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Hundreds of Christians light up candles and offer prayers for the victims of Lahore’s park blast


Gulshan-e-Iqbal park blast

Hundreds of Pakistani Christians offer prayers for the victims of Gulshan-e-Iqbal park blast.

In keeping with details, hundreds of Pakistani Christians offered prayers for the victims of the bomb blast on Easter. Followed by a heinous terror strike at Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal park, Christians gathered in Karachi and offered flowers, lit candles and prayed in order to pay homage to those who lost their lives or got injured as result of the blast.

Lahore park blast

On Easter, March 27, Sunday a suicide bomber blew himself up at Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal park where hundreds of people were present. Due to Easter majority of the attendees was that of Christians. The tragic incident left more than 74 dead while above 300 were injured, who are being treated in Lahore’s hospital.

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Followed by the bombing, a faction of Talibaan claimed responsibility of the blast. The terror group stated that Christians were the target. However, representatives of different faiths expressed solidarity with the Christians and strongly condemned the attack.

Lahore park blast

Another prayer vigil was organised by Nazarene Church in Lahore, at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park; where the suicide bomber blew himself up. On the other hand, leaders from different religious communities held news conference in Lahore. These leaders earnestly expressed solidarity with the victims and their families while at the same time they condemned terrorism and extremism. They also aired unity with Pakistan’s Christians.

This heinous attack was the deadliest in Pakistan’s history since the Army Public School, Peshawar attack, in 2014. The APS massacre left 134 students dead while several injured. However, in recent attack, about 29 children died among the 74 dead.