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At least 2 dead, 5 injured in attack on Christian community near church in Quetta

Discussion in 'Pakistan's Internal Security' started by Kabira, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Kabira

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    At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported.

    DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema said the incident occurred when worshippers were leaving after attending the Sunday service at a church in Essa Nagri area of the provincial capital.

    Unidentified attackers riding a motorbike opened fire on the members of the Christian community and managed to flee the scene soon after the incident, the DIG said.

    The injured were rushed to Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta, where two injured worshippers succumbed to their, the hospital officials said.

    Also read: Murder of Christians

    Earlier this month, four members of a Christian family travelling in a rickshaw were killed in a firing incident on Quetta's Shah Zaman road. The Christian family belonged to Punjab and had come to Quetta to see relatives.

    In December last year, nine people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church on Quetta's Zarghoon Road.

    At least two suicide attackers had struck the Bethel Memorial Church while Sunday service was ongoing. There were 400 worshipers inside the church when the assault started.

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    Police force in Quetta needs to pick up pace, common Pakistani deaths cannot be allowed for their negligence and incompetence. How big is Quetta? Why they have failed to secure it?
     
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    This is sad. There needs to be extra security for minorities. They are an easy target to incite violence and destabilize Pakistan. In addition, these communities should also raise their local force like Shias do.
     
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  5. Clutch

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    Quetta is full of Afghan refugees who roam free to commit these acts of terror against all minorities there.

    Kick out all the afghans from Quetta back to Afghanistan.
     
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    No(.) The is against their human rights(!) They have every right to be in Pakistan as their ancestors ruled this land once upon a time (!)
    Not all Afghans are bad, many of them are born and bred in Pakistan and that makes them Pakistani(.) Actually it makes them more Pakistani than Pakistanis(!)
    It is just to difficult to repatriate them all back to Afghanistan and sort which ones are allowed back, so why not let them set up their own autonomous regions inside Pakistan(?) After all they do have enough numbers and we want Pakistan to be known to the world as a liberal and carefree country where all are welcomed(.) So what if they hate our guts and have never accepted Pakistan(.) What are brothers for(?)
     
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    considering the overall national population at over 200 million; assimilating 3 million afghan refugees now would be better in the long run; as it would tie Afghanistan's Future to Pakistan. Safety in Pakistan would be an incentive for Afghan people (especially Pashtun) to invest into raising their children to get the best opportunities and lead the best lives they can. Education of their children to think of themselves as Afghan-Pakistanis or just Pakistanis would be further mutual beneficial symbiosis between the two countries.

    Assimilation also helps to get the local refugee population to accept the law and culture of the land. If indeed the culprits are Afghan Refugees, they need to know the rights of the Christian community in Pakistan, and that attacks against this Pakistani community will be punished severely.