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Pakistani think tank laments persecution of Christians

Catholic World News - June 07, 2011

The Jinnah Institute, a Pakistani public-policy think tank chaired by a Muslim, has issued a report documenting and denouncing the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Islamic republic.

“We totally agree, and we are delighted that a prestigious institution expression of Muslim intelligentsia in the country, highlights these issues and talks about the persecution of Christians,” said Father Mario Rodrigues, director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Pakistan. “We know that Sherry Rehman [the Institute’s chair] risks her life because she exposes herself on such delicate issues: we thank her and express our full solidarity.”

“I do not think, however, that the government will seriously address the question of religious minorities status,” he added.

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