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QUETTA: A suicide bomber targeted the emergency services ward at Quetta’s Civil Hospital Monday, killing at least 70 people and leaving scores injured.

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), has claimed responsibility for the bombing which occurred at the gates of the building housing the emergency ward.

“The bomber had strapped some eight kilograms of explosives packed with ball bearings and shrapnel on his body,” bomb disposal unit chief Abdul Razzaq said.

“The blast took place after a number of lawyers and some journalists had gathered at the hospital following the death of the president of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident this morning," said Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Harifal.


What we know so far

  • Loud explosion inside Quetta's Civil Hospital
  • At least 70 people killed, many injured
  • Attack carried out by a suicide bomber
  • Blast followed killing of senior lawyer in Quetta
  • CM Balochistan says RAW behind terrorism in Quetta
  • Cameramen from DawnNews and Aaj TV were also killed in the explosion

The bomber struck as more than 100 mourners, mostly lawyers and journalists, crowded into the emergency department to accompany the body of Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi, Faridullah, a journalist who was among the wounded, told Reuters.

Condemning the attack, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri told local TV channel Geo News that Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was behind terror incidents in Quetta.

The CM shared this statement with the media before initial investigations into the blast were completed, and before the nature of the blast was confirmed.

Most of the dead are lawyers.—DawnNews.
Most of the dead are lawyers.—DawnNews.

Abdul Rehman, the director at the Civil Hospital, said the bombing killed 70 people, mostly lawyers. He said they were also treating 92 wounded in the explosion.

Former president of Balochistan Bar Association Baz Mohammad Kakar was among the lawyers killed.

Journalists present at the premises also came in the line of fire and a cameraman for DawnNews, Mahmood Khan, who was severely injured in the explosion, later passed away. Shehzad Khan, a cameraman associated with Aaj TV, was killed in the blast.

An emergency was declared in hospitals across Quetta and several injured were shifted to other hospitals for treatment.

"This was a security lapse," Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said, adding that he was personally investigating the attack. He said the hospital had not received any threats in the past.

Following the blast in Quetta, Inspector General (IG) police A.D. Khawaja issued a high security alert across Sindh.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the blast in Quetta and expressed his “deep grief and anguish over the loss of precious human lives” in the attack.

“No one will be allowed to disturb the peace in the province that has been restored thanks to the countless sacrifices by the security forces, police and the people of Balochistan,” he said in a statement.

UN chief condemns bombing

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the “terrorist bombing”, saying it was “particularly appalling” that the suicide attack targeted a group of mourners.

“The targeting of mourners at a civilian hospital makes the attack particularly appalling,” said Ban's spokesman Farhan Haq.

Ban urged the Pakistani government to do its utmost to bring those behind the attack to justice.

Lawyers targeted

Lawyers have been targeted several times in the last few months in Balochistan.

  • A lawyer, Jahanzeb Alvi, was shot dead by unknown armed men in the Brewery road area of Quetta last week on Aug 3.

  • Advocate Bilal Kasi, who himself was shot dead on the morning of Monday's blast, had strongly condemned the murder of Advocate Alvi and announced two days’ boycott of courts proceedings.

  • The principal of University of Balochistan's law college, Barrister Amanullah Achakzai, was also shot dead by unknown assailants on Spini Road here in June.

Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.

The largest province of the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region. The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.

Facebook safety check

—Facebook
—Facebook

Social networking site Facebook activated its "safety check" feature after the blast in Quetta.

The feature allows people to mark themselves or others 'safe' in any incident or catastrophe, and let their loved ones know about their state.

Volunteers use a stretcher to move an injured lawyer after the explosion.— AFP
Volunteers use a stretcher to move an injured lawyer after the explosion.— AFP

Lawyers and local media personnel carry a bed to move the body of a news cameraman after the explosion.— AFP
Lawyers and local media personnel carry a bed to move the body of a news cameraman after the explosion.— AFP

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Comments (325) Closed



Khuram Nisar Aug 08, 2016 10:00am

Hopefully no one gets hurt :(

Desi Dimag Aug 08, 2016 10:02am

May god protect the people.

asad Aug 08, 2016 10:04am

sad news

khan Aug 08, 2016 10:12am

fully planned attack.

Ahmed bin Babar Aug 08, 2016 10:21am

Poor intelligence from air to ground, enhance reward and security for the informers...

s.chatterjee Aug 08, 2016 10:22am

Very sad, very unfortunate news. May their souls rest in peace. Let peace prevails every nook and corner in the world.

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 08, 2016 10:42am

My goodness! Why to comment and what to comment. Time and again people are killed alike at free will and we just limit ourselves to condemnation, condolences, investigation and nothing more and nothing else till we hear of next killing. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait

NT Aug 08, 2016 10:47am

This is terrible incident! It's sad. It's time to stop this good and bad terrorist theory!

Kamal Pasha. Aug 08, 2016 10:50am

Accurate news should be reported otherwise people get panicked on the misleading news.

Hitesh Aug 08, 2016 10:57am

The news seems to be incomplete..who killed the senior laweyer?

peer muhammad Aug 08, 2016 11:01am

it is good luck for me and for my friend because of parents prayers and friends best wishes ,we just left the civil hospital after one minute the bomb was blast where bomb blast there we were present in civil hospital emergency room beside dead body of martyred lawyer share our sympathy with effected family and colleague of lawyer , i say with full confidence and authority that this bomb blast was the big lapse security personal at the time of celebrating the mourning of killed lawyer of their lawyer friends because only two personals of police were there at main gate of hospital,we request from army to deploy their forces all over Baluchistan and control and take full authorities from provincial government because the totally failed to provide protection and peaceful environment for people of the province

Fida Hussain Advocate Aug 08, 2016 11:09am

we need to improve intelligence other we cannot take over such kind of incidents.

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 08, 2016 11:11am

I did Matric in 1960 from Govt Special High School, Quetta and I know how nice the residents are who never ever disputed about ethnicity and though I am Urdu speaking Sunni but had many friends from Shias, Sunnis, Christians and Hindus speaking Pushto, Brohi and Urdu. I really fail to understand as to how the atmosphere has changed so drastically and for quite many years people are killed in Quetta which had been the most peaceful city in the country. flew out from Lahore in 1976 and since then I am overseas but believe you me I still relish those few years which I spent in Quetta. I did LL. B from PU Law College 1966-69 and had Mirza, my class fellow from Quetta who must be Sr Lawyer Supreme Court for sure. Please publish my email facilitating to find my school / university friends, ehsan hoga. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / zaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.com

Feroz Aug 08, 2016 11:15am

My sincere condolences to the families of the bereaved. Violence cannot be condoned as nothing justifies it.

R.Kannan Aug 08, 2016 11:16am

Tragic. It shows the barbarism of the terrorists - killing innocents.

GS Aug 08, 2016 11:17am

@peer muhammad Any amount of protection is not good enough ! Unless the root cause of the issue is addressed there is no hope.

Alba Aug 08, 2016 11:26am

Who wanted Bilal Anwar Kasi dead? Were militants hoping judges would show up at the hospital? The lawyers need investigative help on this one. Militants inside Pakistan are never going away. They have to be murdered in cold blood the same way they murder citizens in cold blood. Pakistan is caught in an undeclared civil war with religious militants and their criminal allies.

khan Aug 08, 2016 11:26am

why, for God sake stop this.

