KARACHI - A delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi on Monday visited the Holy Trinity Church and expressed condolence on the tragic blasts on a church in Peshawar.

The JI delegation comprised of former City Nazim Naimatullah Khan advocate, JI interim Karachi chief Prof Nizamuddin Memon, JI Karachi Information Secretary Zahid Askari, JI Minority Wing Incharge Younus Sohan, Pervez Barkat and others.

The JI leaders met with Bishop Sadiq Daniel and Bishop Cardiff and expressed solidarity with the Christian community on the Peshawar bomb blasts. Bishop Sadiq Daniel thanked the JI delegation on its arrival.

Niamatullah Khan said the State was responsible to protect the rights of the minorities. He termed the tragic incident in Peshawar an inhuman act. He said those who were involved in these attacks were not humans.

“The involvement of external hands into the Peshawar blasts cannot be ruled out,” he added.

JI interim Karachi chief Prof Nizamuddin Memon while condemning the Peshawar Church blasts in strong words said it was a tragic incident and the entire nation was in a state of grief over the said tragic incident.   

On the occasion, Prof Memon assured full support of his party to Christian community and said the JI leadership and workers were stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Christian community in this crucial time.

“The volunteers of Al-Khidmat were among the first who reached the blast site near Kohati Gate and kept themselves busy shifting the injured to nearby hospitals,” he added.

Younus Sohan said the JI was the only party which always raised its voice against any cruel act regardless of cast, creed and religion.

He further said the JI chief Munawar Hasan and Secretary General Liaquat Baloch were among those leaders who immediately condemned the Peshawar church blasts.

Moreover, MQM lit candles at party’s headquarter Nine Zero Azizabad on Monday evening.

MQM coordination committee, elected representatives, office-bearers, workers and supporters, including religious scholars, member of Christian community, civil society, television artists, noted personalities and others attended the event.

Condemning the incident, MQM‘s coordination committee member Haider Abbas Rizvi said it was the most depressing situation as the people of Christian community were attacked with two suicide bomb attacks.

Haider added it is the responsibility of the state to safeguard the minorities and their worship places. Such incidents will ruin the image of the country across the world.