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Hector Aleem vowed to put up a fight against any hurdles

The article posted below is from “Dawn News” a famous newspaper in Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is claimed that Christians are protected and respected which is a lie. They only want to be respected, they don’t want to respect. They cannot even tolerate Churches and Holy Bible in Pakistan. Now the whole world should know what their real face is. You can read the news from “Dawn News” below:

Wasa, minority members head for showdown: Land grab near lake

Published Sep 28, 2008 12:00am

RAWALPINDI, Sept 27: The stage is set for a showdown between the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) and some members of a religious minority on Sunday over the illegal occupation of a piece of land near Rawal Lake.

Wasa has long been criticising the head of an international NGO – Peace WorldWide – for allegedly encroaching 150 kanals close to a filtration plant on the pretext of building a church without the approval of the CDA, the agency or any other government department.

Some 500 Wasa employees have been asked to prevent the Christian community members from gathering on the site for prayers on Sunday, officials said on condition of anonymity.

The civic agency has also sent a letter to the United Nations, asking it to take notice of the head of its member NGO, claiming he was illegally occupying public land and inciting the minority members against government servants in the name of religion.

The officials told Dawn that Wasa had decided to confront the Christian community members when they would assemble near Rawal Lake. On the other hand, Peace WorldWide chief Hector Aleem vowed to put up a fight against any hurdles created by the government departments.

“Why the government did not punish people who desecrated the Holy Bible and Cross during a crackdown by the CDA staff on our members at Rawal Lake?

“We want the issue to be settled peacefully, otherwise we would apprise the international community of the issue,” he warned.

He said the occupation of land by the minority members was a reaction to the cold response shown by the police and the government towards the desecration that took place on August 11.

“The CDA’s anti-enforcement squad injured a number of our members and I talked to top police officials in Islamabad but to no avail. The government should punish and sentence those responsible for tearing up the copies of the Holy Bible,” Mr Aleem said.

He said on Sunday when the Christians would gather at Rawal Lake, the employees of Wasa should not disturb them, otherwise they would retaliate with the same force.

Wasa Managing Director Lt-Col (retired) Islamul Haq said the agency had the right to protect its land. However, he added that his department did not want to use force. He said the Punjab government would soon take notice of the illegal occupation.

It is to be mentioned here that some members of the Christian community claim that there was a church near Rawal Lake some 30 years ago but it was demolished by the CDA. Now they have vowed to reconstruct it on the same site.

But, Wasa says that how can a church be constructed at a place where the extension to the Rawal Lake Filtration Plant would be carried out on the orders of the Punjab government.

SOURCE: http://www.dawn.com/news/323207/wasa-minority-members-head-for-showdown-land-grab-near-lake


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Hector Aleem: First Christian Kingdom in Punjab (Present day Pakistan)

Mar_Thoma_SlivaPakistani Christians are indigenous people of Pakistan. We are not immigrants from some other area. We have been living here for centuries. Pakistani Muslims migrated from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Arab etc. They cannot expel us from this land, instead we will expel them and will reclaim our land for good. This land belongs to us, not them. Pakistan talks about freedom of Kashmir but cannot understand that they have illegally occupied our land. They are the biggest land grabbers but we will reclaim our land.

Among its proudest displays, the Cathedral of Lahore exhibits a small cross in a glass case. Known as the Taxila Cross, it was found in 1935 just outside the ruins of Sirkap, the second city of Taxila, and is commonly believed to signify that Christianity had taken root in the subcontinent shortly after the crucifixion of Christ. The ‘proof’ supporting this theory is a manuscript titled The Acts of St Thomas that was discovered in 1822 in Syria. According to this document, St Thomas having been assigned by Jesus to teach the gospel in India (now it is the part of Pakistan), arrived by boat at the seaside capital of King Gondophares. Working miracles, he successfully converted the king and all his subjects to Christianity

Now, whenever the Acts was compiled and even in 1822 when it surfaced in Syria, Taxila had not yet been discovered. Only serious historians well-acquainted with the history of Alexander knew that it lay somewhere to the east of the Indus River in Punjab. When the cross was discovered in 1935, Cuthbert King the British deputy commissioner of Rawalpindi (twin city of Islamabad, Pakistan), evidently knew of The Acts of St Thomas and seized upon this find as ‘proof’ of the existence of Christianity in Punjab as early as the 1st century CE. His belief was strengthened by the fact that newly-excavated Sirkap did indeed date back to the 1st century. Along with the cross, they also found some coins marked with the cross.