NKGOPAL Aug 08, 2016 11:31am

It is a very bad news. Should consider why such attacks are frequent? Why suicide attacks? Statistics have shown that in religious societies, suicides are minimum.

Tariq Rashid Aug 08, 2016 11:31am

@Khuram Nisar when you and your near ones affected in such event then think you would comment like that...

Manmohan Bhatt Aug 08, 2016 11:34am

Very Sad Incident . RIP ! There is no good or Bad Terrorism .

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 08, 2016 11:36am

5 to 30 dead is too shocking and I wish the figure does not exceed any further. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

Huma Aug 08, 2016 11:43am

:( when will this stop???? Human blood is so cheap :(

Akraam Aug 08, 2016 11:46am

Heartfelt condolences with grieved families

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 08, 2016 11:55am

At least Provincial mourning, if not national mourning, be declared honoring those innocent lives who are lost today. I know for sure that those who are killed cannot be brought back to life even if global mourning is declared what to talk of provincial / national mourning but nevertheless by issuing mourning orders at least the grieving families will be consoled to some extent. I litterly BEG, not just request, Governor and Chief Minister to immediately declare mourning and monetary compensation (optional), yeh appka ehsan e azeem hoga. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Former Diplomat in Kuwait.

blunt Aug 08, 2016 12:07pm

It's a very sad day

ishrat salim Aug 08, 2016 12:18pm

Very unfortunate incidence. There seem to be lack of co-ordination between intel agencies, hence, Intel based operations is lacking, which is to prevent such incidence. Handover Quetta to the Rangers.

Mahbub Aug 08, 2016 12:24pm

@Fida Hussain Advocate ...Make them ( the intelligent authorities ) accountable then they will perform well.

Majid Khan Aug 08, 2016 12:24pm

Heartfelt condolences with the effected families... and those who are martyred in this catastrophe, may their soul be in rest.

WASEEM ASHRAF Aug 08, 2016 12:25pm

see the doctor who is working on road ,, She deserve to be thanked by the nation.

Desi Dimag Aug 08, 2016 12:27pm

Very sad indeed. Hope all Good and bad terrorists will die one day.

Sekhar Aug 08, 2016 12:30pm

lets know differentiate good and bad terrorist... if we do that, there will be peace in the world

UT Aug 08, 2016 12:32pm

Salam, Please continue to update often.

deepak Aug 08, 2016 12:35pm

Very Sad. I think its time for reconsigning that there is no good and bad terrorist.

Depressed Pakistani Aug 08, 2016 12:39pm

@Desi Dimag you are right. Very sad news .Good & bad terrorism concept should be derailed.

Cricket Lover Aug 08, 2016 12:41pm

Pakistan must root out its enemies based internally and externally.

Nitin Saini Aug 08, 2016 12:43pm

"The CM shared this statement with the media before initial investigations into today's blast were completed, and before the nature of the blast was confirmed."

This says its all, how incomponent pakistan leaders are becoming. One who digs others grave is bound to fall in that grave, this is story of terrorism in pakistan and hopefully pakistan learns quickly from this..else i think point no coming back is coming for pakistan..u cannot use terror as mode of state policy, there are no good or bad terrorists.

Arshad Aug 08, 2016 12:43pm

Very sad.. This all is due to good and bad terrorist differentiation.

S Raghavan Aug 08, 2016 12:42pm

Painful to hear and hard to digest that a bomber will get to know about the collection of so many belonging to one section of people, lawyers in this case, to time his attack. Terrorism anywhere in the world needs to be condemned.

IB Aug 08, 2016 12:46pm

what kind of insane people can attack a hospital.. this is just unthinkable for any human

Prateik Aug 08, 2016 12:47pm

This is intelligence failure.

JZ Aug 08, 2016 12:49pm

It will keep happening until you remain silence over injustice.

Shaukat H. Nizamani Aug 08, 2016 12:51pm

You can't stop it with mere condemnation Mr Prime minister! You need drastic changes at grassroot level. You can't stop a suicide bomber until you change their mind and get hold of institutions producing such evil souls.

BK Aug 08, 2016 12:59pm

Very sad incident. May almighty give strength to the bereaved family and rest the soul in peace. It is high time to stop playing with the lives of innocents. The militancy all forms to be strictly eliminated.

Vivek Amar Aug 08, 2016 01:02pm

Solidarity from across.

Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani Aug 08, 2016 01:10pm

How is CM so sure prior any investigation?

ahmed Aug 08, 2016 01:18pm

@Sekhar there is nothing

ALWIN JAMES Aug 08, 2016 01:20pm

Its Sad to hear such news. Pakistan has the ability to take necessary actions but unfortunately they don't wish to do. Please stop blindly blaming India for any incidents.

Gp65 Aug 08, 2016 01:25pm

Condolences from an Indian. Life of innocent on all nationalities and religions is precious and loss of life of civilians is painful.

Irfan Baloch Aug 08, 2016 01:31pm

rest in peace

Peace Aug 08, 2016 01:36pm

RIP the victims! The solution is to stop differentiating good & bad terrorists anywhere.

Sharta Aug 08, 2016 01:37pm

"CM shared this statement with the media before initial investigations into the blast were completed, and before the nature of the blast was confirmed."

Need i say more. This would not stop the daily bombings in Pakistan. Pakistan must come out of ostrich mode.

sajed syed Aug 08, 2016 01:42pm

@Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani , he is not a matured politician. It is no time to politicking at this dire times. Condolences to the family and residents of Quetta.

Muhammad Arshad Aug 08, 2016 01:47pm

such a sad news

Dove Aug 08, 2016 01:52pm

Very sad, innocents lost their lives for no reason. What kind of humans we are!

Rashid-Chennai Aug 08, 2016 02:10pm

Pakistan should treat all terrorists as same from now onwards.

Timeto stopthis Aug 08, 2016 02:10pm

Stop interfering in other countries and enjoy peace in your own country.

M Akram Aug 08, 2016 02:12pm

@GS Plse do tell what is root cause, which can justify the death of so many innocent people in a civil Hospital. Plse do Tell.

Nasir Aug 08, 2016 02:13pm

The only way to stop this is have zero tolerance for ALL forms of terrorists - the government , media and army need to move away from condemning some forms of terrorism while supporting others types . There is no good Taliban and bad Taliban - they are all bad - it baffles me as to why we still have not learned this

Abbas Naqvi Aug 08, 2016 02:19pm

Very tragic and sad incident. Innocent lives lost in yet another terrorist attack. The strategy to combat terrorism needs to be given a second look to make it more effective to prevent such attacks in the future. The state should improve the intelligence and security apparatus to effectively deal with and diffuse terrorist threats and provide safety and security to its citizens. What has gone wrong and where? The enemy is hell bent on destabilizing our country. We as a nation should stand firm and united to frustrate the nefarious designs of the enemy and defeat terrorism with our national resolve and determination. Pakistan will emerge victorious.

Rajesh Aug 08, 2016 02:20pm

Pakistan has to stop this dangerous game of promoting proxies. If terrorists are eliminated regardless of their so called objective, Pakistan can have good sleep. A country has to learn from the mistakes of the past for a better future.

Neighbour Aug 08, 2016 02:23pm

May god give the strength to families of lost one's. When India and pakistan stop blaming each other for their miseries, they can work on their own security.

