After a horrific attack struck a church in Quetta , civil and military leadership has come forward to condemn the attack. The attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta claimed the lives of nine people and left scores injured. Miltary and civil leadership termed the attack “against the fundamental tenets of peace and tolerance taught by Islam”.
This statement was made during a national security meeting which also declared Trump’s declaration of recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. The NSC was chaired by PM Abbasi and attended by COAS General Qamar Bajwa.
The foreign secretary briefed the NSC on the OIC Extraordinary Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers Meetings on Al Quds Al-Sharif held in Istanbul on December 13 in response to the United States decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The situation in the Middle East was also discussed as well as Pakistan’s potential role in the situation.
“After thorough analysis, the meeting reaffirmed that Pakistan would continue to work for the unity and solidarity of the Muslim Ummah, for which it shall intensify its efforts in view of the growing challenges,” the statement said.