QUETTA: A leader of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Senator Danesh Kumar, has condemned the attack on a temple in the Bhong area of Rahim Yar Khan and termed it a conspiracy against minorities living in Pakistan.
He said it was condemnable that police failed to protect the temple located just 2km from the police station.
He said the Hindu community in the area had informed the police about a possible attack, but the police did nothing. He said anti-social elements entered the temple and not only ransacked it but also looted gold and other valuables before setting the place on fire.
He said it was unfortunate that such incidents were taking place in Pakistan, adding that these events were tarnishing the image of Pakistan abroad.
Mr Kumar said it was deplorable that the political leadership only issued a statement and no practical step was taken to stop such incidents, creating unrest and fear among the minorities living in Pakistan.
Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2021