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Islamic Militants at large after Church attack in Peshawar

Karachi: July 11, 2013. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC has expressed concern on not arresting culprits who attacked Assembly of God Church in city of Peshawar on July 5, 2013, killing one security guard.

According to reports, Islamic militants shot dead a security guard on gate of Pentecostal Church in Swati Gate in Peshawar city, when Church leaders were conducting a meeting on July 5, 2013.

After shooting security guard, Islamic militants fled from scene, firing at gate of Church before many eye witnesses.

Peshawar city is provincial capital of KPK province bordering Afghanistan where Talban are threatening religious communities with suicide bombing and killings. The Chief Minister of KPK, Governor of KPK, IG Police KPK and other high officials of KPK province have offices in this city but law and order situation is very alarming.

Nazir Bhatti said that in month of Ramadan, the situation is very serious in KPK province as Talban have issued warning that who will not fast, he will face dire consequences.

“The KPK police not seem serious on arresting culprits who attacked on AoG Church in Peshawar because progress in enquiry is nil” said Nazir Bhatti

Pakistan Christian Congress Chief demanded Chief Minister of KPK to deploy contingents of police around Churches in KPK province to prevent any incident of such attack during month of Ramadan. He also demanded arrest of culprits involved in Church attack.