Pakistani Christians react after the killing of their relatives following two suicide bomb attacks on a Church in Peshawar. -AFP Photo
Pakistani Christians react after the killing of their relatives following two suicide bomb attacks on a Church in Peshawar. -AFP Photo
Pakistani Christians mourn the killing of their relatives, in two suicide bomb attacks on a Church, at a hospital  in Peshawar. -AFP Photo
Pakistani Christians mourn the killing of their relatives, in two suicide bomb attacks on a Church, at a hospital in Peshawar. -AFP Photo
Security officials suspeced that the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber however they declined to confirm the details until a thorough probe was conducted.   — File Photo
Security officials suspeced that the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber however they declined to confirm the details until a thorough probe was conducted. — File Photo
All Saints Church resembles a mosque - Picture by Hammad Ahmed Abbasi
All Saints Church resembles a mosque - Picture by Hammad Ahmed Abbasi

PESHAWAR: Twin explosions at All Saint's Church in Peshawar's Kohati gate area killed 80 people and wounded over 100 others on Sunday.

The victims of the blast included children and women who were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital.

Earlier, Chief Executive of LRH, Dr Arshad Jawed told Dawn.com that 61 people had been killed in the attack.

The blast also shattered the windows of nearby buildings.

Additional Inspector General Shafqat Malik of the Bomb Disposal Squad told media persons that two suicide bombers had carried out the attack and that body parts of the attackers had been recovered and sent for forensic examinations.

He added that six kilograms of explosives were used in the suicide vests of the bombers.

Capital City Police Chief, Mohammad Ali Babakhel said, "the first attack happened when services had finished and people were leaving the church.The suicide bomber tried to attack the people, but when he was stopped by the police he detonated the bomb. The second blast was carried out inside the church."

Moreover, SP (City) Ismail Tariq also confirmed that two attackers opened fire at the security guards deployed at the church killing one guard and injuring the other before entering the church premesis.

The two bomber detonated their explosive vests within an interval of 30 seconds after entering the church.

Markets and shops in the locality closed down in the vicintity as tension and panic griped the area after the incident.

Moreover, enraged protestors took to the streets and set ablaze the belongings of the police personnel who were deputed at the church for security.

All Saints Church resembles a mosque and has served as a symbol for peace and harmony.

Kohati Gate area is one of the sensitive localilties in Peshawar, where at least three churches and several imambargahs are located.

Moreover arrangements for the funeral services of the blast victims were being made at the St John's Cathedral in the city.

Meanwhile another explosion in Balochistan's Sibi area injured nine persons on Sunday and damaged several cars and shops in the vicinity of the blast.

Police sources said that the bomb was planted on a motorcycle which was remotely detonated on Nishtar road in Sibi's Karim chowk area.

All injured were shifted to Civil hospital Sibi where the condition of two wounded was reported as critical.

Security and rescue reams reached the blast site and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have distanced themselves from the attack and denied that they were responsible.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack in a statement sent to reporters, saying, ''The terrorists have no religion and targeting innocent people is against the teachings of Islam and all religions.''

''Such cruel acts of terrorism reflect the brutality and inhumane mindset of the terrorists,'' he said.

Three days of mourning declared

Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced a nationwide three-day mourning period in the aftermath of the attack on Peshawar's All Saint's Church.

Expressing outrage on behalf of the prime minister and the president, Nisar said that he was shocked by the brutality of the attack and condemned it in the strongest terms.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had also declared three days of mourning.


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irum afshan qureshi
Sep 22, 2013 12:25pm

sharamnaac!!!!

Naresh Sharma
Sep 22, 2013 12:39pm

Please Stop this Genocide of Innocent People !!!!

observer
Sep 22, 2013 12:46pm

Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in action.

Soon another APC to be convened to legaslise this, as an incentive to 'Talks'.

Abbas
Sep 22, 2013 12:47pm

The least government, together with all religious leaders, should do is to proclaim such barbaric acts as un Islamic. How can a Muslim kill innocent people!!! To kill innocent people including women and children who were going to their place of worship is so inhumane.

The religious leaders should come out and declare that perpetrators of such acts will NOT go to heaven but infact their place is reserved in Hell.

mary gill
Sep 22, 2013 12:48pm

hey guys my name Mary and i am only 10 years old yeah sahi cheez nahi hai kabi kahi bomb blast ho wa hai os may bitcha ray chridren nay kay galti ki hai na aun kay mama aur papa na jab in bomb blast kay ghar walay maara tho galia day day kay rootay hai than u my name is mary ID : estherfrank268@yahoo.com

IBN-E-ASHFAQUE
Sep 22, 2013 12:52pm

And we want to negotiate with these people.

farooq
Sep 22, 2013 12:52pm

@irum afshan qureshi: Get up from deep slumber PLEASE.. Pak army must defend and attack our enemies.

Mohammad
Sep 22, 2013 12:53pm

Pakistanis go crazy talking of oppression on muslims but than they oppress others.

mahmud hossain
Sep 22, 2013 12:56pm

just eradicate taliban.there is no need of dialogue.

ra
Sep 22, 2013 12:58pm

Pakistanis should be ashamed of themselves. Imran Khan and his extremist pals have brought the country to its knees. His paling with the extremists and constant propaganda against everything that does not conform to his nefarious agenda has already cost the country a lot. Where is the chief minister of the province? Probably sleeping in his cave. Both Imran Khan and Khattak should resign. NOW.

shah
Sep 22, 2013 01:01pm

I have been saying this for decades and I repeat myself, there is no safe place in Pakistan for the minorities.

If Govt cannot protect its own people, than what's the use of calling yourself ... democratic.

Jalbani Baloch
Sep 22, 2013 01:05pm

Pakistani establishment, after due consultations with all stakeholders including religious, political and armed forces, declar JIHAD against terrorists without any mercy, whether these terrorists be in KPK, Karachi or Quetta, otherwise, the terrorists will keep on ceating terror and havoc by killing innocent and unarmed civilians. The people of Pakistan are totally left on the mercy of terrorists, who kill them, at their preferences and chosen time. Allah, will surely ask, those on the helm of affairs, about the killing of innocent people.

Sabir Haleem
Sep 22, 2013 01:12pm

Shame pakistan shame

Sabir Haleem
Sep 22, 2013 01:12pm

Dont need modification

M Khaleeq
Sep 22, 2013 01:17pm

There seems to b no end and no solution?

Ata
Sep 22, 2013 01:24pm

I wonder, What Imran Khan has to say this time.?? He is sympathetic to them very much and defending them for their heinous crimes against humanity just saying that it is all happening due to drones attack.

How would they justify themselves before GOD for validating barbaric crimes like this???? Shame on us as citizen of this Country.

samir
Sep 22, 2013 01:33pm

who did such nonsense stuff ???????

Sonal
Sep 22, 2013 01:50pm

This is the same city where my non-Muslim nana was born and grew up...and had fond memories of...

muzammil ullah khan
Sep 22, 2013 02:01pm

What says thou oh IMRAN aka "Moron". Peace talks with these criminals ?! Peace talks with these mad dogs ? Shame on you Imran aka "moron" .

Homer
Sep 22, 2013 02:08pm

their forefathers should have thought about it when they took the decision to stay back in Pakistan during the paritition...

KHURRAM SHAHZAD
Sep 22, 2013 02:08pm

Mere area k bahar hua... :(

Mohammad
Sep 22, 2013 02:12pm

For all those blaming Imran Khan for this... well blame Nawaz and Army chief because they have the army in their control and all the policy.

ashraf
Sep 22, 2013 02:10pm

There is only one way. Declear Jihad against these enemies of Islam who are hell bent on destroying our country & our religion. The nation is fed up with these bigots & will be 100% with the Govt if it goes for an all out war against these coward extremist.. Destroy them or let them destroy the country completely ......

KUKhan
Sep 22, 2013 02:20pm

Thousands already killed by terrorists, how many more need to be killed before the Government decides to act once and for all? Civilians and security forces are being presented as fodder to the terrorists, while elected representatives hide in their homes and come up with olive branch to the killers and flashy statements or political scoring, what leadership? what future?

Khan
Sep 22, 2013 02:21pm

@shah: monorities are not the only ones suffering, same thing is happening to people belonging to every religion. We all agree that whatever is happening is awful but portraying that only minorities are suffering and majority is safe does not justify your comment.

faisal
Sep 22, 2013 02:24pm

It could have been done by some foreign agency who are against the peace talks with Taliban.

skhan
Sep 22, 2013 02:24pm

@Homer: What a dispicable comment. I feel sorry for your parents who could have taught you so much better.

Innocent die yet people like you live on for teh sake of misery.

Indigo
Sep 22, 2013 02:26pm

So much from the peaceful religion.

Gul Khan
Sep 22, 2013 02:29pm

I have been closely watching Peshawar blast on various TV channels and really disgusted the way it is being used for political gains by members of discredit parties in KPK. Also the role of various TV channel reporters on the ground appeared to ignite the fire further and it clearly showed their immaturity in live reporting in such situations.

Shashank
Sep 22, 2013 02:31pm

Pakistan have 97% muslims and just 3% non muslims ....better throw out thses 3% from Pakistan than killing them like this ..atleast they will not loose their lives like this ..feeling sad abt kids innocent families ...

Ahsan
Sep 22, 2013 02:40pm

Shameful. I am shmefull to be a Pakistani and doing nothing against the barbarism thats going on in this country. Pakistan is no place for the minorities to live. We cant even stand anyone except muslim and that too of a specific school of thought. Seriously im ashamed.

blue
Sep 22, 2013 02:42pm

@ashraf: It doesn't help bro, use same tactics, go in their way, infiltrate their camps same way they did ur military, then wage war from their within

GAUTAM MASHETTY
Sep 22, 2013 02:57pm

ONE SOLUTION HAND OVER THE COUNTRY TO ISI AND MILITARY

Murtuza
Sep 22, 2013 03:01pm

Its really disgusting. Its upon the muslims to fight back this so called muslims who are killer machines. Nobody can change this unless the people of pakistan want a change from within. Allah SAW save this country but sadly allah SAW helps only those who help themselves.

Suren Singh Sahni
Sep 22, 2013 02:58pm

The Greatness of a country is judged by how it treats its minorities

krishnan
Sep 22, 2013 02:58pm

@Abbas: You are very right.And this needs to be done by all Islamic countries-seeing what happened in Kenya Mall.,We know majority of Muslims are good but unless they destroy yes destroy these fundamentalists, people will generalize and blame Islam for all such acts.What dialogue can you have when they only want to bring back Sharia based practices with their own definition of Jihad etc.

Omer Khitab
Sep 22, 2013 03:04pm

Sure agents from.... and by the way how many indians are happy with this...

Anees
Sep 22, 2013 03:07pm

While this is extremely deplorable, no body bothers to ask just one question: WHERE DO THESE BARBARIANS GET ALL THESE EXPLOSIVES FROM?

L Ahmad
Sep 22, 2013 03:04pm

Religion respects human life.Need to educate people. Terrorist do not read English newspapers. To them it is "kaffir propaganda".

hamza
Sep 22, 2013 03:06pm

Why dont our religious politisans announce demonstration against such voilance

Practical
Sep 22, 2013 03:10pm

Lot of true Pakistani Muslimswill be happy. I have never noted any Religous Parties and Islamic Religious people ever I say ever condemned this type atricoity. I have never noted true Muslims coming out in a procession to condemn. The real point is that the terrorist have no religon....but pele of Pakistan support then anyway

Jehanzeb Idrees
Sep 22, 2013 03:21pm

@Indigo: Of which you're a very much part of.

