LAHORE: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Chairperson Asma Jahangir expressed on Friday deep pain and anguish at the continuing suicide bombings that persist in causing a heavy loss of human life.
The latest incident of target bombing took the life of noted religions scholar Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi, head of the Jamia Naeemia in Lahore, and several faithful in a Noshera mosque besides injuring several people who came to offer Friday prayers.
The HRCP chairperson urged upon federal and provincial governments and law enforcement bodies to take strong preventive measures to stop further loss of human life. Ms Jahangir urged political leaders of the country, members of the legislative bodies and social activists to mobilise the public against the elements who desire to enforce their agenda through brutal force.
She urged the followers of Dr Naeemi to remain peaceful while expressing their grief over the cowardly act of killing of their religious divine in the suicide bombing that killed and injured other innocent people who had participated in Friday prayers at the Jamia Naeemia mosque.