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Press Release

18 December

ISLAMABAD- Formal Federal Minister and Convener of World Minority Alliance Julius Salik staged a protest in front of Press club here on Wednesday over the negligence by Prime Minister as he cut cake on 16 December.

 He said that Prime Minster of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani cut cake at Prime Minister House on 16 December which was Dhaka fall day.

He was of the view that 16 December is black day in the history of Pakistan and celebration on this day is a big question mark over the capacity and efficiency of Prime Minister House.

He urged to President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari to take serious notice over this violation and sacrifice at least seven black goats as compensation of this mistake. 

Former Minister put some mud in his head to express solidarity and love with Pakistan. He further said that important days of the history should remember every citizen.



Press Release

16 December 2008

Hundreds of slum-dwellers staged a protest against demonstration here on Tuesday for supply of gas to their houses the protesters , carrying placards  and banners ,chanted slogans of against the alleged apathy of concerned departments towards the supply of natural gas to their slums .the demonstrators regretted that they were compelled to use firewood generally

secured from green patches of the federal capital .the slum-dwellers started the protest march from the Rawalpindi-Islamabad pres club (camp office) and staged a sit in at the D-chowk infront of parliament house.

Addressing the protesters ,Formal Federal Minister and Minority leader Julius Salik said that the slum-dwellers were often blamed for using firewood from green patches .but what could if the concerned departments did not provide them with the facility of the natural gas.Thousands of people are living in  Katchi abadis ,but they are being denied the facility of the natural gas. it is  against the basic human rights of the common people he added .

Julius Salik said that the capital development authority (CDA) has recognized ten katchi abadis for provision of natural gas ,but even after passage of several years  none of these slums was provided the gas facility .

He said when the democratically-elected government came into power ,they were hopefull for the resolution of their problems but the ppp government has so far failed to live up to the expectations of the people .

He said if the concerned department did not announce the provision of gas supply to all katchi abadis before 25th of this month the dwellers would stop cooking in their mud houses and observer hunger strike .he said the CDA to provide bonuses to sanitary workers employed on contractual basis who worked day and night eid holidays and put in their  best efforts to ensure cleanliness in the city .The minority people working in the CDA sanitation department spared no effort to remove offal and entrails at the earliest from every nook and corner of the city he said .

He appealed to president Asif Ali Zardari to take notice of the situation and issue directives to the concerned officials to resolve the problem of non provision of gas to thousands of inhabitants of katchi abadis.



Press Release

5 December 2008

By putting dust all over himself World Minority Alliance president Julius Salik and other Christians held a protest here on Thursday against the government for not inviting  even a single minority leader to the two-day National security conference convened by the prime minister recently .

Around 200 members of the Christian community including women and children, gathered in front of the Rawalpindi –Islamabad press club camp office under the leadership of Julius Salik raised slogans against the government and delivered short speeches with intervals .Julius Salik said that minority constitute a substantial proportion of Pakistan, population .

He said that they had shed their blood in building Pakistan and defending

it in the 1965and 1971wars. He regretted that now they are being neglected by the government .

He also criticised the capital development authority for not regularising services of contractual employees in its directorate of municipal administration .he said almost half of sanitary workers have again been subjected to the cruel “thekedari”system under which labourers get extremely minimal salaries .he said if the services of sanitary workers were not regularised  by December 25, they would come on roads to protest against the CDA.



PRESS RELEASE

September 20, 2008

 Former Federal Minister, convener World Minorities Alliance and nominee for Nobel Peace Prize J.salik today has stepped into Parliament House after 12 years and he released12 pigeons as the symbol of peace in front of it. He never went to Parliament House after 5th November 1996 when the assemblies of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto government had broken, at that time he was Federal Minister for Population and Welfare.

Press Release

19 September 2008

Former federal minister, convener world minorities alliance and nominee for Nobel prize J.Salik has made an appeal to the president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari to present an enlightened and pro minority image of the Pakistani nation during his proposed speech in upcoming UN general Assembly’s session this month. In a statement issued here on Friday Mr.J.Salik Said that this land had been acquired by the name of a marginal theory of minority region Islam subsequently the only country having a minority symbol on its flag and no one else except this.

 He also requested to Mr. President to give a message to the whole world from the United Nation (UN) platform that how 6 million minority Christians are living comfortably with their majority Muslims brothers in Pakistan and are also enjoying status of first citizenship under the 1973 constitution. Mr.Salik also urged upon the president to take notice of recent attacks on Christian community in India by Extremist elements and to ask Indian government to stop such incidents and to respect the UN Human rights Charter.

 Mr.Salik said, “Asif Ali Zardari is the person who reached this dignified stage after a series of efforts and continuous political struggle, and now he has receiving great honor to address the UN general assembly session, at this historical occasion he should have made it clear to the world that Pakistan is a country of 6 millions Christians and America and western nations should have require to change their hard policy towards Pakistan by adopting a soft negotiation policy and they must respect the border territory of the country.

 He stated that an international research council should be made having a psychological approach to sort out the mentality of these people living in this land. These unique people are one of the most peaceful community of the world communities. They even had first law minister a Shouder (Lower cast) Jogindar Naath Manadal. They even have nominated for the world noble peace award to a Christian J.Salik in 1996.

 Mr.Salik said, “I will call this piece of land a unique and the wonderful country which came in to the existence by the struggle of the then Muslims minority of sub continent.” 

He narrated that majority of the past messengers came on this territory and then spread around the world for the sake of preaching.

 Mr.Salik urged to Mr. President to raise the voice of representation of monitories at United Nation charter to secure the rights of masses which is being deprived around the world and to diminish the friction among the nations.

 


Press Release

19 August 2008

  Convener World Minorities Alliance Former Federal Minister Julius .Salik rejected the claim made by Gen. Ret Parvez Mushrraf in his farewell address regarding in empowerment of minorities in the country.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday J.Salik said that Musharraf was sole destroyer of the rights of minorities in this 9 year of power minorities of the country significantly

deprived from their basic human rights. According to J.Salik Musharraf great sin was to deprive Minorities form their true and genuine representation in the parliament. He  introduce method of selection instead of election on  Christian reserved seats J.Salik said he said that Musharraf is now history but Minorities of the country will never forgive him due to his crime committed to the minorities.     




Press Release
July 18, 2008

Hundreds of homeless demonstrators held a peaceful demonstration in front of press club here organized by World Minorities Alliance (WMA) convener J.Salik for the sake of their houses.
These demonstrators carrying play cards and banner chanted slogans for their shelter. They demanded for the quick implementation of the announced package by the Prime Minister Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani for an 80 yards plot or home for each and every shelter less Pakistani.
WMA convener J.Salik while taking to the newsman said, “The government wants confrontation in each of it policy but we didn’t want such an atmosphere of confliction because we are the peaceful citizen of Pakistan.”
He said that it is the basic right of any individual to arrange a shelter for every citizen of Pakistan. It is the responsibility of the Government to give shelter and food to each individual otherwise they have no right to govern.
J.salik ensured the gathering that the high-up will take it seriously and as soon as possible every homeless has its own home.
Mr.Salik told that, “I am very hopeful about this decision and it will be implemented soon by the PM.”He said, “We will change this VVIP culture as the elite have many bungalows but on the other hand the poor are suffering in bad conditions.”At this occasion a large number of civil society members and human right activist also participated.
A large number of national and foreign cover this event.


Press Release
26 June2008

In order to protest against the procedure of selection instead of election on the ten reserved seats for the representatives of minorities in the National Assembly and continued exploitation of minorities in Pakistan especially the Christian community the World Minorities Alliance (WMA) held a protest demonstration at the Melody Chowk in front of Rawalpindi Islamabad Press Club the other day. The demonstration was led by Convener WMA
and former Federal Minister Salik who set on fire his own chair which he used while being in the cabinet to protest the way constitutional provisions for the direct representation in the parliament are being violated by the regime. Speaking on this occasion he lamented that minorities are being compelled to live in the Stone Age like conditions having no alternate but to live in extreme poor conditions in shanty towns and mud dwellings adjacent to sewerage lines. He was critical to the policies of the US and the West for having offered plenty of aid and assistance to successive governments of Pakistan without paying any attention to the miseries of the minorities and continued denial of their constitutional rights. He put the blame of this sorry state of the affair on the United Nations as well that has dedicated no day to be observed internationally to express solidarity with the suppressed minorities across the world, while so many such days are observed every often and then. He noted that our rulers make tall claims on the eve of all their foreign visits that all constitutional and legal rights of the minorities including most poor class of Christians are well protected in Pakistan but the situation on the ground is that minorities are compelled to live in the conditions which are beyond discrimination.
He observed that the constitution guaranteed every citizen a respectable life but the fact of the matter is that minorities particularly Christians are treated as second class citizens.
He asserted that minorities are conscious enough of their rights and they would not further tolerate their exploitation and injustice in the walks of life.
On this occasion the participants of the rally chanted slogans in favor of their demands including due and direct representation in the parliament, provision of land for their own shelter, sufficient employment opportunities and strict compliance of the laws of their minimum wages and other benefits guaranteed under the constitution.

Press Release
June 7, 2008

 A large number of homeless people staged a protest demonstration infront of Islamabad Press Club (Camp Office) here Saturday demanding shelter as it was pledged by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in his hundred days programme.They were holding placards and banners chanted slogans against the deprivations of poor people who have been suffering long due to unjust policies of the previous governments. Most of the participants belonged to the rural areas and Kachhi Abadies of twin cities.J.Salik put dust and ash upon their head to highlight the sufferings of the shelter-less masses.
They blamed the ruling elite for the inequality in the distribution of resources. Addressing the demonstrators former federal minister J. Salik said over 5,000 homeless people from the twin cities have so far submitted their applications to the concerned authorities for allotment of plots. He said that a petition was submitted on the issue in January 2007 but due to the judicial crisis, the case was lingered on. “Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has announced that the government would provide 80 meters plot to homeless people in the country. We demand of the government to take immediate measures for implementation over this plan,” he said.He said lower strata of the society has posed a confidence in the political parties in the February 18 general elections and now the political leadership must live up to the expectations of the poor people. Referring to various policies introduced in the past, he said no government could be able to deliver to the poor masses who constituted major chunk of the population. “No one did pay any heed to the demands of the poor people in the past, but it is the ripe time to deliver them something concrete.”He said homeless people have gathered on one platform for the first time in the history and they would continue to struggle for their rights unless their demands were met by the government. “This country belongs to all the people including the poor masses who have all the reasons to enjoy their basic rights and lead an honorable life,” he said.While talking to The Post Abdul Sattar 55 years old, a resident of Morgah Kachhi Abbadi, said that his forefathers migrated to Rawalpindi from Kasmir in 1947. He regretfully said, more than sixty years had passed but I did not have my own home in Pakistan. He maintained that it was very difficult to live in a house of only two rooms with four children. He requested the authorities to provide him shelter. A widow Zanab told that her husband died in a road accident and now she was residing with her father in a rented flat at G-7/4. She said, current dearness in the rates of commodities was hard hitting the pockets of the poor while on the other hand sufferings doubled at the end of each month when you have to pay the utility bills along with the house rent. She demanded the authorities to provide her shelter as she was the citizen of the country.
 

PRESS RELEASE
ISLAMABAD, May 23

J.Salik Convener World Minorities Alliance and a former Federal Minister has demanded of the government to lay down proper legislation to save the minorities from utter discrimination and injustice at all levels, so that the minorities too could make contribution in the national development.
He was addressing a protest demonstration staged in front of Rawalpindi, Islamabad Press Club Camp Office against the discrimination meted out by the minorities and the way they are treated in different organizations especially in the Capital Development Authority (CDA) here on Monday. He lamented that not only the minorities have been deprived from their right of direct representation in the parliament but the new legislation that fixed rupees six thousand as minimum wages for the laborers is not being enforced as far as the workers from the minorities are concerned.
He noted the constitution protected against all kinds of discrimination and ensures equal rights for all the citizens of the country, but the minorities are treated as second grade citizens not only in all the educational institutions and government departments.
He further lamented that due to this discrimination minorities are compelled to live in pathetic conditions in slums and other make shift dwellings where they have no basic facilities at all. He added that contractors of the CDA continued to exploit these helpless minorities including women and children as they are paid less than half of the determined wages by the government.
He demanded immediate reinstatement of the deposed judges especially the deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and paid him rich tributes for having taken strong exception of injustices caused to the minorities.
On this occasion protestors some five hundred in number chanted slogans against their exploitation and for the right of passing a respectable life like other citizens of the country. They were holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands a portraits of deposed Chief Justice to express their support to the cause of independence of judiciary in the country.


Press Release

7 May 2008

ISLAMABAD: May 7: To highlight the plight of the shelterless people of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and the sufferings of the masses and to prevent them from committing suicide the World Minorities Alliance (WMA) led a rally from Press Club Islamabad to the Parliament House which was attended by thousands of helpless and shelterless people of the two cities here on Wednesday.

The rally was led by Convener WMA and former Federal Minister J.Salik who addressing on this occasion observed that he has been carrying out his struggle for the cause of the suppressed and underprivileged masses but now he wants to motivate these people to prevent them from taking extreme steps like committing suicide and selling their children and even their body organs like kidneys.

He called upon the participants of the rally to term the event as “suicide prevention rally” and further lamented that it is irony of the fate that bureaucrats and politicians are living princely life and the poor despite having paid all their taxes and having a great role in the national development are being compelled to commit suicide.

He further lamented that due to negligence of the government a group of profiteers, hoarders and black-marketers has made an extraordinary and unrealistic hike in the prices of the essential commodities making it hard for the common man to keep the body and soul together. He noted that Pakistan was massively funded by the international community and the donor agencies in the name of the development and uplift of the masses but no amount was spent for the cause of the poor. He alleged that all this money was wasted in the schemes that could benefit the elite of the country and to facilitate building of their palaces abroad. He said it is more than unfortunate an event that in this age of every day scientific inventions and development thousands of poor are compelled to live in inhuman rather shameful conditions with no facility of clean drinking water even.  He expressed his disappointment that there is no representation of minorities in the parliament which has been a source of serious frustration and resentment amongst the minorities. He warned the rulers that their empathy on the sufferings of the minorities could compel the poor to take to rebellious course of action against the exploiters.

Later J.Salik was received by the officials of the Prime Minister Secretariat near the Parliament House whom he handed over the applications for the provision of at least a residential plot of 80 yards each to an estimated ten thousand applicants.

The participants of the rally including women, children, and even handicapped and ailing people were carrying placards and banners inscribed with their demand of a respectable living. They also chanted slogans for early implementation of the scheme announced by the Prime Minister to allot a plot to each and every shelterless dweller of the masses.






 

Press release

 

ISLAMABAD, April 16: Convener All Pakistan Minorities Alliance J.Salik has announced that he would submit the applications of thousands of homeless dwellers of Rawalpindi and Islamabad to the Prime Minister Sayed Yousaf Raza Gillani on Thursday (Today) April 17th.
Addressing a hunger strike camp setup by hundreds of homeless residents of the two cities against the disrespectable life of the helpless minorities here in front of the Camp Office of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, he lamented that minorities in the country are forced to live a shameful life mainly adjacent to the sewerage lines and along side the junkyards for decades.
He further lamented that no government in the past paid due attention to the hardships faced by these helpless minorities while off late they have been deprived from their constitutional right of direct election of their representation which he added is a matter of deep concern for all the minorities.

He lodged strong protest on the luxurious lifestyle of the ruling elite saying the former Federal Secretaries were allotted several residential plots in the capital but there has been no scheme on the cards for the well-being of the genuine owners of the motherland.
He asserted that the poor minorities have equal participation in the national development and they have also been contributing in the national exchequer in the form of so many direct and indirect taxes levied upon them but they are not supplied with clean drinking water, what to talk of other basic amenities.

He welcomed the announcement made by the new Prime Minister that all the homeless people of the country are to be provided with residential accommodations and for this purpose housing schemes are being launched across the country: he however questioned as to why the helpless minorities are being made an exception and are being denied their constitutional rights.
He Pointed out that the constitution guarantees that each citizen is to be accorded with a respectable life, therefore the state is duty bound to enable the minorities to live a respectable life as other minorities are taken care of in the rest of the world. He said that due to denial of the due representation of the minorities in the parliament a sense of deprivation is getting created amongst the minorities despite the fact that the minorities equally contributed to the movements for the restoration of democracy and reinstatement of the deposed judges of the superior courts.
He noted that people from minorities also laid down their life for these noble objectives which must be acknowledged at the national level, especially by the new government.

He assured the poor people observing hunger strike that he would fight even at the international level to ensure a respectable life for them besides continuing the effort at the national level. Earlier the people observing hunger strike chanting slogans against the suppression of the state of the poor masses and in favour of their demands especially provision of a shelter of their own. The day long hunger strike camp ended peacefully which was attended by men, women and children from the slums of the sister cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.


 

Press Conference

 

ISLAMABAD, April 3: Former Federal Minister and Convener of the World Minorities Alliance J.Salik has appealed to the newly designated Prime Minister Sayed Yousaf Raza Gillani to lift the section 144 from the capital and bring to an end the continued curfew on the constitution Avenue on the eve of the martyrdom anniversary of the founder of the PPP and the former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

      Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday he said the oppressed and suppressed people of Pakistan especially the activists of the human rights organizations and members of the civil society rightly believed that after the democratic government was installed there exists no more justification to continuously place the capital under section 144 and to ban the entry of the common people on the Constitution Avenue.

He lamented that for the past over one year all the roads leading to the Supreme Court stand closed for the common people even the lawyers can not proceed to the highest court of the motherland which is a matter of shame for each and every concerned citizen of the country.

            He lamented that during the erstwhile dictatorial regime of General (Reted) Pervez Musharraf not only people in general were deprived from their civil liberties an fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution, but the minorities too were subjected to great injustice.

           He appealed to the Prime Minister that oppressed minorities of the country like rest of the masses duly expect the new democratic leadership that all their grievances are to be addressed so that their confidence on Pakistan and the new government could be restored.

          He said he feels proud of the fact that martyred leader of the PPP Benazir Bhutto always trusted him and rightly acknowledged him as the true representative of the minorities of the country and honored him with a cabinet slot.

          He thanked the Prime Minister for having announced to launch a housing scheme for the poor and shelter less people of the country and appealed him to pay attention to the sufferings and plight of the poor minorities who are compelled to live in slums in this modern age of every day scientific inventions.

















 

Press Release

12-02-2008

 

ISLAMABAD, February 12: Hundreds of homeless people led by Former federal minister and convener world minority alliance staged a sit-in in front of World Bank country office to seek help of this international monetary organization for providing them a respectful place to live. 

The participants carrying placards inscribed with different slogans “Will our next generations is also to remain shelterless?”. “World Bank Please save us from hard weathers” “Homeless people are not the creature of a lesser God.” “WB should protect interests of Poor people instead of rich governments.” “WB buy us land from CDA.”

“WB Direct PPAF to spend its funds on providing shelters to homeless.” “Actions should be louder than the words in case of home less people.” “This is 21st century who will end our children’s Miseries?” “This is 21st century we are still living in the dark ages.”

Addressing to the gathering on this occasion the Convener of WMA J.Salik highlighting the sufferings of the poor people of Pakistan, especially the minorities lamented that the funds generated in the name of eliminating poverty were virtually embezzled by the rulers and their cronies as not a single penny out of these funds were ever consumed for any kind of wellbeing of the minorities and the poor masses of the country.

He further lamented that major political parties of the country always secured massive vote in the elections in the name of their so called schemes of betterment of the poor people but after having attained the power they began turning a blind eye to the plight of the poor.

He said the poor masses of the country in fact are the masters of the motherland as without them there could have been no constructions and rising crops in the fields and no roads and bridges on the ground, but unlike else parts of the world they are denied their rights and that to deliver these rights to the deserving people of Pakistan the WMA continue its struggle.

 The participant rally also chanted slogan in favour of their demands and against policies

of the government with regards to poor and helpless people of the country.

Heavy contingent of police had been deployed around the premises of the World Bank, however the peaceful demonstration ended orderly without any untoward incident..

 Later  J.Salik also led a prayer for the wellbeing of Pakistan, especially the poor lot  and the minorities of the country. A memorandum inscribed with the demands of the WMA inscribed with the plight of the poor and the shelterless people of the country was also presented to a spokesman of World Bank.





 

Press Release

FEBRUARY 2 ,2008

 

ISLAMABAD: To mark the “Aitzaz Ahsan Day” as decided by the civil society organizations the other day the Convener World Minorities Alliance J.Salik took out a rally in the heart of the capital today. The participants of the rally including women and children especially those from the suppressed classes of the society were holding placards, banners and posters of the deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, chanted slogans in support of the lawyers community and against the dictatorship.

Addressing on this occasion J.Salik lamented the way the government treated judges of the superior judiciary especially the deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

He said the events especially the manhandling of the deposed CJP by the police and his continued house-arrest have brought utter disgrace and insult to the Pakistani nation, and that it is high time for Pervez Musharraf to resign immediately and let the chosen people of the masses to lead the nation.

He paid rich tributes to the lawyer leaders including President Supreme Court Bar Association Ch.Aitzaz Ahsan, his predecessors Munir.A.Malik, Justice (Retd) Tariq Mehmood and Vice President Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Ali Ahmed Kurd, for their undaunted stance against the brutal dictatorship.

He called upon the nation to get united in the larger interests of the country and the survival of the state in the new times so that the deposed judges who refused to take oath under PCO could be restored and Pakistan could emerge as a respectable nation in the comity of the nations.



 

Press Release

Jan 09, 08

 

Islamabad: former federal minister Mr. J. Salik a nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Convener World Minorities Alliance (WMA) led a rally to highlight the plight of the shelterless dwellers of the two cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Wednesday (January 9). 

Hundreds participated in this rally; they marched towards Islamabad Press club from J.Salik's residence. They walked around press club seven times hoping that they will get plots, they carried placards to highlight the plight of homeless people, chanted slogans in the favour of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mh. Chaudhry and Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, participants chanted slogans to provide plots to homeless, to get rid of inflation, to reinstatement of  democracy and for the freedom of media.

The purpose of rally is to comprise shelterless, helpless, handicapped and unemployed people including women and children of several parts of the two cities. Chief of WMA J.Salik have addressed them, he exhorted upon the government to prioritize this issue of the helpless, homeless people to give them a sense of hope to survive in these hard times of national economy. J.Salik called upon the new Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to declare the year 2008 as the “Civilian Soldier’s Year” as its declared “soldier’s year 2008”.

He also protested on the way of election on minority reserved seats, he said that there should be election on minority reserved seats rather than selection. He added that Christians are being deprived of their representation because of Election Commission’s neglected behavior towards minority’s representation.

Participants also carried placards with wordings of Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who addressed with 105 corps commander conference:

" It is harmonization of social-political, administrative and military strategies that will usher in an environment of peace and stability in the long term”

“Ultimately it is the will of the people and their support that is decisive”

“Only way to defeat all kinds of threats is comprehensive national effort” 




 

Press Release

4 January 2007

 World Minorities Alliance Pakistan Human Right Party J. Salik held a protest with many people from Press club Islamabad to Sarena Hotel. J. Salik lifted European Union Flag to supports Christian to elect their true representatives. Mrs. Marry J. Salik lifted

palcard  and other people lifted the palcards with these words. “EC should open minority seats for election in the light of 1973 Constitution”. “Gen . Retd. Pervaz Musharraf deprived Christian from genuine parliamentary democracy”. “Who will represent 5 million Christian in the parliament??? “No selection but election on 10 minority reserved seats. “Reserved seats for Christian on the basis of election but not selection.” “United Nations Vito Power Country European Union Common Wealth must Support Christians.



























