May 12, 2017
Pakistani Christian lawyer Advocate Jacqueline Sultan received death threats. She has been advocating for rights of minorities and raising voice against forced conversions of girls hailing from minorities’ communities. Details emerged that the Christian lawyer received a letter, in which she was warned not to pursue struggle for the rights of minorities or else she would be killed.
Jacqueline Sultan,is a high court advocate as well as member of the Karachi Bar Council. After she received the threatening letter, she informed the incident to Naeem Qureshi President of Karachi Bar Association. Moreover, the incident was also reported to the South SSP, and the Rangers DG , South SSP and the Risala Police Station.
Advocate Jacqueline found the letter in her chamber. Consequently, Karachi Bar Association has urged the authorities to take serious action regarding the matter and provide the Christian lawyer with foolproof security.
Karachi Bar Association also urged the authorities for an inquiry into the matter so as to determine the perpetrators of the act. The lawyers’ body demanded for immediate action and arrest of the people who had threatened the Christian lawyer.
The incident was also condemned by various Human Rights activists, NGO’s and political activists. They expressed serious concerns for the security of Advocate Jacqueline Sultan, demanding efficacious efforts from the concerns authorities.