Pakistani Americans have condemned the attack on a Christmas market in the German city of Berlin. Washington D.C. based Pakistani advocacy group AdvoPak called the attack a “senseless act of violence”.
At least 12 people were killed and dozens injured after a truck rammed into the crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday night. Authorities are investigating the incident as a possible terrorist attack.
“We as Pakistani Americans condemn this violent attack on the Christmas market in Berlin and are appalled by the reports that the attacker might have been of Pakistani origin. We mourn the loss of innocent lives and, our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” said Zaineb Majoka, Director of AdvoPak.
The group advocates for positive change in Pakistan by working with policy-makers and supporting various initiatives, activities, and programs that raise awareness on matters of fundamental rights. The group also provides direct services to organizations in Pakistan by mobilizing communities in the US and Pakistan on key issues faced by the Pakistani government.