There was a global outpouring of solidarity and support for Pakistan through a #PrayforPakistan hashtag on social media in the wake of the terrible suicide attack that left scores dead and injured in Lahore yesterday.
Canada condemns the deplorable bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those killed or injured. #LahoreBlast
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 27, 2016
A la suite de l'attentat à Lahore au Pakistan, j'exprime au peuple du Pakistan toute la solidarité de la France dans ces moments douloureux.
— François Hollande (@fhollande) March 27, 2016
PM: I'm shocked by the terrorist attack in Lahore. My thoughts are with the families & friends of the victims. We'll do what we can to help.
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) March 27, 2016
We are grieving today for the families affected by the deplorable attack in Lahore. No one should ever fear taking their children to a park.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 27, 2016
— Saad🐼 (@mahmooodsahab) March 27, 2016
— bts grammy nominated artists (@JiminSnuggleToy) March 28, 2016
An image of Minaar-e-Pakistan and the Pakistani flag, similar to the Eiffel tower one shared after the France attacks, started being shared on all social media channels. Messages of support from all corners of the world were on display and showed how we are similar in our humanity.
— Sania (@SaniaHayat00) March 28, 2016
In this trying hour, the messages continue pouring in, some of which hit too close to home.
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) March 28, 2016
Expressions from all around the world flew in, with messages of solidarity and kinship for what Lahore went through:
— diplo (@diplo) March 27, 2016
Our hearts are broken for Lahore, Pakistan today. Thoughts and prayers to the victims' friends and families pic.twitter.com/lmOZGE1ypY
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 27, 2016
— Scott Eddy (@MrScottEddy) March 28, 2016
Many people and organizations called for blood donations, and any other help that they could find during these trying hours:
Facebook wasn’t far behind in throwing its weight behind Lahoris. After a brief hiccup, it enabled safety check for residents of Lahore, and the chorus of solidarity from amongst Facebook employees also came in:
Facebook’s Director of Product Design also spoke out against the atrocity
In Pakistan’s continuing struggle against extremism, the use of social media networks has proved in sowing divisions between many. Uniting people from all over the world over the menace brought by terrorists seems easier said than done. But yesterday, Pakistanis and the world were unequivocal in their belief denouncing terrorism under one voice.