Parivel, An Indian Aug 08, 2016 02:24pm

Sad & Painful that, 53 human life lost due to some mad / Sick minded.... Hope Pakistani govt become more assertive in controlling terrorism.... NO MORE BAD / GOOD TERRORISM... Gus only with Security forces....

Muhammad Sarim Aug 08, 2016 02:25pm

Another Black Day..

Shaikh Mohommad Aug 08, 2016 02:25pm

@Desi Dimag Can't you understand that civil authorities [Police] should be deployed to maintain law and order and not the Army. When will we learn to strengthen the civil infrastructure?

Nadal Ahmed Aug 08, 2016 02:33pm

Very Disappointing to hear such attacks,I urge Govt. to take necessary and strict action on such act.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 02:39pm

@Timeto stopthis So you are accepting it that this is from those countries?

RUCHIMAH Aug 08, 2016 02:41pm

So sad to read this news. This is madness. So many families shattered for no fault of theirs. Only god almighty can help pakistan from this madness.

Amit Sharma Aug 08, 2016 02:41pm

Seems they were bad terrorist !

Mujahid Islam Aug 08, 2016 02:43pm

@Rajesh You first start this not we.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 02:44pm

@Shaikh Mohommad Sir I totally agree solution is to strengthen the civilian infrastructure and educate the masses. Many of my friends have so beautiful and peaceful memories of Quetta which was once nick named as city of settlers.

Peace Aug 08, 2016 02:44pm

Heard that the neighboring country will be sending medical teams to help the injured.

Sudhir Jadhav Aug 08, 2016 02:47pm

RIP, to all who killed in blast, .....is there any solution to stop coward attacks!!!

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 02:47pm

@Amit Sharma Please do not try to play politics at the time of grief of a nation. We know how to clean the mess and we know what is good and bad for us please with great respect leave us alone if can not sympathies with us

Sarai Alamgir Aug 08, 2016 02:48pm

After a relative period of calm, this is happening, and we cant ignore the fact that when things are going Pakistans way,

Revolution Aug 08, 2016 02:52pm

It's to start covert ops inside Quetta, there must be sleeper cells where terrorists are hiding

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 02:55pm

This is time of grief and sorrow for the great loss of educated class of Baluchistan who stayed there against all odds. But be strong do not be shattered. Mess of many years can not be cleaned in few days. Barbaric inhuman and senseless attack on a hospital can not be justified on any ground or ideology. Baluchistan is in eye of storm due to CPEC which is becoming pain for many and which is matter of survival of beloved Baluchistan. United we stand in this painful moment with Bloch people

Sudhanshu Swami Aug 08, 2016 03:06pm

Bomb blast in hospital ? This is highly unethical and cowardly act. May soul of killed people rest in peace.Amin

Orly Aug 08, 2016 03:06pm

How shallow and shameful can anyone get by attacking a hospital

Desi Aug 08, 2016 03:06pm

Sad that human lives are treated like this.

wise Aug 08, 2016 03:09pm

Very sad.

khurram Aug 08, 2016 03:09pm

violance in the name of religion, nationalism or any other issue is bad but unfortunately, this is the best tool employed by agencies who control their "assets". government seems to lack the capacity and capability to counter such attacks. army cant be employed in every street and cornor of the country as niether our economy nor our army can afford it. police has to be made strong, professional and vibrant like NYPD and Scottland Yard. latest technology, modren training and professionalism is the key to stop upto 99% of such incidents. finally address the root causes which are political in nature like Baloch Nationalism, division of resources and foriegn funding.

umar Aug 08, 2016 03:13pm

@ALWIN JAMES We have their serving Naval Officer as an intelligence officer in our custody who have confessed that Indian intelligence has made a special wing just to dismantle CPEC project by destabilizing Baluchistan. This is one example

Sami Shahid Aug 08, 2016 03:14pm

so what now ? are we going to start a counter-terrorism operation once again ? we need to start a counter-terrorism operation in Afghanistan not Pakistan !

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 03:15pm

@khurram very well said "ASSETS". Nothing to add very well said

CALCUTTA MAN Aug 08, 2016 03:16pm

@Nomi Goraya

On the contrary, dear Nomi, I think you should blame Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri for playing politics during a time of grief. Let me quote from the report (i.e., I am not making up):

"Condemning the attack, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri told local TV channel Geo News that Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was behind terror incidents in Quetta.

The CM shared this statement with the media before initial investigations into the blast were completed, and before the nature of the blast was confirmed."

Guest Aug 08, 2016 03:16pm

@Sudhanshu Swami Sorry for the loss of of precious human life.

Bharat Kumar Jaiswal Aug 08, 2016 03:17pm

Very Sad. RIP to departed souls. We request Pakistan to work with India and Afghanistan Govt. to root out these terrorists.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 03:18pm

I am searching for condolence from respectable PM of our neighbors and our great friend USA? Does Pakistani blood does not matter or this is less barbaric than recent attack in Kabul?

Qadeer Ahmed Aug 08, 2016 03:18pm

Hundreds of FC check posts but output zero..

Rajat Bhalla Aug 08, 2016 03:19pm

RIP

Haris Aug 08, 2016 03:19pm

Very sad news

A. Basit Jam Aug 08, 2016 03:19pm

I am shattered beyond belief....We can not take this anymore......what is going on. Pease help stop this butchery of people......Army and police where are you... saving people from being killed is more important than standing at borders. You Where are the information systems, intelligence network??? Responsible bodies SHOULD bring this anarchy to an end

Kailash Singh Aug 08, 2016 03:20pm

May God bless all with peace.

Waqar Aug 08, 2016 03:22pm

Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was behind terror incidents in Quetta.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 03:23pm

@CALCUTTA MAN He is doing same which our neighbors do when anything happens in their respective country but at lease masses and people should share the grief and not to rub salt on wounds

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 03:25pm

@Bharat Kumar Jaiswal Sir with all respect thanks for your sincere offer India is already doing good work with Afghanistan so better stay focused there we know how to solve this mess

umar Aug 08, 2016 03:26pm

@CALCUTTA MAN We have your serving Naval Officer as an intelligence officer in our custody who have confessed that Indian intelligence has made a special wing just to dismantle CPEC project by destabilizing Baluchistan. This is one example

Raj Aug 08, 2016 03:29pm

This country has to learn from the mistakes of the past for the betterment of future of this area. Wake up Pakistanis.

Human Aug 08, 2016 03:30pm

Condolence!! My thoughts with those victims families.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 03:31pm

@A. Basit Jam No doubt it is devastating but do not get shattered. Army, police, law enforcement agencies have rendered great sacrifices to bring this anarchy to end. they are doing good work but it always takes time to clean the big mess and that too with all hostile international environment.

Sanjeev Yadav Aug 08, 2016 03:35pm

You need to give modern education to your children.

Ajay Aug 08, 2016 03:35pm

very sad; god give strength to families and Pak should introspect now else such this continue to happen; there is no good and bad terrorist; please wake up and save life of ur citizen;

Peace Aug 08, 2016 03:37pm

@Nomi Goraya, yes, you are right. No other country has condemned this yet. May be they are checking if this is done by good terrorists or bad terrorists.

Ayub Aug 08, 2016 03:40pm

It means the system has compleltley been collapsed.

Mahen Aug 08, 2016 03:43pm

@Waqar ANY evidence?

Mansha Sherazi Aug 08, 2016 03:48pm

It is the right time for Pakistan to teach an unforgettable lesson to the coward enemy who is fomenting and causing such gruesome incidents of terrorism.

