Two Christian brothers convert to Islam in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Impressed by Islamic practices, two Christian brothers in Bara sub-division of Khyber tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northeast Pakistan converted to Islam on Saturday.
The two brothers – Sattar Yousaf Maseeh and Waris Yousaf Maseeh – hailing from Multan district of Punjab province, work under the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) at a quarantine centre in Dogra area.
After converting to Islam, the brothers have changed their names to Abdul Waris and Abdul Sattar.
On being asked about their sudden conversion to Islam, the brothers said that they did so according to their own free will and no one pressurized them. They said that they were greatly impressed with the conduct of Muslims performing their duty at the quarantine centre in Dogra Hospital and decided to embrace Islam.
In their view, Islam is a complete code of life and they were satisfied over taking the right decision.
In Pakistan, cases of forceful conversions have always existed, however, a significant spike has been registered lately. The fundamentalists in the country have been pushing for such practices and have been encouraging youth into doing so.
While Prime Minister Imran Khan has presented several narratives about the condition of minorities in Pakistan, a perennially unsafe and scared minority in Pakistan is a harsh reality.
It is pertinent to mention here that India brought in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019 to provide citizenship to persecuted minorities from three of its neighboring countries including Pakistan.