Yasmin Elahi
Sep 22, 2013 03:24pm

My heart goes out to the victims who lost heir lives in the brutal attack! Instead of searching for shoulders on whom the blame for this unfortunate and tragic incident should be placed, let's be more practical. Pakistanis badly need to adopt a more mature attitude. Tolerance towards all religions is a crying need of the hour! And bringing the extremists on the negotiation table can be the first step towards restoring peace in our country!

Cheng
Sep 22, 2013 03:26pm

When theocracy is introduced in state governance or politicas with intolerance life and security and peace get threatned or lost!

Masoud
Sep 22, 2013 03:39pm

Extremely sad happening. At this time of sorrow our Christian community should not feel alone, entire Pakistanis are with them. I would not only blame TTP for this act rather in my opinion there are several foreign groups operating in Pakistan to destabilize this country. The purpose is to project Pakistan as a failed estate. The enemies have more than one agenda. With such criminal & inhumane acts, the hired agents are playing with the lives & properties of innocent peoples.Internationally these foreign enemies of Pakistan have succeeded in defaming the country. Our media should honestly should play an aggressive role to counter the enemies plan.

raja hindustani
Sep 22, 2013 03:37pm

Pakistanis comes to street (to protest) when they think Islam is in danger but sadly nobody comes out to protest when humanity is in danger.

syed fazul shah
Sep 22, 2013 03:47pm

no words to say about future of pakistan.we lost the pakistan of quid.e.azam.killing of one man is the killing of humanity.they are not muslims who kil the innocent people.

Anwar kamal
Sep 22, 2013 03:47pm

No religion allow this barbaric killing.

yasir jhandeer
Sep 22, 2013 03:57pm

@Shashank: I think you should not blame muslim to be involved in henious acts like we people always respect other sects setteled in pakistan... Cuz terriorism has no religion...i admit that there is unscure atmosphere bt ths is nt only for minorities we are also facing these blast in mosques also and our brothers and sisters are also being killed

fahad
Sep 22, 2013 03:59pm

@ra: Shame on the people who are still point scoring on such a massacre and started blaming the KPK government as they want seats. This is the time to help the people out of this mess. One more question I want to ask people who don't want negotiations and want Army. What was the army doing since last decade?? They were fighting against TTP since 10 years and this the result??

ed
Sep 22, 2013 04:06pm

always occur when talks with taliban negotiations start.....sometimes its the meeting thats targeted sometimes others...and now its the church....i dont think this is a muslim act....even if ttp claims it....its all in doubt....things are working out properly here in peshawar but as soon as peace talks with taliban starts,,something happens

Saeed
Sep 22, 2013 04:04pm

@KUKhan: Enough Blaming and bashing goverments . It is all started from home and community. If someone inform authorities before the blast and goverment take no action than it goverment fault. But upto now we people are responsible and not playing our part. Still for us religion is number one and our fellow people and country is garbage.

Zulmai khan
Sep 22, 2013 04:14pm

@Shashank: WHY is this happening in KPK Why not in Punjab. This is a serious question

Saqib khan
Sep 22, 2013 04:15pm

Again Shame of Taliban Apologists, And tons of Shame on Imran Khan for Misguiding our youth, Now our Nation stand more Divided than ever on Extremism issue because of Imran Khan new Line given to them. Ironic.

Masoud
Sep 22, 2013 04:17pm

@Shashank: You are getting it wrong Pal. Minorities are absolutely no issue in Pakistan. They are 105% Pakistanis and respected as such. The government of Pakistan as well as the majority nationals are quite at ease with them. While I will not rule out Talibans for this criminal act nevertheless involvement of conspirators against Pakistan cannot & should not be given a clean chit. In fact I would accuse the conspirators heavily for such act.

Salman
Sep 22, 2013 04:23pm

@Indigo: For a moment, I assumed you were referring to Buddhists (the so called religion of peace) campaign of Massacres in Burma.

arif
Sep 22, 2013 04:21pm

@muzammil ullah khan: Well they are not just criminals but cannibals

Aussie
Sep 22, 2013 04:38pm

Religion has to go as it has done more harm than good to human civilization........

smile
Sep 22, 2013 04:37pm

those people who are not in favor of peace talks can be responsible, backed by so called libral Nationalist they don,t want PTI to be successful

smile
Sep 22, 2013 04:37pm

those people who are not in favor of peace talks can be responsible, backed by so called libral Nationalist they don,t want PTI to be successful

Gerry D'Cunha
Sep 22, 2013 04:42pm

followers of peaceful religion (islam) targetting the peaceful christian communities in pakistan - shame!!!!

Indian muslim
Sep 22, 2013 04:43pm

@Abbas:well said.......

Shahid
Sep 22, 2013 04:44pm

Let's see who claims responsibility? TTP or foreign hands. We must accept the fact that some Muslim fundamentalists (sponsored by other Muslim countries) do not like minorities. They target Shias and other people who belongs to other faiths.

Aniruddha
Sep 22, 2013 04:45pm

This is really sad. I feel sorry for those, including Pakistan government and Army, who are trying really hard to make Pakistan a better place to live. All Pakistan citizens should protests against such small minded militants and prevent them from carrying such attacks. Guys Pakistan is your country, you are the only people who can change country and re-establish peace. Please help the cause and save the lives.

Dur-e-Abbas Malik
Sep 22, 2013 04:50pm

Eradication or annihilation of these beasts will not be achievable until their production facilities and sponsors are in operational conditions. Block the supply line of evil and see the result.

Ali
Sep 22, 2013 04:52pm

This is pure madness. Such acts must be properly investigated and dealt with properly. For the Indian, please go and find solution to the rape and help ur rape victims. We have our black sheep and u have yours. This is a sad time for our nation so let's not play blame game. From napolian to rss, moist, VIP, bajrang daal, and rapist exist in every group. We admit TTP and al Qaida exist and we will clear them one day. At least we do not have Gujarat and not making modi the next PM

Gerry D'Cunha
Sep 22, 2013 04:55pm

@Anwar kamal: I agree with your comments but all barbaric killings are done by muslims and no other religion

Manhas
Sep 22, 2013 05:01pm

Pakistan is no place for minorities.

Ahtesham
Sep 22, 2013 04:59pm

We should be united to take action against terrorism rather than blame on each others. Indian people should not take advantage to blame Muslim even Muslims are also facing same problem in Pakistan!

abid
Sep 22, 2013 05:08pm

may ALLAH bless this coutry and my dear pakistani's think like a muslim we all r brothers so dont think that like pakhtoon punjabis syas suni just think like a muslim

Regards

Abid Ramzan

rashid
Sep 22, 2013 05:13pm

@Khan: What was the % of minorities in 1947 and how much they are today? Look into these figures to decide about poor sufferer.

abdul khan
Sep 22, 2013 05:10pm

Prophet Mohamad (PBUH) instructions to muslims when the went to fight yhe Kufars were: 1. Don't harm the children, women and ols. 2. Do not attack the places of worship. 3. Do not destroy trees and greens.

Those who attcked the church cannot be Muslims. They must be Kufar Taliban or people from Jamaat Islami or Jamiat ullema Islam

zubair
Sep 22, 2013 05:16pm

@Manhas: Yes You are rite. Manhas

Dur-e-abbas Malik
Sep 22, 2013 05:13pm

@Manhas: Pakistan is no good place to reside

raman
Sep 22, 2013 05:15pm

@Shashank: i am surprised by the tenacity of the few remaining minorty population, and their belief and hope, that they can live safely in pakistan! do they read what is taught in the govt. sponsored text book about the other religions & cultures!

abdul khan
Sep 22, 2013 05:20pm

Govt of Pakistan should anhilate Talibans by inducriminate bombardment of taliban till they lay down their arms.

Goga
Sep 22, 2013 05:23pm

I'm in tears

I'm ashamed of being Muslim!

M. Emad
Sep 22, 2013 05:23pm

Pakistan turned into a graveyard of non-muslims as well as peace-loving muslims.

1971 was a landmark year for Pakistan. Thousands of (war-) criminals were not punished and set free in society. These bad energy then channeled into 'jihadi' groups. The end result is current Pakistan.

Imran
Sep 22, 2013 05:30pm

@Homer: Looks like your forefathers made the right choice then, ?

Amir
Sep 22, 2013 05:28pm

And our Prime Minister had to fly to New York for UN meeting? What about people dying in your own country Mr Prime Minister?

Indus Lotus
Sep 22, 2013 05:32pm

@Anwar kamal: Read I.slamic scriptures carefully!!!

Ramesh
Sep 22, 2013 05:28pm

@yasir jhandeer: "we are also facing these blast in mosques also and our brothers and sisters are also being killed" - that's your internal problem why other religion people should face it?

Amir
Sep 22, 2013 05:33pm

And our Prime Minister had to fly to New York for UN meeting? What about people dying in your own country Mr Prime Minister?

Aslam India
Sep 22, 2013 05:31pm

@Ali: You either killed most of the Hindus or coverted the to Islam and you r talking about Gujarat.. In India Muslims are equal citizens and contributing in progress of country. They r not like backward pakistani muslims. In india we had a Muslim as a President of country and current External Affairs minister is also a Muslim.. Check in Pakistan how many hindus/christains are on imp posts..

Rasheed
Sep 22, 2013 05:33pm

Why will somebody bomb the church ,it has not happened in the past ... This is an act to derail the peace talks.

Indus Lotus
Sep 22, 2013 05:37pm

Pakistan should be declared secular state.

AHA
Sep 22, 2013 05:46pm

What has puzzled me that most in my life is why we need to everyone in order to show our live to

AHA
Sep 22, 2013 05:47pm

I cannot be done by us, Muslims, I must be the Jews from India, or the Hindus from Israel,

Jim
Sep 22, 2013 05:50pm

@Manhas: Pakistan is no place for a benevolent MAJORITY, either!

concerned
Sep 22, 2013 05:52pm

and imran khan is still insisting to carry negotiation with the murderers. ashamed to be pakistani and above all being a muslim.

syed
Sep 22, 2013 05:54pm

And our politicians and champion of Islam religious parties still want to TALK to them..! What you will talk to those who kill women and children like insects.

jalil
Sep 22, 2013 05:56pm

@Aslam India: How much did you held the heirs of mughal empire go pull up youtube and see how in poor condition are they living is it revenge from them? a window woman has to live with slums. Don't lie shame on you.

Tamilselvan
Sep 22, 2013 06:01pm

If Pakistan and it's majority of the citizens are really sincere in the protection of minorities and are true to their comments they must repeal the law passed on by dictator Zia that Sharia law will not be the law of the land. This will a sign of true progress

Uroojkhan
Sep 22, 2013 06:02pm

@Goga: Why ,,,criminals don't belong to any religion ,besides we need to learn that these issues have political reasons behind them ,,,they r done to achieve sm targe. I think you need to learn abt Islam too even in state of war Islam doesn't allow killing of women, children n older people..no Muslim is born with the knowledge of Islam ,,,probably those who did the blast even didn't had the right knowledge ..besides think ,why this incident happened today?? ..it will weaken the voice of prime minister nawab sharif at UN against drone ,,,target achieved. ..n remember that there r people who have hunger for power , it's a game for seeking power ,,and no religion got nothing to do with this

Imran
Sep 22, 2013 06:10pm

if this is the work of the taliban than, it is time Pakistanis must under stand there is no way you can talk to animals who did this, I think Imrans Khans poilcy of talk with people who do this kind of acts will cost him his political futures. Any body who still want to talk to people who do this, should now be considerd enemies of Pakistan.