Prasad Aug 08, 2016 03:52pm

No matter what your cause is, in these days of democracy and social media, terrorism of any kind is deplorable. Hope the police find the culprits behind and make an example of them. Sympathies with the affected families...

AHA Aug 08, 2016 03:56pm

OK now we blamed RAW, let us sit back and wait for next blast...most incompetent leadership

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 03:57pm

@Peace Do they need to check? As per their claims for them terrorist can not be good or bad so there must be prompt condemnation.

Pirzada Masarat shaheen Aug 08, 2016 04:02pm

@Abbas Naqvi ..... I do agree with you....

Kaka Aug 08, 2016 04:03pm

Some Evil Minds Killing Intellectuals & Educationist

Anuj Aug 08, 2016 04:05pm

RIP!

Surya Kant Aug 08, 2016 04:05pm

Black day

AKG Aug 08, 2016 04:11pm

No amount of security arrangemnts can prevent such types of barbaric act.Religious leaders & scholars will have to teach these killers that if they kill innocent people then they will rot in hell.These misguided people are under the believe that by sacrificing their lives & killing innocent people they will go to heaven.If wrong preaching of religion has brought this sad state of affair then only proper religious teaching will reverse this situation. It is really very sad day not only for Pakistan but the entire humanity !!!

Zeeshan Aug 08, 2016 04:13pm

Its high time to go for action against sleep cell operating outside Pakistan. Pakistan must have to conduct intelligence based operation inside enemies land.

Good Point Aug 08, 2016 04:13pm

@Nomi Goraya , yes any killing of innocents should be condemned. Any killing of law enforcement people should be condemned as well as they are doing their duties.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 04:18pm

@AKG Sir I agree that wrong religious teachings make the suicide attacker heinous act of exploding himself in the crowd of innocent people look like heavenly and that can be rectified by proper teachings of religion but those who are funding them providing them with resources to execute such barbaric attacks have nothing to do with religion. So complete solution involves to stop the funding and destruction of terrorism infrastructure along with proper education and economic integration.

Houlbelat Aug 08, 2016 04:28pm

The most gruesome tragedy. It has already gone too far. If it is Indian design, as the CM Baluchistan says, it must be fully investigated and exposed to the world. We must find ways and means to apprehend perpetrators.

Swamy Aug 08, 2016 04:29pm

@S Raghavan simply condemnation no use, action is must

V.Bhatia Aug 08, 2016 04:29pm

Sad day for Pakistan; sad day for all humanity, when 54 innocent persons are killed for no reason at all.

Zara Aug 08, 2016 04:29pm

What a sad day when even hospitals are not safe. Old ways will not bring any respite from these terrorists, it's time for the country to change. Invest in education and forging friendly relations with its neighbours as well giving all the provinces in Pakistan equal status. R.I.P. to those who join countless others in getting murdered by these despicable and cowardly people. They have no cause.

Sunny Sydney Aug 08, 2016 04:37pm

RIP

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 04:39pm

A point to ponder bomber exploded in the crowd of lawyers which was there due to murder of Baluchistan Bar Association president so it means both the incident are linked as it was not announced gathering of lawyers

Just sayin Aug 08, 2016 04:39pm

The fact that a hospital was bombed intentionally probably by members of our society proves that we are worst.

Mahmood Aug 08, 2016 04:42pm

And NS and the Army had devised a solid security plan after the Peshawar School attack two years ago!

So much for making the country 'secure for all'.

M. Siddique Aug 08, 2016 04:49pm

Heartbreaking. RIP.

Abdul Basit Aug 08, 2016 04:50pm

When will Pakistan wake up to improve internal security? All major Westren countries now activly monitor all human movements by CCTV movers on roads and important buildings, and improved intelligence.

kumar Aug 08, 2016 05:00pm

Its very difficult to live in today's world. Hopeless.

Sanjoy Sankar Guha Aug 08, 2016 05:01pm

Another unspeakable tragedy in Pakistan. When will the country be free of violence on this scale ?

This is a message from India that we too grieve with your people over the loss of innocent lives in the blast.

RK Aug 08, 2016 05:03pm

Please accept our heart felt condolences to the people of Pakistan. It felt very sad to see the pictures.

In this time of sorrow we pray to God, to give courage to the families who have lost their life.

May their sole rest in peace

notrick Aug 08, 2016 05:04pm

From India, my sincere condolences to the families of the bereaved and to the entire nation of Pakistan. Also I will urge Pakistan to learn from this setback and implement strict security meassures.

lafanga Aug 08, 2016 05:05pm

This is a planned attack by the enemies of Pakistan and we know who they are and where they are coming from. It's time to take the gloves off and go after them wherever they are hiding. This is not some grievance against the govt. We are dealing with ruthless murderers and sum here. Show no mercy and eliminate them wherever they are.

This is so sad. What kind of an animal targets a hospital.

Tariq Rashid Aug 08, 2016 05:06pm

CM Balochistan says RAW behind terrorism in Quetta then what govt and army is doing why we cant stop RAW from doing this and why we don't blame India international for such acts and India never tires of boasting and blaming us on terrorism why we are so quite we don't have will or what's wrong with our priorities that we are not able to openly ask India to stop such acts.

JAVID KHAN Aug 08, 2016 05:06pm

Condemnation of such accidents z also a section of National Action Plan & it z the only section which has been acted upon so far. Where is the national Action Plan? Who is answerable to whom? No accountability and no acceptance of responsibility

RK Aug 08, 2016 05:07pm

Terrorist cannot be a friend to any one country or to any nation.

The entire world should fight against Terrorism

brijesh Aug 08, 2016 05:08pm

I feel sad that so many of my fellow Indians are taking potshots at Pakistan as they mourn their loss.

Shame on such people. Does the blood change color bases in if is Indian or Pakistani? Does a mother mourn less if she is an Indian or a Pakistani? Is a child more orphaned based on if she were an Indian or Pakistani?

Lessons will be inferred, but not today, not now.

May God bless those who died and provide succour to those left behind.

Parachinari Aug 08, 2016 05:10pm

Wouldn't be surprised if it was indeed RAW but should wait till it's officially ascertained before blaming.

Nadeem Aug 08, 2016 05:15pm

This civil govt is responsible, they r using delaying tactics against operation Zarb-e-Azb!

Shahdab Aug 08, 2016 05:18pm

Blame RAW for public consumption and do nothing..... When will our leaders be held accountable.

ivehadit Aug 08, 2016 05:19pm

what kind of people bomb a hospital?

NSh Aug 08, 2016 05:20pm

Very tragic and sad incident! RIP…

Arslan Aug 08, 2016 05:23pm

General Raheel visited the Quetta. Where are our Political Leaders?

Rohit Singh Aug 08, 2016 05:25pm

@Houlbelat "The most gruesome tragedy. It has already gone too far. If it is Indian design, as the CM Baluchistan says, it must be fully investigated and exposed to the world. We must find ways and means to apprehend perpetrators."

No sane country will use terrorism as a tool as it always backfires and likewise with India. So do not pass the bucks. Investigate it thoroughly and the truth will come out.

Shafi Aug 08, 2016 05:27pm

The recent disturbing relationship with Afghanistan would pose more threats to Pakistan. P Pakistan have to realize that without a peaceful Afghanistan, you cannot have peace in Pakistan-Never.

