Justice for Joseph Nadeem the Islamabad – Daily Notable
By Our Correspondent
Family members of Nadeem Joseph, a Christian man who was murdered in Peshawar last month over a minor brawl with his neighbor and some from the community announced a hunger strike on Thursday against the alleged murderers who had not been arrested, accusing the Peshawar police of protecting them.
Joseph, a resident of the Peshawar TV Colony, his mother-in – law and his son-in – law was reportedly shot by Suleman Khan on June 2. Joseph breathed his last on June 24, asking whether the incident had a religious basis.
In a press release, Advocate Waheed Javed said that members of the Christian community and the family of the deceased had gathered outside the National Press Club to draw the attention of senior government officials to the alleged patronage of the accused by the Peshawar police, who remained in large numbers despite the court’s cancellation of their bails.
The press statement claimed that the accused now threatened the family to stop pursuing the case and leave the neighborhood. They said there was fear in the community, and Prime Minister Imran Khan, Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and other senior officials should take note of the situation and order the arrest of the alleged assassins as a matter of priority.
According to reports, in a video statement before his death, Joseph had said that he had moved to a house where he had bought a house in the TV Colony. “The man who lived in front of my house was an armed criminal who would call me to his house and treat me very badly, “he said. “He would tell me how he killed and tortured people.” Joseph added that the police seemed powerless to take action against the man and would not take action against him.
Joseph further said he was videotaping the man, Identified as Suleman Khan. The day of the incident when he was brandishing his gun. “When they found out that I was filming them, they tortured me and fired at me.”
Meanwhile, neither the FIR of the brawl registered a month ago. Nor the initial statement by Joseph had any mention that he targeted for being a Christian.
On the other hand, Joseph’s family claims that Suleman asked Joseph. Whether he a Muslim on the day he moved to the neighborhood. And when he told he a Christian, he asked. Why he had bought a property in a Muslim-dominated area. He continued to harass Joseph. And when Joseph asked him why he was doing that, he said he would soon find out.
However, I would like to ask everyone why you are silent about Joseph Nadeem. Where everyone is talking about human rights, Pakistan is bringing the issue of Kashmir. To the international forum and saying that it is not right to kill your minorities.
Where are they now? First of all, Pakistan should deliver justice to its own minority community and then talk about India. Pakistan’s own minority is on a hunger strike for justice, and Pakistan is talking about others.
Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani wrote to the President of Karachi Gymkhana to stop illegal construction work on its premises.
In its order, the Supreme Court also suspended construction activities at the Karachi Gymkhana on Monday, at the request of the Commissioner. The general advocate for Sindh argued that the Karachi Gymkhana was a heritage building and maintained by the laws and regulations on heritage.
The letter stated that, with reference to the hearing of the Supreme Court on 10 August. The status quo already granted as illegal construction work carried out on the premises of the gymkhana, in violation of the laws on construction and heritage.