Minorities against US war on Iraq: APMA Chairman Shahbaz Bhatti. By A Reporter. Daily Dawn
21 Mar 2003
ISLAMABAD, March 19: Minorities in Pakistan are not supporting the possible US attack on Iraq and their sympathies are with the people of Iraq.
This was stated by the chairman of All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA), Shahbaz Bhatti, while spe
The religious extremists always linked Pakistani Christians and minorities with the West and America because they thought that by killing Pakistani Christians, they could take revenge from America, the APMA leader said.
"We are Pakistani citizens, and we are proud of our culture and heritage and have recorded our loyalty in the past in serving and defending the country" he said, adding that, "we are always ready to play our role and to give any sacrifice for the motherland, our loyalty remains with our country and not with any other foreign land."
He said Christians in the whole world, especially in Pakistan, opposed military action against Iraq as, history had demonstrated that war could never be a solution to any dispute.