LAHORE - Hundreds of people Monday vent their rage over the brutal killing of tourists in Nanga Parbat area.

The Motorcyclists Association of Pakistan (MAP) led a demo at Chairing Cross and the protesters then marched to the Lahore Press Club, where they staged a protest condemning terrorism.

The MAP members rued the incident that brought shame for the country. They raised voice for bringing back peace across the country so that tourism could be restored.

Separately, Civil Society Network President Abdullah Malik said the world should not hold talks with the butchers of humanity. He said terrorism needs to be weeded out before it spreads further. The nation is being targeted through a planned strategy. Mosques, Imambargahs and hospitals have continuously being targeted and now tourists have been attacked which clearly reveals the mindset of the terrorists. He said that terrorists were the enemies of the humanity. He stressed the entire nation to be united against the menace of terrorism.

It is the responsibility of the state to protect the lives of the citizens. The entire nation is behind the armed forces in this war against terrorism, he added.

In Skardu, hundreds of tour operators rallied for peace and staged a sit-in against the killing. The protestors, holding placards against terrorism, marched from Hussaini Chowk to the Press Club.

Addressing the protesters, leaders of Baltistan Association of Adventure Tour Operators said that the killing of foreign tourists was of serious concerns for the Pakistanis. Similar protests were held in major cities such as Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar.

Meanwhile, Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen Pakistan Chief Allama Nasir Abbas Jaffari has condemned the brutal attack on the innocent tourists, saying that terrorists are trying to isolate the country. He said that attack by terrorists on Sri Lankan cricket team was also connected with this conspiracy. He also condemned attack on Shaheed Arif Hussaini Madrassa in Peshawar.  On the other hand, MWM Sindh Secretary-General Allama Mukhtar Imami said that the government had left the citizens on the mercy of terrorists. He added that federal and provincial governments are patronizing the members of banned terrorists’ outfits.