And yet another suicide bomb attack…

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

On a day of celebration for Pakistan’s great victory,   our country faces yet another suicide attack.   As many as 12 people,  mostly poor people taking the local transport back to their homes,   were killed in a huge blast.    Other than the 7 dead bodies as many as 6 bags of just human remains have been taken from the scene.   Many of those dead are from Imran Khan’s political party.

This was clearly intended for the Long March.  So much for Hameed Gul’s claims that CJP’s restoration would end suicide bombings.   The perpetrators of this horrendous violence don’t care much for niceties of constitutional and civil rights.  Indeed for these terrorists,  there is nothing more threatening than a movement that seeks to create an egalitarian and pluralistic order.   

But we must defeat them- we must unite as one and stand against terror regardless of our personal beliefs, ideologies or points of view.  Terror is a common threat for all of us as Pakistanis first and foremost.   We must pick up the pieces and move undeterred for we have no other choice but to persevere.

Pakistan Zindabad. 

 ISLAMABAD, March 16 (Xinhua) — Blast occurred in Pakistan’s city of Rawalpindi on Monday, and at least three people were killed, local television reported.  The blast occurred in Pir Wadhai area of garrison city of Rawalpindi near capital Islamabad, and the rescue team has rushed to the scene, reports quoted police sources as saying. No further details are available about the blast. The blast took place the same day when the Pakistani government announced the restoration of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry following protests from lawyers and activists.     

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6 responses to “And yet another suicide bomb attack…

  1. naumanz

    One wonders, why would someone kill innocent people? If they are trying to make a statement, then why havent they stated any? Then again, if government, according to Rehman Malik, had intelligence on 43 expected attacks on the long march. Then how come they were not able to stop 1?????

  2. Our prayers are with all of you…may democracy come soon in the most real sense of the word

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  4. Well said. And by the way, not every bomb attack is really a suicide attack. The govt. machinery and/or the establishment likes to portray it as a suicide attack due to certain reasons…

  5. Aliarqam

    Because they have Simple reason for security laps that
    No One can stop Suicide attack

  6. Muhammad Ahmad

    These terrorist attacks can be address only if things are deal in a way that state and religion are two different paths to run a country. As news are spread of killing two members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community were brutally murdered two days before in Multan. The deceased, Dr Shiraz
    Ahmad Bajwa and Dr Noreen Bajwa were husband and wife and were both trained as doctors. Both martyrs were under the age of forty.The brutality of these murders was further exacerbated by the fact that Dr Shiraz and Dr Noreen were expecting their first child. Pakistan is a country that is currently facing absolute ruin. Amongst this chaos the hateful acts of religious extremists are ever increasing, to the extent that loving, caring and innocent people are being murdered because they belong to a community whose motto is “Love for All, Hatred for None.The International Community, Media and Human Rights organizations are all urged to take action to protect the lives and rights of Ahmadi Muslims both in Pakistan and in other countries where they face discrimination. In an era where freedom of religion and belief is accepted as a basic human right throughout the world it is of disbelief that Ahmadi Muslims are being murdered for no other reason than their choice of religion.
    Please for God sake, Civil society, human rights activists, lawyers to come out and try to save Pakistan for being converted in to a barbarian style country on world’s map.