 











Press Release
20th May 2007
Slum dwellers rally for CJ, for themselves

  Islamabad: May 20th Several thousand Shelter less men, woman and children staged a rally here on Sunday in Support of Chief Justice Iftikhar  Mohammad . Led by Former Federal Minister Julius Salik , the nearly 3,000 slum  dwellers of the city walked from his house to the official residence of Justice Chaudhry, carrying his portraits, placard and flowers for the suspended top judge of the country.
They handed the bouquets and flowers to the security personnel posted outside his residence as an expression of solidarity with him.
 
They demanded the with drawl of the reference filed by the government against him, waving the placards which prayed t Allah to provide protection to the people against injustices.

After praying for the chief   the rally participation dispersed peacefully. J.Salik told Dawn on the occasion that he had filed a petition in the Supreme Court on February 20 seeking allotment of residential plots to the shelter less people. “But before Chief iftikhar Justice Mohammad Chaudhry  cloud take up my partition ,he was rendered non-functional,” he said ,fondly recalling the judicial activism of the chief Justice with regard to public causes. His trade mark innovative ways of protest were missing at the rally .But he tried to make up for that with the biting remark that poor shelter less people deserved the favor more then the federal secretaries  who been given two plots by the government .


Press Release
May 2 , 2007
pray for the restoration of suspended chief justice .J.Salik
 

Mr. J. Salik chief organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party and the convener of World Minorities Alliance Ex-Federal Minister, nominated for Nobel piece former minister Juluis Salik And nearly 3000 people of the city walked from his house to Supreme court. They prayed for the dwellers and shelter less people .In this programmer thousand of people carrying his portraits ,placards and banners with this words. Allah to provide protection to the people again injustice. They carried the picture of chief justice and the size of the picture is 10x 15. Remember he had failed a petition in the supreme court on February 20 seeking allotments of residence plots to the shelter less people but before chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry could take up my petition .He was rendered non functional he said fondly recalling the judicial activism of the chief Justice with regard do public causes we prayed for chief Justice may Allah bless him.


Press Release
April 07, 2007
Musharraf should address and apologizes poverty-stricken masses of the country: J. Salik

ISLAMABAD: Amid growing injustices in the country, Convener World Minority Alliance demanded of President Pervez Musharraf to address the downtrodden and poverty-stricken masses of the country and tender apology from the people. Also former federal minister Julius Salik expressed these views while addressing a press conference on the eve of Good Friday Day after completing his 80-day by sitting on the ashes to register protest against injustices meted out to poverty-stricken masses of the country. He said that President Pervez Musharraf should address the poor masses of the country and apologize them and assured them that no injustices would be meted out to them in future. “In connection of the Good Friday Day, I again asked the government to offer sacrifices of 70 goats as the government meted out extreme injustices to Kashmiri families in the G-6 Flats. The sacrificial of goats will help minimize the grievances of the Kashmiri families who were manhandled to evacuate the G-6 Flats,” Salik remarked. He said that he knew the current mayhem in the country was due to access meted out to Kashmiri families. “I have already stated that the cries of Kashmiri families and their children do not let me to sleep all the night that’s why the sacrifices of seven black goats should be offered to thwart the evils.” He said that the strategy of silence on the part of the government would not help to resolve the long-standing problems of the country. “Because of government policies I have put ashes into my head. I have put the garland of shoes into my neck. I am dressed in black dress. I was in a self-imposed jail for more than 40-day. I was on protest since 40-days against government attitude to resolve problems of the poor segment of society,” he added. He predicted that the country was entangled in multifaceted problems due to government obdurate approach to resolve the problems of the poor community. On the eve of Good Friday Day, Salik demanded that free treatment for poor patient should be announced and the homeless people should be provided with their personal homes. Federal secretaries were being given plots to 20-grade officers of the federal capital while the poverty-stricken masses should be given residential facilities, he demanded. Ends

Press Release
March 11, 2007

ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Minister J Salik who is in self-imprisonment in his own drawing room in protest over US atrocities in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and Indian occupation of Kashmir, for the past 12 days has also put Chief Justice of Pakistan Ch Muhammad Iftikhar and the 1973 Constitution behind the bars. A visit to his cage will show not only this Chairperson of World Minorities Alliance with a red scarf depicting bloodbath of innocent people in Kashmir and Middle East but also a picture of the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Constitution placed in his jail. He said that the red colour in his scarf now also depicts the murder of justice in the country. He is already wearing a black dress with a slogan “The God protect our country against evils of injustice.” He also criticised the reported departure of ruling party chief Ch Shujat Hussaina and National Assembly Speaker Ch Amir Hussain to the USA on this crucial juncture. When the country is burning with judicial crisis, the two should not have left their homeland. He called for immediate restoration of 1973 Constitution and release of justice to save the country. He said that he would not have been in the cage if there had been dispensation of justice in the country. He said that the whole country has been made a jail.

Salik unhappy over Novel laureate’s reception
March 8, 2007

Islamabad: Convener World Minor Alliance, J.Salk Wednesday expressed his dismay over an alleged lukewarm welcome accorded here to the visiting Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Younas of Bangladesh. Sitting in his cage for the past eight days, Salik told The News that the tepid reception given to the Nobel Peace Prize winner was simply shocking He regretted that he the visitor was kept away from people in his recent visit to Pakistan. Clad in black dress to protest atrocities committed in Kashmir, Palestine and Iraq with red scarf depicting sacrificing in rendered in the creation of Pakistan the minority leader was surprised that even Bangladesh embassy in Pakistan was in dark regarding Younas’s visit. It even did not have contact number of the visiting dignitary, he alleged. “I had to get Prof Younas’s Karachi hotel number from Bangladesh: he said adding that befitting reception would have helped government to create a soft image of Pakistan in the world. Shrouding the visit in mystery considerable degraded our national image, Salik lamented who was also a Nobel Peace Prize nominee during the first stint of Benazir. Appreciating Prof. Younas’s globally acknowledged role in poverty eradication in Bangladesh and his visit to Pakistan, the maverick minority politican said that he could have arranged a red carpet welcomes for Prof Younias if he had not been in cage.

 

 

 Press Release
 March 2, 2007
 Salik in self-imposed confinement to get his demands resolved

ISLAMABAD: Convener World Minority Alliance in yet another dramatic move on Thursday confined himself in a cell of 6 by 10 width and length and vowed that his protest would continue till his demands could not address. Also chief organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party and former federal minister, J, Salik initiated his another self-imposed confinement at his home in Islamabad to register protest against what he alleged government irresponsible behavior for not taking any notice of his past 40-days protest by sitting on ashes.
Salik was found in a cell with a pigeon entangled in wires of his cell and the pigeon was littered with blood, which Salik said that it meant that world religion should respect each other and improve inter-faith harmony instead of spreading hatred and acrimony. Salik expressed regret that unfortunately he was demonstrating for the last 40-days by sitting on ashes but no responsible government representative visited him in connection of his protest. In an uncertain manner, he vowed that his protest would continue until his demands did not address, which include: the government should tender apology to the quake-affectees Kashmiri women who were forcefully expelled from the G-6 flats, development work in G/8-1 sector could not be initiated and enquiry of embezzlement of millions of rupees in electricity bill should be conducted, Gas of slum sector of F-/7-4 has been disconnected, where gas meters should be installed in the area without further delay and Allama Iqbal, Musharraf, Maskeen, Sau quarters, slum I-9 areas and other slum colonies should be regularized. He went on to demand that sacrifices of seven black goats should be offered to escape from ill- prayers from Kashmiris quake-affectees and looming catastrophe. Only Christian sanitary workers were being privatized throughout Pakistan and corruption in Capital Development Authority (CDA) on the name of sales, purchase and double storey should be stopped, he added.
 He demanded that minority representation in assemblies should be increased adding under current meager representation in the state assemblies was a permanent source of widening gulf between minority and government. Federal secretaries were being given plots on cheaper prices while the poverty-stricken masses should be given residential facilities, he demanded. “I am wearing black dress to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people. I have tied red cloth on my head, which meant that we have let our blood to ensure Kashmir freedom. The cross sign on the cloth represent that peace should return in the world and poor masses in Pakistan should get their due rights,” he added. He noted that he would leave no stone unturned to prove baseless and concocted the label of terrorism on the fair name of our country Pakistan.

 

 

Press Release

20 February 2007
Salik Demands CJP to take sue moto action of plots allotment to federal Secretaries.

 

 Islamabad: Convener World Minorities Alliance J. Salik on Tuesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court and appealed to the Chief Justice to take sue moto action against allotment of two plots allotted to each federal secretaries. Also Chief Organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party, the former federal minister J. Salik is widely known for his strange way to lodge protest against any injustices meted out to under-privileged class of Pakistani society. It may be recalled that Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has awarded two plots to two each federal secretaries on cheaper prices on February 14, 2007. J. Salik in his plea contended, “the high class and government servants are already enjoying attractive incentives, perks, privileges and the allotment of plots is tantamount to great injustice to the poor community of Pakistan who are deprived of their own residential facilities” Keeping in view these state of affairs, Salik appealed to the Chief Justice of apex court Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to intervene into the matter and ensure such facilities to the poverty-stricken masses of the country instead of high class. I want to bring in the notice of your good honor that he stressed on the poor community that they should mourn for three long days starting from 23rd March till 25th March against what he dubbed government move to ignore poor segment of society in terms of provision of basic amenities of life. He went on to say that Chief Justice of Supreme Court should issue directives to concerned authorities to regularize the Katchi Abadies in Islamabad in jurisdiction of Capital Development Authority (CDA).Furthermore I want to regret that Naib Qasids of National Assembly and other departments were wearing national dress as per wishes of father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah adding that the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly considering it a matter of great insult for themselves to wear the same national dress. Mr J.Salik went to Supreme Court on the house-driven cart and has been protesting for the Kashmir’s for the last 35 days for peace and solidarity. I want to vow to fight for the rights of poverty-stricken masses of the nation irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. I want to pray for global peace in the world.





 

 

 

Press Release

10 February 2007
“Protest to continue till public rights restoration”

 

 

Mr. J. Salik -chief organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party and the convener of World Minorities Alliance, Ex-Federal Minister, also nominated for Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday arrived here at on his horse driven cart and said that he would continue his said that he would continue his protest till the restoration of public rights and establishment of a true public rule in the country.

Talking to journalists outside J.Salik who is also Chief Organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party, stressed the need of strengthening the write of people instead of strengthening the rulers who had usurped the public rights arid pressing the people to the well.He also expressed solidarity with the Kashmir’s who were forcefully evicted from G-6 flats where they had taken shelter after the October Earthquake and they not only thrown out from these flats but also kept in detention in police station labeling them as illegal occupants.He said that these Kashmiri families were brought here by the government after the October Earthquake and now CDA officials have dragged them out of the place rendering them out of the place rendering them homeless.

 He announced continuation of his protest till the permission to all the Kashmir families to resettle in G-6 flats.Terming the sitting governments as governments of bureaucrats instead of Public representatives, J .Salik said that rulers were playing with the fate of general messes and predicted change in next three months after which there would be public rule in the country.

 
The horse- driven cart which he named as black house was carrying a cage and a number of black house was carrying a cage and a number of black banners slogan demanding freedom of Kashmir and urging upon United Nation to come forward and help get the people of Kashmir their due right of freedom.

Later, J.Salik left for Islamabad in his horse –driven cart and said that he would continue this protest till the time people of Pakistan would get their due rights in shape of establishment of popular government in the country.





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 Press Release

30 January
 

2007
President, Prime Minister should cancel their visits amid tense situation at Moharam: Salik

 

 ISLAMABAD: Convener World Minorities Alliance and Chief Organizer Human Rights Party, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Mr. J. Salik demanded of the President and the Prime Minister that they should immediate return to the country after cancelling their visits amid tense situation on the eve of 10th of Moharam. Talking to media at his residence where he is sitting on ashes for the last two weeks to express solidarity with the Kashmiris and other vulnerable segments of society who were affected in earthquake and do not have shelter so far. Over 200 families are being forced to leave their temporary shelters near Aapara. Salik said they are not being given time to go back rather being thrashed forcing them to face harsh winter. He said it is against dignity of humanity. Salik said the digit 10 has a religious significance and on the Aushra Moharam, the key leaders should have been in the country. Taling about the importance of 10, he said if we see from the numbers point of view its first digit is 1, which is the symbol of divinity, holy spirit or God, while zero symbolizes entirety and eternity their combination is no 10. After 1 no matter how many zeros you add when it is divided with 7 the answer will remain 142857. For example 1000,00 divided by 7 = 142857. Today’s day is a remembrance of 10 muhram. Besides Ten Commandments of God, Hazrat Yusaf (a la hay salam), and Hazrat Banyamin, Hazarat Yaqub (a lahay salam) had 10 sons who throwed Hazrat Yusaf (a lahay salam) in a well. Year 2007 is important for world and especially for Pakistan. Like in Christianity Jesus Christ won over the forces of evil, weaning in muhartam ul haram and martyrdom’s philosophy is to give the message of truth to the oppressed, and it is a day of overcoming the evil. The war was fought for the survival of humanity and it achieved eternity in history. In the fight between good and evil “Karbla” is a metaphor that preaches the oppressed that truth will always prevail and evil will end no matter how mighty it is, added Salik. He called upon the leadership that they should seriously think of returning home to show that they are with the people in this time of test and show harmony with them.

 

 

 Press Release

 31 January 2007
President, Prime Minister should cancel their visits amid tense situation in Moharam or give the dinner to 70 orphans and poor as sadqa. J.Salik

 

ISLAMABAD: Convener World Minorities Alliance and Chief Organizer Human Rights Party, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Mr. J. Salik demanded of the President and the Prime Minister that they should immediate return to the country after cancelling their further stay amid tense situation & after the eve of 10th of Moharam. Talking to media at his residence where he is sitting on ashes for the last two weeks to express solidarity with the Kashmir’s and other vulnerable segments of society who were affected in earthquake and do not have shelter so far. Over 200 families are being forced to leave their temporary shelters near Aabpara. Salik said they are not being given time to go back rather being thrashed forcing them to face harsh winter. He said it is against dignity of humanity. He said that as President delegate has arrived abroad either he should cancel his visit and return back to nation at this sensitive and sacred month of Moharam otherwise he should give dinner/meal to 70 orphans or poor as Sadqa on his return for success of his visit and as pardon from God for his administration for their tyranny eviction of Kasmiri homeless people in this winter and did not extend two months more stay in vacant flats/blocks from 10 years which will remain many months/ years more, vacant, as per directions of Holy Quran and this visit during Holy month of Haram. Salik said the digit 10 has a religious significance and on the Aushra Moharam, the key leaders should have been in the country. Telling about the importance of 10, he said if we see from the numbers point of view its first digit is 1, which is the symbol of divinity, holy spirit or God, while zero symbolizes entirety and eternity their combination is no 10. After 1 no matter how many zeros you add when it is divided with 7 the answer will remain 142857. For example 1000,00 divided by 7 = 142857. Today’s day is a remembrance of 10 muhram. Besides Ten Commandments of God, Hazrat Yousaf (a la hay salam), and Hazrat Banyamin, Hazarat Yaqub (a lahay salam) had 10 sons who throwed Hazrat Yusaf (a lahay salam) in a well. Year 2007 is important for world and especially for Pakistan. Like in Christianity Jesus Christ won over the forces of evil, weaning in muhartam ul haram and martyrdom’s philosophy is to give the message of truth to the oppressed, and it is a day of overcoming the evil. The war was fought for the survival of humanity and it achieved eternity in history. In the fight between good and evil “Karbla” is a metaphor that preaches the oppressed that truth will always prevail and evil will end no matter how mighty it is, added Salik. He called upon the leadership that they should seriously think of returning home to show that they are with the people in this Muhrum month of test and show harmony with them.

 

 

 

   Press Release

 January 25, 2007

 

Mr. J. Salik chief organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party and the convener of World Minorities Alliance Ex-Federal Minister, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, said on the issue of forced evucation G/6 flats from helpless and dependent Kashmiri earth quake effected women and children J. Salik clamor in a strong protest that the government should apologies to the masses. He said that leave humans now even religious places are not safe from their aggression and the Government has let its servantry out of bounds. The feelings and sentiments of the masses are unheedingly discredited. What kind of democracy do they want to show by disgracing God and Men. Can’t they hear the sobs and screams of nation? The distance between the Govt. and the People is widening. He said that a horrible conspiracy is made against the country he demanded that to expose these conspirers a special tribunal should be formed under the supervision of a judge. Keep in mind that J. Salik is already on 40 days protest against the government since last 8 days on the forced evacuation from G/6 flats of earth quake affected women and children. As a protest he is wearing black color dress and sitting on ashes which are mixed with his blood which he shed 7 times during the protest. As a protest he has moved out all his house belongings too. He said in this sever wave of cold Governments sending them to snow fall areas of Kashmir is an inhumane act. As since last year these families were provided with water, electricity and other basic necessities in these flats which were provided by Govt. and some benefactors, then all of a sudden such an inhumane act has only created bad publicity of country. He said “I am ashamed on this inhumane act of govt. and am not able to face the nation and now when ever I will move out of the house I will sit on a donkey as the whole system is bull whipped like a donkey by the present government

 

 

 Press Release

 23 January 2007
Joint Press Conference PML (Q) Dr Tasneem Kausar and PML (Q) President Women Labour Wing Hameeda Bibi Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Minorities Wing’s Pakistan president Dr. Tasneem Kausar and President Women Labour wing Islamabad Hameeda Bibi said while addressing a joint press conference.

 

Out of ten years empty 12 blocks Kashmiri earth quake affected occupants of 6 blocks appealed that at the moment their houses due to red zone and less availability of financial aid have not been build yet. Besides the temperature in Kashmir is below minus five (-5) to minus ten (-10). On extension till 30 April 2007 Ch. Shujhat sahib, Mushaid Hussain sahib, Dr.Amjad sahib, and Sardar Atiq Ahmed Prime Minister AJK strongly recommended on their extension till 30 April 2007. This was rejected by the Interior Minister and Chairman CDA and taking furioush action they forcefully throw out disable, sick, wounded, children, women and elders. What crack of doom would have come to the CDA on making a 3 months extension besides how many more years theses blocks will remain empty as residents workers can not live in a one room flat along with their children. So all this was a conspiracy against PML (Q) by group of conspirers. In any case the way the belongings of helpless women and children was thrown out and women were disgraced, taken to police station in name of negotiations and were maltreated which is completely un-acceptable for PML (Q). They way international, national print and electronic media covered the issue the group of conspirers tried to conveyed a negative message to the people of AJK, Occupied Kashmir and Pakistan when the next elections are here this is an effort to subdue the excellent works of PML (Q) in many development works for dependent and women so that their position could be weekend in the eyes of international, national, Kashmiris and Pakistanis people. We demand a tribunal should be made to expose this conspiracy. If the present interior minister would have been from PML (Q) such an event would not have taken place. Dr. Tasneem Kausar said that to show solidarity with the earthquake effected people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the people evacuated from CDA flats, former federal minister J. Salik’s has planted a tent placed on a bed at his residence as a protest and I will be staying in the tent at former federal minister J.Saliks residence and will also mourn for 40 days.
Hameeda Bibi...........................Dr:Tasnee Kausar

 

 

 

 

Press Release

 22 January 2007
J. Salik started his protest after the Government forcefully evacuated the G/6 flats from Kashmiri women and disgraced women by taking them to police station fretfully in name of negotiations. J. Salik through out his house furniture in protest against the evocation of earth quake effected Kashmir Women from G-6 flats many.

 

 Islamabad: Pakistan Human Rights Party’s organizer and convener of World Minority Alliance nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Former Federal Minister Mr. J. Salik through out his house furniture in protest against the evocation of earth quake effected Kashmir Women from G-6 flats many. Kashmiri women and other citizens participated in the protest and expressed their lament on the event. On the event Former Federal Minister J. Salik said in his address “My Protest is against Governments disrespecting Kashmir Women by taking them to police station and forced evocation of G/6 Flats”. He said that Kashmiri families came to Islamabad after the devastations of earthquake struck them and had no intensions to settling here under any condition, but in such harsh winter the government made them homeless by forded evocation from their moderate homes which are inhuman and immoral act. He said that my protest is to show solidarity with my Kashmiri sisters and I will continue this protest for 40 days during which I will be dressed in black sitting on the same ashes which are mixed with my own blood which I shed 7 times during the protest. He said that I am shocked that if these people were ill-legal why did Government provided them with electricity, water and other basic facilities and now when a strong wave of cold is here what constrained the government to disgracing and throwing Kashmiri women out of their houses. He appealed to the masses to fast and pray for Gods forgiveness because the acts done in the federal capital with helpless and innocent women and children will lead to God’s Wrath. He said the sound of screams and sobs dose not let me sleep at night because of this violence I can see Gods wrath coming, to protect ourselves from this a sacrifices of 7 black goats should be made. He clamor that the government should apologies to the G/6 Kashmir’s. Take in account that Former Federal J. Salik started his protest after the Government forcefully evacuated the G/6 flats from Kashmiri women and disgraced women by taking them to police station fretfully in name of negotiations. The protest has continue within 5 days.

 

 

Press Release

 January 20, 2007
Forced eviction of Kashmir’s is violation of human rights, says J. Salik

 

Mr. J. Salik -chief organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party and the convener of World Minorities Alliance, Ex-Federal Minister, also nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, has harshly criticized the forcible eviction of earthquake affectees especially the Kashmiri women and children from G-6 flats. “In an inclement winter, the eviction of distressed and helpless families is a serious violation of human rights. This move by the government reflects its inhuman attitude towards its own citizens. The government has disgraced Kashmir women and honorable people in the name of negotiation with administration and instead confining them in police stations till evening which constitutes serious violation of our ethics and constitution of Pakistan. How the common man will feel about such brutality? He was speaking at a press conference held at his residence here on Wednesday after his illegal confinement/arrest for 12 hours by police. J.Salik said on the occasion that he was under arrest from birth. The evicted women and children narrated their ordeal and described in details the ill treatment they received at the hands of the law enforcing agencies. “The government did us great injustice. May no one experience the kind of hardships we faced during the earthquake?” We pulled out the corpses of our family members from the debris and went through such traumatic times; they said adding that they were rendered homeless by the quake. We didn’t come to stay in these quarters out of our willingness rather the circumstances forced us to move here. Had we been living here illegally then why were we provided with gas, water, electricity and other facilities”, they asked. J.Salik held that by disconnecting water, electricity and gas to these people, the government is replaying the scenes of Karbala. Had I been asked to see them off, I wouldn’t have reverted to such gruesome tactics. “Instead I would have sent them back to their respective areas with honor and dignity and thus would have not only spruced up the image of my country but would also have received prays from these people. He said that sending these helpless and hopeless people forcibly in such a chillingly cold season is intolerably inhuman on the part of the government. He said that blatant insensitivity and criminal silence could be no solution to the problems and that is why he protested against such steps of the government by sitting on the ashes, wearing black robes and a garland of shoes. The shoes garland symbolizes our love even for the shoes of the Kashmiri children, he said. About the ashes, he said that these are the same ashes that he sat on continuously for 124 days to raise his voice for the human rights and that the ashes carry his blood that he spilled seven times in protest. J.Salik will observe mourning by wearing black robes for forty days. He asked the nation to observe one day fasting and pray for the betterment of the country. He asked the government to seek apology from the Kashmiri people or otherwise face the wrath of God.

