Pakistan Medical Superintendent ‘Orders Christian Staff to Recite Quran’

(World Watch Monitor) The medical superintendent of a hospital in Pakistan has been accused of forcing its Christian staff to memorize Quranic verses. Article 20 of the Pakistan Constitution guarantees that no-one can be forced into any religious practice or belief against his/her own faith.

Dr. Muhammad Sarfaraz was appointed Medical Superintendent of Government Mian Mir* Hospital in Lahore in early April.

Marshal Ashiq, 23, who works as a security-in-charge at the hospital, submitted an application to Mustafabad Police Station seeking protection from—as well as legal action against—Sarfaraz for forcing him to memorize Quranic verses.

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