The Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians has offered condolences in response to a recent slaughter of Ismaili Muslims in Karachi.
The group, which promotes the separation of state and religion, has issued a statement that any Pakistani military officer or civilian who assists terrorist-fundamentalist groups such as the Taliban, Tehrik-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan, Jundullah, or others "should be prosecuted and all assistance to them and fundamentalist schools from the Saudis and the Gulf Emirates should be ended".
Pakistani police arrested 145 people in connection with the murder of at least 45 people in Pakistan's largest city on May 13.
According to a BBC report, up to 90 of those who were arrested were from a madrassa (a religious school).
It's being viewed around the world as a senseless attack on a peaceful community. Ismailis are a sect of Shia Islam that is united in their allegiance to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan.
Notable Canadian Ismailis include Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi, B.C. senator Mobina Jaffer, and former Ballard Power Systems CEO Firoz Rasul, who's now president of the Aga Khan University.
There will be a protest this evening outside the Pakistani consulate in Toronto. There's no word yet on whether any actions will be taken in the Vancouver area.