Omar Aug 08, 2016 05:27pm

Loss of an innocence life is the greatest tragedy. The current tragedy may have political cosequeces too. Will Imran stop the Ehtesab movement against PM NS? He had called off his Dharna after the APS massacre in 2014.

Laeeq Aug 08, 2016 05:30pm

Put every thing on RAW even before the investigations so they can cover up their failures.

Gary Aug 08, 2016 05:31pm

Tragic. Who are these suicide bombers and what do they want to achieve?

umar Aug 08, 2016 05:38pm

@Gary We have indian serving Naval Officer as an intelligence officer in our custody who have confessed that Indian intelligence has made a special wing just to dismantle CPEC project by destabilizing Baluchistan. This is one example

Syed Zafar Kazmi U.S. A Aug 08, 2016 05:41pm

Baluchistan needs equal treatment and equal share in all resources or history is going to repeat itself as witnessed in once upon a time East Pakistan.

Asif Aug 08, 2016 05:44pm

I have seen the footage and the calmness on the people faces, which suggest people are becoming accustomed to these kind of activities. This calmness is the sign of the worst that could happen when they leave their houses for work. What a strange country we have become where children go to school under police protection, restaurants need security guards and hospitals have become a place for graveyards. Is there anyone who can rise his hand and say yes I am responsible for all this mess.

Lost cause Aug 08, 2016 05:45pm

My heart is with bereaved families.

RK Aug 08, 2016 05:46pm

MY DEAR BROTHERS & SISTERS OF PAKISTAN.

BE UNITED TO FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM OR THEY WILL WIPE OUT OUR HOUSES.

WAKE UP AND BE UNITED TO FIGHT.

Hamza Shahzad Aug 08, 2016 05:50pm

Very sad.

MaximumIndian Aug 08, 2016 05:51pm

RIP to the departed souls.

Pakistani Guy Aug 08, 2016 05:55pm

The enemy has stretched this too far. We all know who is most worried at progress of Pakistan, especially Baluchistan. What a big, yet coward enemy we have.

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Aug 08, 2016 05:56pm

What a great tragedy?

Sardar Suri Aug 08, 2016 05:56pm

Peace to the families. Very sad.

Raj Aug 08, 2016 05:56pm

@umar Not correct I dont think any spy has been arrested otherwise he would have been given counculur access.

A. Basit Jam Aug 08, 2016 06:00pm

@Nomi Goraya. A soul who has a heart will be shattered after seeing such incidences....... If we keep seeing this every day, it is only common sense to assume that a lot of improvements in order at different levels in the government.. I do not know why we are so complacent.!

Mahesh Aug 08, 2016 06:03pm

Very sad. May the departed rest in peace and may god give strength to survivors. This seems to be handiwork of those trying to mute intelligencia of the province from questioning anything!! I wonder who gets benefited from that. They like to think of themselves as 'good', but someday will have to answer God.

Karim Aug 08, 2016 06:07pm

The present incompetent Chief Minister should resign immediately.

Kumar Pushkar Aug 08, 2016 06:07pm

It's an extremely shocking and terrifying incident. May the souls of the deceased rest in peace.

Leo Aug 08, 2016 06:08pm

@Waqar : We all condemn this unfortunate incident. Kindly do not write such things to mislead our brothers and sisters in Pakistan.

Leo Aug 08, 2016 06:10pm

@umar : The truth will come out..

rainman Aug 08, 2016 06:14pm

what kind of idealogy can motivate a person to blow him self up in a hospital absolute sickness

Sachin Aug 08, 2016 06:17pm

Sad and RIP. People who are quick to blame India and use one spy caught Kulbhusan as example for every event - plz remember that spy was just spying on cpec and main reaaon was to collect information if chinese navy will use cpec for their military ships. There is suspicion in India that cpec may be diverted from economic to a chinese naval post by china.

DEV Aug 08, 2016 06:18pm

This is barbaric, inhumane and uncivilized. We are first human beings with brains after that anything else. Who ever has done is not a human being, no human being can kill fellow people like this, for God's sake, stop this. Frankly speaking deeds like these has killed the happiness of whole of the world, its not bordered to particular country or region, whole of the world is stressed because of these kind barbaric killings.....May the souls of the deceased Rest in Peace and May God gives courage to the injured and nears n dears of the human beings killed to overcome this gruesome tragedy....

AAN Aug 08, 2016 06:20pm

When your whole system is corrupt this will happen most of the security is only for top and there is nothing for masses. It looks like there is threat only to the top not to general public very sad news

Usman Chaudhri Aug 08, 2016 06:21pm

Yet another sad momemt. We can only imagine what the families of victims will be going through. We need more actions to eradicate this curse out of our country.

Anwar Motan Aug 08, 2016 06:21pm

Not until Talibans of all types including Haqqanis are rooted out and removed from the society, there will be no peace in Pakistan. Our hearts go to all the families of victims who were killed by these ruthless terrorists

Mehak Gulab Aug 08, 2016 06:27pm

No body treat the root cause of suicide bombers... All the present initiatives taken are inefficient and superficial... Inequality of wealth should be bring down to reasonable level by tax control mechanism other wise rich will become more rich and no money for underprivilaged & uneducated majority who easily get trapped into terror activities.

sam1 Aug 08, 2016 06:31pm

Cowards attack hospital

Zealot Aug 08, 2016 06:33pm

Government and intelligence agencies must investigate properly either he crossed the border or was within afghan refugees.more important investigate nadra thoroughly as they had been alleged of issuing CNIC to indian iranians and afghanis through bribing.track down sources of armed funding of BLA too within pakistan.time to make suffer those too who are funding outside the border...enough for this answer and question.retaliation respond game...wipe them out from the earth...

Syed Shahzad Bukhari Aug 08, 2016 06:35pm

Where r the securities agencies, no care over killing of innocent people by this ill-minded terrorists

Asad Aug 08, 2016 06:36pm

Yet another sad day for Pakistan :'(

kuladeep Aug 08, 2016 06:36pm

very very sad, it is insult of humanity... Rather than blaming RAW/India Please have detailed investigation ... let truth come out.. 99.99% of peace loving common Indians would never support such incidence who so might have done it.. if it is proved raw was involved in this you pakistanis & world will see how we Indians take action without mercy

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 06:42pm

@AAN sorry bro it has nothing to do with security details. If they can attack Hospital, School, Park, Funerals, Worship places, Markets we can not take risk with high profile targets after all we are nuclear armed nation

Zak {the lover} Aug 08, 2016 06:42pm

Mr. CM how do you know that RAW is behind this. If you had information than why didn't you prevented it

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 06:46pm

@Sachin Sir this is not worthy explanation you can not sneak in someone house and then claim that you were there just to take rest and not to steal and kill. If we have suspicion on Indian involvement we have reasonable substance. If you enlightened my mind with the other dimension of CPEC then try to read a little about so called Bloch insurgency which has very clear links going to Delhi

Anuj Aug 08, 2016 06:47pm

really sad, RIP poor Balochis killed yet again in these terror attacks. Condolences and prayers for the families.

Reality Aug 08, 2016 06:47pm

Condemnable. Peace to the departed.

Rahmat Ali Aug 08, 2016 06:47pm

@lafanga

Pakistan needs to go after all terrorists and not differentiate between good and bad terrorists.

Desi Bhai Aug 08, 2016 06:47pm

An eye for an eye will make the whole nation blind.

