It’s not over yet


The protests against the blasts at Peshawar All Saints Church continued for the third consecutive day in the city. With the city’s air echoing with ‘No Mercy to Terrorists’ and ‘We Hate Taliban’, inhabitants of the metropolis left no stone unturned in marking their solidarity with Christians.

The admirable resolve of the citizens in support of minorities rights have made the country’s political leadership to rethink its policies towards countering terrorism.

“What will the government accomplish by holding ‘peace’ talks with terrorists? You extend the hand of friendship to them and they reply by chopping it off,” said Ajmal, 55, a protestor outside the press club on Tuesday.

“We wanted change and we voted for Imran Khan. But he appears to be no different than others. We wanted him to see as the leader of the country and he could not take care of a province. Furthermore, he is still asking to hold peace talks with the Taliban. This is very disappointing!” said Najma, another protestor.

The citizens expressed their grave concerns over deteriorating law and order situation of the country saying that they were now even skeptical about who to seek justice from.

“As I protest here holding this placard against the Taliban, I am thinking what will this protest will materialize in. We have no one to lead us, no one to change the course of happenings, no one provide shelter to our community. It appears that we will have to invoke divine help to take us out of our miseries,” said Aslam Masih at Saddar chowk.

While the Peshawar victims’ heirs continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones, Christians across the globe await the government to resolve minorities’ woes in the country.