Ali S
Sep 22, 2013 06:14pm

@Zulmai khan:

A few months back in Punjab 77 homes of a Christian colony were burnt over a blasphemy accusation. So no, it's not just KPK - it's pretty much all of Pakistan.

Uroojkhan
Sep 22, 2013 06:11pm

Right on time when PM is leaving for UN , this will only weaken his voice against drones ....who is going to be benefited with this incident ..of course US , besides think , our enemy doesn't see. Pakistanis as Christians or Muslims ,they only see us as Pakistanis and today again it's Pakistan that is going to be at loss ...

krishna prasad
Sep 22, 2013 06:27pm

Nawaz, Kayani and Imran - What solid plan do you have to win back terrorist groups? How do you answer citizens of your own country when people are killed at the whims and fancies of the terror groups operating within your country with complete impunity and devoid of any backlash on them? Where is your much- touted security force, enforcement machinery? Do the security people wear bangles and skirts? It is time to decidedly act and talk with these groups from a position of strength but not by bending your knees and praying them to talk? In the history, it never worked and would ever now. Statements won't bring back lost lives. Unity and perseverance would work here though it could take time to completely eliminate the network/s.

farhan
Sep 22, 2013 06:25pm

@Rasheed: Christians and minorities have always been prime targets of these thugs. Not sure what you are talking about !

farhan
Sep 22, 2013 06:26pm

Peace talks, anyone ???

Talking Point
Sep 22, 2013 06:33pm

@Ahtesham

We Indians sincerely do not wish to see the gory bombings that are commonplace in Pak these days. It is not that India is free from our own strife.

A day will dawn when India and Pakistan would become closer with love and affection .But for that to happen , Pakistan would have to contain and eliminate anti India elements operating from its soil .Even sincere attempts to do so would convince us Indians that Pakistan is well intentioned towards India. Thereafter , subject to the containment of forces that wish no good between us, Indo Pak relations shall be one of global happiness and example .

farhan
Sep 22, 2013 06:34pm

@Ali: In Gujrat 790 Muslims died and Modi may become the next PM. In Pakistan over 30,000 have died and we have made the killers 'stakeholders' and 'our people' in the APC. Which is worse, I wonder ?

kamran
Sep 22, 2013 06:38pm

@ashraf: Yes that is that only way, but my dear friend ashraf do realy thing our people who do not even come out on the strees to protest such acts are capable of some this of had jihad

dsdsd
Sep 22, 2013 06:35pm

I think All Christians in Pakistan were lower caste Hindus in the past. They were converted to Christianity by bribing from Christian missionaries. It seems Christian missionaries still practice this silent but in-human act almost every day

Malik
Sep 22, 2013 06:36pm

@Aslam India: How many Muslims & Christians live in India and how many Hindus and Christians are in Pakistan that is the real question my dear - we have enough representation of Hindus & Christians in every department of Pakistan keeping in mind that they are merely less than 3-4 % of the population of Pakistan. Now you count your nos. in India and tell me where are the hell are you standing. A ceremonial Muslim President means nothing however a powerful Hindu Chief Justice in Pakistan proves that Pakistan is treating the minorities better than you so grow up and get your facts straight.

AHA
Sep 22, 2013 06:39pm

@Abbas: You said: "To kill innocent people including women and children who were going to their place of worship is so inhumane."

I say: To kill innocent people is inhumane. Why just women and children, and why just in their place of worship.

But I do agree with the spirit of what you said. Thumbs up.

FJ Siddiqui
Sep 22, 2013 06:41pm

It is one of the many brutal incidents where God fearing human beings were killed ruthlessly in the name of God while praying in their places of worship!

More sound interpretation that gives real peaceful picture of Islam must be brought to public knowledge to counter this distorted unfounded interpretation.

May all the deceased rest in peace and God's mercy be on them and their relatives, Aameen!

kamran
Sep 22, 2013 06:43pm

@observer: yes and hope same happens at the ACP as in this church, may be then these croupt politians will wake up.

Aurelio
Sep 22, 2013 06:46pm

It's heart wrenching to see so many innocent citizens killed daily in Pakistan !! People have forgotten the original religion of Humanity. Pakistani public must hold its establishment accountable for initiating the spark which has grown into full blown Inferno. Pakistanis need to realize (and i feel most feel so)that there are no good Terrorists and bad Terrorists. Once you dig hole for others ... you can't be safe from that either . Immediate action should be taken on Terrorists whether based in FATA , Quetta or Lahore ; whether directed against Afghanistan, Pakistan or India . It's now even blasphemous to say For God's sake ... but still Live and Let Live!!

Mario Henrique S. Lins
Sep 22, 2013 06:49pm

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GPR FIX
Sep 22, 2013 06:53pm

@Abbas:

If there was no reward like "going to heaven" for killing innocent non-muslims then muslims won't kill non-muslims.

Sonal
Sep 22, 2013 06:50pm

@Uroojkhan:

That's an interesting perspective. So going by your logic, who is responsible for the blasts? Someone who doesn't want the drones to stop? Surely the Taliban are supportive of Mr Sharif speaking up against the drones because it's targeted at them...?

T Ahmed
Sep 22, 2013 06:51pm

This has been clearly timed to sabotage the credibility of the prime minister at the UN over the next few days. I hope this will convince the prime minister that there is only one way to deal with these animals - by fighting them with full force.

Dr. Abbas Malik
Sep 22, 2013 06:54pm

this is shameful! why is our administrations so useless! innocent women and children regardless of religious beliefs are humans! so now release more criminals/murderers is that the solution? shameful and very sad.

Don
Sep 22, 2013 06:55pm

The intolerance in Pakistan is sickening. And the same happen in Egypt too. At least your holy book can be used to justify sick acts of inhumanity.

G.A.
Sep 22, 2013 06:56pm

@Gerry D'Cunha: Really?? You mean the Nazis, Stalin, Pinochet and Pol Pot were all Muslims? Was the gassing of 6 million Jews done by Muslims too? Or was that act just too humane for you?

Vinod Kapoor
Sep 22, 2013 06:56pm

@Gul Khan: These bombings of churches and killing of Christians should not be broadcast on tv. It should be secretly handled. It maligns the most peaceful religion of the word.

AHA
Sep 22, 2013 06:56pm

@AHA: A correction, I missed one word: What has puzzled me that most in my life is why we need to 'hate' everyone in order to show our live to

Dr. Rizwan Paraha
Sep 22, 2013 07:01pm

so these criminals did not hold any "peace talks" before murdering in cold blood these innocent civilians? why should administration hold any peace talk with them? useless govt, useless policy makers, useless religious leaders! shameful act!

AHA
Sep 22, 2013 07:08pm

@Aussie: There is no harm in religion being a personal affair. The Western world became a humane place only after they ditched Christianity are their 'way of life'. But many of the people in the West are still Christian.

Yash Talwar
Sep 22, 2013 07:10pm

@Uroojkhan: Islam teaches lot of humane things, but unfortunately, most of interpreters of Islam, those who are religious leader of Islam, focus more on SOS statements of Islam, as if Islam and all Muslims are born to be in danger. And to make things worse, no-one, not even a single Muslim, openly decry such religious preaching. So eventually, every Muslim who is keeping mum on such venomous preaching is equally a part of these barbaric acts. Look at what Muslims have done in Kenya. A purely religious genocide is currently going on in Kenya, and who are the butchers, not surprisingly, all of them are Muslims. Rest of the Muslim world will either keep mum or will celebrate this victory of

nadeem
Sep 22, 2013 07:13pm

I think Mulla Brother has done this.

Maryam Siddique
Sep 22, 2013 07:11pm

Pakistanis must pay more taxes (as do all developed nations) to ensure effective police and anti terror forces. Most Pakistanis accept they should pay tax but don't pay it because they are afraid government does corruption. But do these people then calculate how much tax they owe and give it charity?

If they don't pay tax and don't pay charity then how can Pakistan develop.

UK is much safer than Pakistan because we pay more taxes. UK government may not do corruption but they do misdirect funds but still we continue to pay tax.

Why can't Pakistanis do the same.

gangadin
Sep 22, 2013 07:16pm

No sympathies for this. Drone strikes are doing the same.

Ajukis Rambler
Sep 22, 2013 07:22pm

Savage act by shameless, beasts, causing death and destruction. They have converted PK a hell, inhabitants of beasts not of humans with no differentiation to blast, hit and target anyone at will. It is a curse on those, blasting their own life not even human act least to talk of Islam. Great Prophet of Islam had got stayed the delegation of christians in Masjide Nabvi itself in Madina Munawara with all honors and allowed to have their own religious rituals performed their own way freely while living in Masjide Nabvi. Whether by such beast like acts they who blasted or those sponsoring them are following those glorious teachings or practicing even sunnah or rendered themselves to perpetual hell in this world and hereafter. It is therefore not Islamic teachings which only tells to live, tolerate and love but their own narrow traditions and tribal approaches burning in their own fire of hatred feeling every one envious, intolerance of others customs and practices and rigidity with their own living in dark ages engulfing the whole PK and its inhabitants to brutally suffer in the hands of few.

BISWAJIT ROY
Sep 22, 2013 07:18pm

@Goga: dont shed tears buddy ...be the change you want to see in the society

Anwar kamal
Sep 22, 2013 07:19pm

@Indus Lotus:I never mention any name.

Hrleen
Sep 22, 2013 07:20pm

@Ali: Rapes happen in Pakistan also but victims are discouraged from reporting because of 'ghairat' factor, near impossibility of getting the culprits convicted in the court of law, and social stigma associated with it. Remember the statements issued by Gen Parvez Musharraf in case of Mukhtara Mai ? If that is how rape victims are looked upon even by country's President, what will be situation at lower level? India is changing and not living in denial like you. There is some hope of justice for rape victims and at least a section of society has started understanding their plight so they are coming out and reporting the crime. Pakistan is yet to reach that stage and, I am afraid, will never reach. So as far as crimes against women , including rape, are concerned you hardly qualify to offer any advice.

indian
Sep 22, 2013 07:22pm

Why the army is unwilling or unable to destroy terror in pakistan ? On the one hand your army want to keep terror alive to use aganist india so how can your army fight terror with other hand?

kayamat
Sep 22, 2013 07:27pm

When will all these senseless killings stop? Pakistan government needs to take extra care to prevent such unfortunate happenings.

Abe
Sep 22, 2013 07:33pm

So who really is allowed to live in Pakistan??? I wonder.... If you are a Shia you will get killed, if you are a Christian you will be massacred ... And the list just goes on ...

Saeb
Sep 22, 2013 07:35pm

@Masoud: TTP apologists! What foreign groups? How about so many other blasts for which they accepted responsibility?

KKRoberts
Sep 22, 2013 07:35pm

These killings are for fun.....Fun of killing......

