MULTAN
Like other parts of the country, the Christians staged demonstrations against Lahore suicide bombings here on Monday. Dozens of Christian youth assembled in Jamilabad area and at Chowk Nawan Shehr to stage demonstrations. Holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands regarding arrest of the perpetrators of the attack, the protesters carried out non-stop sloganeering. Armed with clubs and iron rods, they blocked Nawan Shehr Chowk and attacked some vehicles. The protesters also burnt tyres.
Meanwhile, all mission schools and colleges remained closed in Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, and Muzaffargarh on Monday to mourn the death of 15 Christians in suicidal attack. The security of the churches and missionary institutions was beefed up as police and paramilitary troops patrolled different sensitive areas of Multan and other parts of Southern Punjab. Members of Pakistan Patriot Forum lit candles during a vigil for the victims of a suicide bombing attacks on churches.
Similarly, Mian Iqbal Hassan President of Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on two churches. He expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious innocent lives in the incident and prayed for early recovery of those injured in the blasts.Mian Iqbal Hassan said that the business community express its solidarity with the bereaved families and sympathise with the affected families .
Mian Iqbal Hassan said that terrorism had no religion and were not even human beings, adding that we hope that  government would  weed out terrorism and extremism from the country and all possible measures wold be taken to protect the life of common man .He said that Christians were our brethren and patriot Pakistanis, we are with them at this crucial juncture.