 

 

Press Release

January 11, 2007
The number 7 has great importance for Zulfiqure Ali Bhutto 7 numbers Pakistan came into existence in 7 year Struggle J.Salik’s message on Zulfiqure Ali Bhotto’s Birthday

 

 J.Salik, Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party and Convener World Minorities Alliance, said on the Occasion of the birthday of the “Quaid-i-Awam”, “Zulfiqure Ali Bhutto”,that 2007 will be the year of Bhutto. Number “7” has been significant for Bhutto family. “Zulfiqure Ali Bhutto” comprises 14 words (ZULFIQUREALIBHUTTO). “Zulfiqure Ali Bhutto” in the age of 42 years (7x6=42) was favorite of the world of 7 Oceans .His prestige remained on top of heights for 7 year .He lived at 70 Clifton with 7 members of his family. Used car no: 7777. He arranged election on March 7, 1977.In the 7th month same year he was removed from power (7x3=21) at the age of (7x7=49). He Seventh himself along with 6 other accused got publicity in news papers. After that he was discussed for 7years in the Supreme Court. Waited for decision of 7 judges and sued mercy apple in 7 days. 7 lawyers pleaded his case. The continuation of 1973 came into existence on 14 (7x2=14). The court decision of Bhotto case comprises 1400 page. In the opinion of experts Number 7 is reflecting of spirituality and number 9 is symbolic of materialism. All the religions Islam, Christianity Jewuism and Hinduism agree to the theory that number 7 is reflecting symbols of the might of God. The Holy Quran starts from the soorah-“Fatah”, which inclusive of Bismilha consist of 7verses and according to the ulma this surah is the first of the whole Quran. “Soora yoursaf” and many other Soorah tell us of 7 Skies and even (7) seven ways for spiritual development have been described similarly there are 7 stages for the creation of this universe. The Holy Bible also speak of 7.There are seven (7) skies, Seven (7)Crowns ,The Muslims go 7 times around “Khana Kaba” during “Holy Umarah” ,even in the natural process number 7 has great significance like revolving 7 times of the moon around the earth of 28 days (7x4=28),7 clouds of lights, wisdom tooth grows in (7x3=21) years. There are 7 seas, snake changes its skin in 7 months. The child gets its teeth grown afresh in 7years of age “Since Adam” 6000 years have passed and we have entered in the 7000th years. Z.A. Bhutto is still alive in the minds of millions of Pakistanis (minority community included). Following in Bhutto’s footsteps his daughter has been prime minister of Pakistan twice and may stand more chances.

 

 

 Press Release

 8th January 2007
Un urged to reduce risk of third world war

 

Islamabad – A “Peace Expectation Rally” held here Sunday demanded of the UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon for peace in the World and establishment of International Research Tribunal (IRT) to reduce the risk of third world war. Convener of the World Minorities Alliance and Chief Organizer of the Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik organized the rally to welcome the new UN secretary General. The Participant of the Rally, which started from F-7/1 sector and ended at Saudi Pak Tower, were carrying placards inscribed with slogan such as “Peace in the World is need of the day” “ Christian pray for solidarity among religion” etc. Children were also carrying photograph of the new top UN diplomat. An iron dove with Pakistani flags on its both wings and red globe of world with burning picture of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan were placed on a pushcart. The participants were singing song for peace in the world. On this occasion, J.Salik told media persons that there is a risk of third world war. He demanded of the UN to set up IRT to reduce the risk of another war. He said that the international community should play a pivotal role for peace in the world. “ Kofi Annan failed to maintain world peace. His tenure was full of blood shed and wars. I hope that the 1st seven of the 21 century , the year of divine declaration of peace ,will shower the new secretary General belongs to the third world and hoped that he would resolve its problems. He said Pakistan wants peace in the world and is playing a frontline role in this regard. He said Pakistan wants peace in the world and is playing a frontline role in this regards. He added that the un should play a significant role to resolve the issues of Kashmir, Palestine and Iraq. At the end, the participants prayed for peace in the world.

 

 

Press Release

 7th January,2007
J.Salik welcomes Mr.(Ben .Ki .Moon) U.N.O Secretary General . Holds an “Expectation Peace Rally”. Prays for better understanding among religions, prosperity and solidarity of Pakistan.

 

Mr. J.Salik Convener World Minorities Alliance ,Chief organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party held a “ Peace Expectation Rally” to welcome the new U.N.O Secretary General Mr. Ben –ki –Moon. In the background of Mr .J. Salik , there was a Metal Moveable Model of 12/6 feet .As during Mr. kofi Annan’s tenure, Peace Dove (World Peace) remained in trouble Kofi Annan along with the Peace Dove can be seen in flames of war. while the presence of Mr. Ben-ki- Moon closer to figure 7 is reflective of the hope of peaceful future of the world .He expressed the hope that efforts of the new Secretary General would bring peace to the world harmony and better understanding among religions. While explaining objectives of the Rally he said that Mr kofi Annan who failed to restore peace in the world remain no more U.N.O Secretary General. He add that due to the attention towards the hanging of Saddam Hussain, celebrations of New year and Eid –ul –Azha , less people know that Mr. Ben –ki –Moon has taken charge of the office of Secretary General U.N.O. He also stressed upon the U.N.O as most important organization to perform its role effectively. As the Rally was held on the seventh of January 2007 ,he gave details with reference to the importance of the figure of seven .He elaborated that This first 7th, of 21st century is not an ordinary year; it is an invitation by Lord to all the people who believe in freedom of religion and peace. According to people of different cults of knowledge the figure of 7 relates to spiritualism. All religions including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism agree that figure of seven pertains to heavenly forces. The Holy Quran opens with Surah Fatiha which has seven verses and the commentators say that this Surah summarizes the entire Quran. In Holy Bible seven Verses or Periods have been mentioned. The Chapter Genesis refers to seven heavens, seven thrones, seven seals and seven thunders. According to ancient Egyptian faith there were seven souls. Hindus believe in seven gods. Jews tribes had seven envoys. Seven even dominates nature, there are 7 colors of light, there are 7 oceans, 7 tones in a Rag, and 7 by itself is the number of religious spirituality. Humanity has completed its 6000 years and will enter its 7000 years while Islamic 14th century (7 x 2) has started and Christianity has entered 21st century (7 x 3). The no 7 is very important for the future of the whole world. The coming year can change the whole face of the world. Besides a large number of men, woman young and old and the representatives of print and electronic were present. Before concluding the Rally, there was prayer for harmony among religions, prosperity and peace in Pakistan.

 

 

DIVINE DECLARATION
INTER-RELIGIOUS HARMONY DAY

 

A remarkable miracle of God is about to happen on New Year. For the first time in the known history of mankind Christian and Muslims will celebrate their religious ceremonies harmoniously together on a same day here in Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 1 January 2007. So 2007 is declared by Lord Almighty as the “Year of Inter-Religious Solidarity”. God is showing us a path by setting an example at one hand Christian will be celebrating New Year on the other Muslims will be celebrating Eid-ul-Azha. God Almighty has chosen this regions, which know for religious discrimination. This first 7th, of 21st century is not an ordinary year; it is an invitation by Lord to all the people who believe in freedom of religion and peace. According to people of different cults of knowledge the figure of 7 relates to spiritualism. All religions including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism agree that figure of seven pertains to heavenly forces. The Holy Quran opens with surah Fatiha which have seven verses and the commentators say that this surah summarizes the entire Quran. In Holy Bible seven Verses or Periods have been mentioned. The Chapter Genesis refers to seven heavens, seven thrones, seven seals and seven thunders. According to ancient Egyptian faith there were seven souls. Hindus believe in seven gods. Jews tribes had seven envoys. Seven even dominates nature, there are 7 colours of light , there are 7 oceans, 7 tones in a Rag, 7 by itself is the number of religious spirituality. Humanity has completed its 6000 years and will enter its 7000 years while Islamic 14th century (7 x 2) has started and Christianity has entered 21st century (7 x 3). The no 7 is very important for the future of the whole world. The coming year can change the whole face of the world. There is no time to waste we should step forward and answer to the call of nature by spreading this divine message of brotherhood and tolerance to eliminate hatred. Being a Christian and a lover of peace Mr. J. Salik chief organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party and the convener of World Minorities Alliance Ex-Federal Minister, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, has decided to celebrate New Year as “Inter-religious harmony Day”. This will be celebrated on 7th January 2007. the day will start with a INTER-RELEGIOUS HARMONY MARCH

 

 

Press Release

All Pakistan Labourer Leaders Conference
Tuesday November 21

 

Focus will be to discourage retrenchment of labourers on account of privatization under the contract system. Labourers Community is the back bone in the progress and development of a country. But in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the problems of laborers have been kept in pending on one hand, and the Govt-Privatization Policy has made their jobs insecure on the other hand. This is causing unrest among them. The country cannot progress and prosper without solving their problems and without providing protection to their jobs. There exist labour parties in developed countries which while in power, pay important role in the development of their country. It will not be out of place to mention here that in the Federal Capital in “Capital Development Authority” till last year, the sanitary workers for working for more than 14 hours a day got only Rs 1700/-pm(28 dollar) whereas on the struggle of Pakistan Human Rights Party their pay has been raised to Rs 4500/-pm(75 dollar p.m.) One of the objective of the proposed “All Pakistan Labourer Leaders Conference is to find out ways and means to lessen their difficulties” and protect their rights.

 Press Release

 November 9, 2006
Rally and Prayer for World Peace at J.Salik Residence On Success of Democrats Party in USA Mid-Term Elections

 

 Julius Salik, Former Federal Minister, Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Convener World Minorities Alliance, on success of Democratic Party in U.S.A Mid-Term Election held a meeting and prayed for world Peace. He Congratulated the democrats on their success. On this occasion he addressed a Rally attended by , Men/Women and Children. They held in their hands banners which contained some of the slogans as under.
1.We welcome the Efforts of USA Peace Lovers for Peace.
2.We Don’t Want Leader Like Rums Feled.
3. We Want Prosperous Future.
4.We Don’t Want War.
5.We Want Peace.
6.World Minorities Alliance congratulates the first Muslim Monitory success in USA mid term election. J.Salik declared the success of Democrats as the success of the Peace and Defeat of the promoter of war. He criticized that Bush administration has brought war around the world. People in all corners of the world are afraid that the destruction of war would catch them soon, He specially made reference to the sufferings of the people of Kashmir , Palestine ,Iraq and Afghanistan. He hoped that the success of lovers of Peace would bring Peace all over the world. He expressed the hope that USA Mid Term election result would also lead to bring real democracy in Pakistan.

 

 

 Press Release

 13th August 2006

 

 J.Salik’s protest on U.N.O. Helplessness to stop war in Lebanon. Convener World Minorities Alliance and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik, on U.N.O failure to restore peace in Lebanon, staged an other strong protest. In this way he warned the world against the expected third world wars destruction. For this protest, he had seated symbolic of Kofi Annan, U.N.O Secretary General on a specially made huge 8 feet high chair. Kofi Annan was helplessly seeing infront of him flames rising from Lebanon. On the occasion of Independence Day celebrations, J.Salik, in order to put out these flames of hatred extracted his own blood, sprinkled on flames so that humanity could be saved from the destruction of war. On this occasion, J.Salik specially appealed to Pope Benedict to follow the foot-prints of Pope John Paul and play his role to restore peace in the world. At the end, there was a joint prayer by seniors, youngs, children men and woman.

 

 

 PRESS RELEASE

 August 6th 2006

 

 J.Salik observes one-minute silence - Victims of Hiroshima Islamabad: In order to commemorate the des truction of Hiroshima 60 years ago, Former Federal Minister J.Salik at his residence observed one-minute silence. The participating children and ladies dressed in black, standing on red earth with lighted candles in hands behind them was a huge painting (size 8x6) reflecting destruction of Hiroshima. They prayed to God for World Peace and to save Humanity from any further destruction. J.Salik in his message on the occasion emphasized upon the Pope Benedict, Bishop of Canterbury, Imam-e-Kaaba, Nobel Peace Prize winners and religious Muslim scholars to make combine result oriented efforts to save the humanity from destruction of the expected 3rd world war by destroying atomic weapons. J.Salik declared vasting difference between America and Japan as alarming one. He stressed upon the need of establishing Peace Centers in all over the world. He demanded United Nations to provide adequate funds for strengthening peace efforts.

 

 

 

 Press Release

3rd Aug 2006

Lebanese Ambassador Praises for Blood Donation Campaign Launched By J. Salik

 

Julius Salik, Organizer, Human Rights Party and Former Federal Minister, Nominee for Noble Peace Prize and five times elected member of National Assembly has visited Lebanon Embassy, he met with Khalil Muhammad who is the acting ambassador of Lebanon. J. Salik has strongly condemned brutal attacks on Lebanon and said that its not war against any territory, any religion, any faith, but war against humanity and shown his in depth grief on attacks on churches and sacred places in Lebanon and on loss of precious lives and finances. Showing solidarity with Lebanese people on the verge of Independence Day, Mr. J Salik has announced blood donation, during his meeting with Lebanese ambassador. This campaign will start from donation of 100 bottles of blood initially, and it will be increased according to the need. Campaign will start from 13th August at 3:00pm from J. Salik’s residence. Lebanese ambassador has hailed this initiative and said that it is a great example of humanitarian act. He also praised Pakistani Nation's protest against war and for peace.

 

Letter

 

To

The Ambassador of Lebanon
Islamabad.

Dear Sir,

J. Salik needs no introduction; he was Member of Parliament and Federal Minister of Government of Pakistan and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. He always raised voice for the rights of minorities, their freedom and humanity. He struggled for the rights of the oppressed throughout his life.

He has spent 30 years of his life to serve humanity, economically backward and socially depressed Christian community in Pakistan. He was elected five times to the national parliament of Pakistan as the representative of Christian minority. He supported all movements the world over for freedom and justice through innovative protest and demonstrations. In this struggle he suffered and made numerous sacrifices. Recently J. Salik has received an award of “Ambassador for Peace” from Universal Peace Federation.

J. Salik has strongly condemned attacks on Lebanon and said that these attacks will take our world towards Third World War. J. Salik also held a protesting rally against in which he strongly condemned these attacks and shown his in depth grief on attacks on Churches and sacred places in Lebanon and on loss of precious lives and finances. J. Salik has requested to UNO, Imam e Khana Kaaba, Pope John Benedict and Bishop of Canterbury to take necessary and immediate actions to stop these attacks to sustain world peace.

Yours truly,

Chief Coordinator
Shamila Ishaq
 

 

 

Press Release
20th July 2006
Children’s and women’s rally protesting against Israel’s bombardment on Beirut
Israel’s attack is an attack on humanity which can destroy world peace. J. Salik


The organizer of Human Rights Party J. Salik held a protesting rally against Israel’s brutal bombardment in which he strongly condemned these attacks and shown his in depth grief on attacks on churches and sacred places in Lebanon and on loss of precious lives and finances. On this occasion many men and women were carrying placards inscribed with slogan for peace and against attacks on Beirut. J. Salik said that Israel’s attack is an attack on humanity which can destroy world peace. He has strongly condemned Israel’s violent attacks on Lebanon, adding that these attacks will take our world towards Third World War. J. Salik has requested to Pope and Imam e Khana kaaba to take necessary and immediate actions to stop these attacks to sustain world peace. He stressed on UNO, OIC and International Community to call an emergency meeting to take necessary measures to stop war.

 


 

Press Release
“THREAT OF THIRD WORLD WAR”
Julius Salik’s Unique and Painful Protest against Lebanon War



Julius Salik, Organizer, Human Rights Party and Former Federal Minister, Pakistani Nominee for Noble Peace Prize and five times elected member has demonstrated a unique protest on height of 60 feet with help of a Crain by hanging himself on a huge “Red Peace Dove” of 9 feet height and 8 feet width, red color depicts that the world peace is in danger, war and violence is engulfing this world with its flames. Danger siren was ringing in the background to highlight the threat of third world war. J. Salik has demonstrated this unique and painful protest to get the worlds attention towards peace.

J. Salik has strongly condemned brutal attacks on Lebanon and said that these attacks will take our world towards Third World War. He also said that all countries of the world are indulged in their own politics and internal affairs; they should pay attention to maintain world peace. J. Salik has requested to UNO, Imam e Khana Kaaba, Pope John Benedict and Bishop of Canterbury to take necessary and immediate actions to stop these attacks to sustain world peace. J. Salik stressed that the United Nations should still assert itself to survive as a world body to ensure world peace and safety of innocent people particularly women and children from falling victim to modern destructive weapons.

He also said the Cross is the symbol of peace, not for war. “Those who are talking about ‘Crusades’ they are not believers of peace prince,” he maintained. J. Salik said the reason behind the ongoing wave of war, targeting humanity around the world should be addressed objectively.

J. Salik also said that the countries, in which tradition of firing canons on national occasion is taken as a symbol of pride, should stop immediately because the cannons are symbol of threat, war and destruction. He also said that I am hopeful that on this Independence Day this step will be initiated from Pakistan, suggesting that instead of firing Cannons we should start to light 59 torches from this August and all the governors and Chief Ministers should meet at Federal Capital and light peace torches. One torch should be added each year on Independence Day. He also suggested to all countries of the world that the name of Defense Ministries should be changed to Defense Ministry for Peace, to start peace movement in the world.
 



Press Release
18th July, 2006
J. Salik condemned Israel’s Brutal Bombardment on Beirut


Islamabad July 18, 2006: The organizer of Human Rights Party J. Salik has shown his in depth grief on the Israel’s brutal bombardment on Beirut resulting death of 60 innocent citizens.
J. Salik has strongly condemned Israel’s violent attacks on Lebanon, adding that these attacks will take our world towards Third World War. He stressed on UNO and International Community to take necessary and immediate actions to stop these attacks. He emphasized on the need of diminishing the loss of precious lives and finances.

 

 WHITE HOUSE YOU HAVE MADE IT BLACK HOUSE BY MAKING “DA VINCI CODE” IN YOUR COUNTRY J.SALIK’S PROTEST WILL CONTINUE FOR THREE DAYS (FROM JUNE 5 TO JUNE 7)

 

Islamabad June 5,2006: Song “Yaad karta hai zamana un insaano ko” was playing. J.Salik was wearing black dress, he was sitting in front of 8x6 flamed “White House” and red globe of 6x6 in “White House” which shows that world is in “White house”. Ten feet picture of Nagasaki on backdrop near 8x8 dove of red color and 6x4 feet Jesus Christ when he was going back after crucifixion. There were two banners on the roof on which it was written that “To build peace respect minorities” and on the other banner “To exhibition of the movie “Da Vinci Code” is threat to world peace” was written. Julis Salik continues his protest against blasphemous film on Jesus Christ “Da Vinci Code” sits in three days morn and three days fast in a flamed model “White House” of 8x6 feet. In his continual protest former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and convener World Minorities Alliance J.Salik has sit in a burning model of “White House” of 8x6 feet at his residence. His sitting will continue for three days. He while starting fast for three days in the inflamed “White House”, also appealed to the religious community to keep fast for three days and pray to God to Bless the enemies of humanity with wisdom. As we all know J.Salik protest is against blasphemous film on Jesus Christ “Da Vinci Code”. This film has made fun of the religions of the world. This has roused the emotions of religious people and has hurt the feelings and emotions of all is developing hatred and causing threat to peace. This film has been produced in America which considers itself to be the champion of world peace, and custodian of human rights but its criminal silence on the issue seems to be meaning full. In this occasion J.Salik emphasized up the need of making law by UNO to ban production of such films, and publications which may hurt religious feelings of communities.

 

 

Letter

Houourable
Tanveer Mehmood Ahmed Sahib
Air-Chief Marshal
PAF Headquarters
Chaklala Rawalpindi

The Worst Incident of the History of Islamabad

Dear Sir

This is my second letter to you to brief you on the worst ever incident of the history of Islamabad. I have already sent a letter to you containing information about the sad incident happened on 22 June in the premises of PAF headquarters.

The information given in the previous letter was incomplete as the astounding facts were brought to light after a week were so shocking that I felt it my utmost duty to bring these gruesome facts to your kind notice

While describing the series of this gruesome incident, I am too tearful to
find words to elaborate the whole situation. As, we, the innocent religious minorities (the word religious has been used intentionally because we have always been discriminated on the basis of religion) have been serving the PAF Officers’ families for a long time. Our men, women, sons and daughters including the old age folks have always been at their service. These poor families have been victimized on 16 June at 3:00 am, which is the time for making preparations to say prayers. They were attacked brutally in Commando style. The attackers did not spare anybody and showed no respect to women at all be they young, old or pregnant women.

The members of the poor community living in the premises of PAF headquarters were not only physically tortured and beaten up. They were also kidnapped including teenagers and 85 years old people and to far off places like Peshawar knowing that these people did not have money to get back to their homes.
They had also been socially boycotted by closing down their small market for two days to further threaten them.

They were treated like traitors. The young men were abducted by the commandos and taken to Black Room.
While narrating the whole incident I have tears in my eyes as the way my community has been treated by the Muslim brothers. Whatever is happening and has happened in the capital of Pakistan with the Christian families is a dazzling blow on the beautiful face of democracy and the above mentioned agenda of the whole world especially Pakistan. It’s not the matter of a rivalry between two tribes, it’s is not the story of a fight between two sects, and it’s not the issue between two different races… (Ref. Peace Worldwide Report)

Since thirty years of my struggle as a Pakistani citizen and human rights activist, I have been serving not only the poor, depressed, and socially and economically backward Christian community of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but also the depressed community of the world irrespective of their religion and race.

While being part of Government body I never committed any corruption or money laundering etc. Due to my honest feelings and efforts for the betterment of my fellow citizens I had been elected four times as a Member of National Assembly. I was the first ever Christian Minister for Minority Affairs, and last but not the least I was also nominated for Noble Peace Prize among 160 million people.

After serving thirty years for building better Pakistan, I would like to make a request to form an Inquiry Commission to investigate this grave matter because:

 Peace Worldwide visited the aggrieved families scattered in the streets and the sectors of Islamabad. The astounding fact about the incidence is that these poor people were brutally tortured and beaten by the PAISTAN AIR FORCE officials as if they were third degree criminals or terrorists. These poor families are bearing all this only to be Christians. The point worth mentioning here is that these aggrieved families are under high pressure by the responsible authorities not to open their mouth. They are terrified not to tell about the merciless treatment they have been served with. Even then Peace Worldwide has been sufficiently successful to gather details as well as photographs and video of an injured and brutally beaten youth named Ijaz, pet name Goga, who has been serving Group Captain Mr. Babar. Ijaz told that he was living in servant quarter #C 23 in PAF attached with Group Captain Mr. Babar. He has two children and wife named as Asia Bibi. He told that all of his family members used to work at Mr. Babar’s home. On Sunday 18th June 2006 when I was at my residence, i, e., C 23 Mr Babar called me and inquired about the protest and the FIR matter against the Muslim scoundrels. He also threatened me that some Police intelligence or some other agencies are searching for me in the same regard. I showed my ignorance about the whole incidence but meanwhile some PAF officials came upon and demanded me for investigation. Ijaz told that it was my respected boss who gave me in their custody. They hand-cuffed me, covered my face with a bag and threw me in a vehicle and then they drove me to some unknown place where they served me cruel beating with iron rod. Afterwards they put salt and detol on my wounds which was certainly a merciless act. Peace Worldwide is the witness to his injuries as he could not properly walk and sit.
Their next target was Pastor Ilyas Masih who, along with the Bible and other testaments was thrown out of the premises. Ali is another victim who had been beaten more painfully but he and his family are so terrified and pressurized that they don’t dare to open their mouth. Moreover Ramesh masih, bhola masih, Sami masih, Pastor Basharat and Pastor Amanat are other victims. The luggage of the aggrieved families and every thing pertaining to Church is also on the ground in front of the famous building of Passport office amidst the capital in a public car parking.


By forming an Inquiry Commission, we would be able to repair the loss which this incidence has caused to the image of Pakistan on international front.
I would also like to recommend making compensation to the poor families and the culprits should be brought to justice.

