Millions of people in the world’s second-largest Muslim nation are preparing to head to the polls next week for national parliamentary elections. A record number of 11,855 candidates are vying for 849 seats in Pakistan’s general elections. More than a hundred political parties are taking part in the 2018 elections. Among them, an unprecedented number of Islamic extremists and sectarian groups, some with ties to Al Qaeda and terror-related violence.
For what reason does it even matter for us, to shed light on persecuted Christians? Is it brotherhood? Or some kind of obligation to fulfill?
Though the answer is not completely clear for several reasons, one thing is for sure. In such an interconnected and interdependent globalised world we live in, responsibility is getting bigger, especially if our brother’s and sister’s lifes are at stake.