Tahira
Sep 22, 2013 07:35pm
  1. Close all madrassas and put all the previous and current graduates in to a program of rehabilitation so this curse of suicide is washed away from their heads. 2. Temporarily arrest all those Ulema/maulvis who recently made statements on Katme Nabuwwat day against declared non-muslim minorities and ask why they made statement contrary to Islamic teachings and impose heavy fine on them. 3. The attacked church was near my childhood home. It was always peaceful and no one ever attacked a muslim. The attackers are barbarians who love to attack people who are praying in the mosques, churches or Imam Bargahs. They must be annihilated according to Islamic law, a life for a life. I am sad and ashamed of what is happening in my country and pray that the elected officials act appropriately.
Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian
Sep 22, 2013 07:39pm

(PLF) Strictly condemns the killings of innocent peoples in Church in Peshawar

The Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) Strictly condemns the Bomb blast outside church in Peshawarkills More than 70 and 200 seriously injured Pakistanis.

Emen khan
Sep 22, 2013 07:36pm

We have around 75 Ministers, advisers and Parliamentary Secretaries the in the province. None of them visited the scene for three hours. Only the D.C. Peshawar was available. Shame on such elected representatives who are not with their voters in hard times.

indian
Sep 22, 2013 07:44pm

@Uroojkhan: Why you blame the terrorists? Your army and isi should abandon anty india policy and use your military might aganist terror. Your army itself known as terror in khakhi and running many terror univercities across border. First change your policy of using terror to achive political objectives

Shah
Sep 22, 2013 07:41pm

I am sure This type of Islam will lead to them in Jannam for sure. Islamic Country Pakistan

Indigo
Sep 22, 2013 07:44pm

@Salman: No buddy, i was referring to the same peaceful religion, which even forced the most peaceful community on earth (Buddhists) to pick arms.

renny
Sep 22, 2013 07:44pm

@Anwar kamal: except islam

indian
Sep 22, 2013 07:45pm

@Amir: He is a helpless leader. Your army is the dicision maker. Whole world knows that. So pray alla to save your nation

akhter
Sep 22, 2013 07:49pm

yay wohi ker rahay hain jin ki rozi roti is durty Politics say hi hay,agencies main aisay log hain jo yay nahi cahitay kay Taliban say batt ho werna un kay gher ka Budjet kaisay chullay ga.

sukhbir
Sep 22, 2013 07:45pm

Who ever did it, who ever conceived it, who ever supported it directly or indirectly is unfit to be included in Human Race. I do not care what religion or lack of it they belong to. Stopping such carnage is not just the responsibility of any Government but it is collective responsibility of the People. Lip service is just not enough, calling Taliban "Not Muslims" is also not enough. Time to root them out our Houses and Muhallas and Cities and States. One day may be "My Brothers and Sisters will rise and rebel against such cowardly murderers.

renny
Sep 22, 2013 07:49pm

@Masoud: stop blaming others instead blame urself hitler blamed jews for whatever happend in germany.

Ahmed
Sep 22, 2013 07:46pm

@concerned: Muslims are not a "special" people. Even the Quran specifically condemns this concept and repeatedly says enjoins mankind not to fight over religion. It is stupid, arrogant notions like these that has made Pakistan the basket case of the world.

khan
Sep 22, 2013 07:46pm

TTP has distanced from the attack.That is good sign.But I am sure they know who has done it.Because the thinking behind this attack has same ideology,like TTP.Or this may be the wing of TTP.

imran sheikh
Sep 22, 2013 07:46pm

A fatwa was given by ulema against Salman Rushdie declaring him an apostate when he wrote what was perceived to be blasphemous. Why is no fatwa given against anyone killing innocents, declaring them apostates for deliberately and persistently going against Islamic injunctions?

shafeeq
Sep 22, 2013 07:47pm

Keep one thing in your mind now we are going to talk with Taliban for peace and about this church blast my opinion is this is the huge conspiracy of Indian (RAW) and Israel (Mosad) simply I mean they do not want peace in Pakistan.

w.shaikh
Sep 22, 2013 07:49pm

It is sad and tragic tha many innocent lives were lost. I believe some exteranl and internal powers do not want peace in Pakistans. These powers also trying to show the Pakistan people that civilian government is incapable of controlling the situation. They are trying to influence the negotiations that government wants to hold with Taliban.

GM
Sep 22, 2013 07:51pm

This needs to get across the thick head of Imran Khan and other so called politicians that TTP is against us and not with us.

Indigo
Sep 22, 2013 07:52pm

@Jehanzeb Idrees: Thank GOD, Almighty of 'peaceful' religion punished me by not giving me birth in his 'peaceful' religion, otherwise i would have to live for whole of my life carrying the guilt of all these 'peaceful' acts of 'peacekeepers' and 'bad-dua' of other not so much peaceful c

Syed
Sep 22, 2013 07:53pm

@concerned: Don't be ashamed to be a Muslim. Its not Islamic teaching. May Allah punish those who are framing Islam for their own intrest. We should stand with the innocent victims and help them.

aditya
Sep 22, 2013 07:55pm

Kill everything that moves in the land of the pure..and before everyone calls me a biased indian ..just look around first okkk

aditya
Sep 22, 2013 07:55pm

shariah is the greatest ..All uh Akbar

Khan
Sep 22, 2013 07:59pm

The timing of the blast is calculated as the PM flows to New York. Just to malign Pakistan Indian or Afghan are involved . kick Afghans out of Pakistan and seal the border

Indigo
Sep 22, 2013 08:00pm

@Jehanzeb Idrees: Thank GOD, Almighty of 'peaceful' religion spared me by not giving me birth in same 'peaceful' religion, otherwise i would have to live for whole of my life, carrying the guilt of all these 'peaceful' acts of 'peace-keepers' and 'bad-dua' of other not so 'peaceful' communities.

Sart
Sep 22, 2013 07:57pm

True citizens of Pakistan show your protest, loud and clear.

shafeeq
Sep 22, 2013 07:57pm

@smile: you are right dear frnd...but we hope for the best....

VJ Shah
Sep 22, 2013 08:02pm

The basic problem is not the violence or terrorism, but the atmosphere for such 'thinking' has been created in Pakistan over the years. Short time justification has been given for 'wrong things' from day 1. Recently for example, the Christian girl falsely accused of blasphemy has left Pakistan in June, Malala story has been highlighted in Western media (too much in fact). The mentality of the population is that a majority do not want to admit anything 'wrong' in these cases. Outdated rituals and customs have been re-instated.
Free thinking or discussion is not tolerated.. How did Pakistanis come to this state of mind? An intelligent look at the history is never taking place in Pakistan.

Unless these issues are addressed such problems will arise out of nowhere.

K Sridhar
Sep 22, 2013 08:05pm

@AHA: great thinking

Syed Ahmed
Sep 22, 2013 08:01pm

Talks, talks, shit. Deal with these ruthless murders with an Iron hand.

gaj
Sep 22, 2013 08:03pm

The foundation of a country based on religion would finally result in this only. Instead of teaching respect for others and their religion, in a sense it means you r not welcome. Pakistan has to learn to co exist--- as people and then as a country. What was the fault of these christians....that they were born in a land of fundamentalists?? Muslims should come out and denounce this act or slowly they will get consumed by this hatred!! It's also the time for religion to go if it cannot spread love.

MH
Sep 22, 2013 08:07pm

I am a muslim and I stand with the Christian community today, against these barbarians. There is no way to recover the loss of the innocents. If I had been the chief of the province, I would have had tracked these barbarians and hanged them high. The most disturbing thing is that I did not even hear any strong worded condemnation from PTI. If they cannot even speak against them, how can they fight against them?

Zahid Hussain
Sep 22, 2013 08:07pm

@Rasheed: you are such a fool

Vishal
Sep 22, 2013 08:13pm

How many people in Pak. are held for act of terror and hanged them, hopefully many or None?

fuzail
Sep 22, 2013 08:18pm

this is a shame for humanity , NO PURPOSE is Justified enough to kill innocent children, women and elders . Just think of the hatred that these people had sown in the hearts of the families who have lost their loved ones . Wake up do something or else the same hatred will find a way in all hearts.

mba
Sep 22, 2013 08:18pm

Pakistan is a country for all Pakistanis regardless to which religion and what gender the people belong. Anyone killing even one person in our country is commiting a crime against the whole country. Those who target Christians, Hindus or Ahmedis are the same criminals, who go kill our co-nationals in the name of devinity. Stop them, STOP them in the name of Allah and for the sake of our country. I can only express my utmost sorrow and solidarity for the victims and their families.

SFK
Sep 22, 2013 08:24pm

This is really sad. An attack on a church is just as condemnable as an attack on a masjid.

Sanju
Sep 22, 2013 08:39pm

@abid: Allah has already blessed Pakistan.Its signs are everywhere to be seen

ROHIT PANDEY
Sep 22, 2013 08:39pm

Look for "assassin" in Wikipedia and all you dear readers will have an insight into the history of violence in Muslim societies...you can draw your own conclusions after reading what is said in the wikipedia?

SBB
Sep 22, 2013 08:42pm

Almost every day, there's bad news for new victims in Pakistan. It used to be the Hindus and Sikhs. Now they're all finished... and it's the Hazaras and Christians. Sincere condolences to those affected by this. And hats off to the brave Pakistani police who actually stopped the second bomber outside. They too sacrificed their lives.

Sohail Khan
Sep 22, 2013 08:46pm

Pakistan is not fit for Humans. My fore-fathers realized it 60 years ago when they made the toughest decision of their life to leave the "Muslim" Pakistan and migrate to a "Hindu" India. Everybody laughed at my grand father when he was leaving Peshawar to settle in India as Muslims were not known to migrate to a Hindu majority India at that time. Today I can feel proud of my Grand father. What a visionary he was. He saw the writing on the wall for Pakistan. My only advice to Pakistanis would be to migrate and settle in another country if you have enough money.....Jaan hai to jahan hai....Feel pity for the poors though...

Sohail, Aligarh (India)

Aqdas
Sep 22, 2013 08:51pm

@Uroojkhan: but kharjits know islam better than anyother. please st depicting any such acts as conspiracies. we are fed up with his. those who can kill, extort and destroy in the name of islam, can lie too. what is the worth of PM raising voice in UN? All previous heads of state have done it already.

Amir
Sep 22, 2013 08:53pm

Are these followers of Islam setting up great example of tolerance and religious harmony or other religions in USA (and other western countries) where Masjids are being built at a rapid pace. In fact a Masjid is being planned next to the World Trade Center site.

notsosweet
Sep 22, 2013 08:49pm

Great Going.Ethnic cleansing will be complete.Only the rest of taliban fighters to be released.Govt should give assistance to these guys whom we created(illegitimate child with US) so that Jinnah's vision of pakistan will be complete.

shayan
Sep 22, 2013 08:54pm

This is sickening, The PTI has totally failed in its policies in KP, PML is even worse for just standing by and not doing anything to change this nonsense. This is the outcome of when people try to side with extremist and those taliban animals, minorities are being savaged in the country in the name of God, that is just disgusting ! Even us muslims sects cannot stay in harmony here being shia, ismaili or any other sect is a crime supposedly now, i think this country needs a revolution against extremism, islamist and all that crap, i for one will throw my shoe at any mullah or bearded person i see next time, they are the ones spreading hate rather than preaching peace as per our religion. We need a moderate Pakistan not this joke we like in at the moment !

wise
Sep 22, 2013 08:59pm

After Pakistan's birth from India in 1947 all the Pakistani leaders and politicians injected anti India ideology inside the mind of Pakistanis. Pakistan politics focused their resources in the direction only to destroy India. And to fulfill this objective Pakistan gave birth to terrorism. In world community what is status of Pakistan compared to India? What is scientific, economical progress of Pakistan? No one in world recognises Pakistan. Pakistan is failed state. Terrorism was nurtured to trouble India and that terrorism is boomranging back to Pakistan only. Dear brothers and sisters when you will understand that who are your true enemies? It is not India, but, it is terrorism which has now become big demon and davouring Pakistan itself. God bless you.

