Syed Iqbal Haider, said “The HRCP was distressed by the detention of 40 Pakistani Christians in Saudi Arabia for praying at a private meeting in Riyadh. “The Pakistanis held include a number of women and children. They were arrested because of the Saudi regulation under which practise of any religion other than Islam is illegal.”
The HRCP demanded immediate release of the arrested. “Pakistan Embassy in Saudi Arabia should contact the detained Pakistanis and provide assistance to them,” HRCP added. staff report