Pakistan: Christians protest against deadly violence

By R.E.A.L. Organization • on August 5, 2009

Pakistan: Christians protest against deadly violence
UCAN News Reports:  “On August 2, Churches in Pakistan praryed for the ‘Christian martyrs’ during Sunday Masses and services.”
– “On the same day around 600 Christians staged a protest against the Punjab provincial government in front of the Quetta Press Club in the capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan.”
– “They carried banners which read, “Stop violence against minorities” and “Arrest Gojra murderers.” The protesters included Caritas workers from Quetta, members of the Catholic bishops’ Justice and Peace Office, and several pastors and politicians.”
– “Jafar George, the Catholic provincial minister of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, said in his address at the gathering: ‘The Punjab provincial government has failed to stop violence in Gojra or act against the attackers. If it cannot provide security to the minorities, it must resign.’”
– “Similarly the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance staged protest rallies in Lahore and Sargodha on Aug. 2 to condemn the Gojra rioting.”