Ramesh
Sep 22, 2013 08:56pm

@AHA: Great sense of humor ! Yet another sad incident though -- more innocents being killed in the name of 'religion of peace' in the 'land of pure'

Tilikum
Sep 22, 2013 08:58pm

Is this a gesture of goodwill from the Taliban ? I think it is time for a major military action: ask the locals to move out and then bomb the entire tribal belt...lets bomb them to modernity !

zahid
Sep 22, 2013 09:02pm

The site of attack is no doubt in Pakistan. But who carried it out? There is too much international involvement in Pakistan. Tehrika Taliban Pakistan would very stupidly accept responsibility for any thing even if not carried out by them. It is just another attempt to defame Pakistan and the Muslim Majority.

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Bob- Wuxi China
Sep 22, 2013 09:03pm

@Uroojkhan: What are you lecturing here. Everyone knows this trivial talk.

Edwardian
Sep 22, 2013 09:04pm

"No one claimed responsibility for the incident till the filing of this report. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have distanced themselves from the attack and denied that they were responsible". Then who has done it? TTP did accept involvement in General's killing but they are denying their involvement here. Is there a third force behind. The journalist have to investigate it thoroughly.

Amir Bangash
Sep 22, 2013 09:08pm

Every Pakistani Muslim is clear in his belief that Islam does not allow killing of innocent people. People from minorities are as dear to us as every Pakistani and there is no division on this account. But this all is not happening to the minorities only and Muslims( including people from LEAs) are daily killed by the terrorists. It is a well thought covert act of enemies of Pakistan and Islam.

leon
Sep 22, 2013 09:13pm

@Imran:

isnt it obvious....as my parents attended mass today in the local church and safely returned home to their family with dignity

Bea
Sep 22, 2013 09:16pm

@abdul khan: Abdul the people who have done this are not even human thye are not even real muslims they have murdered innocent people in the name of Islam they may think they will go to heaven as far as i am concerned they can go to hell with the blood of so many innocent people on their hands.

Bea
Sep 22, 2013 09:17pm

@Aslam India: well said.

Bea
Sep 22, 2013 09:22pm

@Zulmai khan: Mr Khan the question should be why is this happening at all.?

Ananda
Sep 22, 2013 09:26pm

@jalil : It's widow....not window :)

Tahir
Sep 22, 2013 09:24pm

Tragic, ironic and disgusting, this is all i can say about the incident. How is it possible no one knows who they are, where they come from and who pays for all this mayhem and why, we have over ten agencies who cant seem to find the clue to what's going on, we have ten different solutions, from blasting them to talking to them and some coming up justification and reasons for their behaviour. 3000 people dies in 9/11 we have lost 30,000 till now and maybe 100,000 who were hurt or incapacitated for life due to this violence. we dont have any anyone who can stand up to them and swtop this non-sense, in these trying times all i can say May Allah Protect us all.

Austrian
Sep 22, 2013 09:32pm

... and today 17 Pakistani Muslims stormed the Votiv Catholic Church in Vienna, Austria claiming they faced death and "persecution" in Pakistan and demanded asylum. It would seem - from today's events in Pakistan - that these Pakistani Muslims are not the ones that need protection; instead, it is their Christian compatriots back in Pakistan that need protecting.

Sandeep Singh
Sep 22, 2013 09:29pm

@Uroojkhan "Even in state of war Islam doesn't allow killing of women, children n older people" so you mean killing of a Young Man is allowed. Is it?

Anon
Sep 22, 2013 09:33pm

@abid: How about just thinking like a "fellow human being" rather than a muslim or Christian or whatever?

Murali Mani
Sep 22, 2013 09:35pm

Pakistan need to learn from Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia. The Muslims of these countries are in no way less faithful to their religion. They also know how to coexist with followers of other religions.

Ranger
Sep 22, 2013 09:35pm

65 years of hatred in the name of religion doesn't go away in a year or two with political reforms or holy teachings. Blaming TTP or some other militant organization is not going to help in anyway. You folks have to realize that Taliban and other terrorist entities are part of pakistani system as the seeds have been sown at the time it's inception. They can never be disowned.

Goga
Sep 22, 2013 09:36pm

@Dur-e-Abbas Malik: The supply line of these beasts is 'Madrassas' ...

Sandeep Singh
Sep 22, 2013 09:37pm

@ Raja Hindustani Pakistanis comes to street (to protest) when they think Islam is in danger but sadly nobody comes out to protest when humanity is in danger. Great Comment Indeed. True to the core.

Mohammad Dravidian
Sep 22, 2013 09:43pm

Problem with Pakistan is not with Islam...but wrong way of projecting Islam.. .

Dian C
Sep 22, 2013 09:43pm

It grieves me when innocent children, women and men are murdered in such a cowardice manner. I weep and pray for the victims and their families! What concerns me is that terrorists rejoice at these cold blooded murders. When will we realize that violence produces violence and nothing is ever settled!!! Let Peace and Love reign in the world.

saadiya
Sep 22, 2013 09:45pm

@Aslam India: one person or two in millions - and you call that equality ?

akp
Sep 22, 2013 09:48pm

@AHA: also blame US, Europe, Chinese and everybody else

saadiya
Sep 22, 2013 09:48pm

@Anees: Thank you for pointing out the obvious

Rana
Sep 22, 2013 09:53pm

All Indians gleefully posting negative comments on this story, please take a moment to take a deep hard look at your own country and its problems first. Pakistan and all its problems still pale in comparison to India so you really have no room to talk in my opinion.

khan
Sep 22, 2013 09:54pm

@Goga: Dont be ashamed,this is not the act of muslims.This is done by jahils,it is a FITNA.It needs to be delt with force,by declaring JIHAD against this FITNA.

abc
Sep 22, 2013 10:00pm

@Uroojkhan: there seems to be a RAW and MOSSAD hand in it. these are all conspiracies by vested interests

Yasir Arfat
Sep 22, 2013 10:01pm

i condemns by heart and soul. Allah bless us always. ameen

Rahmat
Sep 22, 2013 10:10pm

Pakistan must come to grips with reality that no other nation has brought Islam to disrepute as it has. Repeal blasphemy laws, disband seminaries run by mullahs and let reason prevail. We see former generals and die hard religious nuts in cahoots ruining Pakistan's reputation in front of world community. Killing minorities and killing Shias and Ahmedias is not going to solve Pakistan's problems. It will only exacerbate Pakistan's descent into economic decline to the extent that it risks another breakup.

abc
Sep 22, 2013 10:14pm

@Masoud: absolutely agree with you Masoud saab.

Joe
Sep 22, 2013 10:11pm

If a mosque was bombed anywhere there would be protests worldwide with terrorists threatening everyone with retaliation. Islam is a violent religion fit for primitive barbarians.

Baba Tally
Sep 22, 2013 10:19pm

What is the central character in a church: It is Jesus on the cross. There'll be no end to this mayhem till he stays this way.

Ghayoor
Sep 22, 2013 10:21pm

Inna Lillahi . . . My sincerest condolences to bereaved families.

I thought long and hard to find the civilized way to share my feelings, it is hard. But, what then is civilized about unprovoked attack on Pakistan's unfortunate people. Try telling this to masters of decision-making.

On one hand the government is pushing for peace talks while carnage goes on unabated, on the other, there is no scarcity of terrorist apologists either.

Again we have the old and consumed rant of good and bad Taliban. Confusion all around. Incompetence runs wide and high. Incomprehension is the currency. Bankruptcy of political thought conspicuous. But, hey, all of this no news. People knew this.

But, we plod on we shall with the nonsense of dialogue. Imran Khan seems to think he is the next best thing happened to Pakistan since God knows when. Let me say it plane and simple, IK hasn't got a scooby. Clueless like every one else. He seems to believe that all our ills can be explained through the prism of drones. Can he be any more wrong. Americans operate the drones with willful consent of our establishment. Given that the drones leave bloody trail of civilian causalities in their wake, but try explaining this to us - how does this justify attacks on Muslim and non-Muslim minorities? No Mr Khan you've got your numbers wrong, they do not add up.

Tailpiece: Give peace talks a chance, why not! we do have sufficient residue of sitting ducks any way.

P.Mishra
Sep 22, 2013 10:22pm

@Masoud: Are you joking?

Khalid
Sep 22, 2013 10:26pm

@Masoud: Please don't hide behind "politicla reasons". I am shamed to be a Pakistani Muslim.

A Ahmed
Sep 22, 2013 10:22pm

I fail to understand why Indians feel so compelled to comment on an issue that has nothing to do with them and only affects Pakistanis. Why are none of Pakistan's other neighbors here chastising Pakistan? Indians, we are not Indian, and minorities of Pakistan are Pakistanis, and they dont need you to speak for them. This is a Pakistani issue and Pakistanis are the ones to deal with it.

MAH
Sep 22, 2013 10:23pm

@Tamilselvan: you don't know what you are talking about!

Human
Sep 22, 2013 10:28pm

Enough of torture, murder and attocrites of 60 years, time now for remaining minority of Pakistan to leave Pakistan and look for asylum in other countries.

MAH
Sep 22, 2013 10:26pm

PTI and JI government now have no right to ask for any peace process with Taliban!

your neighbour
Sep 22, 2013 10:26pm

Why, people is not protesting this kind of barbaric acts!! as a community peace loving Pakistanis should come out from their house, bring awareness each other, keep an eye this kind of eveils, if you suspect anything bring community or police attention. Save the generation.These kind of act don't reflect the PEACE loving ISLAM, this is PIECE PIECE loving ISLAM.

MAH
Sep 22, 2013 10:33pm

@Aslam India: If you need to go on explaining this at a totally irrelevant place like this news, then you know it is not truth!

babar
Sep 22, 2013 10:36pm

PTI chief minister should resign for being incompetent and favouring Taliban over common citizens. Imran Khan should break allties with Taliban. There is no law & order even 90% of PTI members have minister level designation and perks.

Saeed
Sep 22, 2013 10:38pm

@Tamilselvan: It is not zia s law it's Islamic law. It is easy to defy zia law but let see how people of Pakistan go against law of Islam . That is a tough call .

MAH
Sep 22, 2013 10:45pm

I don't feel apologetic being a Muslim because I consider these killers as enemies of Islam. But I do want to say this to all fellow Pakistanis suffering at the hands of these madmen ... Christians, Hindus and Muslims, that my heart goes out to you. And that we should continue to stand together strong and not fall to these blood thirsty illiterate men!

m
Sep 22, 2013 10:49pm

dawn is not publishing our comments. why are pakistani are killing civilians so much. why aalims are not coming forward to stand against these unislamic crimes.rorist are islaam do not permit hurting anybody. but terrorists are not sparing womens,childrens,even masjids.

sombody stop them

M.Hussein
Sep 22, 2013 10:49pm

@hamza: Why you need to wait for your religious politician to protest??? why not everyone takes to streets and protest?? when something happens to muslims or islam, you ppl protest like insane, why this double standard???

