LAHORE: A countrywide strike is being observed today to condemn the Data Darbar tragedy.
The suicide attacks that claimed 44 lives have pushed people across the country to protest and demand government action. Religious and political parties across the country have voiced their condemnations of the attacks and are pressurising the government to take strict action against the perpetrators.
Traders organisations have announced a strike while rallies and demonstrations will also be staged in different cities.
On Friday, the Sunni Tehreek took out a rally in Karachi demanding early arrest of the people involved in the attacks. Jamiat-e-Ulema Pakistan, Markazi Jamat-e-Ahl-e Sunnat and Anjuman-e-Sarfaroshan protested in Hyderabad. In Lahore, workers of different religious parties protested outside the shrine.
A religious group, the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) advocated violent revenge and announced a shutter-down strike in Lahore for Saturday.
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OIC condemns Data Darbar attack
Amid a chorus of condemnations, the Organisation of Islamic Conference branded the attackers of Data Darbar as “the enemies of Islam”.
The Secretary General of the conference strongly condemned the suicide attacks on the shrine and said those who committed such deplorable terrorist acts were enemies of Islam and humanity.