According to the NCJP and CLAAS, non-Muslim prisoners generally are accorded poorer facilities than Muslim inmates.
According to the NCJP, religious minorities constitute a proportionally greater percentage of the prison population.
the representative body constituted by Catholic Church in Pakistan has demanded that the FIR against innocent Sawan Masih should be withdrawn and he should be set at liberty.
Peter Jacob, Director of NCJP
said that organised attacks on minorities can only be dealt with, if Pakistan has a law on "violence against minorities".
Earlier in 2000, NCJP
launched a signature campaign for the restoration of joint electorate in Pakistan and collected around 200000 signatures.
The NCJP chairman Lawrence John Saldanha and Executive Secretary Peter Jacob have urged the government to take immediate steps to protect the minority community from the harassment being meted out by the extremists.
The NCJP, human right body of the Catholic Church in Pakistan, also asked the government to announce that Pakistan was a democratic country, where such discrimination and suppression could not be allowed, The Nation reports.