Pakistan: Christian community shocked as killings continue

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While international community continues silent about the situation of non-Muslims in the country, a week ago 7o Muslims accused of murdering several Christians (some of them were burned alive) were freed. Of course, impunity makes the number of killings rise:

Christians used to living amid heightened tensions for years, are offering daily prayers for calm after an upsurge in targeted killings in Karachi in recent days.

“The government seems to have little interest in dealing with clashes and solving disputes among rival parties. Everybody is affected by fear and violence,” said Father Saleh Diego, diocesan director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace.

“Churches are trying to give them solace with daily prayers for peace,” said Father Diego added.

More than 30 people have been murdered in the last three days in target killings. Eight political workers from rival parties were killed yesterday as gunshots echoed in different areas around the city. Armed men occupied several buildings while others looted a few.

Saima Mushtaq, a Caritas field worker, said she had to find alternative routes several times yesterday to pick up her son and take him home after tuition class.

More here.

One comment on “Pakistan: Christian community shocked as killings continue

  1. […] But violence continues: “Churches are trying to give them solace with daily prayers for peace,” Father Diego added. More than 30 people have been murdered in the last three days in target killings. Eight political […]

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