Human Rights Minister entreats Christians to pray for peace during Sunday services

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As the behemoth of terrorism tightens its grip around the country; concerns and apprehension continue to remain on higher side. Consequently, Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael has called upon Christians believers across the country to offer special prayers for peace in the country during Sunday services.

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For this reason, the Federal Minister has beseeched Pakistani Christians to observe “a day of prayer for Pakistan,” this Sunday February 19. In a social media statement, Kamran Michael urged: “Christians all over Pakistan pray for peace and stability in Pakistan during church services on coming Sunday.”

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He urged churches across Pakistan to offer prayers for the government of Pakistan and the security agencies who are battling the terrorists. At the same time, he has requested for special prayers for the bereaved families of the security personnel who had lost their lives in this war on terrorism. He said that believers should pray for ‘comfort and peace for the bereaved families.’

Pakistan reeling from a recent wave of terrorism as terrorists struck in various cities. The latest of the series of strikes was yesterday’s attack at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan. The suicide blast had claimed at least 88 lives while dozens injured. Terror group Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Few days ago, at least 16 people were killed as powerful explosion rocked Lahore on February 13. Those killed in the blast include DIG Traffic Ahmed Mobeen while more than 50 others were injured in the explosion near the provincial assembly in Lahore. A spokesperson for a faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan TTP had claimed responsibility for the attack.