Zardari orders probe into Christian brothers murder, Hindu temple demolition

     Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has directed the concerned authorities to probe the murder of two Christian brothers in Faisalabad and also look into the controversy over the demolition of an ancient Hindu temple in Rawalpindi. Condemning both the incidents in which minorities were especially targeted, Zardari said the whole episode has brought a bad name to the country. "Life of every person was sacred and no-one could be allowed to take law into his own hands," The Dawn quoted Zardari, as saying. He offered his condolence to the families of Pastor Rashid Emmanuel and Sajjid Emmanuel, both of whom were shot dead outside a court in Faislabad earlier this week, and asked the provincial government to pay a suitable compensation to the bereaved family. Taking note of media reports about a historic Hindu temple being demolished in Rawalpindi, Zardari directed Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti to investigate the issue and report the actual facts. Earlier this week, hundreds of Hindus took to the streets against the occupant of the ancient temple who had pulled down half of the temple structure for commercial purposes.

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