Ashrafi strongly condemns terrorist attack on Muslim family in Canada

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a Muslim family in Ontario, Canada saying it was the manifestation of ignorance from the teachings of Islam.

In a tweet, he sympathized with the bereaved family and hoped that the Canadian government would provide justice to the aggrieved family.

He hoped that the Canadian government would ensure impeding such issues in the near future.

He urged the international community to stand against hate and Islamophobia and join hands to bring about the true picture of Islam in the world.

The world must be told that Islam was the religion of peace – having no connection with the terrorism or extremism.

Meanwhile, Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Ejaz Alam Augustine has strongly condemned the attack on a Pakistani family in the south of Canada’s Ontario province.

In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that hearts of every community living across the Pakistan saddened due to the tragic incident of how a terrorist trampled four members of the same Pakistani family under the truck in the name of Islamphobia and as a result four innocent people lost their lives while a child was seriously injured.

Expressing heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family, he prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased and speedy recovery of the injured child.

The provincial minister further said that effective measures were needed globally to prevent such incidents.