Shahzad Aug 08, 2016 06:48pm

Another national loss of lives.... And our dear and incompetent PM issues the same decades old statement “No one will be allowed to disturb the peace in the province...."

Straight fwd Aug 08, 2016 06:49pm

Really sad n painful news.... May God give courage to near n dear ones....

Myview Aug 08, 2016 06:50pm

Few political statements and then life as usual.

Noor Baloch Aug 08, 2016 06:50pm

Pakistan needs to address the root cause, without addressing the root cause violence will go on.

Syam Aug 08, 2016 06:52pm

Terrorists are just terrorists. No good terrorists or bad terrorists.

Mansoor Khan Aug 08, 2016 06:56pm

Awful! Why we don't respect life? God help us!

Syed Ahmed, Canada Aug 08, 2016 06:59pm

Unless the corrupt politicians who harbour criminals and terrorists within their ranks are removed the killings will continue unabated.

Ravi Vancouver Aug 08, 2016 07:03pm

@Waqar Very bad news, innocent lives are lost due to terrorism. Starting conspiracy theories and blame game without complete investigation only helps terrorists. Pakistan is successful to a great extent in containing terrorism. This policy should continue without differentiating between terror groups, all known good or bad terror groups must be eliminated.

Tuluka Kudi Aug 08, 2016 07:06pm

What has our country come to?.

Voice of Reason Aug 08, 2016 07:08pm

As with all previous atrocities - there will be outrage and then after a short time everything will be back to normal. The incident will be manipulated to suit whatever political agenda instead of really finding out who was behind it and why. Even if the masterminds were external - difficult question is how are they able to recruit local people to kill themselves and so many innocent people.

This cycle of violence carries on whilst the seeds to hate are sown into the next generation. Will anyone really take a long hard look in the mirror and acknowledge the personal role they play in this?

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 07:09pm

@Ravi Vancouver Sir thanks for appreciating our efforts but what most of Pakistani think in not theory they have substance to believe in like the Indian Navel Officer, Funding and Harboring till now of TTP, Bloch Insurgency and now the disturbing news of Indian contacts with IS in Afghanistan are emerging. I agree that we have issues at home but unfortunately our neighbors are excebberating our issues

Justwasif Aug 08, 2016 07:09pm

Sad sad sad sad

s.khan Aug 08, 2016 07:10pm

@Khuram Nisar What have you been smoking? so many people have been killed and even larger number wounded. This is no time for sarcasm.

NPS Aug 08, 2016 07:13pm

It seams as if human life becomes cheap very cheap. But at the end the humanity is dying.

prsdblr Aug 08, 2016 07:14pm

very sad and shocked! by gods grace hope the casualty numbers are very less! Our thoughts and prayers with family members who have lost their loved once.

India, China and Pakistan should jointly work to eliminate these uncouth cowards they should be ashamed of targetting schools, hospitals and mosques! how on earth they can commit this dastardly act! they too have brothers and sisters right??

Human Aug 08, 2016 07:15pm

It is so unfortunate that innocents are killed like this and have become usual. People forget later and politicians play politics over it. Was it good or bad terrorists though? Hope politicians will be able to answer that correctly

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 07:16pm

@Voice of Reason Very well said and in most cases you are right and I will agree with you but we have to give credit where it is due after APS attack security situation in country has improved by and large. Now if someone falls to that low to attack a park full of women and children and then a hospital it is hard to stop. Very well pointed the real solution is via educating our next generation for co existence and human values. More than 95% of Pakistani are peace loving so this is right time to giver ruthless response to those few who are hell bent to destruction. But we have to show patience and courage as mess of years can not be cleaned in few days

Zealot Aug 08, 2016 07:17pm

Arrest those who are selling afghan sim cards 2 arrest those nadra officials who are issuing cnic to indians iranians and afghanis via bribing.

Robert Aug 08, 2016 07:19pm

Deep condolences to Pakistan citizens.

Srinivasulu Mekala Aug 08, 2016 07:27pm

This must be condemned. The souls of the innocent dead may rest in peace.

Speaking Tree Aug 08, 2016 07:40pm

Pakistani Taliban faction claims hospital bomb that killed 70

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistani-Taliban-faction-claims-hospital-bomb-that-killed-70/articleshow/53602188.cms

are they working for RAW?

Arsalan Aug 08, 2016 07:43pm

Shame that the administration needs to react only after such incident. If responsible people can shift the blame to external agencies then wouldn't that qualify as an act of war? So pretty much we are paying for the security establishment through taxes and loans with uncertain outcomes... What a waste of life and resources.

Sher mohamed Aug 08, 2016 07:44pm

How did the CM know that RAW is behind before investigation?

Ajeet yadav Aug 08, 2016 07:45pm

Rip

SMJ Aug 08, 2016 07:45pm

Such a inhumane action ! Pakistan should find the real culprits instead of ready route of blaming India and give justice to innocents lives lost. There is no place for such kind of extremism. Also Muslim clerics should strongly condemn these incidents.

Zealot Aug 08, 2016 07:48pm

@Speaking Tree yeh.

Samrat Aug 08, 2016 07:49pm

If RAW is behind this then prove it, no point singing same old song.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 07:51pm

@Speaking Tree You do not know for whom TTP is working and from where it is getting funding and who is protecting them even in Afghanistan. Indian currency from NWA was sufficient proof if you had followed that news as well

Iqbal Khan Aug 08, 2016 07:52pm

Like it or not this government is not capable of handling these issues and we need military intervention. Imran khan also need to review his policy of funding madersas.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 07:53pm

@Samrat Sir do you think India has better voice to sing the same classical old song on all issues involving Pakistan. We will prove it with our actions.

Kashmiri Indian Aug 08, 2016 07:54pm

Can somebody please explain why were these lawyers targetted ?. Very sad indeed.

Pakistan lover Aug 08, 2016 07:55pm

Punjab CM says country is developing - very true - corruption, civil unrest, killing, flight of capital, jungle law with zero care and much more

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 07:59pm

@Kashmiri Indian Anyone could be target as the purpose is always senseless killing but targeting lawyers specifically has another dimension as well apart from terror that is attack on one of very fundamental pillar of state and robbing a society from educated people has far more crippling.

surendra sukhtankar Aug 08, 2016 08:02pm

My heartfelt condolences to my Pakistani brothers and sisters.

Arshad Aug 08, 2016 08:02pm

Open "WAR" against terrorist OVERDUE !

brr Aug 08, 2016 08:03pm

Is life that cheap? Just to be blown away at the whims of militants and religiously motivated killers?

SB Aug 08, 2016 08:05pm

@Tariq Rashid , Appreciate your emotion and sentiment. Answer is simple ..India do not practice policy of terrorism

Inder from kashmit Aug 08, 2016 08:07pm

A coward act by any means. Sharing pain with all bereaved families. Only non human's can do this. Please for God's sake , review prevailing education system in your schools. You may save future generations. Please remember that No terrorist is a good terrorist.

Pervaiz Iqbal Aug 08, 2016 08:10pm

@AAN

The general public does not figure in the priorities of those in power.

Pakistani Aug 08, 2016 08:11pm

My sympathies for the innocent killed.