Rajesh
Sep 22, 2013 10:49pm

@Murali Mani: Correct your facts. Muslims can never learn coexistence. Even in Turkey or Indonesia a non-muslim cannot be the head of state and there starts the discrimination. All Sunni mosques get grants from government and the maulavis gets government salary out of tax payer's money contributed by all religion. Other faiths do not get that....In nutshell, Islam does not teach equal rights to all. Terrorism is the extreme form of the same.

ali
Sep 22, 2013 10:54pm

@abid: Mind boggling to see thumbs down to abids comments. Indians think all is bad except India and thumbs down in masses. No thinking skills....:)

notsosweet
Sep 22, 2013 10:56pm

illegitimate child of Pak and us is doing their job meticulously.Ethnic cleansing.In syria assad and rebles are killing their own and in pakistan it is no different

c_tahir@hotmail.com
Sep 22, 2013 10:57pm

agreed 100%.

These animals should be butchered...

Tahir

Guest
Sep 22, 2013 10:57pm

If your government, your army ( a very professional one) and the ISI (a very effective agency ) are really serious about eliminating terrorism they could do it within days. But they want to TALK (about what?) to them!!

imran younas
Sep 22, 2013 11:04pm

may ALLAH bless our country with peace.

Sonal
Sep 22, 2013 11:01pm

Indian press is reporting TTP has claimed responsibility saying they will attack minorities until drones are stopped.

Human
Sep 22, 2013 11:01pm

Soon, Few Christians will convert to Islam because of fear and some greed given by local muslims. And Pak Media and people will celebrate the greatness of Islam s people from other religion are converting to Islam. For the same reason, 25% minority in Pakistan in 1950 is now only 1%.

AJ
Sep 22, 2013 11:04pm

@Goga: Why should you be ashamed of being a Muslim? Why fault the religion when the followers do not follow; and its not written anywhere to kill anyone.

Anthony Edmunds
Sep 22, 2013 11:12pm

The last words of the British nurse Edith Cavell, before she was executed in 1915 for helping allied prisoners of war to escape from German troops, were "I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." And now, speaking as a non-Pakistani Christian who has visited Pakistan many times and met there nothing but love and kindness and generosity, I say to Pakistanis: I do know that you are a wonderful people capable of great deeds and I do have faith that one day (but perhaps not in my lifetime) you will emerge from these dark times.

Dahir
Sep 22, 2013 11:39pm

Minorities from Pakistan can be temporarily settled in neighbouring areas of India and they can go back after ten years if things are peaceful then.

zameer
Sep 22, 2013 11:40pm

this to be expected in a theocratic state, with blasphemy in constitution.

Indian boy
Sep 22, 2013 11:44pm

those who live by the sword will, one day, die by the sword

Zehri
Sep 22, 2013 11:41pm

Taliban has distance themselves as above ---so all TV anchors are giving wrong picture to the people of Pakistan; they should be ashamed

Some folk aren't Taliban, they are the paid agents of the enemies of Pakistan using Taliban name for criminal/terrorist activities, sponsored by international agencies. They are the one, who will not like the Government / Taliban peace talk, because peace among them means enemies activities are over; and I'm sorry to say that some media personalities too are part of this paid agents; no army how strong it may be, can win a internal war against own people, such action only destroy and finally breakup of a country, and that's what the enemies wants. Mr. PM if you want to save this country from breakup than you should have the guts to order for the international agencies to leave Pakistan within 48 hours, cancel all such visas and immediately talk with the actual Taliban, even if cease fire is needed go for it.

Take help from people like Sami and Fazalur Rahman as to point out, who the right Taliban are, whom the government should talk; and top of the agenda with them should be that after signing of the agreement the Taliban will fight/clear and make sure to get rid of criminals / terrorists using their name for terrorist activities, .

abdul rehman
Sep 22, 2013 11:42pm

@Tamilselvan: But how will it save our minorities from Terrorists as they don't believe in Pakistani constitution at all

Senseless
Sep 22, 2013 11:48pm

Pakistani democracy and the media outlived their utility. Time to be taken over by Sharia born Taliban to run the country peacefully. No guns, no peace. Amen. No minorities to be spared. No mohazirs. Only pure Sunnis to rule. No place for others. Amen.

khan
Sep 22, 2013 11:50pm

Ironic how every tom, dick and harry comment here!! Please read the full story and it says that TTP has distanced themselves from this. I am from FATA, I have suffered the most, not like most you just commenting from the cosy sofa of your house.I want peace and that could be done through negotiation. I don't want to be sandwiched between Army and Taliban anymore!!

Zehri
Sep 22, 2013 11:52pm

Some folk aren't Taliban, they are the paid agents of the enemies of Pakistan using Taliban name for criminal/terrorist activities, sponsored by international agencies. They are the one, who will not like the Government / Taliban peace talk, because peace among them means enemies activities are over; and no army how strong it may be, can win a internal war accept destruction and breakup of a country, and that's what the enemies want. Mr. PM if you want to save this country from breakup than you should have the guts to order for the international agencies to leave Pakistan within 48 hours, cancel all such visas and immediately talk with the actual Taliban, even if cease fire is needed go for it.

Take help from people like Sami and Fazalur Rahman as to point out, who the right Taliban are, whom the government should talk; and top of the agenda with them should be that after signing of the agreement the Taliban will fight/clear and make sure to get rid of criminals / terrorists using their name for terrorist activities,

Ahmed
Sep 22, 2013 11:55pm

I honestly regret I voted for Imran Khan's PTI after todays massacre. A lot of people will suggest that there is some underlying vendetta to derail the "peace process" and that suggestion is supposed to be a reasoning for the current spike in Taliban related violence. I'm gonna bite the bullet and say COULD BE! who knows; but I want to frame simple questions to all those who'd suggest something like this: think about the two suicide bombers who blew themselves up; what went through their minds during their drive to their destination? what were their last words before they pressed those buttons? I know your answers! See it's the "thought" and the "idea" that is the driving force behind this death cult that is the issue. Right now the Taliban are at the peak of their power and they are dictating terms and we with our knocking knees and wet undies are bending over backwards to talk! I can't believe I am saying this but today there was a maulvi on TV who couldn't have said it any better, "Imran Khan wanted to talk; he was whining about it throughout his campaign; tell him to go to Wana for two weeks and see if that works and if it works then good for us and if it doesn't then lets get down to business". To bring down an idea you need a bigger idea or at least make it weak.

Faiz
Sep 22, 2013 11:54pm

The TTP have said their NOT behind this. Do you not think it's possible this might be a US-organised effort to disrupt talks and continue their drone strikes?

Fwad Ahmed
Sep 22, 2013 11:55pm

@Gerry D'Cunha: it is religion that gives solution to each problem but no one is interested in solving these problems due to one's own benefits

Nizamuddin Ali Ahmad
Sep 23, 2013 12:01am

Does any one doubts about the next donation result for Pakistanis from Pakistan.. The christian world will be deaf in case of appeal for charity. Shame and Gods curse on those who did the killings.

Mamataz
Sep 23, 2013 12:08am

In Pakistan, based on the Islamic teachings, there is tolerance for all other religions. Attacks such as these are probably rooted in social and political differences and NOT due to the faith. An enquiry should be held, and lessons learnt.

Osman Babar
Sep 23, 2013 12:11am

@Tamilselvan:

Do not understand the connection.

Osman Babar
Sep 23, 2013 12:14am

@syed:

are you so sure that "they" killed them. What if some one who does not want the negotiations to happen, did this. Life is not so simple and politics and the games that come with it definitely not

Nadeem Chaudhry
Sep 23, 2013 12:14am

To my Christian friends and families...... All I can say is " I am so sorry"! Forgive me for the atrocities caused by people of my faith onto a defenseless lot of people.

Wali
Sep 23, 2013 12:15am

@Aslam India: Dear as u mentioned in your comment that Muslims in India have occupied top most positions, totally agreed but u may forget to mentioned the reason behind. their contribution towards the growth of the country, let me take the example of Dr. abduslam, and many others who sacrifice their lives by serving the country and the Indian government simply reward their services, which is not a big deal at all. But my point is that you will not find such People in our country who are non Muslims by nature and performing something extra ordinary, like the Muslims in India are doing, opportunities are there but the thing is to come forward and prove it, blame game is always easy dear be realistic will always help-out u to reach to the bottom line.

Wali Qureshi
Sep 23, 2013 12:29am

Strongly condemn the deadliest attack on the christian community an inhuman means of act took place inside the Church that claims 80 lives, whoever behind this blood game and what is their agenda to targeting the holly places, it clearly indicates that they have no religion, this time is not to blame each other only to gain the political revenge, all stake holders need to come with some serious and meaningful solutions to avoid such incidents in future, because terrorism is not the problem of single party,

Sylvester
Sep 23, 2013 12:33am

Violence precedes Peshawar Carnage

The twin suicide bombing at the All Saints Church in Peshawar

Objective
Sep 23, 2013 12:34am

Don't blame any religion or people for this. We all (irrespective of religion) are victims and only very few are benefiting from this. Try to find a reason for unity.

sagir and family
Sep 23, 2013 12:41am

From Me my family and friends as pakistani muslims we feel ashamed today Our heart felt condolences go out to all the families who have lost loved ones today our thoughts and prayers are with you please dont give up hope for yourself or for pakistan due to mindless thugs who have no place in society and will rot in hell .Pakistanis from all walks need to stand together and believe in pakistan only then we can progress and we must never ever give up on that

Shahar
Sep 23, 2013 12:42am

We are being told again and again that Islam is religion of peace. Although this may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better. The fact is that fanatics rule Islam at this point of history. Violence has become the face of Islam. Tell me one Muslim country where people rights regardless of there religion, color or beliefs are safe guarded. We as Muslims are good at talking about how peaceful this religion is but our society is full of hatred, inequality, corruption and injustice. All I can say is "Actions speak louder than words!"

Naseem Altaf
Sep 23, 2013 12:47am

@AHA: Truly it is an anti- islamic act; but why you drag I the names of Hindu or Jews. Face the reality even if it hurts and let us not be the proverbial Ostrich. It is our own weakness that we ,in our society, do not stand up against the perpetrators ( or even their apologists) of such activities. We got to firm up ,and stand up ,united against such tendencies at the earlier lower level. Trust me I am ,to my conscious belief, a Muslim of faith and actions ; but I feel our small time mullah ( who adopted the profession just because of no other choice or skills) and who ,overwhelmingly, do not understand the core message and meanings of Quran,and who fill up the void by heresay and their own inventions--this being the easy way--have to be tackled for improvement otherwise the terrorists will keep on getting their brainwashed recruit supply.

Rana
Sep 23, 2013 12:52am

@MAH: So what should be done? Wars cost lots and lots of money, hence the reason for US and UK leaving Afghanistan in April 2014 beacuse both countries are now broke.

Pakistan is a developing country and has no spare cash. Any cash Pakistan has is firstly looted by the corrupt politicians as though it is their noble duty.

