Over 100 homes owned by Pakistani Christians were looted and torched by thousands of angry Muslims in the eastern city of Lahore earlier this month. Around 80 businesses were also looted and destroyed. This came after one Christian was accused of blasphemy against the Muslim faith.
This week the Punjab government compensated the Christians for the loss of their homes and businesses.
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The cheques distributed among victims of the Joseph Colony attack by the Punjab government bounced, Express News reported Thursday.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had announced Rs0.5 million in compensation for each of those affected in the mob attack. However, the 265 cheques distributed by the government have bounced.
According to reports, the finance ministry had issued the amount promised. When the cheques bounced, the victims started protesting.
On March 9, an over 3,000-strong mob had set ablaze more than 150 houses of Christians in the Joseph Colony.