Faisalabad: Christians hold a candle light vigil for victims of Quetta carnage

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Christians in Faisalabad hold a candle light vigil for victims of the Quetta Civil Hospital suicide bomb blast. On August 8, a suicide bomber hit Emergency Department of the Civil Hospital when a large number of lawyers and media personnel had gathered in order to accompany the dead body of the slain President of the Baluchistan Bar Association.

Pakistani Christians pray for the victims of the Quetta hospital blast

The candle light vigil was held at the Catholic Church, Warispura Faisalabad. Special prayers were offered for the victims of the Quetta carnage, while the victims of terrorism each time the bane struck. During the service participants recited the Scriptures and offered earnest prayers for peace in the country. Towards the end of the service, the participants lit candles in the memory of the victims.

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This prayer service was attended by Christians from across the city along with clergymen and nuns. The event was organized by National Minorities Alliance of Pakistan, Human Rights Focus Pakistan, National Commission for Justice and Peace, AAWAZ District Forum and Peace and Development Foundation.

The deadly terror strike at Quetta’s Civil Hospital resulted in loss of at least 71 lives, while more than 141 were injured. The city still reels after the bloodshed. AT the time of the blast, mourning lawyers had gathered in huge numbers at the hospital following assassination of the President of Baluchistan Bar Association Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi, by unidentified assailants in Quetta.