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.
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.