Please find enclosed a copy of my previous letter, a copy of Peace Worldwide Report and my book “ Pakistan ki Pehchan” which provides information about my sincere efforts for the welfare of the poor, depressed and backward strata of our society.
 

 

Letter

Honourable
Tanveer Mehmood Ahmed Sahib
Air –Chief- Marshal
PAF Headquarters
Chaklala Rawalpindi

Dear Sir
I take this opportunity to bring to your kind notice about the sad incident that took place in PAF colony Islamabad on 16th June 2006, where from the security men, in the darkness of night, at 12,o’clock threw a poor Christian family alongwith its household at foot path near kohsar police station.
This was the extreme of cruelty with be orphan young girls who are the citizens of this Islamic Republic of Pakistan where such a cruelty is not only against the humanity but also answerable to the law of justice.

These Christians while discussing to take the issue to their religious leaders in Fatima Parish or refer to PIMS for treatment to me, or came out of the PAF Pakistan Air Force colony . During this period, AC city and A.S.P, Margalla Islamabad contacted me on phone to request for my help saying that a number of Christians had assembled on road, and appealed me that I being their representative should help the administration in controlling the mob. I hurriedly reached Ayub market where I saw that the Christians were peaceful. I considered it appropriate to bring them all and the administration to my residence so as to send them back to Pakistan Air Force colony in the presence of the administration.

All of them alongwith the said officers came to my residence. Here the
administration knew the detail of the sad incident. They were told that some notorious extremist in PAF officer’s Colony had beaten two Christian girls, tore their clothes, dishonored them publicly and thrown them on footpath to fall prey to the darkness of the midnight.

Dear sir, it is worth mentioning here that the aggrieved people would never come out and protest if proper and just hearing of the matter had

been performed inside the premises. The point to be mentioned here is that the incidence took place two days before this protest and inspite of the hardest efforts by the aggrieved family for medical treatment for the injured boys and lawful response from the PAF administration, there was a cruel cold shoulder and a repulsive behavior in the response.
Besides this inhuman behavior there was another shameful discriminative attitude that PIMS hospital also denied treating the injured.

On this the (AC) Assistant commissioner City and A.S.P police decided to order for registration of an F.I.R. Then the Islamabad administration left these orphan Christian girls and others in a police truck and a private mazda bus at (PAF) Pakistan Air Force colony. The administration of (PAF ) Pakistan Air force officer’s colony allowed them to enter the houses but late at night some of the male members were brought out of their houses, loaded in trucks and were taken and thrown far away from their houses. They were also served with good beating pretending that they had a procession against the army.

I am writing this with the hope that you being a responsible Pakistani will do your duty while saving the country from internal and external
Bad name.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a welfare state. It is the motherland of all of us where we follow the policy “Live and let others live” we shall try our best to help out the grieved families. However, in the name of justice I request your honor to conduct an impartial inquiry.


Yours truly


J. Salik
 

 

 

 PRESS RELEASE

May 26, 2006

 

Islamabad May 26,2006: The Convener of World Minorities Alliance J.Salik addressed an urgent press conference at his residence on May 26,2006 to ban English movie "Da Vinci Code". This movie is destroying peace and hurting feelings of all religions. It contains blasphemous material and some countries ban this movie like Srilanka. The purpose of arranging this urgent press conference was to ban this movie and also ban video films that are coming in black prints. United Nations Organization which is working to solve disputes should pass law on international level to ban blasphemous material. This is the need of time that all religions should unite against this war. Now where are super powers who always raise voices for rights and war why they are quiet now? Why now they are not taking any step to stop this war?. These countries always say that freedom is the basic right of every citizen but if this freedom hurt feelings. It is not freedom it is sin which even never forgive by creator. The " Da Vinci Code" movie is from novel whose author is Dan Brown.The plot of the novel involves a conpiracy by the Catholic Church to cover up the true story of Jesus. It is the worst sin to do anything in the honor of creator. We condemned it through this press conference it is the duty of foreign ministry to initiate for its world wide ban and also arrest those people who will sale this movie in black print. Some years back India made a movie "Border" which Pakistani government banned. But the video of that movie was sold in black print by the name of "Shadi Mubarak". Pakistan is a land of pure and if this movie will never ban it will make this pure land dirty. Former Federal Minister and nominee for Noble Peace Prize J.Salik declared that there would be strike in Islamabad on May 31,2006 by all communities of Pakistan.

 

 

 Press Release

 

 Islamabad, May 23: The Convener of World Minorities Alliance J. Salik has protested for five hours sitting on 5x5 feet red globe near 8x8 dove of red color with a 10 feet painting of Nagasaki attack in the background at his residence. He also addressed a press conference on the occasion. He said that red globe depicted the fire of hatred, intolerance and violence. With this conference he said he raised voice against the direction to which the earth is being pushed to become a power keg. The book "Pakistan Ki Pechan: J Salik Ahl-e-Baseerat Ki Nazar Mein" was also introduced to the press on the occasion. This book contains articles on 30-year struggle of J. Salik written by 177 intellectuals, scholars, politicians and columnists. Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former Federal Minister of Pakistan, Julius Salik, 59, is continuously struggling to promote his mission of world peace. He believes in security through love and peace. He leaves no scope for ambiguity about his end-results. In his current protest, he intends to divert the attention of the people towards the violence, hatred, discrimination and prejudice regarding minorities all over the world. This red glove shows that the world is being polluted and that fire of intolerance, bigotry and violence is engulfing this world with its flames.

 

 

Press Releases

 

Demonstration by Julius Salik on
“Peace Dove”
on arrival of the US President in Pakistan

PRESS CONFERENCE
March 4th , 2006
(Memorandum)

 

Julius Salik,Convener, World Minorities Alliance Former Federal Minister, Pakistani nominee for Noble Peace Prize and five time elected member, in order to express his helplessness in overcoming increasing violence and hatred among religions hung himself on a huge “Peace Dove” of 9 feet height ad 8 feet width respectively. He demonstrated this at his residence on4th March 2006 for four hours. In the back ground of “Peace Dove” there Hung a huge Painting reflecting destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, on its right was a big banner bearing word
“Love and Peace” and all around it were slogans to make better understanding among religions of the word. Beneath him was symbolic worlds globe in an iron cage.
Purpose of this protest was to express that the humanity is in great trouble and danger of destruction. American President must play his role to eliminate this rapidly increasing hatred among religions of the world.
He presented an open “ Memorandum” to the press for George W.Bush dememanding the American President to initiate immediate remedial measures to convert the rapidly increasing violence and hatred into love and peace among races.
He said that in all corners of the world majorities and minorities live together, but in the absence of adequate representation of minorities in the United Nations, where ever there is cruelty against minorities, it is not tackled appropriately, so there is no end to atrocity against minorities. As regards blasphemous cartoons, published in Danish and European press, he said that these have hurt feelings and emotions of the majorities and minorities resulting in ruing peace of the world. To save world from futher destrution, Danish government must tender apology.
Julius Salik made three demands to president Bush:
(1) In order to give appropriate representation to the minorities of the world, a special seat in United Nations be reserved .
(2) In view of the importance of peace on the globe “PEACE” should be taught as a subject in the curriculum.
(3) To bring harmony, better understanding and relations between minorities majorities of the world United Nations should have a T.V channel to promote awareness about the boundries of rights of PPnorities and majorities living in all corners of the world .
 


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PRESS CONFERENCE
February 22nd , 2006


Islamabad: The Convenor of World Minorities Alliance and former federal minister J.Salik addressed a press conference about the blasphemous cartoons published in the Danish and other European newspapers. He said that this unfortunate act has aroused and inflamed the emotions of the minorities and majorities living in each and every corner of the world. It has adverse effects on the peace of the world. As such it was the prime responsibility of the United Nations Organization to have initiated remedial measures. Danish government should have apologized in order to stop existing violence.
He proposed that the UN Secretary General for its emergent meeting so as to overcome the rapidly increasing violence. On the other hand, Danish religious leaders should pressurize government to adopt measures for overcoming the situation. He regretted that world electronic media has a number of channels to cover all areas of life as such UNO must have a channel to bring harmony and closer relations among religions as well as minorities and majorities of the world. In this way repetition of such incidents would be stopped. This present incident has inflamed the emotions of the Muslims all over the world which has resulted in the loss of numerous lives and both minorities and majorities living in all corners of the world have suffered. He expressed his grief to inflame churches in Sangla Hil and Sakkhar and said that Pakistan government should take notice on this incident.
He said that in the absence of minorities representative seat in UNO such unfortunate incidents continue repeating as such minorities representative seat in UNO is a must. He further emphasized that Press and Publication Act should immediately be approved under UNO, otherwise repetition of such incidents would enflamed the entire world to ashes.
 

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PRESS CONFERENCE
November 3rd, 2005

J.Salik lighted earth lamps,
held a Press Conference in protest

 



Islamabad: Former federal minister J.Salik lighted 300 earth lamps in the daylight infront of his ‘Solidarity Tent Camp’ at G-6/2 flats. These lamps were placed in such a way which were making the slogan ‘Bijli Bahal karo’.
He on this occasion held a Press Conference appealing the administration to restore electricity of these G-6/2 flats where about 2500 kashmiri survivors of the earthquake have temporarily been housed. He said after their shifting to these flats they availed the facility of electricity but on resistance to vacate these flats by them and for forcibly vacation, water and electricity were disconnected. However about few days ago when J.Salik in protest kept himself hanging on 10 feet high ‘Peace Dove’ for seven hours the water supply was restored.
He said that it is extreme of administration’s cold response that we are begging the whole world in the name of these earthquake victims for help on one hand, and refusing them even the available basic facilities of life like electricity, water and food.
J.Salik in his press conference appealed all humanity loving quarters to use their good offices and contacts to help them in the restoration of electricity supply on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
 

 

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PRESS RELEASE
October 28, 2005

Non availability of water for “Ghusal” of dead body so
J.Salik hanged himself on Dove for 7 hours
Over all water supply has been restored

 

 

Islamabad: Temporarily housed in G-6/2 flats an injured died but there was no water for “Ghusal” of the dead. As water for Ghusal of the dead body could not be provided for long 3 hours. Former federal minister J.Salik in emotions kept himself hanging on 10 feet high Dove for seven hours. In order to divert attention of the Administration towards these pitiable victims of earthquake. J.Salik remained tied quiet on the Dove for seven hours till Iftar. In this struggle, J.Salik fetched water for the displaced persons.
Water supply has been disconnected for the last few days because administration has disconnected the electricity that was being provided by private transformers of Bahria Town. J.Salik in order to establish solidarity with these grieved families has fixed his own Tent with them and struggling for providing them basic facilities at the risk of his own life.
According to J.Salik relatives of victims are under treatment in different hospitals. These miserable people have already buried their dear ones with their own hands not long ago. He said that adding to their injuries is a cruelty.
 


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PRESS CONFERENCE
October 25, 2005




Islamabad: former federal minister J.Salik addressed a Press Conference on Suicidal threats from the earthquake victims who are temporarily housed in G-6/2 flats.
These victims met J.Salik on his residence and apprised him of the behaviour of CDA. He in reaction reached on G-6/2 alongwith his ‘Pakistan Solidarity Tent’ in which he resided during his last protest.
The victims of earthquake residing in G-6/2 flats have threatened to commit suicide on disconnecting electricity, water and gas from the flats the government provided them as temporary shelter. J.Salik could not tolerate their miserable plight and at once rushed to the flats alongwith his tent.
Addressing the Press Conference he on behalf of Pakistanis apologize the Kashmiris on this inhumanly behaviour of CDA Administration. He said that there is none of the member who have not buried their dears on their own hands and that it is not even 40 days to the disaster they faced adding further torture in these circumstances is not justifiable.
He added that he is in search of that meeting place where this decision was made and that he succeeds in finding out that place he would wash it with Arq-e-Ghulab (extract of roses) if it is not rectified the similar earthquake may re-occur. After disconnection of electricity and water tankers have been removed from the said place.
He further said that most of the victims belong to the capital of Azad Kashmir and this inhumanly treatment in Pakistan’s Capital may bring bad name to the country. The affectees called this action of CDA as second earthquake for them.
J.Salik has decided to spend day and night with them till such a time remedial steps are taken.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
October 24, 2005




J.Salik visited the affected areas Muzaffarabad and Bagh and
met with the victims in Relief Camps




Islamabad: Former Federal Minister J.Salik visited the affected areas Muzaffarabad and Bagh and talked to the victims of the earthquake in different relief camps. He expressed his extreme grief and sorrow on the sad demise and large scale of destruction and said that their grief can be well felt those who have already lost their dears and homes. He assured them that we all are with them in this tough time.
On this occasion he seen the work of his historical cage that was known as ‘Peace Cage’ and now in Muzaffarabd its working for saving human lives as ‘Relief Cage’ with medical facilities.
He said that after this horrible incident we have got a new Pakistan so there is a need to change ourselves and if we do not bring change in our deeds God will not forgive us. He further said that with the new constructions we should re-construct of our metal level and for this we need to change our bureaucracy system.
He advised that the public servants to visit the earthquake affected areas they should and closely see the destruction so they could realize their pain and behave sympathetically in their routine business.


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PRESS RELEASE
October 20, 2005



J.Salik’s Historical Peace Cage (Container) is now being used in destroyed Muzaffarabad with
Medical Facilities to save the Precious Lives




Islamabad: Former Federal Minister J.Salik’s historical peace cage (Container) in which he encaged himself for more than 7 month for peace awareness and to save the children in Afghanistan, is now being used for medical facilities in destroyed Muzaffarabad after this strong earthquake. Four beds and washroom’s facility was already available in it whereas cage has been cut to free more space.
In this regard the Chairman of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association Dr. Muhammad Tariq told that in this Container along with Ultrasound, Lab, Dressing room and one Pharmacy small operation theatre has also been established. He further told that this is the first Container that has reached timely and is being used for treatment of injured.
J.Salik temporarily has offered his house to look after the infant victims of the earthquake. He in order to meet the emergency has reserved his house temporarily for the infant victims. He told that the infants whose mothers are no more alive and their fathers are due to injuries are unable to look after them; children can be handed over for their proper care to him, he himself will take care of such children.
J Salik asked the Government Aid Agencies that in Charan Topa district Bagh only 40 houses are left and 8 children have died because of cool weather and 4000 people have died and so far no aid has reached and same situation is in the nearby areas of Dhundar, Rahban and Kacha, these areas are deprived of any kind of Aid. They should be given urgent aid so that precious lives can be saved.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
October 17, 2005



J.Salik temporarily has offered his house to
look after the infant victims of the earthquake



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister J.Salik temporarily has offered his house to look after the infant victims of the earthquake. He in order to meet the emergency has reserved his house temporarily for the infant victims. He told that the infants whose mothers are no more alive and their fathers are due to injuries are unable to look after them; children can be handed over for their proper care to him, he himself will take care of such children.
He said that in this way he would be able to provide relief to some extent to those who have experienced all this troubles.
He has appealed to all Hospitals and Relief Camps to refer all such cases to him at his residence at House No. 11 Street No. 45, F-7/1 Islamabad. For further details contact number is 051-2650414.

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PRESS RELEASE
October 12, 2005

J.Salik in solidarity with the countrymen victims of the earthquake has postponed the “Christians’ March” scheduled on October 28, 2005 in Islamabad from all over the country
He has put off the yellow parachute dress and put on black dress to mourn for the victims




Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan human rights party J.Salik in solidarity with the countrymen victims of the earthquake has postponed the
“Christians’ March” scheduled on October 28, 2005 in Islamabad from all over the Pakistan.
He has expressed his extreme grief and sorrow on the sad demise and large scale of destruction so he has put off the yellow parachute dress which he had been wearing for the last 129 days for neglecting the Christians and ignoring their just demands and has put on black dress for the victims.
He has opened the gate of his residence, which he had locked in protest for the last 107 days and shelved his awards, which he had displayed out of his house. The Ashes on which he had been sitting for the last 111 days in protest and the tent in which he was living have also been removed from his courtyard.
He has opened his gate to the sad families who are looking for help. He has appealed to the Christian community to donate goods as much as they can and those who do not have money should sale gold ornaments and purchase the items, which needy require and deliver to the nearest relief camps.
He advised volunteers to contact 0303-6513599 in case they experience any difficulty.

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PRESS RELEASE
October 9, 2005

The oppressed, helpless, honest and pious person’s prayers have saved Pakistan so it has a new life – J.Salik



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik said on the destruction as result of the strong earthquake that the oppressed, helpless, honest and pious person’s prayers have saved Pakistan otherwise in view of the severity of this earthquake survival of Pakistan seemed impossible, still the danger hangs on our neck we got a new life so we should devote it for the service and welfare of the humanity.
According to the rulers, it is test for the nation so the rulers also must change their behaviour and attitude, by doing only this we can succeed in this task, he added.
I had already proposed the rulers to give Sadqa (sacrifice) of 30 Black Goats, keeping this in mind we observed ‘Downfall Day’. He further said that on this destruction we must realize the need to “Please” God.
He suggested the nation to pray to God for forgiveness in this great crisis.
He expressed his deep grief and sorrow on the loss of departed souls and said that we can share their grief by accelerating our efforts for timely help of the grieved families. He has appealed the people to generously extend financial support.

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PRESS RELEASE
October 7, 2005

Christians held a Rally to divert attention of Pakistani Muslims towards their demands



Islamabad: Christians of Islamabad held a “Ramzan Mubarak Justice Prosper Rally” led by former federal minister and organizer Pakistan human rights party J.Salik. Its objective is to divert attention of the Pakistani Muslims towards their demands. A huge Scale of Justice led the Rally. J.Salik and Mrs. Mary Salik walked along it.
J.Salik on this occasion diverted the attention of Pakistan Muslim brothers and explained the objective of holding this Rally in the “Ramazan”. He said that this is the 1st Friday of the holy month which has a great significance in Islam. He added that this month refreshes the lesson of justice, kindness and equality, so during this mubarak month I want to divert the attention of Pakistan Muslims towards the principle based demands of the Christians so that justice may prosper in Ramazan.
As regards this Huge Scale, I don’t want that anyone say that scale of justice in Pakistan is not in balance of the Christians who fully and equally participated and are participating in the establishment of Pakistan, its development and stability. He added that oppressed minority is being given prejudice treatment.
He said that in support of the demands of oppressed Christians I have been in yellow parachute and ashes for the last 124 days. I have locked my gate and the awards which I got in recognition of my services are lying on footpath. During this period, extracting my blood and spread over my head for seven times, lighted 7 lamps of blood, Christians observed 14th August 2005 in graveyard, spread ashes on their heads before Parliament House and celebrated “Ashes Day”. They darkened their faces to observe “Dark Day” but it is cold response that no government representative cared for all this.
He further said that my struggle is well known to all Pakistanis that I raised voice against each and every atrocity in Bosnia, Philippines, Uganda, Barma, Iran and Iraq, Kashmir and Afghanistan even in every cornier of the world. Even now I am fighting for the just rights of these oppressed Christians. He appealed 16 Crores of Muslims to raise voice against this attitude.
The demands are as follow:

· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, the Prime Minister should take them in confidence, he may explain and ask for forgiveness on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· Resident of Islamabad slum areas have been living here for 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights, they remain deprived of basic facilities. They on self-reliance have arranged for electricity and water, but the entire abadi is fed on single electricity meter, each and every house needs a separate meter.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them. Moreover the services of every sanitary worker are terminated without cogent reason.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30-year-old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election; as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marrying again.
· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems at least once a year.

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PRESS CONFERENCE
October 05, 2005

GUN-TOOTING MAN ‘RAPES’ GIRL INSIDE CHURCH



Terrorists want to eliminate the witness of rape, they are threat to the lives of witness
Appeal for protection of life to Priest Binyamin Nazir and his family

Islamabad: In Chak No. 110 D.B. Yazman (District Bahawalpur), at 9.00 pm on 30 August 2005 a 13 year old Christian girl Rukhsana who was returning from her aunty to her home, One Mr. Nazir Ahmed (Jeera) allegedly kidnapped her at gun point and took her to the nearest New Apostolic Church entered through its broken window where he rapped her. On hearing cries of the helpless girl people of the area including Manzoor Masih, Hidayat Masih, Allahlok and others rushed and saw Nazir Ahmed rapping Rukhsana inside the Church. On seeing the people, the accused ran away waving his gun in his air. Influential people of the area, according to the priest stopped the poor family from taking any action against the accused.
However the girl was hospitalized and her medical exzmination conducted, According to her advocate, the medicolegal report is awaited from a Multan hospital. The local padri Binyamin said that even police was not interested in registering an FIR of the case however it registered case on 3-9-2005. But the Priest Binyamin is now on hit list of these terrorists. Sensing threat to his own life and family members, the priest alongwith his family left the area in fear of life. His business has been affected adversely and has spent all that he had.
Bishop Waris John has appealed to the Governor, Chief minister of the Punjab and other responsible agencies to take the matter seriously and provide protection to priest Binyamin Nazir.
J.Salik on cold response of the relevant agencies in particular and the present government in general narrated the story of the king who charged heavy taxes from his people but there was no resentment. The king, in order to awake his people from slumber reduced pay of his men to 50% but still there was no reaction. So with the orders of the king, people while on their way for jobs started being lashed daily. On this, a delegation came to the king and suggested to double the number of the men responsible for lashing them so that they could reach their places of duty without delay.
 


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PRESS CONFERENCE
October 01, 2005

 


Islamabad: 12 old rape victim has appealed to concerned authorities for immediate justice.
Sara Tabasum Christian girl from Dhoke Kala Khan Rawalpindi, was abducted by her neighbour Parveen when she was coming back from bazaar. The victim was intoxicated and shifted to an unidentified place.
“I was intoxicated and shifted to an unidentified place where I was raped by different persons, said Sara while addressing a press conference held at that residence of former federal minister J.Salik on Friday.
She said that the culprits threatened to kill her after the gang rape if she disclosed the incident to anyone. She had to suffer the heinous offence for about 16 days at different places including 10 days at Tench Bhatta, two at the Khyaban and other in Parveen’s house, who along with her husband Babar kept her in her house.
Narrating the incident of her release, she said that when she was being shifted to another place in a vehicle (bus) by Parveen and other girl, she grabbed an opportunity to jump out of the vehicle on the busy Pindora Road. “I jumped from the bus and successfully fled,” she said. “It is my request to the concerned authorities to take strict action against the criminals so that no one should commit this crime again,” she added.
Former federal minister J.Salik said that it is horrific, brutal and shameful act, which should be condemned at all levels.
He said that government should take concrete measure and introduce legislation to stop violence against women and save the society from further social and moral degradations.
Special centers should be set up for victim women at district level to provide easy and speedy justice, he added.
It was learnt that Pindi Police have registered the case and arrested Babar, Mustafa, Sarfraz, Akhtar, Mudasir, and Naila involved in the case.


