LAHORE: Scores of Muslim men, women and children formed a human shield around St Anthony’s Church here on Sunday to stand in defiance of those who seek to harm it.The participants of the shield which was a part of the National Day of Prayer and Resistance included members of the civil society, religious scholars and citizens.
The event was arranged by Pakistan for All that is a collective of concerned citizens outraged by the persecution of minorities in Pakistan. The participants raised slogans against those killing minorities and attacking their places of worships in the country without any reason. The message
LAHORE: The Muslim and Christian communities came together during Sunday mass in a show of solidarity in Lahore.
Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack on All Saints church occurred after Sunday mass ended and is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.