"Patriotism to one's nation is not dictated by religion. A Hindu in Pakistani, is still a Pakistani, and a loyal and patriotic one at that," Pakistani lawmaker Lal Malhi made this comment during an ongoing session a few days back.
Malhi is a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's member of the national assembly (MNA) on a minority seat.
Malhi was addressed as 'cow-worshiper' by a number of parliamentarians a few days prior to the session.
On the comment he said that it is his right to be a 'cow-worshiper' and no one is supposed to question that.
He was constantly taunted for being a Hindu. He stated that he was a Pakistani at the end of the day and that is what should matter.
Pakistan is home to four million Hindus. Hindus were not allowed to join the armed forces until before 2000, and they were only welcomed in the national military during the reign of Pervez Musharraf.