Pakistan on Edge as Fresh Bombing Hits Lahore

Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb attack in Lahore on February 23, 2017 At least eight people were killed and 20 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Thursday, officials said, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight pointing to a resurgence in violence. The blast, the second to hit the provincial capital this month, crumpled cars and sent panic rippling through the city after the wave of attacks across Pakistan killed more than 130 people. The building where the bomb went off was under construction in a market crowded with people, … Continue reading Pakistan on Edge as Fresh Bombing Hits Lahore

The ‘Islamic State’ arrives in Pakistan

Since the beginning of 2015 Pakistan’s press, both printed and electronic, together with independent blogs, have been reporting with increasing frequency the spread of the Islamic State’s (IS) influence on Pakistani territory. Both the intelligence services of the USA and Canada were forced to admit this in February and March. Nick Rasmussen, the head of the US National Counterterrorism Centre, was compelled to touch on the problem when providing testimony at a Congressional hearing. There is much fertile ground in Pakistan for IS representatives: according to various reports there are around 50 radical Sunni groups in the country which are … Continue reading The ‘Islamic State’ arrives in Pakistan

Silent genocide in Pakistan

Pakistani police and volunteers gather evidence following a bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Shikarpur in Sindh Province, some 470 kilometers north of Karachi, January 30, 2015 ‘The area is scattered with blood and flesh and it smells of burnt meat, people are screaming at each other… it is chaos.’ That is an eye-witness description of the aftermath of the latest attack on Shias in Pakistan. Who? How? Why? Jundullah, the Takfiri terror group (which does not accept Shias as Muslim), which supports the ISIL, is associated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (which itself, at the end of 2014, attacked a … Continue reading Silent genocide in Pakistan

Pakistan issues death warrants for six more militants: official

Mother (L) and grandmother of Muhammad Ali Khan, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on Army Public School, mourn during the visit of Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, at the school in Peshawar December 22, 2014 Pakistan Saturday issued orders to hang six more militants, official said, the latest in a wave of executions in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre, which claimed 149 lives in the country’s deadliest terror attack. Among the six is Shafqat Hussain, who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for the kidnapping and … Continue reading Pakistan issues death warrants for six more militants: official

PAKISTAN: 311 SHIA MUSLIMS MARTYRED IN UNABATED GENOCIDE IN 2014

At least 311 Shia Muslim embraced martyrdom across Pakistan during the year 2014. Notorious takfiri nasbi terrorists continued genocide against Shiites and most of the victims of students and businessmen. 2014 began with terrorist attack on Shia pilgrims in Akhtarabad Quetta of Balochistan province that also witnessed another major terrorist attack on Shia pilgrims in DareenGarh area of Mastung district. Karachi, capital of Sindh province, witnessed 141 targeted murders of Shia Muslims by takfiri ASWJ/LeJ (Sipah-e-Sahaba) and their allies. Quetta, capital city of Balochistan province, ranked second with 51 Shia Muslims assassinated there. Peshawar, capital city of Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa province was … Continue reading PAKISTAN: 311 SHIA MUSLIMS MARTYRED IN UNABATED GENOCIDE IN 2014

Just how dangerous it is for children to go to school in Pakistan?

Pakistan saw more than 800 attacks on schools between 2009 and 2012. Pakistan is now in mourning, after a gruesome attack on a military-run Peshawar school on Tuesday in which members of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) killed at least 145 people, including 132 children. “My body was shivering. I saw death so close and I will never forget the black boots approaching me — I felt as though it was death that was approaching me,” said 16-year-old Shahrukh Khan, who survived the massacre. Scenes of bloodied students and mourning mothers sent shockwaves around the world, drawing condemnation from even the … Continue reading Just how dangerous it is for children to go to school in Pakistan?

Pakistan protesters surround Taliban-aligned mosque after Peshawar attack

Islamabad civil groups vow to reclaim Lal Masjid from Taliban after scores of children killed Protesters have descended on a controversial mosque in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, vowing to reclaim the space after its Taliban-aligned cleric refused to condemn the attack on a school in Peshawar last week that left 148 people, including more than 100 children, dead. “I came to Islamabad for a conference, but then the Peshawar tragedy struck and everything changed. The next day, Lal Masjid cleric issued a statement that I couldn’t stomach and I decided … we should protest,” Jibran Nasir, lawyer and rights activist, told … Continue reading Pakistan protesters surround Taliban-aligned mosque after Peshawar attack