— Geo English (@geonews_english) March 27, 2016
Global Minorities Alliance condemns the terror attack on Christians in Pakistan in Gulsan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan while families were celebrating Easter on Sunday 27 March, 2016. The terror attack has claimed 69 lives (at the time of writing) and reports claim that around 300 are injured. The Government of Pakistan has announced national mourning for three days.
The atrocious act of violence has hit mostly women and children in the eastern city of Pakistan and is thought to be one of the worst attacks that has hit Pakistan’s biggest minority. GMA condemns the attack and urges the Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif to take all measures to uproot terrorism in the country and ensure safety of its religious minorities.
“Our thoughts go out to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones, especially the women and children who are mostly effected in this tragedy. This is a coward attack on the innocent civilians and we condemn such barbarous acts against the defenceless citizens of Pakistan”, said Manassi Bernard, GMA’s Chief Executive.
Global Minorities Alliance also commends Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, on his stance of activating the ‘safety check mode’ to make sure that people in the area can let their friends know that they are safe.