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 08, 2016 08:11pm

I cannot and should not dare to contradict as to what honorable CM Baluchistan has said but nevertheless it does prove that we are very openly and blatantly admitting that, whether we like it or not, Indian RAW is stronger to hit at its free will and our army, para-military, police and intelligence agencies simply could not do take any measure to thwart the same. However, I must give due credit to CM that at least he could identify the attacker where rest have failed in identifying the attacker. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Aug 08, 2016 08:16pm

To take attention away from real issues. As soon as people starts their struggle against corruption and model town massacre something like this happens in the country.

tamil Aug 08, 2016 08:18pm

so sad and ironic...

KN Aug 08, 2016 08:19pm

This is tragic. Peace to those souls. Terrorism is nobody's friend.

Zealot Aug 08, 2016 08:21pm

@Samrat you continue to sing old song...we presented one answer """Kulbhusan yadav""..take a look at youtube..but your side.. denial mode and blame game ON

Pathetic Culture Aug 08, 2016 08:25pm

@Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Sir, the CM has no evidence and it is shameful for him to blame RAW. The credit for this atorcity has already been claimed by a local terrorist group. Please capture and punish the true perpetrators and do not let them get away.

Sarwar, USA. Aug 08, 2016 08:25pm

RIP brothers...

Smart Solution Aug 08, 2016 08:26pm

Very very sad. Its obvious that politicians and police system has failed in protecting pakistani citizens. Time to remove police protection from politicians and VIPs, let them hire their own security guards for themselves and their families.

HA Aug 08, 2016 08:26pm

Deepest condolences to the dead.

Nomi Goraya Aug 08, 2016 08:27pm

@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan You know what you are saying? For heaven sake two issues have no link with this massacre. Please try not to get own interest on such tragedies

Arshad Aug 08, 2016 08:28pm

Open "WAR" against terrorist OVERDUE !

Sohail Khan Wazir Aug 08, 2016 08:29pm

StillI USA and India blame Pakistan for supporting terrorism . Very sad

Khan, Canada Aug 08, 2016 08:30pm

Gen Raheel Sharif what happened to Kulbushin Yadev??? the mastermind of anti CPEC campaign. PM sahib what is your view on RAW agents in Pakistan.

SAEED MASOOD Aug 08, 2016 08:30pm

Right now unity is the need of time, unconditional unity and the implementation of National Action Plan by book, the enemy has killed 70 most patriotic and educated people of Baluchistan the enemy has attacked the backbone of our country...

Sohail Khan Wazir Aug 08, 2016 08:32pm

Crying :'( I love my Pakistan. And I can't tolerate to see all this.

Animesh Aug 08, 2016 08:34pm

It breaks my heart to see fellow human beings killed so mercilessly in my neighbouring country Pakistan.

Are human lives so cheap? My heart bleeds every time innocent people die.

May the whole of Pakistan stand united with the families of the deceased.

Rafay Azhar Aug 08, 2016 08:34pm

How many more lives have to be lost? How many more sons and daughters of the soil do we have to sacrifice? Wake up leaders of Pakistan and do something! When history is written let it not be said that you were complacent in rendering your duty.

Javed Aug 08, 2016 08:40pm

May God punish these extremists in the worst way possible. Ameen

Patriotic Aug 08, 2016 08:46pm

It is heart breaking situation in my mother land. May God help to bring peace.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Aug 08, 2016 08:47pm

@Nomi Goraya

My heart cries for my country and people. How long we have to live with these incompetent and corrupt leaders. How long our Great Army will keep on sacrificing their lives. These incidents are happening because our leaders are busy hiding their corruption and crimes. There focus is not on the people and country.

Ali Abbas Aug 08, 2016 08:48pm

Who is responsible for this killing of innocent people of Pakistan? Intelligence agencies, civilian governments or good talibans? Anyone answer this question, please!

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Aug 08, 2016 08:51pm

I was in tears when I saw the news on Dawn TV. God please have mercy on my country and its citizens.

Aisha Aug 08, 2016 08:55pm

i think its enough why are these innocent people being killed its so sad ... when will we have peace in our country

Mohammed Murad Aug 08, 2016 08:56pm

It time for political unity. Forget the differences all leaders of all party must walk on the same podium to show strength against these cowards. But unfortunately there is not much hope in that. All are for their own benefit and power struggle. Go to Quetta and shout on top of your lungs that you are here and you will eradicate this cancer of violence.

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 08, 2016 08:59pm

President Mamnoon should have flown to Quetta to meet the families of those who are killed and also meet those who are hospitalized. I know it is PM Nawaz who is in front at all fronts be it within Pakistan or overseas which is quite understandable because we stick to parliamentary system but it does not bar President to offer condolences in person either. His presence as Head of the State had brought some sort of comfort to those who are in tears. Am I wrong, which I am not? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

LordHasSpoken Aug 08, 2016 09:05pm

RIP the departed souls....

Pnpuri Aug 08, 2016 09:07pm

It is sad and I pray for all who have died or are injured.

K RAMANI Aug 08, 2016 09:09pm

Very sad to see innocents suffer.When will we as human being realise. I hope authorities concerned wake up to realities and do not spare the master minds and protoganaists from both sides.

Pyasa Aug 08, 2016 09:18pm

My prayers are with you.

Pal Sharma Aug 08, 2016 09:18pm

In pain and in tears.

Iqbal Malik Aug 08, 2016 09:21pm

I do not believe seventy four men can be killed by a single point shrapnel/explosive bomb. There must be more than one point to cover this big number of casualities. It must be probed.

Kabir Aug 08, 2016 09:30pm

First of all from India , our condolences for the dead and sympathy for the injured citizens . If any one is even suggesting that the enforcement agencies like police , Rangers or Army should be handling this , they are wrong . No power on this earth can control the minds of individuals . And that is why they are called sleepers . So instead of a top down solution a bottoms up approach will be more effective . People will have to create a society which is at peace with itself . The children whether in school or out of the school should be kept busy and their energies should be channelized in a positive way . Remember , every terrorist or sleeper can not be monitored by police or army .

Ashish Aug 08, 2016 09:34pm

Rip

pathanoo Aug 08, 2016 09:46pm

You can NOT be Human if you do this....kill people you don't know, people who have done you NO Wrong.

Hammad Shah Aug 08, 2016 10:07pm

barbarians killing people at hospitals, schools, public parks. barbarians.

Dark Humor Aug 08, 2016 10:07pm

Well planned attack: Even if the culprits are caught, they will walk free...as there will be no one available to fight these cases.

Bubbles Aug 08, 2016 10:19pm

Very sad news. May almighty give strength to the bereaved family.

Ayesha Aug 08, 2016 10:20pm

Sometimes i wish we were not humans but birds... Or crows or even street dogs. They may have some amount of mercy. I fail to understand how and why are we the best of creatures... My heart cries for the children and wives of the decreased. May this never happen to any body....

shakil Aug 08, 2016 10:26pm

@Iqbal Hadi Zaidi while my heart bleeds for the innocent dead in this ghoulish massacre, I hold all our rulers responsible for such a deadly tragedy because all the rulers have done so far is to fill their own pockets with gold and silver. Balochistan's population has increase 8 times, and although the whole country is suffering at the hands of selfish rulers, the population of Balochistan has been constantly brainwashed by their tribal sardars and thus seem to falsely believe that they are the only ones suffering while the other provinces are enjoying a comfortable life. The truth is that Balochistan, having an arid and difficult landscape, is getting a better share of national development but they are riddled with restlessness created by misguidance incited by the sardars who want to snatch back their powerful and luxurious authority enjoyed by them during pre-partition days. I think those outlawed sardars have a great deal to do with such heinous acts of terrorism.

