Fakhrul Islam, a candidate who called for a more secular state was murdered on April 11.
“We are very concerned about this wave of violence,” Father James Channan, director of the Center for Peace in Lahore, told Christian World News.
“The attacks are aimed at creating tension and instability and threaten the painstakingly built democratic system in Pakistan, perhaps trying to postpone the vote. In addition there is disdain towards the vision of human dignity, human rights, and peaceful coexistence which are the foundations of civilized life,” Fr. Channan said.