Deaths and injuries in Lahore

Petitions – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 22nd July 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle 7:00 pm, 22nd July 2014

I would like to present a petition from a large number of my constituents about an incident that happened in Lahore. I have already raised the matter with the acting high commissioner for Pakistan.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of the Pendle,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that the killing of eleven and injury of over eighty more civilians in Lahore at the Minhaj-ul-Quran Complex on 17th June 2014 was an act of terrorism carried out by the Government of Pakistan and federal Government of Punjab and further that a local Petition from residents of Nelson has received over 2000 signatures.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage the Government of Pakistan and federal Government of Punjab to bring the perpetrators of the violence to account and refer the incident to the International Criminal Court.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.