KARACHI: Protests against the deadly Peshawar church bombing in which 81 people lost their lives are being held across the country.
Protests are being held by members of the Christian community and civil society in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Noweshera and other cities.
In the federal capital, protestors blocked the expressway. A large protest is expected to be held outside the press club in the city later on Monday.
In Karachi protests are being held in several areas of the city, including Numaish Chowrangi and Isa Nagri. All missionary schools and colleges are closed in the city as three days of mourning had been announced.
The Christian community protested in different areas of Hyderabad. Protestors burnt tyres and pelted stones blocking traffic. They demanded that those behind the terrorist attack be held responsible.
In Tando Muhammad Khan and Jamshoro, protests were held outside the press club.
Protests were also held in Faisalabad outside the city’s press club. Protestors held a sit-in and blocked traffic.
The Christian community also protested in Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Mandi Bahuddin and Hafizabad.
81 people were killed and over 140 injured in twin suicide attacks at the All Saints Church in Peshawar.