Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that the recent attack on the on Nankana Sahib gurdwara in Punjab province goes against his “vision and will find zero tolerance and protection from the government including police and judiciary”.
On Friday, the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib was attacked by a huge Muslim mob while Sikh devotees were stuck inside the shrine.
The mob that had gathered outside raised communal and hateful slogans against the minority community and pelted stones on the shrine, videos circulated on social media showed.
Pakistani sources said the mob was led by the family of Mohammed Hassan, the man who had abducted and converted a Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, to protest police action against him.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Khan said: “The major difference between the condemnable Nankana incident and the ongoing attacks across India on Muslims and other minorities is this: the former is against my vision and will find zero tolerance and protection from the government including police and judiciary…”
In a statement issued late Friday, the Pakistan Foreign Office had clarified that the incident in Nankana Sahib was the result of an “altercation between two Muslim groups” and that it should not be portrayed as a communal issue.
On Saturday, activists of the Aman Council visited the gurdwara and expressed satisfaction with the security measures adopted by the law enforcers.
They also expressed solidarity with the Sikh community.