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PRESS CONFERENCE
September 27, 2005

Islamabad’s Christians observed “Dark Day” with Black Color on their face at J.Salik’s residence to express their inability in showing their face to Humanity

 



Islamabad: the Christians observed a “Dark Day” with Former Federal Minister J.Salik at his residence to protest for ill-treatment they are getting, they coloured their faces black to express that they cannot faces humanity anymore.
J.Salik on the occasion addressed a press conference and said that the purpose of observing “Dark Day” is to register protest against the cold response of the government which is neglecting the Christians in all matters. Current protest is completing four months during which the torture I experienced cannot be explained in words. During all this period cold response of government sad, as such we feel that the government is going to extreme and where people do not get justice its creates extremism. Examples of Kashmir and Palestine and some other countries can be best quoted. He warned that this extreme is against the interest of the country and the nation so we demand for immediate solution of Christian community’s problems.
He said that the Government has discouraged the Christians, which were front line in the development of the country. Their demands are for prosperous and happy Pakistan. He said that our rulers are unmoved and cold responded and our Prime Minister is on top in this list so he should be resigned immediately.
J.Salik who for discriminatory treatment with the Christians has been wearing ashes with shaved head and yellow parachute dress for the last 114 days for completely neglecting and present government’s cold response he extracted and spread his blood for the seventh time on his head on 27th August, 2005, his birthday in front of parliament house and thousands of Christians on 28th August, 2005, in front of Parliament house, put ashes on their heads but the Government response remains same cold.
The demands are as follow:

· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, the Prime Minister should take them in confidence, he may explain and ask for forgiveness on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· Resident of Islamabad slum areas have been living here for 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights, they remain deprived of basic facilities. They on self-reliance have arranged for electricity and water, but the entire abadi is fed on single electricity meter, each and every house needs a separate meter.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them. Moreover the services of every sanitary worker are terminated without cogent reason.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30-year-old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election; as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marrying again.
· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems at least once a year.
 


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Press Release
September 24, 2004
Islamabad’s Christians with Black Color on their face will observe.
27th September 2005 as Dark Day.
This is to express their inability in showing their face to Humanity.




Islamabad: Led by Former Federal Minister Pakistani Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, the Islamabad Christians on 27th September, 2005 will observe a Dark Day to protest for ill-treatment they are getting, will color their faces black to express that they are no more able to show their faces to humanity.
J.Salik who for discriminatory treatment with the Christians has been wearing ashes and yellow parachute for the last 111days for completely neglecting and present government’s cold response for the time extracted and spread his blood for the seventh time on his head on 27th August, 2005, his birthday in front of parliament house and thousands of Christians on 28th August, 2005, in front of Parliament house, put ashes on their heads but the Government response remains same cold.
J.Salik said that the Government has discouraged the Christians, which were front line in the development of the country. They have been deprived of their just rights so they had no alternate but to spread ashes on their heads. He said that their demands are for prosperous and happy Pakistan, which are under:

· Minorities have been neglected in the budget; Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· Resident of Islamabad slum areas have been living here for 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights, they remain deprived of basic facilities.
· They on self-reliance have arranged for electricity and water, but the entire abadi is fed on single electricity meter, each and every house needs a separate meter.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30-year-old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election; as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems at least once a year.

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PRESS RELEASE
September 21, 2005



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik who in protest has been wearing Ashes with shaved head dressed in yellow parachute for the last 108 days, held a Peace Rally on 60th Year completion of United Nations and presented a Memorandum to local UNO office with the hope that United Nations would address the plight of the downtrodden peoples of the world which is a prerequisite for genuine international peace which inter alia called for fair and equitable solution of Kashmir, Palestine and other problems.
The memorandum said innumerable memoranda were presented to the world body by the aggrieved peoples around the globe but nobody ever learnt its response. The United Nations which is funded by the public of all countries should publish annual report every year compiling all memoranda it received in each country and the response they evoked at its headquarters in New York.
The “Peace Rally” started at 4.30 pm from his residence to UNO office. Especially prepared 8 ft high Dove encircled in thorny iron wires seated on a especially formed 10 ft high Chair reflected the present World Peace Conditions. A large number of Christians of Islamabad participated. They held portraits of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, banners and pla cards with different slogans on them about World Peace.
J.Salik said that even on completing 60 years of its existence, the UNO fails to perform its role effectively. He therefore, purposed that UNO objectives should be redefined in the light of the change global conditions. He proposed that the UNO should have a standing Committee to monitor implementation of its resolutions on “Human Rights” and propose punishment against the countries that violate these resolutions. He emphasized that all member countries, irrespective of their size, population, financial and political effectiveness and above all supremacy in latest weapons must have equal right and role to play in obtaining the redefined goals of this organization.
He added that this institute should be free from the grip of a few countries. It must not be used as crutch of one or two countries. He proposed that special emphasis must be given on Human Rights, eliminate illiteracy, uplifting education, eradication of diseases, improving health conditions and solving long outstanding issues which are threat to World Peace.
Former federal minister said that the Prime Minister on International Peace Day should have convened a Peace Conference. One who is popular in public should talk of people welfare so the people accept that what say from the core of heart.


 



 

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September 19, 2005

J.Salik in order to invite attention of CDA installs a board of ADA (Awami Development Authority) on an open main hole on a road leading to A.I.O.U from TNT




Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik said that with the exception of some VIP areas and sectors open main holes on roads almost in all sectors of Islamabad are threat to human lives.
J.Salik today at about 3.00 pm installed an ADA Box on an open main hole in the main road leading from TNT to A.I.O.U inviting proposals. He said that he has seen this open main hole (without cover) for the last more than 25 days which has caused many accidents. Purpose of this board/box is to save people from further accidents on one hand and to invite attention of CDA on the other hand.
Still an other mentionable open main hole is causing danger to lives on road from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to F-10 Sector and a similar but more dangerous open main hole may cause accidents near International Crescent Public School G-9/2 near Community Centre in the area.
 

 


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PRESS RELEASE
September 15, 2005

On 28th October millions of Christians will
Chant Pakistan’s slogan - J. Salik





Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik said that at the time of Pakistan’s creation Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam gave the guarantee for minorities rights. Taking that into consideration, for implementation of those rights, March of Christians will be held on 28th October, in which millions of Christians will participate from all over Pakistan.
He said on 28th October alongwith Quaid-e-Azam’s huge portrait Christians will express their love for Pakistan. They will also promise that when needed they will give last drop of their blood for solidarity and harmony of Pakistan. At the end of March prayer will be held for unity and prosperity of Pakistan.

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PRESS RELEASE
September 13, 2005

J.Salik exhibited Hard-hearted Chair
before Islamabad Press Club on the Downfall Day



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik exhibited Hard-hearted Chair before Islamabad Press Club on the completion of his 100 days in protest because of the cold behaviour by Government and the rulers. On the huge chair of 10 feet, there were big stones representing the unmoved response by rulers and other responsible Authorities among these, our Prime Minister is on top. He also visited all Kachi Abadies of Islamabad.
He said on this occasion that the government response even to this protest remained cold. The rulers are very adamant in their actions, our protest is being ignored by them and its having no effect.
He said I have been sitting on Ashes in yellow parachute with shaved head for the last 100 days and fighting for the rights of oppressed people. My gate has been locked and all the awards I got in recognition of my services, are on the footpath out of my residence, during this I have extracted my own blood for seven times but no representative of government came to see me.
He said that the purpose to observe Downfall Day is to complain against the cold behaviour of government. Where every matter of Christians is being neglected, it is decline of humanity. Today bureaucrats have occupied the system and rulers have changed the map of Pakistan.
J.Salik further said that Christian who are equally contributing in the development of Pakistan have been deeply hurt because they are not being given their rights although our demands are according to prosperous Pakistan:
J.Salik is in protest for these demands:
· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30 year old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election, as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion, must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems at least once a year.

 


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PRESS RELEASE
September 12, 2005

On 100 days of Protest and Cold response of Government
Decline Day will be observed on 13th December



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik said that 100 days are about to complete that I have been fighting for the rights of people and sitting in ashes. My gate has been locked and all the awards I got in recognition of my services, are on the footpath but governments cold response and unconscience no representative of government came to see me, because of this cold response Decline Day will be observed. On this occasion he (J.Salik) will meet different presidents of associations, which include journalists, lawyers, businessmen and some other leaders. He will also visit all Katchi Abadies of Islamabad. He has appealed to all the Christian Community to Pray.
He said that the purpose observe Decline Day is to complain against the cold response of government. Where every matter of Christians is being neglected, it is decline of humanity. He further said that I am complaining about the cold response of government to me whereas they have neglected the father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. On Quaid-e-Azam’s Anniversary no special program was held from Prime Minister whereas President of Pakistan was not even present in Pakistan. On this occasion President and Prime Minister should have made a speech to the nation because in the country where we are sitting at the moment is the result of efforts of father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
J.Salik further said that Christian who are equally contributing in the development of Pakistan have been deeply hurt because they are not being given their full right although our demands are according to prosperous Pakistan so government should pay full attention to our demands and should fulfill them immediately. He said that after the struggle of seven year which brought us Pakistan of seven digits is not more Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam where today bureaucrats have occupied the system and rulers have changed the map of Pakistan.
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PRESS RELEASE
September 11, 2005



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik held a Memorial Rally on Quaid-e-Azam’s 57th Death Anniversary. A large number of people participated in this with holding the Quaid-e-Azam’s portraits and national flags. It started from his residence and from the katchi abadies of Islamabad children, old, young ladies and gentlemen participated
On the occasion he said that we pay homage to Quaid-e-Millat for his services but we regret that the promise he made to minorities at the time or creation of Pakistan, remains unfulfilled.
He added that more tragic that the President of Pakistan at the time of the death Anniversary of the founder of Pakistan is out of country even the Prime Minister who had scheduled to proceed to Gawadar, later on postponed it.
He further said that not to speak of ignoring the protests of minorities, the present regime has even neglected the founder of Pakistan. He added that instead of celebrating Independence Day with enthusiasm the government engaged the nation in so called elections. As such the month of August caused the loss of number of precious lives. About firing cannons in the Capital that the world does not get a message of Peace from Pakistan so instead of firing guns we should start to light torches.
He further said that it is our misfortune that in the country, which was created after thousands of sacrifices, has no Pakistan National Center in it. In the absence of these centers how Nationalism can prosper in its citizens? In the absence of Nationalism Unity, Discipline and Faith cannot be developed.


 




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PRESS RELEASE
September 7, 2005



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik said that this type of cold behaviour by rulers, I seen first time in the history of Pakistan. Sitting on Ashes with yellow parachute for the last 95 days but government showed his cold response only.
On the occasion after a special prayer he distributed “Behis Wazir-e-Azam Awards” (Cold responding Prime Minster’s Award) to handicap people to show that government has ignored us, as we are a handicap nation. Mr. Ibrar Labba, Maqbool Masih, Nathaniel Sardar, Adeel Masih and Iqbal Sardar have received these awards.
He said that I am fighting for the rights of oppressed Christians and the objective of these awards to awake our Prime Minister’s who is totally ignoring Christian community that he did not mention about them in recent budget. He said that providing opportunity to thousands of Christians to pray before Parliament House with ashes in head is a painful incident.
J.Salik’s protests to break the cold behaviour of rulers:

J.Salik has followed the people of Nainwa city in the age of Hazrat Younus, sat in the ASH, with yellow parachute and extracted his blood seven times during protest, once he has cut his leg to take blood and offered his flesh to rulers but ignored by them. It is first time in the history of Pakistan that a political leader has shaved his head in protest.
· He displayed out of his house all the 32 Awards which he received from the National and International organizations working for welfare, well-being, Peace and services to humanity as token of recognition for his 30 years services to humanity to show his helplessness and locked his house gate and built a wall of bricks before the locked gate. Now for that last three months gate is locked and people use the wall for entrance.
He extracted his blood for 5th time on PTV policy for non-coverage of the sad demise of Shah Fahd (late) Even before this he held a condolence meeting for London bomb blast victims in whose reaction holy religious places were attacked to which he had criticized strongly and stressed upon their protection. He also mourned for the victims of bomb blasts of Bari Imam Urs. He had a rally to register his protest desecration of the Holy Quran but it is not understood why the PTV does not give coverage to the protesting activities of religious nature and those for registration of human honour and peace of the world.
· To express solidarity to provide separate electricity meters in the katchi abadies, he put out his
house light, poured blood in jars glass lighted 7 candles in them.
· He celebrated 58th Pakistan Independence Day in the Graveyard in memory of Shaheeds with
the large number of Christians.
· Ashes Day” was observed in the slums (katchi abadies) of Islamabad. They held a joint prayer
dressed in jute on “HEAP OF ASHES” for solving their problems. Thousands of years ago this
way of prayer was practiced in the age of “Jonah in Nineveh city” which was repeated in
Islamabad.
Having installed Quaid-e-Azam’s portrait (20x15 feet), he extracted his blood for 7th time to mix it with that off Shaheeds. Portrait contains words of Quaid’s address which he made in April 1941 “This is my firm belief that no government can succeed without creating sense of protection and safety among minorities.”
Thousands of oppressed Christians dressed in sackcloth with ashes bowed down before God in front of Parliament House and thanked God for being in Pakistan but as do not have rights and demands have not been fulfilled.

J.Salik is in protest for these demands:

· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30 year old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election, as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion, must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems at least once a year.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
September 6, 2005




On Defence Day of Pakistan, the Christians of Islamabad held a rally to salute Shaheed's blood who sacrificed their lives to save this homeland.
Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik led this rally. A large number of cyclists from katchi abadies have participated in it. It started from his residence at 4.30 pm, reached at Islamabad Press Club and prayed for solidarity of Pakistan.
J.Salik said about firing cannons at Defence Day that the world does not get a message of Peace from Pakistan so instead of firing guns we should start to light torches. J.Salik also demanded to rename the Defence Ministry with Peace Defence Ministry.
He recalled the martyrs of September 6th and said that the Christians have played a great role by defending Pakistan. The Christians pilots and other air core have showed their best performances in war 1965 and 1971. He added that wing commander M.L.Middle Court and Squadron leader Peter Kristy were killed during the war. Mr. Eric Gorden Hall, flight Lt William Harley, Lt General were received Sitara-e-Jurrat and Sitara-e-Basalat for their honourable service. He further said that we couldn’t forget the services of Col. Rath, M. Rai, Col Susheel Treseler, Col Herbert, Brig Col Anthony, Major William Garnor, Major Denis Waris Col Perveen and Col Catherine from Medical department for their honourable services.



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PRESS CONFERENCE
September 2, 2005



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Islamabad: Former federal minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik addressing a Press Conference said that falling down of Speakers’ chair in the National Assembly, inauguration in absentia by Prime Minister of Sector D-12 after 12 years, providing opportunity to Christians to pray before Parliament House with ashes in head, walking out of the Assembly in protest by the ruling party members and bringing them back by opposition members – is first time in the history of Pakistan. This appears to be an indicator of downfall.
He said that following 4000 years old history of Jonah’s nation age, the Islamabad Christians wore ashes and jute dress in protest against atrocities faced by them but rulers response remained cold. CDA by privatizing only sanitary work made Christians slaves of contractors, which is an open injustice with them. He further said “I have been in this yellow parachute for the last about 100 days but the government does not care for it.” On this extreme of cruelty, we shall observe 13th September 2005 as “Downfall Day”.
J.Salik said that he is the owner of Pakistan, the treatment and atrocities, the Christian community is receiving at the hands of government servants, is contrary to the constitution of Pakistan and the principles and ideology of the Quaid-e-Azam. J.Salik added that being owner of Pakistan, it becomes his duty to save his country from any kind of downfall and advised that instead of firing 30 guns on August 14 in Federal capital, National Assembly Speaker should give Sadqa of 30 Black Goats, so that God may accept the sacrifice and the rulers are saved as such institutions would be saved which are more important than any thing else.
He said that the purpose of having these 30 goats during this press conference with me is that if the speaker and the Prime Minister don’t have time, they may take these goats from me and give Sadqa by slaughtering them in the National Assembly Hall. If sacrifice of these goats saves the institutions, I will consider myself to be lucky I shall not hesitate to sacrifice my life for my beloved country.
At the end he advised to General Pervez Musharraf not to test Christians any more, give rights to deprived community. He should declare “Minority Rights Emergency” in the whole country immediately.

Demands are as follow:
· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· Resident of Islamabad slum areas have been living here for 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights, they remain deprived of basic facilities.
· They on self-reliance have arranged for electricity and water, but the entire abadi is fed on single electricity meter, each and every house needs a separate meter.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30 year old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election, as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion, must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems atleast once a year.


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PRESS RELEASE
September 1st 2005

The national flag will be half-mast for three days
on deaths of Imam Kazim’s Tomb in Iraq
at J.Salik’s residence



Islamabad: Former federal minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik expressed his deep grief and sorrow on deaths in Imam Kazim’s Tomb in Iraq and hold a Rally for the bereaved families. The children and women participated with holding the banners and pla cards.
The rally started from J.Salik’s residence. The national flag will be on half-mast for three days on his residence.
J.Salik said on this occasion that this is a painful incident and the Pakistani Christians share the grief of Iraqi brothers.
They prayed for world peace, harmony among various religions, solidarity and eliminate hatred from the globe.
 


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PRESS CONFERENCE
August 31, 2005



Islamabad: Former federal minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik addressing a Press Conference said that the purpose of this Press Conference was to give details of “Downfall Day” scheduled on September 13, 2005 on completion of 100 days of my current protest, but on the news of falling the chair of the Speaker, I postponed those details to some other time.
He said that falling of Speaker’s chair (Tuesday, 12.30 pm) in August is considered to be unfortunate. Instead of firing 30 guns in the Federal Capital, Speaker should offer Sadqa of 30 Black Goat, food of which should be served to the poor National Assembly’s employees in a way as is served to VIP’s.
On the other hand Sector D-12 inauguration in Prime Minister absentia also seems to be a misfortune. Loss of lives during August elections, providing opportunity to huge gathering of Christians with ashes on head, non response from rulers, the protest of 87 days wearing parachute and ashes all these are indicators of Downfall. Ruler’s non-responding attitude is worth-seeing we shall announce of a schedule of preventive prayer.
Today he has installed a large sized portrait (20x15) of the Quaid-e-Azam at his residence. On the occasion he showed his book “Pakistan ka malik, J.Salik”. This book comprises more than 200 columns written by Urdu and English columnists on J.Salik. Its inaugural ceremony will be held on September 12, 2005. It contains unique columns by Parveen Shakir, Zameer Jaffery, Dildar Pervez Bhatti, Begum Sarfraz Iqbal and Dr. Hasan Rizvi.
He added that during his entire life he alongwith supporting rights of the oppressed poor community joined hands with the movements for freedom and justice. In this way highlighted the national character and its problems. On the other hand I am going to complete 100 days of my protest but there is no response from the government.
Before this in protest against wave of murder of minorities in India, dressed in sackcloth for 12 years. The protest came to on and on a ominous resolution recognition of service, passed by the National Assembly.
To register protest against Iran-Iraq was marched for 2000 kilometer on foot.
In protest against Iran-Iraq war leaving family life aside, shifted to tents for two years.
In protest against murder of Muslim community in Philippine remained dressed in Black.
Against Muslim’s murder in Palestine, protested by burying effigy of Christian Militia.
Hoisted black flag on Christian’s houses to register protest of Muslim murders in Burma.
Convened joint Muslim Christian conference for release of 72 American hostages.
Appealed to declare “Bait-ul-Maqdas” as free city so that Pakistani Christians could visit holy places.
J.Salik reached Bosnia accompanied by his wife and only son during war on its extreme, the only son considered it to be life risk but J.Salik said that if these three dead bodies reach Pakistan, that will be pride of Pakistan.
Encaged himself for 7 months and 12 days for American attack on Ramadan on Afghanistan and hanged himself on dove like cross for 34 hours against American bombardment on Iraq.

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Press Release
August 30, 2005

Current August Elections proved to be unfortunate resulting in loss of lives - J.Salik
Elections (during the month of unity) divided nation in-to groups




Former Federal Minister Pakistani Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik said that the current elections held in August 2005 proved to be unfortunate. Govt’s attitude has damaged not only country’s economy but also shacked its confidence. Particularly irregularities faced by minority candidates during elections remained on extreme but the election commission was not ashamed of its inability and in competency in conducting fair, free and impartial elections.
These elections did good nothing, except loss of dozens of lives and creating differences among various groups of the nation. Even difference between the ruling party have become prominent.
He said that on announcement of the current elections by the Election Commissioner, he (J.Salik) had advised him to postpone these elections and had desired the nation to celebrate Independence Day with full preparations alongwith satisfactory preparations of elections but neither the government nor the Election Commission paid heed to his advice resulting in irreparable loss and damage to National and Political unity.
He demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner for being incompetent in conducting free and fair elections.

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PRESS RELEASE
August 28, 2005
Thousands of Christians dressed in sackcloth with ashes on head
bowed down before God in front of Parliament House



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik led a Plaintiff Procession of thousands Christians contained of infant children, young, elders, old ladies and gentlemen dressed in sackcloth with ashes on head reached Parliament House who held pla cards and banners in their hands which contained their demands.
The oppressed Christians bowed down before God and thanked God for being in Pakistan but as do not have rights and demands have not been fulfilled. This procession prayed for 4 hours and raised slogans continually Pakistan Zindabad, Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad. On the occasion the national anthem remain on.
In the history of Islamabad it was the largest Christian community procession, which remained quite disciplined, and the administration faced no problem in tackling them.
J.Salik poured on himself half of bag of Ashes but did not address the gathering. He is sitting on ashes with yellow parachute dress for the last 84 days.
In the end they raised hands for solidarity of Pakistan, unity of nation, peace of world and to eliminate hatred.
J.Salik is in protest for these demands:
· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· Resident of Islamabad slum areas have been living here for 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights, they remain deprived of basic facilities.
· They on self-reliance have arranged for electricity and water, but the entire abadi is fed on single electricity meter, each and every house needs a separate meter.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30 year old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election, as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion, must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems atleast once a year.



 



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PRESS CONFERENCE
August 27, 2005

· J.Salik after installation of Quaid-e-Azam’s huge portrait infront of Parliament House, Held a Press Conference under its shadow

· Objecting of this Press Conference is that still 24 hours are left, if our demands are given (for happy Pakistan) due consideration, the Plaintiff Procession could be converted into happy thank-giving one and the oppressed community would pray to long live Pakistan. - J.Salik

 



Islamabad: Having installed Quaid-e-Azam’s portrait with his thoughts on it Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik on his birthday extracted his blood for 7th time to mix it with that off Shaheeds’ portrait contains the words of his address which he made before the constituent assembly on April 1941 “This is my firm belief no government can succeed without creating sense of protection and safety among minorities.
On the occasion he quoted the words of the Quaid which he said during his presidential address, August 11 1947 in Constituent Assembly ““If you forget your past, work with enthusiasm, irrespective of community, group, colour, religion and race all are citizens of this country with equal rights, facilities and also duties, the country will development tremendously.” The Assembly approved design of national flag same day. Its green and white colour reflect the majority of the Muslims and the Christians. Quaid-e-Millat Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan while presenting its design clarified to the members of Assembly that this flag represent not only Pakistan existing minorities but also those which will be here in future. This flag represents not only any political party or a group but reflects the whole country.”
J.Salik said that the Pakistan which was established after seven years of struggle after Pakistan Resolution, is not Quaid’s Pakistan, which was a fort and shelter for the oppressed community which has been conquered by bureaucrats. CDA instead of playing with fire on Independence Day should preach for peace. The rulers today have changed the complexion of the country. I have been in yellow parachute and Ashes for the last 83 days but no demands except that of sanitary workers uniform and pay have been excepted. This injustice forced me to present my flesh but the rulers have no pity. He said that public servants paid from public funds must wok for public service so that objectives of Pakistan could be achieved.
J.Salik quoted that S.P.Bahadur Singha who in support of Pakistan had said that even the lives would be sacrificed for getting Pakistan now we say that we would sacrifice our lives for the sake of Pakistan’s goals. We shall get all our rights including separate electricity meters in the slum areas of Islamabad.
J.Salik added that this was minority community which for change of geographic conditions recorded options before the boundary commission to count the Christians with the Muslims. In view of the atrocities being faced by the Christians the plaintiff procession dressed in sackcloth with Ashes on head tomorrow, August 28, 2005 at 12.00 noon will bow down before their God infront of parliament house and pray for the following demands:
· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
· Islamic Ideological Council’s decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
· Residents of Islamabad slums have been living here for 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights, they remain deprived of basic facilities.
· They on self-reliance have arranged for electricity and water, but the entire abadi is fed on single electricity meter, each and every house needs a separate meter.
· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30 year old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election, as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
· Parents of Christian women before changing religion, must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe “Iddat Period” (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems atleast once a year.
 



