Catholics in Pakistan
Diocese of Faisalabad

Govt. should implement National Action Plan, Bishop Joseph Arshad

The National Commission for Justice and Peace Faisalabad organized a Prayer Service and Candle Vigil on February 15, in solidarity with the martyrs and injured of suicide attack outside Punjab Assembly Lahore. The Prayer service was organized at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Faisalabad under the supervision of His Lordship Bishop Dr. Joseph Arshad.

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In his statement, Bishop Joseph Arshad said that killing innocent people and police forces in the name of religion is unacceptable. The commission calls upon the government to ensure the safety and security of its citizen by implementing the all points of National Action Plan in its true letter and spirit in whole country.

People from different walks of life including priests, nuns, students, principals, civil and political figures participated in this event. All the participants of candle vigil strongly condemned the suicide attack by militants leaving 13 people dead and over 80 people injured.

A spokesperson for Jamaatur Ahrar, a faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.
The group had also claimed responsibility for an Easter Day bombing in Lahore last year that killed more than 70 people in a public park.

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