Islamabad, Aug 12: A report by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to the government has dismissed claims that the Pakistani Hindu community has been migrating to India, saying that their only purpose was to visit their religious places.
According to the report, all the passengers have said they are going to India to visit their religious sites. As many as 117 people have already left for India, reports The News.
The reports stated some persons with vested interests had spread rumours of Hindu families’ migration.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik also directed DG FIA to keep a watch on those who are spreading these rumours and if the agency spots any case where some kind of injustice has been done to the Hindu families, it should be dealt severely. A cell has been established in FIA and all the victims, if any, may call it to inform such an incident.
As directed by Malik, all Hindus travelling to India were given honour and dignity and were permitted to leave for India as per their previous schedule.
Malik has also directed DG FIA to look into the complaints of forced marriages of teenage Hindu girls. He has asked DG FIA to compile the details of all such incidents and directed him to submit a report on each such incident. The report of DG FIA on the forced marriages will be made public for scrutiny. (ANI)