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PRESS RELEASE
August 23, 2005

J.Salik and Mufti Dost Muhammad stress the need
for Muslim/Christian Unity

 


Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, Pakistani Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik held a function for Muslim/Christian unity at his residence. Mufti Dost Muhammad Mazari (Lal Masjid), Maulana Tanveer Ahmed Alvi (Naib Sadr Jamia Muhammadia F-6/4), Shakeel Ahmed Mufti (Jamia Muhammadia F-6/4) and Pastor Inayat Jalal participated. Children, young, men and women from slums of Islamabad were also present. The function was inaugurated with recitation from the Holy Quran and joint prayer was offered by Pastor Inayat Jalal.
J.Salik after welcoming the guests made a reference of the previous day statement of the spiritual leader Pope Benedict who had made an appeal to the Muslims to join the Christians in struggle for Peace. J.Salik briefly described the efforts, he (J.Salik) has made for Muslim/Christian solidarity, struggle to eliminate terrorism and to restore peace. He while appreciating the role of Madrisas and Sunday-Schools in character-building of the youth, criticized adverse effects of modern education on the character of young generation. He repeated his proposal that a committee comprising Pope Benedict, Bishop of Canterbury and Imam-e-Kaba should go into depth and make recommendations to overcome hatred, strengthening peace and solution of major problems which are threat to World Peace. He quoted instances of Jesus Christ and Hazrat Umar (RA) with regard to equity, rights and justice.
Mufti Dost Muhammad in his brief address appreciated the efforts of Mr. J.Salik with regard to Muslim/Christian solidarity, peace and to eliminate hatred. He quoting verses from the Holy Quran highlighted common values between the Muslims and the Christians with reference to J.Salik’s demands for Christians. He made references of the acts of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and four Caliphs and explained that Islam is the religion of peace and love. He added that Islam is against cruelty, discrimination and injustice. Quoting conditions in Pakistan said that the country in which rulers are rich the people are poor and in the countries the rulers are poor the people are rich. In the end there was a joint prayer for the Muslim/Christian unity, solidarity of Pakistan and peace.
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PRESS RELEASE
August 21, 2005

Joint prayer on heap of Ashes
Bowing Down before God on August 28
infront of Parliament House if demands not accepted – J.Salik





Islamabad: “Ashes Day” on Sunday, August 21, 2005 was observed in the slums (katchi abadies) of Islamabad. Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik registered solidarity and visited all these abadies from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. They held a joint prayer on “HEAP OF ASHES” for solving their problems. They were dressed in jute.
Thousands of years ago this way of prayer was practiced in the age of “Jonah in Nineveh city” which was repeated in Islamabad.
J.Salik in his statement said that if these katchi abadies were not cared for after 21st August 2005, thousands of the oppressed people would Bow Down before their God on August 28, 2005 infront of Parliament House for getting Pakistan and remaining deprived of the rights. Even then if their demands were not fulfilled, they would not make any demand thereafter and laugh at every new cruelty.
Concluding joint prayer was held at France colony F-7/4 when J.Salik in his brief address said that Pakistan was created to eliminate cruelty but here in Islamabad people living beside nullahs are deprived of health and education facilities and even the basic facilities of life. Rulers of the country have not only spoiled our two generations but have also damaged future of the country. Those who cant give basic necessities of life to its people, they have no right to get any benefit out of public funds. He advised the rulers to give up present custom of neglecting the oppressed community which will spoil the nation, which may weaken its ability of defending the country against enemy.


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PRESS CONFERENCE
August 18, 2005

J.Salik declares August 21 as Ashes Day
in slums of Islamabad



Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik today addressed a press conference in his tent and said having been in Ashes for 77 days “Ashes Day” in slums of Islamabad will be celebrated on August 21, 2005. Even the demands are not fulfilled by August 28 they will bow down before God in front of parliament House to express their contentment even on this miserable plight. Thereafter they will not make any demand rather laugh at cruelty.
He criticized that in Pakistan minorities do not have the rights which Quaid-e-Azam had promised. He repeated the words which Quaid-e-Azam had expressed during his presidential address in the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947. “If you forget your past, work with enthusiasm, irrespective of community, group, colour, religion and race all are citizens of this country with equal rights, facilities and also duties, the country will development tremendously.” The Assembly approved design of national flag same day. Its green and white colours reflect the majority of the Muslims and the Christians.
Quaid-e-Millat Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan while presenting its design clarified to the members of Assembly that this flag represent not only Pakistan existing minorities but also those which will be here in future. This flag represents not only any political party or a group but reflects the whole country.
There was bitterness in J.Salik’s tone when he made a reference to CDA privatization of sanitary work where 100% are Christians. Hiring and firing them in violation of labour laws is an open cruelty with them as such this act of privatization proved to be prejudice. They will therefore, observe an Ashes Day”. Even in the budget, minorities have absolutely been neglected. However, Islamic Ideological Council while recommending to spend income from the confiscated liquor on the welfare of minorities, has made a joke of them.
J.Salik said that the oppressed people have been living in the slums of Islamabad for the last 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights to them they remain deprived of basic facilities as such they are leading miserable life. The children living here have dark future as they being deprived of education and facilities are becoming criminals. They in humbleness will wear ashes and pray to God to be kind on them and to grant them their rights.
J.Salik on this occasion will visit all Islamabad slums and to register solidarity with them will wear ashes himself.

 



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PRESS RELEASE
August 16, 2005

J.Salik with the title “Current Issues” has added a link to his website www.jsalik.com and has installed the computer in his tent




Islamabad: J.Salik with the title “Current Issues” has added a link to his website www.jsalik.com. This link provides all details of his current protest. He has installed the computer in his tent. This tent has installed in the courtyard of his house. He is living in this tent on the same Ashes he is sitting on for the last 72 days. This tent is to express his helplessness with regard to providing facilities to the oppressed minorities of katchi abadies and the cold response from the Prime minister of Pakistan.

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PRESS RELEASE
August 15, 2005

· J.Salik celebrated 58th Pakistan Independence Day
in the Graveyard in the memory of Shaheeds
· He will live in tent in protest against Prime Minister who is not caring for katchi abadies of Islamabad – J.Salik announces



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik wearing yellow parachute for the last 71 days and ashes with shaved head for 62 days, celebrated 58th Pakistan Independence Day in the Graveyard in memory of Shaheeds. This 70 days continuous protest, graveyard’s severe heat under open sky made bad effects on J.Salik’s health, he was to faint. He however, over came it with determination, courage and prayers of his supporters.
This was the biggest gathering of Christian community in the history of Islamabad. It included children, young, men and women on foot, on bicycles, on motor cycles, other personal conveyance in buses from katchi abadies of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. They held national flags in hands and sang national songs. The tents installed in the graveyard were reflecting the picture of a city. After the national anthem there was a joint prayer by Islamabad Rawalpindi pastor Inayat Jala, Pastor Emmanuel Anjum, Pastor John Gill, Pastor Nasir M Gill, Pastor Ashraf and Bishop Amjad with others.
On this occasion CDA Labour Union Leader Secretary General Ch Yaseen was also present J.Salik alongwith him placed flowers on the grave of Ilyas Masih sanitary worker who in the recent past died of the poisonous gutter gas.
In the end J.Salik declared that in order to establish solidarity with the residents of katchi abadies of Islamabad he will live in a tent till such a time each and every house of these abadies is provided with a separate electricity meters and developmental work in them. This is also J.Salik’s protest for the oppressed community against the unmoving attitude of the Prime Minister.







 

 





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PRESS RELEASE
August 13, 2005

In protest to install separate electricity meters in slums
J.Salik puts out lights of his house and lights 7 lamps
in glass jars of blood



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik wearing yellow parachute for the last 69 days and ashes with shaved head for 60 days in order to express solidarity to provide separate electricity meters in the katchi abadies, he put out his house light, poured blood in jars glass lighted 7 candles in them and recited from Holy Bible “ You are the light of the world and light shines in the darkness”.
Before this he for the safety of Humanity and awaken the unconscience extracted his blood six times. On the occasion children, old, young and women from katchi abadies were present. The program started with national anthem and ended with the prayer for solidarity, prosperity of the country. J.Salik on Independence Day (August 14) at H-9 graveyard at 4.00 pm will make an important announcement.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
August 12, 2005
J.Salik will celebrate Independence Day in Graveyard



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Human Rights Party, J.Salik alongwith his companions will spend Independence Day in Graveyard (H-9, Islamabad) in the memory of Shaheeds, who gave thousands of sacrifices to achieve this homeland. They will pray for Shaheeds and the solidarity of Pakistan. This program will be from 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm. J.Salik will make an important announcement on the occasion.
Seven lamps will be lighted in the evening at his residence as substitute of electricity light which the slums of Islamabad do not have. J.Salik is wearing yellow parachute dress for the last 67 days and sitting on Ashes with shaved head for 59 days in protest.

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PRESS RELEASE
August 11, 2005
J.Salik celebrates 58th year of Quaid’s Thoughts



Islamabad: In order to celebrate 58th year of Quaid-e-Azam’s Thoughts, Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Human Rights Party, J.Salik especially prepared green floor and cut a big cake that contained the Quaid’s words: “All citizens of the country will have equal duties, rights and benefits. There will be no difference between the Muslims and the Christians in this regard”, in a gathering of children, young, men and women. Behind them on a large canvas, under the Quaid’s portrait and National Flag were written Thoughts of the Quaid. Green colour is to indicate for nourishment, prosperity and to promote unity of the country.
J.Salik in his brief address quoted the motos of great philosophers that “ If the minorities are happy the country is happy, if minorities are poor the country is poor.” The national flag which was kept on half-mast for 7 days on the sad demise of Shah Fahd (late) was hoisted on tune of national anthem. J.Salik, on the occasion, threw light on the thoughts of Quaid-e-Azam stressed the need to implement them and prayed for unity, prosperity of the country and for providing separate electricity meters to the houses in katchi abadies and to carry development work in them.





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PRESS RELEASE
August 09, 2005
· Firing cannons on Independence Day symbolic to terrorism
· It should be replaced with lighting Torch of Peace Message
· Defence Ministry should be renamed as Peace Defence Ministry - J.SALIK
 


Islamabad: Former Federal Minister and Organizer Human Rights Party is in Yellow parachute dress for last 64 days and wearing ashes, with shaved head for 48 days. He on non-coverage of his programs by PTV in protest, for the sixth time today, extracted his blood spread on his head to mix it with the blood of Shaheeds.
He said that firing 31 cannons in Federal Capital, 21 in each province is symbol of terrorism. In this way the world does not get a message of Peace from Pakistan, but the cannons are symbolic to threat, war and destruction. If seniors fire cannons, children following them, atleast will hold guns in hands, if we don’t stop elders from firing cannons we would not be justified in taking back guns form children. Instead of firing guns we should start to light 58 torches from this August and all the governors and Chief Ministers should meet at Federal Capital and light torches after departments. One torch should be added each year. J.Salik also demanded to rename the Defence Ministry with Peace Defence Ministry.
We are fighting against terrorism as such these Independence Day firing guns must be covered in white (Coffin). He said that white colour in National Flag reflects for protection of minorities, and this minority white color is a source of uplifting the flag and prestige of Pakistan. As such minorities play an important role in progress and development of the country. J.Salik said white part of the flag firmly holds it. This responsibility has been entrusted to the minorities and I will perform this holy duty till the last drop of my blood.
Decision for new elections in September for Japan parliament lower house, on arrival of Prime Minister of Pakistan in Japan is not a good sign. J.Salik therefore prayed God to protect Pakistan National Assembly on Prime Minister’s returning to Pakistan.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
August 08, 2005

Knowing that even the Sanitary Workers of
Prime Minister House, Cabinet Division, Supreme Court and
Auditor General Office get only Rs. 2000-2350/p.m
J.Salik wept bitterly



Islamabad:- A 16 member delegation of Sanitary Workers of Prime Minister Secretariat, Cabinet Division, Supreme Court and Auditor General Office met J.Salik today afternoon. It astonished him that the oppressed Christian Sanitary Workers with 6-9 years service get only Rs. 2000-2350/p.m. He observed one minute silence on atrocities which Christians face even in these prestigious institutes. He then burst into tears and Sanitary Worker also bowed down before God. J.Salik weeping bitterly prayed to God to save Pakistan from further cruelty and have pity on the poor. J. Salik said that the cabinet takes important decisions , Auditor General has a check on their correct implementation and the Supreme Court passes order on their violation. J.Salik was very critic on atrocity even in these most important institutions of the country.


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PRESS RELEASE
August 7, 2005



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, in response to the request of Nobel Peace Committee Norway, Cabinet’s nominee for Nobel Peace Prize (on Pakistan Golden Jubilee’s year) J.Salik is in yellow parachute dress for the last 62 days, sitting on Ashes with shaved head 46 days, extracted his blood spread over his head for 5 times in protest. Although he has lighted the Human Rights Torch for 23 days but it could not remove darkness of the cruels so the katchi abadies of Islamabad still remain in dark. He demanded for immediate resignation from unmoved Prime Minister.
He advised the government not to illuminate the buildings of bricks and stones till the houses of katchi abadies of Islamabad are provided separate electricity meters.
J.Salik who has always supported the oppressed humanity in every corner of the world irrespecting of religion, race and colour in order to register solidarity with the poor of the katchi abadies will light seven lamps in his residence as substitute of electricity light which the slums of Islamabad do not have.
In the memory of Shaheeds he alongwith his companions will pass 14th August Independent Day in the graveyard (H-9 Islamabad). Even after this if the katchi abadies do have separate electricity meters he will make an important announcement.

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PRESS RELEASE
August 6th 2005

J.Salik observes one-minute silence –
Victims of Hiroshima

 




Islamabad: In order to commemorate the destruction of Hiroshima 60 years ago, Former Federal Minister J.Salik at his residence observed one-minute silence. The participating children and ladies dressed in black, standing on red earth with lighted candles in hands behind them was a huge painting (size 8x6) reflecting destruction of Hiroshima. They prayed to God for World Peace and to save Humanity from any further destruction.
J.Salik in his message on the occasion emphasized upon the Pope Benedict, Bishop of Canterbury, Imam-e-Kaaba, Nobel Peace Prize winners and religious Muslim scholars to make combine result oriented efforts to save the humanity from destruction of the expected 3rd world war by destroying atomic weapons. J.Salik declared vasting difference between America and Japan as alarming one. He stressed upon the need of establishing Peace Centers in all over the world. He demanded United Nations to provide adequate funds for strengthening peace efforts.

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August 4th 2005



Islamabad: Today former federal minister and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party J.Salik extracted his blood for 5th time on PTV policy. He extracted his blood on the tune of “Is parcham kay saya talay hum aik hain “ and spread over his head and said that he was doing in the memory of thousands of Shaheeds who laid down their lives for creation of Pakistan and its institutions. He added that in the conscience week he would struggle till the last drop of his blood to awake the conscience. On this occasion the people were gathered at J.Salik’s residence. He is sitting on Ashes with shaved head for the last 42 days and its 60h day in yellow parachute dress.
He said on August 2nd 2005 had a condolence meeting at his residence on the sad demise of Shah Fahd (late) and observed one minute silence. He had informed one day earlier for its coverage to PTV but it completely neglected it.
Even before this he held a condolence meeting for London bomb blast victims in whose reaction holy religious places were attacked to which he had criticized strongly and stressed upon their protection. He condemned the progress which divides humanity in different groups. He also mourned for the victims of bomb blasts of Bari Imam Urs. He had a rally to register his protest desecration of the Holy Quran but it is not understood why the PTV does not give coverage to the protesting activities of religious nature and those for registration of human honour and peace of the world.
J.Salik is consulting constitution experts for a writ in Supreme Court against this policy of PTV. He said that the Assembly makes laws but for justice we have to knock the doors of the courts. We propagate that we have given adequate representation to women community in the Assemblies, but in the courts which give justice women have no representation there. So he demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to give suitable representation of women in the staff of senior courts. Private Secretaries and stenographers of judges should be women from minorities. On this occasion senior advocate of Supreme Court Habib ul Wahab ul Khairi and Ex Finance Secretary to Supreme Court advocate Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta were present who fully assured to support J.Salik’s mission.
 


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August 2nd 2005

Condolence on the sad demise of Shah Fahd (late)
at J.Salik’s residence - observe one minute silence




Islamabad: There was a condolence meeting on the sad demise of Khadim ul Harmain ul Sharfain Shah Fahd at the residence of J.Salik, former federal minister and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party. Dressed in black children, young and old ladies and gentlemen participated. They observed one-minute silence. They held in hands portraits of Shah Fahd and behind them, displayed his large size photograph.
J.Salik contacted Saudi Arabia Embassy Islamabad and registered his sorrow and grief on the sad demise. National Flags on his residence are on half-mast since morning. On this occasion, J.Salik quoted the popular moto of Shah Fahd “ I am the father of children and brother of elders, their problem is my problem and their pleasure is my pleasure” Shah Fahd performed a number of projects and works for the welfare of the people.
J.Salik once again appreciated king Fahd 7 point peace mission which was a good solution for Middle East and the world. It was praise worthy and a source of enlightment. If this program was seen above the prejudice, it transpired to be the best human solution for peace for the Middle East and peace loving nations. J.Salik stressed on the world nations to realize their responsibility to restore and maintain world peace.
J.Salik appreciated the services of Shah Fahd for oppressed mankind, world peace and his efforts for closer contact of different nations for better relations. J.Salik is sitting on Ashes with shaved head for the last 40 days and its 58th day in yellow parachute dress. He said if he had not been in this protest, he would have personally attended his funeral.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
August 1st, 2005

CDA accepts demands of J.Salik
Yellow uniforms cancelled at once, salaries enhanced



Islamabad: Today the sanitary workers under privatization engaged in Sector
G-7, G-9, G-10, I-10 and I-11 had assembled at J.Salik, House 11 Street 45 F-7/1. This was J.Salik’s 57th day in yellow parachute dress, 39th day on Ashes (he for the first time is with shaved head in protest) the compound was full to its capacity. J.Salik on the tune of ‘Yeh Tera Pakistan hay, yeh mera Pakistan hay’ was hoisting the national flag and his companions were observing solidarity with their clapping. During this process Mazher Hussain, Director General (Environment) CDA reached residence of J.Salik, alongwith his junior officers joined the national song. Soon at the end of the song, DG congratulated Mr. J.Salik and said to the sanitary workers that they having J.Salik as their leader are fortunate J.Salik is his leader too. His services for humanity are appreciable. He said that he himself was keen to see J.Salik however this one proved to be immediate source of his meeting with him.
On this there roused slogans Pakistan Zindabad, J.Salik zindabad. The DG said to the sanitary workers if they had any problem they should come direct to him.
Mazher Hussain said the CDA in principle cancels these yellow parachute uniforms at once. He added that some other colour uniform would be approved in consultation with the workers and public representatives.
He further said that their pay would be enhanced to Rs. 3000/- Thereafter increase in pay would be made as and when Government raises the pay of others. He said in CDA all employees are colleague irrespective of their grade. He further declared Sundays as closed holidays for sanitary workers.
J.Salik appealed to pray for separate electricity meters for each and every house in katci abadies so as to celebrate Independence Day 14th August, 2005 with zeal and enthusiasm. In the end he declared the acceptance of demands as success of the solidarity of Pakistan.

 


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PRESS RELEASE
July 30, 2005

· On suspension to sanitary work by the workers, Director Sanitation CDA, Assistant Director, Chief supervisor and Contractors reached at J.Salik’s residence
· On the tensed situation, AC Islamabad controlled the situation



Islamabad: Sanitary staff under privatization working in various sectors of Islamabad have gathered at the residence of J.Salik for the last three days with regard to lesser wages, 12 long duty hours, deduction of pay for absence, no holiday even on national days, non provision of brooms, repair of hand driven carts at their own and yellow parachute uniforms. J.Salik himself is in protest for the cause of sanitary workers for the last 55 days.
Today Mr. Mustafeen Qazi Director Sanitation CDA, Mh Khan (AD) and Saleem Bhatti (Chief supervisor) came to the residence of Mr. J.Salik. The Director said that around the world sanitary workers have been provided with specific uniforms which irritated J.Salik who said that we have our own culture, customs and traditions in Pakistan which was created after thousands of sacrifices and USA, Europe have their own culture and traditions. We according to our environment and culture are not bound to follow them. In support of this statement J.Salik quoted a number of example. J.Salik took the attitude of Director Sanitation as threatening and informed him in emotions that he is sitting on Ashes for the last 37 days but none from CDA cared for it. He further said that CDA people do not care for the solidarity of the country but the suspension of sanitary work in three Sectors have brought them here. In response the Director threatened to remove the absentee from service, J.Salik responded advising to Director not to bother about 400/500 people because a larger number of quantity of doctors and engineers are jobless in Pakistan. He added that in case he takes them all to the tomb of Quaid-e-Azam with bowls in their hands they would get much more than CDA pays them but as we have great respect for dignity of our country. J.Salik clearly told him that these sanitary workers sitting here are not only a department but a full fledge nation in all respect.
He further said that if you are interested only in sanitation work I alongwith them will do this without any reward. On this J.Salik came out of his residence and all the sanitary workers followed him with brooms in their hands. Dr. Ehtasham Anwar, AC Islamabad who happened to be the present on the occasion in view of the tensed situation desired the CDA administration to leave. In such a way he controlled the situation.
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PRESS RELEASE
July 27, 2005
Sanitary Workers Leave Work in Private Sector
Protest of Sanitary Workers against CDA Contractor
for not Providing Brooms
J.Salik Demands to register a suit against CDA officers




Islamabad:- Under Privatization, in I-10/1, the sanitary workers have been provided neither Brooms nor hand driven carts. Even on repeatedly demanding, these items are not provided. Today morning the sanitary workers were forced to do their work without Brooms, they in protest left the work and reached the residence of J.Salik, who in support of their demands for better pays, parachute uniform, long duty hours has already been in protest in yellow parachute for the last 52 days. Contractor Mian Maqsood also reached J.Salik and provided for sanitary workers a bundle of 100 Brooms but the sanitary workers in protest have decided to leave the work and Inspector William, Supervisor Javed Abbasi and Shakeel Gill Clerk followed them.
Meanwhile, reached the sad news that one Niamat Masih (G-8/1) died of gutter gas. Mr. Pervez Masih rushed to save his life and fainted. People of G-10 Markaz helped him out of the main hole. J.Salik however criticized the CDA officers for not providing sanitary workers with Safety Tools and demanded action against CDA responsible officers.
Ch. Yaseen Malik, Secretary General Labour Union CDA on his behalf and on behalf of his companions expressed sorrow and grief on the death. Chairman and Secretary Pakistan Tehrik-e-Akhuwat were also present. All of them observed two minutes silence after prayer for the departed soul.


