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Islamabad police forms ‘Minority Protection Unit’

Islamabad police have formed‘Minority Protection Unit’!

The newly formed“Minority Protection Unit” (MPU) comprises 70 policemen for the “protection of minority places of worship and communities”.

In a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, Islamabad police notified, “All DPOs will be responsible for the protection of minority places of worship and communities in their area. Liaison with minority committees will be strengthened at each divisional level.”

“The Minority Protection Unit will perform its duties under the supervision of SSP operations. Youths have also been selected from the recent recruitment for the Minority Protection Unit.

The Minority Protection Unit has been established as per the recommendations of the National Minorities Commission.,” it added.

The development comes a day after a violent mob of hundreds ransacked and torched at least five churches and attacked the residences of members of the Christian community following an alleged incident of blasphemy in the Jaranwala town of Faisalabad.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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