Pakistani Christian leaders condemn attack on Mosques of Ahmadi community.
29 May 2010
Washington DC: May 29, 2010. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC, strongly condemned attack on worship places of Ahmadi community in Lahore during Friday prayers which killed 80 innocent citizens and injured dozens.
Nazir Bhatti said “Islamic terror is rising against religious minorities in Pakistan which invites immediate attention of government of Pakistan”
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Punjab accepted responsibility of suicide attack on two mosques of Ahmadi community in Lahore which left 82 dead and dozens injured on May 28, 2010.
Nazir Bhatti said that PCC had warned government of Pakistan that Punjab is volcano of Jihadi movements and can erupt any time to create serious law and order situation but not security measures were adopted.
“If there were adequate security arrangement then dozens of precious lives of minority community have not been lost in Lahore”
Mr. Johnson Joseph, a prominent human right activists from Pakistan said “I strongly condemned the attacks on Garhi Shahu and Model town worship places . Where Gunmen attacked over worshipers . These 2 Holy places are belong to our Ahmadi community .This happened on 28th May 2010 . The Gunmen hostages and killed at least 7o -90 people . I express deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives . We have to get rid of the worst type of extremism and fundamentalism .We have to fight against this evil . Minor ties are no safe and sound in Pakistan . Every month some kind of incident happen against minor ties in Pakistan . I Think that , how a Federal minister of minor ties said that minor ties are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan I ask him to repent over his statement and ask pardon from the people of Pakistan .I condemned his statement , when he delivered shameful statement in a meeting with foreigner delegation great Britain .I repeat His statement . He said that minorities are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan . I ask him ,If minor ties are enjoying in Pakistan . APMA is struggling for what . Why this struggle was started in 1998”
Meanwhile, Mr. Watson Gill from Holland said “ We condemn this attack, Pakistani government has failed to protect minorities in Pakistan . Terrorist attacks with bombs and firearms on Ahmadi,s worship place in Lahore Garhi Shaho and Model Town. Police said several attackers held people hostage in side the buildings of worships. Three of the attackers blew themselves with suicide vests when police tried to rush in the building”
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti who was visiting Washington DC here today to speak in a Conference of AFB, talking to news reporters condemned attack on Ahmadi mosques and killing of 82 innocent citizens in Lahore city of Pakistan.