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Press Release
July 26, 2005




Mr. Siddique Al-Farooq, Central Secretary Information Pakistan Muslim League (N) visited (25-06-2005) J.Salik, Former Federal Minister and Pakistani Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize. This was J. Salik’s 33rd day on Ashes and 51st day in Parachute dress.
Mr. Siddique Al-Farooq said that minorities politically have equal rights, so their problems should be solved on the principle of equality. Doing developmental work in their “Abadies” is the legal and moral duty of every government, he said this while talking to J.Salik. He said that Pervaiz Musharraf and Shaukat Aziz who propagate of Enlightened Moderation to the Western World, neglected the minorities in the budget and all walks of life. They do not even recognize their services in the prosperity of country. He (Siddique Al-Farooq) said that price hike, unrest, unemployment, corruption and violation of basic human rights in the present government has made Pakistan a Hell. He said that in violation of the principles of the Quaid, minorities have completely been neglected. He said that J.Salik is the representative of minorities and appreciated his peaceful way of protest and demanded the government to immediately fulfill his demands. If J. Salik and his companions spend Independence Day in graveyards, there can be no more severe protest than this against the cruelty of the rulers who must be ashamed of this. Siddique Al-Farooq said that Muslim League (exile Prime Minister) Mian Nawaz Sharif is the defender of minorities rights so he supports the cause of J.Salik. He said that if Nawaz Sharif gets an opportunity to serve the country he will solve minority’s problems on priority.


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PRESS CONFERENCE
July 25, 2005

Emergency in Federal Capital for Development of the Poor



Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, Pakistani Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Human Rights Party J. Salik said that he as Federal Minister diverted the attention of then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto towards the miserable life of the Kachi-abadies of Islamabad. His summery made the cabinet realize that in the Federal Capital where offices of the outer world exist, the bad condition of Kachi-abadies are bringing bad name. As such the cabinet modified the Islamabad Master Plan and decided to develop these abadis properly, so 106 plots (20x30) were developed in J. Salik Colony G-8/1 and allotted to the residents at Rs. 45,000/- each that includes cost of land Rs. 15,000/- + developmental charges Rs. 25,000/-. The owners have properly been issued NOC and they are enjoying the facility of electricity alongwith other facilities.
Even after laps of 10 years only 200 plots have been developed against the total number of 3000 to be developed. No Human Rights Organizations or government cared for their betterment. They however used the residents as tools for slogans and clapping. On the other hand, in the name of their development got huge funds but their plight remains the same. According to Nawa-i-Waqt June, 2003, 37 Billion rupees from Poverty Alleviation Fund. In addition to 20 million rupees which he (As Federal Minister) had placed at the disposal of Minorities Affairs Ministry for utilization by CDA on development of Kachi-abadies which could not be utilized by CDA as such these funds also lapsed. This gave me a great shock as I had diverted this amount for Islamabad out of the funds for minorities of the entire Pakistan. He on the occasion thanked Brig. Waseem Zafar Iqbal (former IESCO, Chief Executive) who had provided electricity to these Kachi-abadies on single meter, expenses on transformer, cables etc. were borne by the residents themselves. Paying bill equally for single bulb and for using electricity lavishly is an open cruelty.
Now WAPDA intends to provide meter to each and every house and these Kachi-abadies have been surveyed for the purpose, but for want of funds there is no progress. So far, these residents have paid Rs. 60 million in the form of monthly electricity bill, out of which each one of them can be provided separate meters.
He said, Federal Capital Islamabad is the symbolic of unity for all the provinces of the country which got independence after thousands of sacrifices. We all must utilize out full abilities to make it great, strong and prosperous.
He said that all the applications which he got yesterday for providing them separate electricity meters would be sent to the President of Pakistan because this was his (J. Salik’s) crime who in 1995 got them ownership rights and in response they sent garlands of flowers to Prime Ministers House. After that he (J.Salik) was the culprit who got for them electricity on single meter but charging bills from them on the same rate irrespective of the units they consume is cruelty, so he would send these applications to General Pervez Musharraf.


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PRESS RELEASE
July 20 2005

Inauguration of Pakistan National Center
in Protest at J.Salik’s residence



Islamabad: An inaugural ceremony of Pakistan National Center was performed by Dr. Muhammad Arshad Rana, President Pakistan Medical Association Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Former Federal Minister and Organizer, Pakistan Human Rights Party J. Salik who in protest has confined himself in the house by installing an iron net with pipes on boundary wall of his house, was standing with this and Pakistan National Center’s name plate is fixed outside the house in his lawn.
J.Salik said that it is our misfortune that in the country, which was created after thousands of sacrifices, has no Pakistan National Center in it. In the absence of these centers how Nationalism can prosper in its citizens? In the absence of Nationalism Unity, Discipline and Faith cannot be developed.
Dr Muhammad Arshad Rana said on the occasion that J.Salik is the voice of the poor and he feels the grief of poor itself and he is continually fighting for their rights. His tireless struggle is appreciable. There are national centers in every country to promote the culture of the country. My prayer is for J.Salik to have great patience to bear all these difficulties and may God bless him with success in his mission soon, he added.
The Patron of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Ahuwat Syed Zubair Shah, Chairman Malik Sher Afzal, General Secretary Zahid ul Rashidi with delegation were present the occasion and said about J.Salik’s protest that even after 29 days of his protest sitting on the heap of Ashes, response from the rulers has remained cold. It’s our misfortune to have these rulers. Mutahadda Masih Welfare Society’s vice Chairman Master Naseer and ex member of District Council Mr. Rafiq Gill were present on the occasion.
J. Salik further said that on conclusion of the Conscience Week, the workers will be given “Conscienceless Prime Minister Awards”. Dressed in Parachute and Ashes burns his skin in this scorching heat.


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Press Release
July 19, 2005
· Former Primer Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali
fully supports J. Salik’s demands
 Christian Minorities gathering infront of J. Salik’s House thank and appreciate Jamali’s support


Former Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali in a statement had advised the government to immediately fulfill the demands of the Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J. Salik and had demanded that the minorities being a part and partial of Pakistan must be given equal rights as provided in the constitution of Pakistan.

The Christian children, ladies and gentlemen of the Kachi-abadies of Islamabad with banners in their hands gathered infront of J. Salik’s house. They were holding banners in hands, written on them:-

Ø Former Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Jamali has won the Hearts of Christian (Christians Community)
Ø “We welcome the statement of Former Prime Minister”
(Christian Community)
Ø “Minorities should be given Equal Rights” (Mir Zafarullah Jamali)
Ø “Minorities are the part of Pakistan, their demands should be fulfilled” (Former Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Jamali)
Ø “We stand by J. Salik” (Former Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Jamali)

They had gathered specially to thank Former Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Jamali for his full support to the demands of J. Salik. They thanked him for treating them as equal to other citizens with reference to their rights as provided in the Constitution of Pakistan. It is worth mentioning here that Mr Jamali is the first Former Prime Minister from the ruling party who is caring for the poor minority community.

They thanked Gen ® Hameed Gul, for his visit to J. Salik in order to register his solidarity. They further thanked Raja Tri Div Rai (Honorary Federal Minister) who from the beginning of J. Salik’s current protest has been in contact with him through telephone and his personal representatives. The gathering also appreciated the solidarity and unity registered by Mian Muhamamd Aslam (MNA) through his personal visit by sitting beside him on the heap of Ashes for long. They welcomed the visit earlier paid by the Students Community from International Islamic University, delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Akhuwat, Tanzeem-e-Shabab-e-Milli, CDA Labour Union (Gen Sec Ch. Muhammad Yaseen), Tehreek-e-Insaaf Punjab and others and “Jharoo Kash Mazdoor Union, Lahore” who in order to register their solidarity had traveled long from Lahore to Islamabad.
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PRESS RELEASE
July 18, 2005

· J.Salik’s protest against Pakistan Television (PTV) by extracting his own blood
· Confined himself by installing an iron net on his boundary wall



Islamabad: J.Salik Former Federal Minister, Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party is in protest in yellow parachute dress, shaved head, Ashes in it, sitting on a heap of Ashes under open sky. His protest is against neglecting the poor Christian minority in all walks of life, especially, the poor sanitary workers whose majority comprises Christians have been forced to wear yellow parachute uniforms in this scorching heat. They have to observe 10 duty hours a day with only Rs. 1700/- a month under privatization. The minorities do not have adequate and proper representation in National Assembly. Moreover the Katchi-abadis of Islamabad have not been provided with basic facilities of life. Even in the budget speech they have been ignored. The Pakistan Television has given no coverage to J.Salik’s protest with regard to the above.

Last but not least even on sending proper invitation to the PTV in advance and repeatedly reminding that day, no PTV correspondent came for coverage of the joint prayer meeting by the Christians and the Muslims held on July 16, 2005 at his residence for the victims of Central London’s bomb blasts. The PTV which is public money sponsored institute has slaughtered the humanity and damaged the cause of solidarity among religions.

J.Salik in order to register his protest against PTV has confined himself in the house by installing an iron net with pipes on boundary wall of his house. He has planted a Dried Minority Tree outside his house, watered its roots with his blood, yellow leaves on branches, written on them “Cruelty, Prejudice and Hatred”. This tree is full of Black fruit. All these are symbolic of different types of Cruelty and Atrocities faced by the poor Christian community in Pakistan and cold response of PTV.
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Press Release
July 16, 2005
Appeal to Promote Better Understanding among Religions
Prayer for the Victims of Central London in Terrorism Act
on 7th July, 2005



Mourning J. Salik, his Companions, ladies, gentlemen and children dressed in black color with Cross in their hands on burning candles at his residence, jointly prayed to God to rest the souls in eternal peace of those who lost their lives in the Central London in high explosive bombing attacks on 7th July, 2005. They further prayed for patience to the grieved families.

J. Salik appealed to the World Peace Lovers to accelerate their efforts for peace and solidarity among religions, especially for unity in Muslim/Christian community in U.K in context with increasing terrorist activities and unrest around the world. He stressed upon the need to improve understanding between religions.

In the Central London blasts which affected loss of so many precious lives, wounding hundreds of others, damaged moveable and immoveable property. In reaction, various buildings of worship were damaged at different places. He strongly condemned the act of hatred against the minorities. He called the majority for tolerance, patience and strictly desired to beef the security of all the places of worships of religions.

He said if we allow to continue this hatred among different religions it will ruin the entire world and all its prosperity and development. He said that we do not need this progress and development which divides humanity and religions into groups. In the end he proposed to convene a World Peace Conference to be attended by Conterbury Pop Benetic, Imam-e-Khana-e-Kaba and nominees for Nobel Peace Prize from all religions and countries of the World. They will identify problems threatening World Peace and make proposals for their solution.
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PRESS RELEASE
July 14, 2005



Mr. J.Salik, Former Federal Minister, Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party today, July 14, 2005 (this figure is divided by 7) at 6.00 pm at his residence alongwith his wife Mary Salik inaugurated the Human Rights “TORCH” ceremony in order to promote Humanity, eliminate Hatred and prejudice from country and for stability of Peace and Justice.
The children, ladies and gentlemen dressed in yellow and black were present at the occasion. The ceremony started with this patriotic song
Eh watan hum hain teri shama kay perwanon main
Zindagi hosh main hay josh hay emanon main
J.Salik celebrated 21st (is divided by 7) day of his protest sitting on a heap of ASHES. This one is 7th month of the calendar year. He explained the importance of the figure 7 by quoting Pakistan’s establishment in the 7th year of passing the Resolution for creation of Pakistan and gave many other examples with reference to other religious, national and international context. The figure 7 is considered to be lucky one as such it carries very important role in our day today life like 7 heavens, 7 continents. 7 days of week, 7 colours of the rainbow, 7 wonders of the world, 7 notes of music, 7 seas, 7 tawaf around KAABA, 7 walks in Safa & Marwa, 7 verses of the opening Sura “Al Fateha in the Quran, 7 verses of periods, 7 thrones, 7 candle sticks, 7 cliesias, 7 seals and 7 thunders have been mentioned in Holy Bible, 7 pheras of the Hindu/Sikh marriage where the couple walks around the fire seven times exchanging vows of duty, love, fidelity and respect for a fruitful union.
J.Salik said that today is an important day of his political life. This 7th day of the Calendar year and it is 14th of this month and I have been in ASHES for the last 21 days. I am repeating the history of shaheeds who sacrificed their lives for Pakistan. J.Salik once again today extracted blood spread over his head and said that he was inflaming Torch for Peace. He said cruelties would not be tolerated any more.
He said that by lightning this Human Rights Torch I want to make all concerned realize that Injustice is at its peak, Cruelty is at extreme. The latest example which I am going to quote is about a poor sanitary worker – Ilyas who made a suicidal attempt infront of the Governor House Lahore yesterday. (press cutting is enclosed) Instead of providing him justice, he will suffer at the hands of police besides facing the courts.
He strongly condemned the deteriorating conditions of Human Rights and said that in Pakistan most of the sanitary workers belong to the Christian community as such have no protection in any way.
He lashed on so commonly violating of Human Rights. He said that he for the rights of the poor sanitary workers, has dressed himself in parachute for the last more than one month, but none cared then he sat on this heap of ASHES, then shaved his head in protest. To express helplessness locked his gate, built a wall before it and decorated medals on house footpath, which he had received in recognition of services for the humanity, even then no one cared. He appreciated the boldly protest of Ilyas, and said that if the public servants and Human Rights Organizations do not come for our help and rescue then all oppressed being Ilyas will not hesitate to lay down their lives. If the public servants do not provide us justice they should at least allow the poor to die.
He called it a joke of public servants who do not let the poor live with honour nor they let them die.
He called the poor to join hands to over come cruelty, prejudice, mourn against human rights and injustice.

 


REPRODUCED BELOW NEWS ITEM (Ilyas News)

· Suicidal Attempt of sanitary worker infront of Governor House Lahore
· Darugha Zulfiqar takes work of 8 men, Pays half pay, half he himself takes away - Ilyas says
· He is the only source of income of 7 family members. No action on his complaint to seniors

Lahore: An oppressed sanitary worker, Ilyas, in protest tried to inflame himself with kerosene oil infront of Governor House Lahore. He was taken to Qila Gujar Singh in police custody. Ilyas is a resident of Ward No. 22 Zone 4 Badami Bagh and posted on duty in Mochi Gate.
Darugha Zulfiqar (Chacha Pappu) forces him to work for 8 sanitary workers but does not give any work to 7 of his favourites. According to the letter recovered from the pocket of Ilyas his pay is Rs. 4800/- but Darugha pays him Rs. 2200/- and sometimes Rs. 2400/-
On protest of the sanitary worker Darugha forces him to do what (Darugha) he desires, Ilyas told that he is the only to support his family of 7 members. He has complained the number of times to seniors that the 50% his salary taken away by Darugha may be ordered to be given to him. Resultantly Darugha threatens him to face dire consequences and challenged the poor man to do what he could do against him.
So in this disappointment he decided to inflame himself.

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PRESS RELEASE
July 13, 2005





Former federal minister and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik strongly condemns the present injustice in Pakistan and demands for:-
Declaration of Justice Emergency
Immediately cancellation of Summer Vacations of Sheriat Court
The Judicial System should work 24 hours
All Islamabad District courts be shifted to old MNA Hostel till the construction of Judicial Complex
J.Salik said that basic cause of the injustice faced by him in the Federal Capital is because no proper piece of land was allocated to the capital area for (grassroots) lower courts. These lower courts have been housed in the market, which had been constructed, to deal in salt and chilly as such these do not equate the prestige of our honourable judges. Alas! These courts do not have a few yards of piece of land. With apology to the soul of Bahadur Shah Zafar
Kitna badnaseeb hai capital adl kay liye
Do gaz zameen bhi na mili koo-e-yaar main
(Federal capital is unlucky for not having a piece of land for its own building)
J.Salik said all this is enough to damage the image of Pakistan, hence it must be stopped at once. He said, as the objectives for creation of Pakistan have not been achieved, martyrs souls are in unrest in their graves. We must realize the reality as no more time is left to meet the present challenge.
Junior courts of Federal Capital are the real reflection of such courts working in other parts of the country. One can well imagine, the importance, we give in Islamic Republic of Pakistan, to the poor in providing them justice. However, justice in all religions of the world is 1st priority. He said that had there been representation of the poor while making master plan for shifting of the Federal Capital to Islamabad, buildings would have been constructed to accommodate (grassroots) lower courts. All this is due to non-representation of the poor and this is why I have been in protest on a heap of Ashes for the last 20 days struggle against injustice.

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PRESS RELEASE
July 11, 2005



The president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Akhuwat Malik Sher Afzal and Secretary General Agha Zahidul Rashidi, came to the residence of J.Salik. They expressed their immense displeasure that even after 19 days of his protest sitting on the heap of Ashes response from the rulers has remained cold. Protest of a National Leader in a yellow parachute in this scorching heat with Ashes on his head is shameful for the rulers. We the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Ahuwat fully supported J.Salik’s protest based on the principle of justice. They expressed full sympathy on the miseries of the minorities. They said that the oppressed minorities are leading the life of slaves.
They said in case J.Salik’s demands are not fulfilled by 1st of August 2005, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Ahuwat will give a call of protest throughout the country.
Sh Hizar Hayat, President of Student Federation Tehreek-e-Insaf along with his delegation in order express solidarity with the mission of J.Salik visited and remained with him at his resident. He fully appreciated and supported J.Salik’s mission.
He said that J.Salik is the only leader whose struggle is not for himself alone but he is struggling for the rights of 16 crore Pakistanis. The Pakistani nation needs such a leaders for prosperity of the country. He retreated his full support to J.Salik’s cause.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
July 9, 2005

J.Salik gives “Sadqa” of a Black goat on the heap of ASHES, he has been sitting for many weeks
Demands for immediate cancellation of the
summer vacations of Federal Sheriat Court




On the tune of National Anthem, Muslim Christian joint solidarity prayer and smoke of Loban, Muhammad Tufail, butcher slaughtered a healthy black goat on the heap of Ashes on which J.Salik has been sitting for the last many weeks. The goat was covered with black cloth painted in red was “Oh God! Protect Pakistan against Evils of injustice”.
Dr Ehtasham Anwar, AC Islamabad happened to be present on the occasion, who informed that he was not on duty but came there only on humanitarian ground.
Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Chief Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik who against the present system of election against the seats reserved for minorities in the National Assembly had filed a writ in the Supreme Court had withdrawn it as its hearing date had been scheduled after the last elections.
After that he had filed a writ before the Federal Sheriat Court with the hope that he as a non-Muslim (being Christian) would get early relief there. This petition was admitted 3 years ago but as the full bench was short of a judge, no action could be taken and the petition remains pending since then.
J.Salik who, for the last 31 days has been in yellow parachute dress, ashes in his head for last 17 days his wounded leg, blood spots on his dress crossed over his house boundary wall and reached the premises of the federal Shariat Court, the security guards rushed towards him and desired to disclose his identity. However J.Salik only that morning had got painted on his parachute dress “J. Salik, Former Federal Minister – Pakistani nominee for Nobel Peace Prize – five times elected representative”.
When J. Salik requested for withdrawal of his writ petition, the officiating registrar told that the judges were on summer vacations and that the court observes two months vacations upto September and that withdrawal of his earlier petition would be decided only on reopening the Federal Sheriat Court.
He strongly condemned the murder of justice in the courts of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in such a way. He said that when he was a Federal Minister, he had advised the prime minister for withdrawal of the privilege of observing summer vacations by the courts. He had also proposed (copies enclosed) for continues working of the courts and administrative offices in two shifts for immediately elimination of the crimes by punishing the criminals at once. He emphatically demanded for immediate cancellation of the summer vacation of Federal Sheriat Court.
 


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PRESS RELEASE
8TH JULY, 2005

Three years ago J. Salik submitted a petition in Federal Shariat Court
There being no decision,
he has requested for its withdrawal.




J. Salik, Chief Organizer Human Rights Party, Former Federal Minister nominated Pakistani representative for Nobel Peace Prize has requested for withdrawal of his writ petition which he had submitted to the Federal Shariat Court about present system for filling in the minorities seats in the National Assembly.. Intention behind approaching the Federal Shariat Court was that, he, as a non-Muslim would get early relief from the Federal Shariat Court. This petition was admitted 3 years ago, but as the full bench was short of a judge, no action could be taken and the petition remains pending since then.
J.Salik who, for the last 30 days has been in yellow parachute dress with ashes in his head for last 16 days with his wounded leg, blood spots on his dress crossed over his house boundary wall and reached the premises of the federal Shariat Court, the security guards rushed towards him and desired to disclose his identity. However J.Salik only today morning had got painted on his parachute dress “J. Salik, Former Federal Minister – Pakistani nominee for Nobel Peace Prize – five times elected representative”.
When J. Salik requested for withdrawal of his writ petition, the officiating registrar told that the judges were on Summer vacations and that the court observes two months vacations upto September. Earlier J.Salik had submitted a writ petition before the Supreme Court, as according to him, in this way the interest of minorities could not be protected and that it would adversely effect relations among different religions. His plea in Supreme Court was that this new system would be in contradiction of the Constitution of Pakistan and that the minorities through this new system are deprived of their right to vote for minorities representative .
As the date for hearing was scheduled after the date of elections, J. Salik withdrew it from Supreme Court. Even his petition in the Federal Shariat Court has been pending for the last 3 years, he has submitted an application today for its withdrawal.

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PRESS RELEASE
July 7, 2005

Government’s cold response on J.Salik’s swear protest
He cuts with sharp knife to bleed himself
Further threats to chop flesh out of his body

 



Former federal minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Chief Organizer of Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik for the last 29 days has been dressed in yellow parachute sitting with shaved head on heap of Ashes for the last 15 days. Previous day (July 6) the journalists participated in a Daal Chawal feast. He on the occasion before the journalists, children dressed in yellow and black colour, ladies and gentlemen extracted his pure blood free of liquor and spreaded over his head and said that he had mixed his blood with the blood of hundreds of those Shaheeds who laid down their lives for creation of Pakistan - for defence of Pakistan and for solidarity of Pakistan.
The government response even to this protest remained cold. He, in order to make its more swear made cuts in his body and bleeded himself and re-affirmed that even if there is was response he would chop out pieces of his body till the public servants start performing their duty sincerely and his demands are well known to the entire world.
J.Salik said that Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan is not the “Jagir” or property of any one. He stressed that he would not allow holding of the local government elections at any cost as such he would save the sanctity of the independence day 14th of August. He said that the army and the institutions of justice by virtue of their responsibilities are very disciplined and respectable institutions. Their involvement in local Government elections would damage their dignity and honor. He said that the qualification of the persons responsible for holding elections should only be “honesty and only honesty”. There is no derth of such people in each and every race and religion living in Pakistan.
As such the Government without involvement of army and the courts can hold Free and fair elections. He added that involvement of these institutions in the elections will make the competency of the election commission suspicious.
Julius Salik started saying that about three years ago when he had encaged himself, on 14th August some of the sanitary workers came to him with brooms in hands complaining that even while celebrating Independence Day they had been forced to work. He raised his voice against this cruelty and did his best to solve their problem. From the cruelties being faced by the Christian community in the Federal capital city, one can realize their condition in other cities of country. He said that he had talked to religious scholars like Maulana Fazal ur Rehman and Dr. Israr Ahmed but in vain. He also discussed the matter with the DC Islamabad with this parachute he is wearing, but the problem remains unsolved.
NEGLECTION IN “BUDGE” SPEECH
Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to their insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
Even under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.
SLUM OF ISLAMABAD
The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.
REPRESENTATION IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on National Assembly and the Islamic Ideological Council.
The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.

