Safety Check activated after deadly terror attack in Pakistan

Easter, Christians, Pakistan, Lahore terror attack

New York, March 28, 2016: The deadly terror attack in Lahore prompted Facebook to activate Safety Check feature which claimed at least 60 lives. Terrorist organization Jamaat ul-Ahrar has said that the Christians were the target of this attack which took place at Gulshan-e-Iqbal park on Sunday.

Close to 200 people have also been hurt as per the Pakistani police. The terror attack in Pakistan is one of the many that have rocked the country as it harbors several terrorist organizations. Radicals attacking Christians or other minorities is also not new with many cases coming to light of the acute violation of human rights. This is despite the fact that the current Prime Minister of Pakistan is from the powerful province of Punjab and has asserted that he would do all to ensure the rights of the minorities.

PM Narendra Modi called up Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to express his deep condolences at the terrorist attack.

While the blood donation is going on in several areas, the  Lahore Police also informed the people that it had surrounded the area and has started to investigate the incident.
Mark Zuckerberg  also expressed his grief for the victims of the terror in Pakistan and wrote:
This morning we activated Safety Check in Pakistan after a bomb targeted children and their families in a park in Lahore. Over the last two months, we have activated Safety Check several times for acts of terror — including in Turkey and Belgium — so people in the area can let their friends and loved ones know they’re safe.

Each of these attacks was different, but all had a common thread: they were carried out with a goal to spread fear and distrust, and turn members of a community against each other.

I believe the only sustainable way to fight back against those who seek to divide us is to create a world where understanding and empathy can spread faster than hate, and where every single person in every country feels connected and cared for and loved. That’s the world we can and must build together.