ASIA/PAKISTAN - The initiatives of Caritas: Do not forget the victims of the Easter massacre

Thursday, 25 August 2016 caritas   terrorism   violence   solidarity   development  

Caritas Lahore

Lahore (Agenzia Fides) - The families affected by the "Easter massacre" (81 people died in the explosion in a park in Lahore on March 27) are still in difficulty: this is why Caritas in Lahore is doing its best to help them face daily life and to recover a form of daily sustenance to guarantee economic independence and dignity. As reported to Fides by Caritas in Lahore, among the recent initiatives, Caritas has distributed four "rickshaw" (small motor vehicles that serve as mini-taxis) to the families of those involved in the massacre, while it continues to provide financial support for the medical assistance to injured people and those still in need of care.
It was the Archbishop of Lahore Sebastian Francis Shaw who personally delivered the small means of transport that will allow families to start a basic economic activity. "With this small gesture, we want to show that the Catholic Church is close to the victims in this difficult period. We also express our gratitude to the federal and provincial governments, to civil society organizations, the Department of Health, that are continuing to help those still in hospital", said the Bishop. "Every citizen of this wonderful land has to contribute in promoting fraternity and peace", he concluded. Amjad Gulzar (Caritas Pakistan National Executive Director) and Rojar Noor Alam (program coordinator in the diocese in Lahore), have extended their gratitude to all participants of during the delivery ceremony of the "rickshaw", encouraging them "to stay united in every difficult situation and to always trust in God's Providence". (PA) (Agenzia Fides 25/08/2016)