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PRESS REALEASE
6 July 2005



The press conference started from Prayer and smoke of Loban (frankincense). Children were present dressed in black and yellow colors. The National Flag was hoisted on the tune of National Anthem followed by National song “is parcham kay sai talay hum aik hein”. He said that this Daal Chawal feast may not be of your standard but we instead of standard have to be the Builder of National Unity.
J.Salik along with the portraits of Jesus and Quaid-e-Azam in his 28th day of yellow parachute dress with 12th day of shaved head has been sitting on a heap of Ashes for the last 14 days. Behind him are the symbols of all the communities i.e. the Muslims, the Christians, the Sikhs, the Hindus and the Parsies living in Pakistan. In front of him are the motos of Pope John Paul II (late) and other religious and non religious scholars. In front of his is the statue of Pope John Paul II (late) placed on a 10 feet high chair. This 15 feet high chair is the symbol of doing great deeds for becoming immortal in history. Symbolic Dove (Cross) is placed behind him. In protest against Iraq war he hanged himself on Dove (Cross) for 38 hours.
J.Salik said that Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan is not the “Jagir” or property of any one.
He stressed that he would not allow holding of the local government elections at any cost as such he would save the sanctity of the independence day 14th of August. He said that the army and the institutions of justice by virtue of their responsibilities are very disciplined and respectable institutions. Their involvement in local Government elections would damage their dignity and honor. He said that the qualification of the persons responsible for holding elections should only be “honesty and only honesty”. There is no derth of such people in each and every race and religion living in Pakistan.
As such the Government without involvement of army and the courts can hold Free and fair elections. He added that involvement of these institutions in the elections will make the competency of the election commission suspicious.
He thanked the Journalists, ladies and gentlemen and the children dressed in black and yellow colors for being with him on the occasion. He extracted his pure liquorless blood and spreaded over his bare head. He said in doing so he had mixed his own blood with the blood of hundreds of Shaheeds who laid down their lives for creation of this beloved country. He loudly appreciated the sacrifices given by the men the women and the children for creation of Pakistan. He said that by mixing his own blood with that of the Shaheeds, he has converted his insecurity into security.
Earlier J.Salik had rejected the local Government Elections from 18th August 2005 in order to save the sanctity of 14th August – the day of National Unity its Solidarity and progress of the country. As response from the Government has been very cold, he announced to constitute a new “Pakistan Human Rights Party.” Besides others, its first and foremost objective will be preparation of volunteers in each and every corner of the country responsible for preparing political injections for revival of the patriotism, peace and love among the people of the country.
J.Salik reminded that even before this, he had warned the announcement of the National and Provincial Assemblies election schedule (1996) on 16th December - the day when Dhaka was surrendered. Although these elections were held as scheduled but the Assemblies that came into existence could not live their lives - its consequences are before the nation. He is sure these proposed local government election will not take place, and if these are held, will not have a different fate that of the Assemblies quoted above.

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PRESS RELEASE
July 4, 2005
 


Islamabad: Angry Christian leader, Former Federal Minister J.Salik dressed in yellow parachute for the last 25 days, with shaved head and ASHES on it has been sitting on a heap of ASHES in scorching heat under open sky for the last 12 days. He in his each day of protest, experienced the troubles of a whole year, as such his present protest spreads over long 12 years, but to his extreme disappointment, government response has remained too cold.

According to J.Salik this cold response probably is far for the reason that today’s Pakistan is not the real Pakistan of the Quaid-e-Azam. Because Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan was the mere Pakistan in which there was no discrimination between race, colour and religion. It will not be out of place to make a mention of Christian representative Bahadur Singha who on behalf of the chrisitans recorded his statement before the boundary commission that the Christian community be counted towards Muslims for creation of Pakistan.
The Quaid reciprocated practically by designating Jogindar Lal Mandal who was a “Shudar” according to the Hindu division of society as Pakistan ‘s first Law Minister. He was one who presided over the ceremony for designating Quaid-e-Azam as first Governor General of Pakistan.

In Pakistan of the Quaid-e-Azam, Choudhry Chandu Lal remained the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly whereas Chief Justice, justice A.R Cornelius was also a Christian.

Today’s Pakistan in no way is the Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam. It is however the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Its clean shaved Prime Minister in no way is the follower of the Sunnat and the principles of equality of Islam. He can represent the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in real sense only by following the Sunnah with a bear on his face and by treating all the Pakistanis as equal citizens especially with reference to their rights.
J.Salik made a reference of the neighbouring country’s Prime Minister who by following his religion and traditions keeps a turban on his head. But here in Pakistan state of the followers of Islam is quite different, as they neither care for religion nor its principles of justice and traditions.


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PRESS RELEASE
Saturday, July 2, 2005
Julius Salik on Heap of ASHES With Shaved head
Celebrates DASWAN (10th day)
with prayer to God at 6.00 pm – Distribution
Chanay (chick-pea) & Ghur (molasses)



Dressed in yellow and black J.Salik’s companions, others children, men and women offered prayer to God to end the cruelty and prayed for Solidarity of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. After prayer distributed Chanay (chick-pea) and Ghur (molasses) among the participants and the residents of katchi abadis.
PARACHUTE UNIFORM
Julius Salik started saying that about three years ago when he had encaged himself, on 14th August some of the sanitary workers came to him with brooms in hands complaining that even while celebrating Independence Day they had been forced to work. He raised his voice against this cruelty and did his best to solve their problem. From the cruelties being faced by the Christian community in the Federal capital city, one can realize their condition in other cities of country. He said that he had talked to religious scholars like Maulana Fazal ur Rehman and Dr. Israr Ahmed but in vain. He also discussed the matter with the DC Islamabad with this parachute he is wearing, but the problem remains unsolved.
NEGLECTION IN “BUDGE” SPEECH
Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to their insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
Even under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.
SLUM OF ISLAMABAD
The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.
REPRESENTATION IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on National Assembly and the Islamic Ideological Council.
The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.
J.Salik on this occasion said that when the cruelty reaches its extreme the oppressed community then stands up with its full strength, the cruels have to surrender. He during prayer addressing rules advised to up the atrocities, that with them immediate effect will be the servant of the whole nation irrespective of religion, race and colour. He advised the bureaucracy to wear badges to show their responsibilities.

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PRESS RELEASE
July 1st, 2005

J.Salik rejects Local Government Elections from 18th August 2005
Deliberate effort to divert attention from the objectives of independent homeland on 14th August
Even before this, he had warned on announcing the National Polling Schedule (1996) on 16th December – day of Dhaka fall
 


Former Federal Minister and nominee for Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Pakistan, J.Salik rejects local government election schedule from 18th August 2005 announced by acting Chief Election Commissioner Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. He said preparing for the proposed elections from 18th August 2005 and making preparations to celebrate Independence Day on 14th August 2005 at the same time is a new joke with the nation. He said making preparations for both the events at the same time will cool down their enthusiasm for a very very important National Day of 14th August 2005.
He said that firstly giving less importance to Labourers Day on 1st May and ignoring the Defence Day on 6th September and neglecting Yom-e-Takbeer is damaging the moral of the nation.
He once again condemned the winding up of the National Centers that existed throughout the country and criticized the national centers of foreign countries established in Pakistan.
J.Salik reminded that even before this, he had warned the announcement of the National and Provincial Assemblies election schedule (1996) on 16th December - the day when Dhaka was surrendered. Although these elections were held as scheduled but the Assemblies that came into existence could not live their lives - its consequences are before the nation. He is sure these proposed local government election will not take place, and if these are held, will not have a different fate that of the Assemblies quoted above.
Special news: with the blessings of God, the last night rain washed away the ASHES J.Salik had on his body for the last 8 days …now he is happy

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PRESS RELEASE
June 30, 2005

J.Salik’s protest enters in 8th day sitting on ASHES
and 5th day with shaved head
He said that his protest would continue for 40 days

Former federal minister J.Salik is in yellow parachute dress. He continuesly has been under open sky day and night since 5.00 pm Thursday, 23rd June 2005 with ASHES in the shaved head.
This is his 8th day sitting on the heap of ASHES and 5th day with shaved head. Uplifting and hoisting national flag on the tune of national anthem playing “Is parcham kay saya talay hum aik hain” said that his struggle for national unity is for Pakistan. of course he felt sorry for cold response from the rulers but he is hopeful of the blessings of his God whom he prays for success.
someone may not be happy with some of these activities, but sorry to say that dring his 30 years struggle for redressing problems of the poor, he has been forced to do so, he added.
He further said to where from the problem started. Three years ago when he was encaged himself, on 14th August some of the sanitary workers came to him with brooms in hands complaining that even while celebrating independence day they had been forced to work. He raised his voice against this cruelty and did his best to solve their problem. From the cruelties being faced by the Christian community in the Federal capital city, one can realize their condition in other cities of country. He said that he had talked to religious scholars like Maulana Fazal ur Rehman and Dr. Israr Ahmed but in vain. He also discussed the matter with the DC Islamabad with this parachute he is wearing, but the problem remains unsolved. After all this he had no alternate but to be in the present condition he is seen.
Some of the demands are as under:

1. Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.

2. Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.

3. The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.

4. The National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on National Assembly and the Islamic Ideological Council

5. The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.

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PRESS RELEASE
June 29th, 2005
Press Conference in Disappointment and Fury
Christian Leader J. Salik
Bursts --- on In-Human Treatment



Former Federal Minister J. Salik addressed a Press Conference (29-06-2005) at his residence. This is his 7th day sitting on the heap of Ashes and 4th day with shaved head. Uplifting and hosting National Flag on the tune of National Anthem, playing “Is Parcham kai sai talay ham aik hain” said that his struggle for National Unity is for Pakistan. Of course, he felt sorry for cold response from the rulers, but he is hopeful of the blessings of his God whom he prays for success.
He greatly thanked for always giving coverage to his activities. He said that someone may not be happy with some of these activities, but sorry to say that during his 30 years struggle for redressing problems of the poor, he has been forced to do so.
He drew attention as to where from the problem started. Three years ago when he encaged himself, on 14th August, some of the sanitary workers came to him with brooms in hands complaining that even while celebrating Independence Day they had been forced to work. He raised his voice against this cruelty and did his best to solve their problem. From the cruelties being faced by the Christian community in the Federal Capital city, one can realize their condition in other cities of country. He said that he talked to religious scholars like Maulana Fazal ur Rehman and Israr Ahmed but in vain. He also discussed the matter with the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad with this Parachute he is wearing, but the problem remains unsolved. After all this he had no alternate but to be in the present condition he is seen.
Some of the demands are as under:-
1. Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
2. Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.
3. The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.
4. The National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on National Assembly and the Islamic Ideological Council
5. The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.
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Please do not publish prominently
Printing prominently will destroy cruels
Painful, trouble giving and torturing protest’s 5th Day
June 27, 2005

J. SALIK DECLARES 40 DAYS PROTEST ON HIS FAILURE



· J. Salik displays out of his house all the 32 Awards which he received from the National and International organizations working for welfare, well-being, Peace and services to humanity as token of recognition for his 30 years services to humanity
· He has decorated these awards on a red carpet on which
(i) Crush hatred
(ii) Hatred lead us to destruction of humanity – has been painted

· Last night he built a wall of bricks before the locked house gate
Julius Salik is in yellow parachute dress. He continuously has been under open sky day and night since 5.00 pm Thursday, 23rd June 2005 with ASHES in the shaved head.
This, in the history of Pakistan is the first trouble giving and torturous protest completing 72 hours on its 5th day. J.Salik displays all the 32 Awards which he received from the National and International organizations working for welfare, wellbeing, Peace and services to humanity in token of his services.
He has decorated these awards on a red carpet on which (i) Crush hatred – for this purpose long heavy gum boots have been placed (ii) Hatred leads us to destruction of humanity – has been painted.
According to him these awards are giving him torture. He has offered to all these awards giving organizations, business community, farmers, students, labour organizations, clerics and other scholars, intellectuals and lawyers to take away from him all these awards with their introduction. In case no organization or any other accepts this offer, he will donate these awards to a mental hospital.
On the same red carpet he has displayed the unique photographs and portraits of the persons who won the Nobel Peace Prize during 1901-1985. He is sorry to say that had these laureates continued their struggle for real peace the conditions of peace in Pakistan would not have been so worse.
He infront of the locked gate has built a bricks wall to mourn for 40 days on his failure in preaching the ideology of the Quaid – father of the nation.

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PRESS RELEASE
4th Day of protest
June 26, 2005



Julius Salik in his 20th Day of Yellow Parachute Dress on Completion 48 hours on 4th Day in ASHES with Shaved Head locks his Struggle House (residence) from 7.00 pm

Gen (Retd) Gul Hameed visits J.Salik to offer his support. - J.Salik’s refusal to give any statement

Julius Salik former federal minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of 14 crore Pakistanis are in yellow parachute dress for the last 20 days. He continuously has been under open sky day and night since 23rd June with shaved head (June 25, 2005) in ASHES with in head, sitting on a heap of ASHES.
Among others (Retd) Gul Hameed visited J.Salik remained with him for an hour. The Retd Gen showed his concern over the atrocities faced by the oppressed community especially the Christians as a whole and the sanitary workers in particular. He requested J.Salik to give up his such protest as involves the risk of his life. J.Salik flatly refused to talk on the issue and only said that as he was following the way of Hazrat Imam Hussain he had no fear of his life.
With the departure of the guest all the visitors left the Struggle House which was locked for all at 7.00 pm with the request not to the poor not to visit him for help. This action is in confession of the reality that he has failed to promote the ideology of the Quaid – father of the nation during his 30 years of struggle. Before this he shaved his head to express his helplessness, having lost shelter and protection for the poor.

His demands are as under:

1. Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
2. Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.
3. The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.
4. The National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on National Assembly and the Islamic Ideological Council
5. The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.


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3rd day in Protest
June 25, 2005
6.30 pm
J.Saik in his 19th day of yellow parachute dress on completion of 36 hours, 3rd day in ASHES Shaves his head
Raja Tri Dev Rai contacts J.Salik on telephone

 

 


Julius Salik, former federal minister, a nominee for Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of 14 crore Pakistanis, is in parachute dress. He continuously has been sitting on ASHES since 5.00 pm Thursday 23rd June 2005 with ASH in the head.
On completion of 36 hours has shaved his head on 3rd day in humbleness. He has been under open sky day and night meeting people from all walks of life. As yesterday even today (June 25) the human rights organizations and his well-wishers contacted about his health especially during this scorching heat.
Among others, lifetime Federal Minister – Raja Tri Dev Rai telephoned J.Salik and inquired about his health and appreciated his services for the Muslim Christian unity and the sacrifices he is giving to redress the grievances of the oppressed humanity. Raja Tri Dev Rai was astonished to know that the poor sanitary workers are getting only Rs. 1700/- pm under privatization of sanitary work by CDA.

3rd Day:- In the 3rd day (June 25, 2005) of his protest, Mr. J.Salik under the shadow of the national flag with the portrait of Jesus Christ and the Quaid, on the tune of national anthem, sitting on the ASHES with shaved head and ash in it at 6.00 pm gave a call to the people of Pakistan for unity, love and peace.
A few of the demands are as under:

1. Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
2. Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.
3. The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.
4. The National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on National Assembly and the Islamic Ideological Council
5. The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.


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PRESS RELEASE
June 24, 2005

 

J.Salik sits in “ASHES”
Following the footprints of the nation of
Hazrat Younus – Prayer with Ashes on head enters 3rd day
Completes 24 hours of protest under open sky
Press release time 6.30 pm



Julius Salik, Former Federal Minister, a Christian leader and nominated candidate for Nobel Peace Prize, under the shadow of the National Flag along, portrait of the Jesus Christ and Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah with the tune of National Anthem sat on the “Ashes” at his residence. Dressed in yellow parachute a large number of children, young, old men and women participated in the inaugural prayer.
His protest in the “ASHES” during this scorching heat at 46-48 degree enters 3rd day. People from all walks of life visited him day and night, spent mentionable time in his company. A number of Human Rights Organizations and well-wishers contacted to inquire of his well being expressed their solidarity offered all kind of help and support.
J.Salik in his 18th day in parachute dress feels grief and sorrow that his last 30 years struggle for Human Rights and for Solidarity between the Christians and the Muslims remains futile, while the Islamic Ideological Council has thrown fuel on fire by spending earnings of the confiscated liquor on their welfare whereas the budget speech for their welfare is silent.
He repeating the ‘history of Hazrat Younus’ sat in Ashes mourning for his demands till such time all demands are well known to the Entire World or till the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan accepts these demands in the name of God and the sacrifices given by the Shaheeds for creation of Pakistan and its solidarity.
In the age of Hazrat Younus, the people of the Nainwa city keeping the fast, sat in the ASH and prayed to God for their forgiveness. In this way God listening to their prayers forgave them. J.Salik is following the people of Nainwa city.

A few of the demands are as under:

1. Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
2. Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.
3. The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.
4. The National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on National Assembly and the Islamic Ideological Council
5. The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.

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PRESS RELESE
June 23, 2005

J.Salik sits in “ASHES”
Following the footprints of the nation of
Hazrat Younus – Prayer with ash on head


Under the shadow of the National Flag along with portrait of the Jesus and Quaid-e-Azam with the tune of National Anthem sat of the Ashes
Julius Salik Former Federal Minister, a Christian leader and nominated candidate for Nobel Peace Prize sat on “Ashes” at his residence (House 11 Street 45 F-7/1 Islamabad) from 5.00 pm Thursday 23rd June, 2005.
He in his protest of second week in parachute dress feels grief and sorrow that his last 30 years struggle for Human Rights and for Solidarity between the Christians and the Muslims remains futile, while the Islamic Ideological Council has thrown fuel on fire by spending earnings of the confiscated liquor on their welfare.
He repeating the ‘history of Hazrat Younus’ sat in Ashes mourning for his demands till such time all demands are well known to the Entire World or till the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan accepts these demands in the name of God and the sacrifices given by the Shaheeds for creation of Pakistan and its solidarity.
In the age of Hazrat Younus, the people of the Nainwa city keeping the fast, sat in the ASH and prayed to God for their forgiveness. In this way God listening to their prayers forgave them. J.Salik is following the people of Nainwa city.
A few of the demands are as under:
1. Ignoring the minorities in the recent budget speech, the Government has added to insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow dustbin colour under the scorching sun. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON”. They are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
2. Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- pm only.
3. The slums (katchi abadis) of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These slums (abadis) have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these slums (abadis) have only one electricity meter to feed the entire slum (abadi). Payment of bill is not based on the principle of justice as a widow who has only one bulb has to pay equal to those who consume electricity lavishly on their electronic and electric appliances.
4. The National Assembly seats have been raised from 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities who rightfully deserve their representation on (i) National Assembly, (ii) Representation on the Islamic Ideological Council and (iii) other forums of National and international level.
5. The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, out of 365 days, has not reserved even a single day to listen to the minorities.

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PRESS RELEASE
June 20, 2005

J.SALIK’S HOLD A MOURN IN ASH ON PROTEST



Former Federal Minister, Convenor World Minorities Alliance and nominated candidate for Nobel Peace Prize Mr. J.Salik (13th day in his yellow parachute dress) feels grief and sorry that during his last 30 years of struggle for human rights and for solidarity between the Christians and the Muslims fails in achieving his objective.
All his struggle has resulted in ignoring the depressed Christian community in the recent budget besides twisting their representation in the National Assembly and all other national and international forums. Islamic Ideological Council has thrown fuel on fire by deciding to spend earnings of the confiscated liquor on their welfare.
He in order to register his protest and to repeat the ‘history of Hazrat Younus’ will make “Sitting in Ash” mourning for his demands the whole day. He has started collecting ash for the purpose.
In the age of Hazrat Younus, the people of the Nainwa city keeping the fast, sat in the ‘Ash’ and prayed to God for their forgiveness. In this way God listening to their prayers forgave them. J.Salik following the people of Nainwa city, will remain sitting and mourn for his demands the whole day till such time all his demands are well known to the entire world or till such time the government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan graciously accepts his grievances. He demanded to give representation to minorities especially Christians on the Islamic Ideological Council.
Mr. J.Salik gave gist of following grievances:-

He said that by ignoring the minorities in the recently presented budget, the government has added to our insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow colour dustbins during swear hot weather. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON” who are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- only.
He expressed his concern that the katchi abadis of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These abadis have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these abadis have only one electricity meter to feed the entire abadi.
He commented that the National Assembly seats have been raised 207 to 335. Even the seats of women have been raised from 15 to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities.

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PRESS RELEASE
June 17, 2005





While making a reference to the news item about the decision of the Islamic Ideological Council about welfare of Minorities the income of confiscated wine.
Former Federal Minister, Convenor World Minorities Alliance and nominated candidate for Nobel Peace Prize Mr. J.Salik registered his protest in his yellow para shoot dress before Islamabad Press Club on June 17, 2005 at 4.00 pm. The children were in black and yellow dresses, the symbol of hatred. The children were holding pla cards. At the start of protest J.Salik performed a prayer. He very critically declared it a “joke” with the minorities specially with reference to neglecting them in the budget on one hand and making their welfare from the earning of confiscated wine on the other hand. He criticized that the income from confiscated wine can be utilized on only minorities’ welfare, why the other income received as tax from business of wine can’t be spent on them. He questioned as why this money should make welfare of minorities and why not of others?
He also diverted attention of the world media towards treatment being given to the oppressed Christian Community as under.

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PRESS RELEASE
June 15, 2005





Islamabad: On special invitation of Former Federal Minister, Convenor World Minorities Alliance and nominated candidate for Nobel Peace Prize Mr. J.Salik, Dr. Israr Ahmed, President Anjuman Khuddam-ul-Quran, Founder Tanzeem-i-Islami on Wednesday the June 15, 2005 addressed a public meeting attended by more than 300 participants at 5.00 pm at House No. 11 Street No. 45, F-7/1 Islamabad.
The children of the katchi abadis in yellow dress welcomed the honourable guest with flower leaves. The proceedings started with recitation from the Holy Quran.
Mr. Laiq Ahmed Qureshi, a resident of F-7/1 welcomed the Chief Guest. Mr. J.Salik elaborated following grievances before the guest.

1. J.Salik said that by ignoring the minorities in the recently presented budget, the government has added to our insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow parachute jacket uniforms of the yellow colour dustbins during swear hot weather. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON” who are getting only (US $ 28) Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
2. Under aged children engaged on daily wages basis in violation of labour laws are paid (US $ 20 to 25 only) Rs. 1200 to 1500/- only.
3. He expressed his concern that the katchi abadis of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These abadis have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these abadis have only one electricity meter to feed the entire abadi.
4. He commented that the National Assembly seats of 207 have been doubled. Even the seats of women have been raised to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities.

Dr Israr Ahmed informed the gathering that the sole purpose of his visit from Lahore to Islamabad was to listen to your problems and to address you for better understanding and relations between the Muslims and the Christians.
He listened to the problems with great patience. Mr. J.Salik requested to raise the issue on different forums especially on forum for human rights.
In the end Dr. Israr Ahmed assured of his full support to the cause of all the oppressed community and declared that in the eyes of Islamic justice all are equal irrespective of religion, colour and race.


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PRESS RELEASE
June 9, 2005

Protest of J.Salik for neglecting the minorities
in the budget 2005-06 continues to 4th Day




Former Federal Minister, Convenor World Minorities Alliance and nominated candidate for Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. J.Salik continues his protest to 4th day in a yellow Para shoot dress.
According to him this protest is against the treatment being given to the sanitary workers and minorities in different matters:
1. J.Salik said that by ignoring the minorities in the recently presented budget, the government has added to our insult. It is a great cruelty and symbol of hatred to force the poor sanitary workers to wear yellow para shoot jacket uniforms of the yellow colour of dustbins during swear hot weather. The sanitary workers are facing far more cruelty than that existed in the age of “FIRON” who are getting only Rs. 1700/- per month for cruel 10 duty hours a day under privatization system during these days of price hike.
2. He expressed his concern that the katchi abadies of Islamabad to which during his minister-ship in 1995, he had given the rights of ownership, no developmental work has been started. These abadis have not been provided with even the basic facilities. On the basis of self-reliance these abadis have only one electricity meter to feed the entire abadi.
3. He commented that the National Assembly seats of 207 have been doubled. Even the seats of women have been raised to 60 but the 30 years old minority seats still remain only 10 which through magic stick instead of election have been filled by selection resulting in eliminating the representation of minorities.

He said that neglecting them in the recent budget has forced them to get their rights at every cost.

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