Naseem Altaf
Sep 23, 2013 12:50am

@abdul khan: Wish it could be done practically,so easily. I think we will have to be more hardworking.We, The people will have to tighten our resolve, link up with the government ,and do it together.Otherwise ,we ,our own families, our younger generations will taste the fruits of our inaction.

Muslim khan
Sep 23, 2013 12:54am

@abid: Empty wishes and prayers ,without action, will need you nowhere. Wake up or be wait for your turn ,someday

Aslam
Sep 23, 2013 01:04am

Is it sure that the attack was from Taliban? We need to wait till the investigation finishes and truth is out.

Sarsfield
Sep 23, 2013 01:14am

Pakistan is not the only Muslim country where Christians are persecuted Nearly all Muslin countries are ethnic cleansing there countries of Christians The number of Christians in Middle East Countries is getting depleted daily Muslims must learn to accept other peoples beliefs

Zainab
Sep 23, 2013 01:25am

I don't believe it was done by Muslims because of hatred towards Christians. The attack was to provoke wrath amongst people of different religions. Allah has given us brains to contemplate the situation ourselves and not believe in every thing told to us by media.

Bhask\
Sep 23, 2013 01:23am

Time for the Pakistani establishment and the public in general to wake up and smell the coffee. Encouraging terrorism and fundamentalism in the name of state support to religion is now rearing its ugly head. Sheltering criminals and then feiging innocence is something that is badly boomeranging on them. Continuing this policy is the receipe to ruin and the sooner the Pakistanis understand this the better, else it shall be too late.

shahbaz
Sep 23, 2013 01:40am

Where can i send funds to help? These savages cannot get the best of us.

zainab
Sep 23, 2013 01:40am

@Goga: What makes u so sure Muslims were behind such heinous act? I feel pity on u for being an "ashamed Muslim".

Singh
Sep 23, 2013 01:46am

So sad to see people killed in name of religion. Really appreciate if Pak recognize this Taliban caner is real. Friends who blaming foreign hands to disestablish their country must try to understand why no such foreign hands working in Indonesia or Malaysia. Please wake for sake of your future generation. Would you like your kids growing up as scientist/doctors/engineer holding books or growing as terrorist holding holy books in hand?

Ahmed Abdullah
Sep 23, 2013 01:45am

There can be no justification for the killing of innocent people. Who ever did it, they could only be termed as heartless beasts. Such a work must not be attributed to any religion. It is nothing to do with Islam or Pakistan. Peshawar bombings are condemned in strongest of words. One thing is clear that this is the work of those who oppose US presence in the region or those who oppose dialogue proposed between Pakistan Govt & TTP. Now is the time that nation rises and wipe out the terrorists once for all. If TTP and its subsidiaries are not for dialogue, it is better that a full scale military operation is undertaken without any further loss of time.

Rosaline Costa
Sep 23, 2013 01:46am

This is ridiculous, brutal and inhuman. Pakistan government should take rigorous action against the perpetrators and also the police who were suppose to protect the Christians who went to pray but police were inactive against the perpetrators.

concerned citizen
Sep 23, 2013 01:52am

shame on the government and army who have not been able to control terrorism.

who is responsible for financial aiding Taliban.

Saifur Rahman
Sep 23, 2013 01:52am

My deepest condolence goes to all the residents of Peshawar!! Let people of Pakistan irrespective of race, religion, or political affiliation unites against these terrorists

Tariq Mansoor
Sep 23, 2013 02:06am

Islam does not allow any innocent life to be taken. It further states that if an innocent is killed it is as if the whole humanity is killed. We Muslims deeply regret this horrific incident and demand immediate justice for the Christian community. These brain washed TTP criminals are maligning the name of islam.

ashwani
Sep 23, 2013 02:09am

Every terrorist attack in this world by only muslim...

D. Comalander
Sep 23, 2013 02:22am

@Shashank: Throw out the 3% minorities just because they have a different religious belief? Why? They are Pakistani...born and raised.They have roots in this nation....you may even have them as your distant relatives. Give them rights and treat them as your brothers and sisters. Demand that the violence stop against them. Speak out in their behalf. There are kind hearted compassionate Muslims who defend the Christians. This is the way of peace.....practice peace and brotherly love.

Dr. Khan
Sep 23, 2013 02:33am

I believe Talibans were not behind it. One of neighboring country has a clear hand in this blasts. It is evident that it is very easy to lure young men into suicide attacks. Talibans probably sold the suicide bombers to unknown agency of a powerful neighboring country.

ahned
Sep 23, 2013 02:36am

@Murali Mani: This has nothing to do with Pakistani muslims being less peaceful o r against minorities. More than 25 mosques have been attacked too by terrorists in the last few years, so its not just churches. pakistan has serious terrorism issues.

Dayal
Sep 23, 2013 02:36am

Pakistan----------- I have no comments for this Country.

pursuitofhappiness
Sep 23, 2013 02:36am

@Aussie: Well said.. centuries ago religion and the concept of god originally had a purpose to form a morally responsible and disciplined society, but the relevance of religion has expired, it has to go .. it really is the opium of the masses

kumar
Sep 23, 2013 02:38am

@Masoud: If minorities are in good shape, why the population of minorities have gone down from 27% in 1947 to less than 3% today? Why are there laws that forbids minorities from becoming president or chief justice as if that was possible? Why are there laws (blasphemy) to protect Islam and none for other religion? It is interesting Muslim want secularism where they are in minority and want to eliminate minorities when they are in majority. It is unfortunate that such a religion exists.

kumar
Sep 23, 2013 02:48am

@Homer: They trusted Jinnah

V. C. Bhutani
Sep 23, 2013 02:55am

The concluding line in this report is absolutely infuriating. It says:

Laxman
Sep 23, 2013 02:57am

My sincere condolence for all died/injured. Hope Pakistan state will take severe action on these offenders.

adnan
Sep 23, 2013 02:58am

its really cruel..ad i condemn it. but when there are peace talks such things happens,. think about it/ and for the so called liberals who are sitting in drawing rooms and chanting for war.. i have to say go to hell we dont want more of these attacks ..we want peace

Bill Gates
Sep 23, 2013 03:00am

@AHA: You are the one of the worst ignorant Pakistani which had made the comments in this blog. Do you honestly think Jews or Hindus are doing this??? We already have TTP doing their job in our own country they don't need to come. Think before you before you put the comment on this blog.

Bill Gates
Sep 23, 2013 03:09am

Mr. Nisar; 3 day mourning is not going to solve the problem. Take action, clean up TTP, they are responsible for this. All comments from you, PM and President mean nothing if you all can't take action ASAP. NO MORE talking need action. We as Pakistan consist of Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Parsees use to be one. Now because of these Militants Pakistan govt. have weaken and it's like Keyani had some Bengals hanging in his hands. He is not taking any action to take these Uneducated TTP out. One Day TTP will be infront your houses and waiting for you all outside. Do you ever think about that??? Oh but you have Security, OOPPS I forgot...

kirther
Sep 23, 2013 03:23am

It was obvious from the very beginning that PTI and PML-N will prove to be much worse than PPP, they are not only ill prepared but they don't even have the idea or competence to manage the current situation. If they think that recently held APC is a major accomplishment then they are living in fools paradise. Both PTI and PML-N after completing 100 days in power have demonstrated that they don't have any competence to take any action against Pakistani Taliban, especially when considering that most of their recruits are from Punjab. Action in Karachi is nothing more than a cover-up for their inability to take any concrete action against Pakistani Taliban. Survival of Pakistan is only dependent upon taking forceful action against them and there is no room for any negotiation with Taliban.

Yasser
Sep 23, 2013 03:33am

@Goga: I am ashamed to be called a Muslim as well :( Someone, anyone needs to crush these extremists.

Amir Bangash
Sep 23, 2013 03:54am

No minister has visited the victims, only statements as usual. Easy to pay lip service but show no courage. It is called politicking. The powers to be would have announced victim

AC
Sep 23, 2013 04:00am

Great. Let the government release more of these people in the name of peace talks. Good going, results are immediate as you see. I don't know when Pak come to their sense. I don't see. The government is muted ans has no strength in taking firm action obviously because their army need these elements to keep India in check. Did they succeed it on that either. The Army is playing with fire a long time and now playing withe lives of thousands of Pakistanis.

AC
Sep 23, 2013 04:04am

@jalil : Your mind set shows your thought and contributed to the current pathetic state of Pakistan directly or indirectly. Learn face criticism and learn from it rather than blindly denying it.

Agha Ata
Sep 23, 2013 04:13am

@MAH: No sensible person should even think of having a peace process with these beasts. It is sheer commonsense!

mz
Sep 23, 2013 04:15am

@Amir: That trip was already arranged before this happened. But Nawaz Shrif should make a powerful statement in front of the world against this kind of violence.

H D
Sep 23, 2013 04:29am

I feel sorry for Pakistan' s minorities only. Because rest of Pakistan have crocodile's tear....otherwise Pakistan's minority populations have not declined more than 90% from independence. As far as India's rape incident, probably Pakis have more incidents than India but never been raised, just like diminishing of minorities........

H D
Sep 23, 2013 04:29am

I feel sorry for Pakistan' s minorities only. Because rest of Pakistan have crocodile's tear....otherwise Pakistan's minority populations have not declined more than 90% from independence. As far as India's rape incident, probably Pakis have more incidents than India but never been raised, just like diminishing of minorities........

Roxana R
Sep 23, 2013 04:36am

From IPI, now and since before 2001. And the military is instructed to overlook, blind themselves to what has been going on. So who is in charge of IPI and the military? Blame them. Taliban is recruiting from all countries to come to Pakistan to train. They are training young boys to commit suicide bombing.

Mohammad Bajwa
Sep 23, 2013 04:40am

This definitely means that our political leaders were wrong in their assessment of prospects for peace.

azad
Sep 23, 2013 04:36am

Time has come that this country should be made secular. Constitution should be change to secular one.

sensible Hindu
Sep 23, 2013 04:42am

@Yasir Arfat: When you Muslims bring Allah in between everything , that means you Muslims are fanatic to the core . You Muslims will never see the day light .

PrincessGing
Sep 23, 2013 04:47am

Wow! What a shamed in the name of God. Religion can be a blessings and can be a curse when it is not hit right in the center of the heart. Many young people are not taught right from the infancy...the three most important things like: Be loving, Be Obedient, Be respectful. Mother and father has solemn responsibility in nurturing the mind of the youth In a very early age. Stop making babies if pocket not able to support them or else the children will become criminal. Do not feel bad if you do not have kid, don't long for it if you can't. What is the use of raising kids and it will end up heartless and carry bomb as they grow older and hurt innocent people who try to worship God and Know His Will? Think! True tolerance and peace...Must be exercise it start from Home, from Mom and dad, hug your children even if they are teenager and adult show them compassion don't speak negative about other people...taught them the Word of God, speak positive. Have you heard the saying;" every action there is a reactions"? Hope no one will take revenge just let the Lord do the vengeance. He don't need help...this is the way how to stop same sin in the future... Anyhow, surely the leadership of this city is being tested. May God guide the president how to give justice to all people and protect the minority...One thing I don't get it, they should attack the people who don't have God in themselves...should be evil versus evil and let the good people watch....This is coward act and stupid...After all the devil is stupid...I am disgusted of this incidents Condolence to the victims and the victim's family. Shamed!!!

js
Sep 23, 2013 04:57am

remember this day, wrath of the whole world awaits you, no one will show you any mercy.

basil
Sep 23, 2013 04:59am

@Aslam India: Fact is that in idnia, muslims happened to be the most backward of all people, underworld comprises of 90 percent of muslims even the charecters of criminals in Indian movies are mostly muslims.The architect of Gujrat will sooon be ur PM, doesn't matter if Hindus are in important position in a country, but if the killer of thousands of innocent people is a CM or PM, then its shocking and i wonder how the victim families of Gujarat will feel when the murderer will come into power.

