New York: Pakistani-American Community of Long Island (PACOLI) organized a prayer ceremony in memory of recent Peshawar mosque tragedy victims in New York State.
The prayer event participants including the officials and community members of PACOLI expressed solidarity with the heirs, and also expressed their heartfelt regret over the incident.
Over a hundred Muslims were killed when a suicide bomb ripped through the Peshawar Peshawar Police Line Masjid a few days back, that left the entire nation in state of fear and shock.
The prayer ceremony began with recitation of a few verses of the Holy Quran by PACOLI Director Muhammad Ali.
Addressing the participants of the event, Qamar Bashir, the founder of PACOLI said that terrorism is a global problem, all countries are affected by it.
PACOLI President Azra Dar strongly condemned the terrorist attack on worshipers in a holy place like a mosque. “This attack is the height of brutality. We pray for the forgiveness of the martyrs and patience for the bereaved families,” she said.
PACOLI General Secretary Atiq Qadri also condemned the incident and paid tribute to the martyrs.
Senior Vice President of PACOLI Dr. Ijaz ul Hasan, said “no matter how much can be said about this sad incident, our heart cries tears of blood, we want to ask the concerned authorities to take strict security measures to prevent the loss of innocent human lives.”
On this occasion, Comptroller PACOLI Salman Sheikh said that all Pakistanis living in America have been deeply shocked by this incident and we all share the grief of the bereaved.
“We request the government of Pakistan to give severe punishment to the elements involved in the incident,” he sais.
In the prayer ceremony, the participants were carrying placards and banners of condemnation.
A minute’s silence was observed in the ceremony against the incident.
Candles were lit in the memory of the martyrs and the state institutions were demanded to take full action against the terrorists.