LAHORE - Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani said that he came to Bhong as a representative of the Punjab government to show solidarity with the Hindu community and make them feel safe. Talking to media during his visit to Bhong, Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday, he said: “Islam is a universal religion in which the rights of minorities are clear. I assure you all that as Inspector General of Punjab Police, and as a Muslim myself, I take every responsibility to protect minorities,” he stated.
“The minorities’ rights should be fully respected, and whatever steps are required for their protection should not be avoided,” he said. He added that the protection of life, property, honor, and religious places of all citizens living in the province, irrespective of religion and sect, was the first and foremost responsibility of Punjab Police. “And the Punjab police are taking all possible steps for this purpose,” the IGP stated and added that a summary had been sent to the Punjab chief minister for the permanent deployment of security personnel at the minority’s places of worship.