The situation in faisalabad has deteriorated, indiscriminate shootings betweens Christians and Muslims have ensued. The situation has become very volatile and local police have initiated a curfew.
Former Brigadier Samson Sharaf said:
"INTENSE FIRING AT DAOODNAGAR FAISALABAD, A CHRISTIAN ENCLAVE BY MILITANTS/MOBS
KHUSHAL TOWN ALSO UNDER SEIGE"
A spokesperson for Release International informed us on the situation:
"Just to let you know the situation in Faislabad has deteriorated. Apparently both Christians and Muslims have been shooting at each other there has been a semi curfew enforced meaning that no more than 5 people can gather at anyone time.
The Chief of Police has promised to bring to justice the people who shot Pastor Rashid and his Brother."
Brother Raja Dean reported on the incident:
"The circumstances of the warripur and Dawood Nagar Faisalabad are very critical; two brothers who were in the jail have been shot. There are firing and stoned on the Christian house. Police are failed to control the procession. Christians are in fear. Kindly pray for them. Now the darkness spread but still heavy firing is going on . Therefore we request for prayer
Thank you and God bless you - Yours Brother -Raja Dean"
Ifrahim Matthew from Pakistan reported on the incident:
"Pakistani Church is going through a very critical Time.At the moment while you are reading this e-mail.Police is shelling heavily at the Christians homes at Daud Nagagara colony in the City of Faisalabad.While Muslim mobs are busy looting the shops of Christians........Be in Prayer with us.
Potohar Evangelistic Outreach Fellowship"
Please pray for a cessation of the violence in Waris Pura. In memory of the victims we have decided to wear black armbands during our Peace Rally on the 31st July 2010.