ShekinahToday: 17th October, 2012:
Niamat Maish a poor old Christian resident of Chak No 149 EB Arifwala Drisrict Pakpattan in Province of Punjab Pakistan is reported to have died due to police torture in Saddar Police Station Arifwala, Punjab Pakistan.
Local Christians staged a protest demonstration against the brutal act of Police and demanded Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Shrief, to register first investigation report (FIR) against police murder.
It is reported that in month of September, a FIR was lodged against Asif Imran, son of Niamat Maish under section 365B of Pakistan Penal Code against the abduction of Muslim girl Shazia Bibi whose father lodged a complaint in the Police station on 2nd ofOctober, 2012. The allegations were brought up against Niamt Masih´s son, Asif Imran in mid September to marry a Muslim girl.
Police arrested Niamat Maish and tortured him in the Police Station later they took physical remand from Magistrate in Arifwala, Punjab, Pakistan.
Due to the severe torture and his old age Niamat Maish fell unconscious and was brought to Civil Hospital in Shaiwal and later due to his injuries he died in the Hospital.
The dead body of Niamat Maish was brought in District Head Quarter for post mortem on 15th October where local Christians demanded Chief Minister of Punjab to file
case against Police degrading, inhuman and brutal act of murder.
Talking to ShekinahToday, Global Minorities Alliance International President Shahid Khan said, “We condemn the brutal killing of Niamat Maish by Police who is supposed to safeguard lives of Citizen rather than to kill them in police stations. We stand in solidarity with the bereaved family and we ask the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Shrief, to look into the matter and bring culprits to punishment and ensure justice to the lives of minorities.”