Parcel Bomb injures 10 Christians in Bahawalpur district.
13 Jun 2009
Hasilpur, Pakistan: June 13, 2009. (PCP) A Christian colony was targeted by parcel bomb thrown from a passenger train on Christian Colony near railway track in city of Hasilpur here today.
According to reports 10 Christians were injured when parcel was opened by some children in a house which exploded with a big bang heard around city.
The injured were rushed to civil hospital where 4 are in very critical condition and deaths are feared. On night of June 12, 2009, Pakistani media reported a bomb blast in Hasilpur but news was blacked out in newspapers due to Christian being targets. The Pakistan government censors all news item which relates to target of Christians by Taliban or militant groups in Pakistan.
Sources told PCP that Christian were target in Hasilpur and parcel bomb was put to kill Christians in this remote area city of North Western Punjab.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Chief of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC condemned attack on Christians in Hasilpur where Children were seriously injured.
“Like parcel bomb attack news censor the government is keeping secret the presence of Christian IDP,s in any refugee camp and still data is not issued on our demand” said Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti added that there were not only sixty Christian families in Swat Valley, Malakand and Nothern Areas which are being sheltered in Mardan by Church of Pakistan but there were six thousand Christian families in war torn area which are not located.
‘PCC condemned target killing of Dr. Sarfaraz Naemi in Lahore and urged government to provide security to Muslim and Christian leaders in Pakistan” said Nazir Bhatti
PCP quoted that news of Hasilpur Christian Colony bomb attacks are reaching and details shall be updated for readers.