Peshawar Mourns – Burials Amid Anger After Suicide Blasts At The All Saints Church

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PESHAWAR: Burials of the victims of yesterdays deadly twin bomb blasts take place amid anger in the north western city of Pakistan.

Relatives mourn as burials of the victims take place
Relatives mourn as burials of the victims take place

According to details, the Peshawar Church suicide attacks victims’ death toll has climbed to 83 as four more wounded pass away beside several injured under treatment in the wards of Lady Reading Hospital. The District Administration has verified the death toll has reached 83 after Sunday’s devastating Church attack.

 

All expired victims of fatal attack on Church have been buried in three different Christian graveyards of the city. Overall 56 deceased have been buried in Wazir Bagh Graveyard, 18 in Gora Kabristan, while 7 in Phandoo Road Graveyard.

 

The injured were transported to hospitals for medical assistance where those injured continued expiring. Nonetheless, the death toll of suicide attacks’ victims continuous to rise gradually and there are understandably fears that the death toll could rise further as many injured are still in critical condition. Some sources also express concerns over lack of place of burial in the Christian graveyards if the death toll rises severely.

 

According to recent reports the incident has incited nationwide protests as angry demonstrators block roads in Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hyderabad and Quetta and Multan.

 

While the protests reportedly turned violent, in Peshawar when demonstrators blocked roads with the bodies of the victims. In Islamabad more than 600 protesters blocked a highway for several hours burned tires today during morning rush hours thus causing traffic jam. Scores of are angry Christian predominantly perceiving a general lack of security in Pakistan are joined by civil society enchanting slogans against terrorists and calling on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.In Karachi, there have been protests by the Christian community near Korangi crossing, Isa Nagri, Liaquatabad, Numaish Chowrangi and even outside Karachi Press Club.

 

Paul Bhatti- Head of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance said, “Our state and our intelligence agencies are so weak that anybody can kill anyone anytime. We are very clear that it was an incident of terrorism. Christians are not the only target of terror, whole Pakistan is a victim of terrorism.”

 

“Terrorist are targeting everyone, they are beasts. The time has come for Pakistan to take an action against them,” he continued. “What dialogue are we talking about? Peace with those who are killing innocent people,” he asked. “They don’t want dialogue, they don’t want peace,” he said.