The Bishop of Lahore (Emeritus) Rt Rev Dr Alexander John Malik has strongly cautioned the international community against striking Syria. He condemned the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country while he was speaking to some media persons. He said that the use of military force in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya did not bring peace and attacking a new country would hardly be fruitful rather it would increase the sufferings of Syrian people. “Military intervention in Syria would have a detrimental effect. It will be counterproductive and will exacerbate an already deadly situation,” he said.
Expressing his regret over the deaths in Syria he said, “The Christian community is profoundly concerned for the more than 100,000 Syrians who have lost their lives in the crisis continued for the last two years.” Mr Malik urged the international community to be united and build pressure against military intervention. He was of the view that any solution through dialogue would be more fruitful and would have lasting effects.
“Syrian issue should be resolved through political dialogues and international community should play its role in this regard. The uses of military force will further destabilise Syria,” he maintained.