HISTORY tells us that it is not the majority but a resolute minority that brings change. Those pained by the existence of bigotry and violence in Pakistan often argue that it is a fanatical intolerant minority that is holding our country hostage, which otherwise comprises rational, tolerant and amiable people. Has the Peshawar catastrophe given . . . → Read More: Eliminating the beasts amongst us
A shutter-down strike on Friday was called by Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) to mourn the Mastung tragedy in Karachi.
A suicide bomber had killed at least 22 pilgrims on a bus that was making its way through the Pakistan-Iran highway in Mastung district on the evening of January 21. Another 31 pilgrims, including women and children, were . . . → Read More: Karachi on standstill as MWM, JUI and AWSJI call for strike
On the morning of January 6th, Aitzaz Hasan lost his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school. The only thing standing between the 2000 children enrolled in the local Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu and a suicide bomber sent to kill them was the courage of this teenager.
The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has . . . → Read More: A moment of silence? No, realization
Amin Hussain had just finished his Eid day shift at a mosque in Bhara Kahu and was about to go inside to pray. The mosque’s administration had conducted the Friday sermon and prayers earlier than usual on August 9, and by 1:45pm, most of the worshippers had already left. It was then, that Hussain and . . . → Read More: Hussain died saving lives on Eid
At least six officials, including an Afghan border commander, were killed Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman region of Balochistan. 19 other people were also injured in the blast.
. . . → Read More: Balochistan: Suicide attack kills 9, injures 19
Eleven suspects, including a suicide bomber, were arrested during a search operation in Karachi’s Manghopir area on Friday, Express News reported.
The search operation, conducted by Rangers in collaboration with area police, lasted for several hours.
. . . → Read More: Suicide bomber, 10 terrorists nabbed on tipoff
In case you missed the muted response normally drawn at such occasions, the United Nations World Habitat Day was observed earlier this week. Celebrated on the first Monday of October, the purpose of the day is essentially to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and to perhaps find a reason to lament . . . → Read More: Living on the edge
A suicide bomber killed 31 people and wounded dozens more in an attack at a funeral for a member of a tribe that has raised an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan’s northwestern district of Lower Dir.
The attack took place today in the Samarbagh area of Lower Dir, where more than 100 mourners were attending the . . . → Read More: Funeral Suicide Attack: No RIP For The Dead
PESHAWAR: Four people killed in the suicide attack in Lakki Marwat on Thursday were laid to rest in their hometowns on Friday amid tight security.
Four persons were killed and 24, including 12 policemen, were injured when a suicide bomber in a vehicle was fired upon by police personnel.
. . . → Read More: Day 2: Lakki Marwat – Four killed in botched attempt on police station
QUETTA: His target was the congregation of 25,000 people at the Eidgah in Marriabad – a Shia-populated locality in Quetta – in order to ensure maximum casualties. However, being unable to reach his intended victims, the suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car on Wednesday near the place of worship, killing at least 12 . . . → Read More: Day 1: Quetta – Eid congregation attacked