From Catholic World News:
Pakistan’s Christians are deeply concerned about a surge of Taliban attacks ahead of the upcoming Pakistani presidential election, according to a Dominican priest.
The attacks include the April 11 murder of Fakhrul Islam, a candidate who called for a more secular state.
“We are very concerned about this wave of violence,” said Father James Channan, director of the Center for Peace in Lahore. “The attacks are aimed at creating tension and instability and threaten the painstakingly built democratic system in Pakistan, perhaps trying to postpone the vote. In addition there is disdain towards the vision of human dignity, human rights, and peaceful coexistence which are the foundations of civilized life.”