Pastor Returning From Prayer Meeting Killed In Pakistan

Pastor returning from prayer meeting killed in Pakistan, another injured.

Attacks on minority communities in Pakistan are not taking its name to stop. On Sunday, gunmen shot dead a Christian priest returning from a prayer meeting and injured another.

Police said the attackers ambushed Bishop William Siraj’s car in Gulbahar, a neighborhood of Peshawar.

He died on the spot due to multiple shots fired, while his fellow Father Naim Patrick was seriously injured. On information, police reached the spot and started an investigation.

The area was cordoned off to nab the attackers. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pastor returning from prayer meeting killed in Pakistan: Police said they are checking CCTV cameras around the spot to identify the assailants, who fled on a motorcycle after the incident.

Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, President of Pakistan Ulema Council and Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Communal Harmony and West Asia Affairs, has condemned the incident.

Chief Minister Mehmood Khan also condemned the attack and ordered the police to immediately arrest the attackers.

According to the 2017 census, Christians are the second-largest minority community in Pakistan after Hindus. Minorities are frequently attacked in Pakistan.

In 2013, 78 people were killed in a suicide attack during a Sunday prayer meeting in Peshawar.

The impact of Pak NSA’s visit to Kabul was visible, this was the decision on the border issue with Afghanistan.

The two-day visit of Pakistan’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yousuf to Kabul has seen an impact.

According to local media reports, after the conclusion of the tour, Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to form a high-level committee to resolve the border issues.

The two sides have agreed to establish a national-level coordination mechanism to enhance the facility at the border crossing points, an official statement said.

Agreed on speedy completion of projects.

The statement further said that the two sides agreed to expedite three major connectivity projects, the Central Asia South Asia Power Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000), The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline (TAPI), and the Trans-Afghan Rail Project.

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