LAHORE: The Pakistan Minorities Movement held a demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club on Monday in protest against the Nato air strike and in support of the armed forces.
The protest was led by Salim Gabriel, Hanif Maseeh, Javed Sindhu, Pastor Asif Rafique, Javed Enayat and Madam Tabassum. The speakers said the Nato strike was not the first of its kind, as Western forces had repeatedly violated Pakistan’s borders. “How can we forget the great sacrifices of our brave soldiers? All Christians of Pakistan categorically condemn this dastardly attack,” said one speaker. “If any country or alliance of countries tries to intrude our borders, our response should be very hard and fast.” The Christian leaders pledged their full support for the army in the defence of the country’s sovereignty and integrity. They said that the United Nations must take note of the incident and play a part in stopping such attacks on Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 29th, 2011.