KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked the government to launch a crackdown on “hatemongering elements” and invoke the concerned laws to curb hate speeches, hate crimes and incitement to violence before the violence spreads in other parts of the country.
Condemning the violence in Kohat and elsewhere, Bilawal said, “Hatemongers have started operations to sow the seeds of hatred and fuel the fire thus every citizen of Pakistan should play their role and defeat the followers of Goebbels in sectarian colours.”
“If hate speech, hate crimes and incitement to violence laws are not implemented across the board,
authorities will be held responsible
for the spread of violence.”
The PPP leader said extremists “want us to fight against ourselves” and the spate of current infighting seems to have served the agenda of extremists. “They want to divide us and hate each other but we won’t let them succeed,” he pledged. “My prime minister should do what he was elected to do. He should return to the country and lead the nation with a strong message of unity. Opposition will support him.” pr
Source: Daily Times