Amir Alam
Sep 23, 2013 05:05am

Sex and Religion should inside the house . Now we know the problem is >> Our RELIGION INTERPRETATION. Pakistan will be slowly encroached by this Religious radicals and will slowly kill the society .

Kolsat
Sep 23, 2013 05:07am

@MAH: How easily people forget the teachings of their religion when cruel religious leaders fill their heads with nonsense of one religion is better than any other and those lesser religions have no right to exist. Until people give up such stupid thoughts I am afraid we are doomed to read such sad news. I pray for the safety of minorities in Pakistan.

Ramesh
Sep 23, 2013 05:23am

This is what happens when the founding principles of a nation are not followed. I am an Indian born in the 70s so I do not know much about the time when Pakistan was created but I have read many references that Mhd. Ali Jinnah had maintained that even though Pakistan will be an Islamic state all minorities that chose to remain in Pakistan would be given equal opportunity. He did not show any malice. Unfortunately he died soon after independence and I guess radical religious groups including dictators took over and the rest is history.....

GregAllen
Sep 23, 2013 05:37am

There will be some people here in America who will loudly blame all Muslims for this attack.

But, many of us know that the vast majority of Muslims are good, peaceful people. Unfortunately, we are more quiet.

Please remember us if you hear those louder voices.

Shah
Sep 23, 2013 05:48am

@Mohammad: such attitude is the reason that the whole country is in a dumpster !! there can be no peace talks with the scums branding themselves true muslims, this cannot be the act of any muslim. its a shame we are not on the street protesting for the rights of others and the silence of clergy on this tragedy is no short of a pure example of hypocrisy.

chakkar
Sep 23, 2013 05:57am

Please stop the hate in your institutions, your textbooks and your homes. We all have different paths to self-fulfillment in life. This horrendous crime has successfully spread misery and we all should be ashamed of ourselves for pointing fingers at each other. We all live in glass houses. If anyone -- ANYONE -- tells you to hate another person, simply ignore him/her; your life will be better for it.

I hope the families can find their peace through justice.

Mohan
Sep 23, 2013 06:16am

@jalil : Indian minorities are much better off compared to minorities in Pakistan. Is the system for protecting minorities in India if fool proof? Hell, no. It is because of some fundamentalist Hindu leaders want to ignite hatred towards minorities. The plight of descendants of Moghul rulers to be blamed on the British. Some Mughul descendants are working as a washer-men and rickshaw pullers. Many of of the descendents of small Indian kingdoms are in the same situation. In a democracy it is impossible to treat them a privileged class. Think about how to save Pakistan from becoming Talibanistan .

Ahmer
Sep 23, 2013 06:19am

It is easy to express sympathy here. If you are sincere to save the Christians, abolish the blasphemy law.

AC
Sep 23, 2013 07:19am

@Ali: Yeah, you live with your internal problems, but see also that it is not spill outside of your court yard, if not just shut up.

AC
Sep 23, 2013 07:21am

@Masoud: You better try to sell this conspiracy to your own kinds. It may work out well for you.

AC
Sep 23, 2013 07:28am

@raja hindustani: And it is even more funny most of them don't even know where the it is and how it is.

AC
Sep 23, 2013 07:24am

@Cheng: Congratulate Zia-Ul -Haq for the current state of Pakistan.

Malik Assani
Sep 23, 2013 09:10am

May Allah bless the souls of these innocent christians and may He bring his vengeful wrath on those who killed them, Amen

Girish
Sep 23, 2013 10:55am

At the time of Partition, more then 30% of Pakistan population were non muslims. Today it is not more then 5%. Where have they gone?

rao shakir ali
Sep 23, 2013 10:55am

it is not good .........we all ashamed on our selves.......

A K Tiwari
Sep 23, 2013 12:19pm

It's so sad, really very sad. Why target the innocent? We are all people of God. " Jo tera Khuda hai woh mera bhi hai, hamko bhi Khuda par utna hi haak hai jitna thuj ko hai".

AA
Sep 23, 2013 12:34pm

Three Xtian members voted in favour of Pakistan in the Punjab Legislative Assembly. Thereby defeated the proposal which was in favour of India by 88 to 91 votes. Now pay for your sins.

Mehmood
Sep 23, 2013 02:41pm

what we are waiting for and waiting for whom start Chechnya Type operation to clean these germs

Mehmood
Sep 23, 2013 02:46pm

@AHA: are you Moulana Fazal ur Rehman

Ahmad Chauhan
Sep 23, 2013 03:59pm

Imran Khan, Maulana Fazlur Rahman, the leaders of the Jamaat-i-Islami and all those in PMLN who have supported and appeased the Taliban are complicit in the deaths of these innocent Christian citizens of Pakistan, who have been slaughtered in cold blood by these savages who are bent on destroying the Country and its institutions. If the generals of the Pakistan Army are even now unwilling or unable to take the fight to the Taliban, then they should step aside and allow the Indian Army to come in and rescue the people of Pakistan from the Taliban.

US CENTCOM
Sep 23, 2013 04:27pm

First and foremost we strongly condemn the suicide terrorists attack on innocent Pakistanis. And send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the people who lost their lives in this heinous crime. We stand by the people of Pakistan in their time of grief. It is sad to see the terrorist

AHA
Sep 23, 2013 05:58pm

@Aslam: "We need to wait till the investigation finishes and truth is out.".

What? Are you talking about Pakistan?

AHA
Sep 23, 2013 05:58pm

@imran younas: "may ALLAH bless our country with peace."

I think a better prayer would be: " may Allah make us do something to create peace in our country".

pakistani
Sep 23, 2013 08:39pm

@MAH: they cant do anything until the federal givernment does something .We all waiting and looking towards Mr Nawaz Sharif to do something because we all are loosing are temperament on such rediculous thing

pakistani
Sep 23, 2013 08:45pm

@Emen khan: for your information they all were there........i think we should have the info before critizing someone.so plzzzzz

El Cid
Sep 23, 2013 08:44pm

While attacking Churches, Synagogues, Mosques

pakistani
Sep 23, 2013 08:45pm

@Aslam India: oh z in india situation is more worse what india is doing with muslims we all are very much familiar with it .........we have not closed our eyes yet

pakistani
Sep 23, 2013 08:54pm

@concerned: muslims are not doing this if you are considering the master mind is a muslim so in actuall i think you dont know what a real MUSLIM is.........the attackers are not cabable of called HUMANS and you ar calling them MUSLIMS........

Indus Lotus
Sep 23, 2013 09:12pm

If paki muslims really respect their minorities, they should come out and protest these killing, otherwise they are automatically supporting unknowingly...

Indus Lotus
Sep 23, 2013 09:23pm

Pakistan is the model islamic state, and it has always treated its minorities well as per islamic scriptures. This is the latest proof.

faisal
Sep 24, 2013 02:00am

V tragic! We should condem this inhumane act strongly. Since the start of this war thousands of people of differnt religions and sects have been martyred. Still our incompetent govt is insisting on peace talks. The more they talk about peace talks the more attacks terrorist do. Both govt and army are backing those animals. If they were sincere they could have eliminated the terrorits in last 10 years. I would say to do anything to the same level as they are doing with innocent people. No pity on them. No talks anymore. Kill them with chemical weapons so that they also get a taste of this brutality.

Vicky
Sep 24, 2013 02:47am

@Zainab: I M sure it is done by Muslims.

Brian
Sep 24, 2013 07:09am

@GregAllen (and similar apologists): At the time of the Partition, some 30+% of Pakistan were not Muslim. Where have they gone? Why? Muslims. All the Muslims who did violence and threatening, and all the Muslims who stood by silently, who turned their backs on the "soft-core terrorists", who did and said nothing to rebuke the Muslims who killed or drove away many of Pakistan.

It is a fault of Muslims.

pramod
Sep 24, 2013 09:40am

@Sonal: same has been printed in dawn as well .

Haider
Sep 24, 2013 12:07pm

@Girish: Most of that '30%' was based in East Pakistan. They became part of Bangladesh in 1971. West Pakistan always had 3-5% non Muslims due to post partition migration.

SAMIR SAIEED
Sep 24, 2013 10:11pm

There is so much bloodshed happening in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan etc...this will just count as one of them. Mind you, these bombings are not done by US and UK...they are done by Muslims against their own brethren. What I find pathetic is that we are so vocal against actions by US, UK..but we are conspicuously silent when such bomb attacks are done by Muslims fanatics.

Those who proclaim to swear by peace of Islam, have to raise voice and Act against such homegrown fanatics as well...instead of only berating Americans.

AHA
Sep 24, 2013 10:19pm

@Ramesh: Thanks Ramesh for reading what I wrote. The flood of thumbs down and a few angry responses to my post suggest people saw my post post as a typical apologist response.

AHA
Sep 24, 2013 10:28pm

@Senseless: "Pakistani democracy and the media outlived their utility. Time to be taken over by Sharia born Taliban to run the country peacefully. No guns, no peace. Amen. No minorities to be spared. No mohazirs. Only pure Sunnis to rule. No place for others. Amen.".

Why lumps all Sunnis together. Only the Wahabis and similar extremists are the supporters of this carnage.

AHA
Sep 24, 2013 10:38pm

@Dahir: "Minorities from Pakistan can be temporarily settled in neighbouring areas of India".

Still better, why not carve out a separate country from within Pakistan for all the minorities. After all, this is why we had Pakistan in the first place, i.e., we decided that we could not live with others. And then Bangladesh came into existence because they found out that they could not live with us.

So yes, one more country. Why not?

AHA
Sep 25, 2013 12:47am

@raja hindustani: "Pakistanis comes to street (to protest) when they think Islam is in danger but sadly nobody comes out to protest when humanity is in danger."

You have pointed out a sad reality. The word 'humanity' went out of our vocabulary some 25 years ago. And the situation is only getting worse.

AHA
Sep 25, 2013 12:55am

@Ramesh: The Pakistan of Jinnah ceased to exit in 1949, when Islam was introduced to the constitution of Pakistan through the Objectives Resolution.

Saifur Rahman
Sep 25, 2013 03:28am

Dear NFP: Your article is interesting but have you not gone against Imran Khan a bit too far? Is it a fair thing to do? As a journalist, should you not describe facts unbiased? I am not a fan of Imran Khan (IK) and my reason of writing such a big comment is not to defend IK but to reveal some of the flaws in this article:

(1) A human can

Bahadur
Sep 25, 2013 09:15am

I always wonder about how easily and conveniently you people disown such criminal acts just by saying they are not TRUE Muslims! Go and ask them and they will tell YOU are not True Muslims! And the funniest part is both of you want to see Islamisation of entire world with no tolerance for other religions. Totally confused lot! You people first decide what actually Islam is and set your own house in order and learn to live respecting others religion. Otherwise you'll become extinct killing each other yourself soon!