In the wake of Quetta carnage, a Pakistani church implores the government to annihilate terrorism once and for all. This request comes following the recent bloodbath at the Civil Hospital in Quetta. While expressing deep sorrow and grief at the loss of valuable lives, Bishop of Faisalabad said that an all-out approach is inevitable in order to curb the scourge of terrorism.
While expressing commiserations Bishop of Faisalabad Msgr. Arshad Joseph stated: “Balochistan has suffered more than 1,400 violent incidents in the past 15 years. Killing the innocent, targeting hospitals are inhumane acts. The government must take action once and for all: the Catholic Church is and will always remain at the side of the population, especially in these hours of suffering.”
Bishop of Faisalabad Msgr. Arshad Joseph, who heads the National Commission for Justice and Peace, said that he is appalled at the loss of lives yet again at the hands of bane of terrorism.
Furthermore, Father Emmanuel Yousaf Mani and Shane Cecil Chaudhry, of the Episcopal Commission stated that they “strongly condemn what happened. It is an inhuman gesture that cannot be tolerated. The government has a duty to improve security measures, guaranteeing the right to life of its citizens.”
A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest, inside the Emergency Department of the Civil Hospital on August 8. Quetta reels after the bloodshed as the death toll from the deadly explosion reaches 74 while more than 141 were injured.
The bomber struck at the time when 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.