By – Shamim Masih
ISLAMABAD: Zafar Bhatti accused of blasphemy case confined in the Central Jail Adiala Rawalpindi, is perfectly fine and fit, says his wife Nawab Bibi after visiting him the jail on September 29, 2014. She is thankful to Tahir Naveed Chaudhar, Chairman Pakistan Minorities Alliance – PMA and Basharat Khokhar, Right Activist for arranging their visit to Adayal Jail.
According to the details; there was rumored that Zafar Bhatti victim of the 295-C imprisoned in Adayla Jail was attacked after the attack of Muhammad Asghar, another blasphemy victim in the same premises. A police constable named Yousaf attacked on Muhammad Asghar on September 25, 2014; he received gunshot and was taken to the hospital and still under treatment. Since then there were unverified reports and Zafar’s family was worried about him.
|Group photo out side the Adayla Jail, Rwp|
Early morning on 29th September, Tahir Naveed Chaudhary chairman PMA and Basharat Khokhar took Nawab Bibi and Nasreen Bibi and went to see Blasphemy victim Pastor Zafar Bhatti. They met them in the jail and found him in good health. Tahir Naveed Chaudhay who has been attorney to Rimsha (a minor girl, victim of blasphemy) said it was first visit after the speculations and after the fact finding we decided to take care of the family and the case as well. PMA has decided to provide assistance to the family and legal aid for the accused. Basharat Khokhar, member civil society said that I voluntarily assist to the persecuted because I have faced the same charges. Human rights champions work it as business but I am a passionate to save the beleaguered community.
Nawab Bibi wife of the Zafar Bhatti supported Basharat Khokhar and said that he been helping us since the case is registered. Joseph Francis came to us and had photo session, he also provided us assistance of Rs. 5000/ twice, she answered when asked about the CLAAS assistance provision. Nasreen Bibi sister of Zafar Bhatti said he is least bother to solve the case and seems interested to prolong the case for his vested interest. That is the reason he uses delay tact’s in the case. Both females showed their confidence on these gentlemen.
Persecution against religious minorities is very common in Pakistan. But it is observed that some human rights champion without realizing the pain of the victims play with the life of the poor Christian families.