Mayor Condemns Pakistan Killings

Tony Lloyd, Labour candidate from Rochdale

Greater Manchester Interim Mayor Mr Tony Lloyd visited Pakistan Consulate in solidarity to the recent Lahore attacks. . . . reports Asian Lite News

Manchester joins the world to mourn victims of terror attacks in Pakistan
Manchester joins the world to mourn victims of terror attacks in Pakistan

Following the brutal terrorist attacks in Brussels which killed over thirty people and injured around two hundred, the Easter weekend saw another ghastly attack in Lahore, Pakistan. This time the targets were Christians in a Lahore park. The attacks claimed the lives of around seventy –two people and injured more than three hundred peaceful civilians. The police are doing their best to hunt down those responsible for these deadly attacks, although details about the investigations are not being shared publicly.

In this regard, the Consulate of Pakistan in Manchester has arranged for a vigil to pay a tribute to those lost in the attacks and their families; and also to those injured. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Mr Tony Lloyd, would be attending the vigil along with the Police and Crime Commissioner of the city.  Earlier this month, following the violent attacks in Brussels Mr Lloyd had written a letter to the Mayor of Brussels as well as held a minute’s silence to commemorate those who lost their lives.

Tony LloydAccording to Mr Lloyd,” The Easter terrorist attacks in Lahore were reprehensible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives. We think also of those who have been injured and those who witnessed this terrible attack, many of whom are children.” He further describes that whether it be Brussels or Lahore, all the cities are a part of the greater global community. He explains that those determined to break the solidarity of this global community would eventually fail; as the community together stands stronger than the attackers.

Events to pay homage to the lost and the injured took place in other parts of the UK like London, Glasgow, Bradford and Birmingham.