LAHORE: PAKISTAN Christian National Party staged a protest against the killing of Christians in Iraq by IS.
Pakistan Christian National Party leaders and workers staged a protest outside the Lahore Press Club protesting against increasing attacks on Iraq’s Christians. The protesters demanded that the government of Pakistan should condemn the killings.
Pakistan Christian National Party vice-chairman Martin Javed Michael, spokesperson Samuel Payara, and programme officer Catherine Sapna condemned the killing of Christians in Iraq.
Martin Michael said a climate of hatred was set to destroy Iraq’s rich history of interfaith harmony and coexistence. The international community should intervene in Iraq before more Iraqi Christians were mercilessly slaughtered by militants. He emphasised that the world needed more tolerance and acceptance of different faiths, instead of religious intolerance and faith-based killings.
Martin Michael expressed his solidarity with Iraqi Christians at this chaotic time.