Peace Aug 08, 2016 10:33pm

RI.P the departed souls. Make Pakistan a true secular country. Then Pakistan will become a peaceful country within few years.

Syed Chishti Aug 08, 2016 10:42pm

RIP. Quetta Civil Hospital attack says it all,"The security dimensions of foreign policy should be integrated through established institutional mechanisms, particularly the high-level National Security Command." But who will take this important step?

The government is out of step with all other institutions in its provinces. India is an enemy country & will not let-up it's offensive attack&interference in Pakistan's internal affairs. CPEC is a thorny issue for India & its allies against China & Pakistan.

China is trying to build an economic corridor through Pakistan that is unacceptable to India, thus it will continue its all-out war on diplomatic & insurgency front in Pakistan & it's provinces.

Where & when will Pakistan be physically attacked by India is awaiting a green signal from its allies&is just a matter of time to subvert the CPEC project. Pakistan must stay on highest alert for a surprise attack from Indian forces through Land, Air & Sea. India is Pakistan's archenemy.

Y. Dassu Aug 08, 2016 10:42pm

Sad indeed. May the progressive elements of Pakistani society succeed in winning and defeating all anti national scoundrels perpetually. It is indeed a sad time for the families of the deceased .

Lahori Kid Aug 08, 2016 10:48pm

I'm guessing it was planned, first they shoot a senior because they knew it will get the lawyers and media to show up in hundreds. I think the politicians should wait till the investigation is complete before pointing fingers, its bad enough the talks have stalled on peace with India, this only gives them more ammo to use against Pakistan. Some times the best weapon is silence until investigation is over.

Lahori Kid Aug 08, 2016 10:49pm

And by the way, people who think the security forces will always know about the threats is premature, do you think the bad guys beat the drums before striking?

Abida Aug 08, 2016 11:06pm

So many dead again - heart aches continuously

Sajid Syed Aug 08, 2016 11:30pm

It is a crime against humanity and shall be condemned and government supported in all its endeavours to nip this scourge.

Condolences to grieved families.

Ayub Aug 08, 2016 11:33pm

Very sad. I can not control my tears.

Mir kareem jan Aug 08, 2016 11:40pm

Very Sad, R.I.P for those who lost there life in this tragic incident God blessing should be on them.

Parvez Aug 08, 2016 11:53pm

PML-N government in Baluchistan....and the Prime Minister has taken note....so all should be well.

Naseema Aug 08, 2016 11:54pm

@peer muhammad , wow you are really luck, nice to hear about it

desi Aug 09, 2016 12:04am

in the moment of this sadness esp the one which is brought out by the worst human deeds, may all find strength in peace and love

Pervaiz Iqbal Aug 09, 2016 12:06am

@RK

It does not merely depend upon the people. The government has to set its priorities right, which sadly it is not doing.

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 09, 2016 12:15am

Whenever I have clicked since morning, each time I have found that casualties are increasing. The 1st report was that 5 are killed and since then it is continually increasing not because new attacks are being carried out but because some of the injured are fighting for their lives where anyone who fails dies. I presume many must still be in critical conditions. The more I think or more I pen more gloomy I turn and will repeat what many have been saying for years not just months or weeks or days that we have totally failed in protecting the lives of our citizens but very much ironically none from our power corridor wants to admit and instead they say that they have controlled terrorism and people are praising the government. It reminds me, if not annoying, that when our forces were entrapped in East Pakistan Gen Niazi and others did not tell us the truth but instead boasted of that they have solidified their position and enemy is being defeated. Don't u agree with me? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

Guest Aug 09, 2016 12:31am

@Syed Chishti You nailed it even before an investigation. If only the police can follow thru with a good investigation and make public all links.

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi Aug 09, 2016 12:33am

Whom to believe? CM says Indian RAW did it and TTP claims that its men did it. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

Abdul Aug 09, 2016 12:38am

India is ready to provide treatment to Baloch brothers.

Qamar un Nisa Aug 09, 2016 12:49am

Do something and save this country

Ali (CA) Aug 09, 2016 12:54am

We must respond and with full force. Let's make it our business and show the enemy. Enough is enough, please

Pragmatist_MK Aug 09, 2016 01:00am

Very sad day for Pakistan....

Sachin Aug 09, 2016 01:09am

Do you want to prevent terrorist action or prevent terrorist mindset ? To bring a change in the mindset, a lot of fundamental idealogies rooted since last 30-40 years needs to change. Violence in any form cannot be accepted period. If you say that violence against innocent is not accepted, but against enemies is ok,. Then the terrorists in their mind see the civilians as enemies and hence feel very right and justified in such attacks.

Sacha Indian Aug 09, 2016 01:18am

Whatever i am writing is from the core of my heart. Like me , there are millions of Indians who has no bad feeling and hatred for Pakistan. We never ever wished any bad thing for our neighbours. Before being Indian, we are human beings and we strongly condemn this act. Our hearts are with Pak and we pray that no such incident happens in future. I can't cut my self and show my heart. I can only write and express my feelings. May god bring peace, happiness and smiles on evryones face including my pak brothers and sister. - a normal but true Indian.

Tickleme Elmo Aug 09, 2016 01:20am

when will this carnage end? who will stop these blood thirsty savages? My condolenses to all the victims and their families.

Patrick Sarsfield Aug 09, 2016 01:47am

Poor Pakistan they are tearing your heart out When will this awful killing stop

Mohammad Aryubi Aug 09, 2016 03:04am

Obviously, this is a heinous act of genocide, targeting Pakhtuns, which deserves to be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

Sri Aug 09, 2016 03:05am

What do these rebels want? Hurts to see this devastation.

My name Aug 09, 2016 03:10am

@Mahbub : Terrorists have better "intelligence" tactically. They strike when least expected and they DON'T think like ordinary people --who depend on the HOPE that things will be generally safe and peaceful. Terrorists use that hope to plug in havoc!

IndianGuy Aug 09, 2016 03:23am

Heart breaks whenever I hear of these incidents. In India or Pak or Afghanistan or France. Have we woven a complex web of self destruction? Does our ego, religion, self-respect, land, etc. really hold more importance over human lives? What satisfaction do these monsters gain by inflicting suffering on others?

My name Aug 09, 2016 03:34am

@IB : These terrorist attacks have become so common that they are 'thinkable' on a daily basis! Don't ask what kind of people do massacre 70, 142, 50, 0r 7, --any number! They are highly incited people infused with blind ideology.

Inqelab Zindabad Aug 09, 2016 03:41am

@Syed Chishti Thank you for the information, you are a lifesaver...

schali Aug 09, 2016 03:44am

@Aisha When you really want it and work for it.

Truth Aug 09, 2016 03:58am

Rest in piece.

AHA Aug 09, 2016 03:59am

Clean your house first

Harry Aug 09, 2016 04:17am

Cycle of hate and violence never ends as one cycle propels and provides justification for further carnage.

Lisa Aug 09, 2016 05:42am

Condolences to you for the loss of your cameraman.

Sara Aug 09, 2016 05:58am

@deepak I agree

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Aug 09, 2016 06:54am

I don't blame anyone, but ourselves. Also I know no one lives in peace when you neighbors are in pain. Shanti to all.

TJ Aug 09, 2016 07:02am

So sad.... Surgery needed now to root out the crazies. Don'r complain. Don't blame. Don't pity yourself. Don't be scared. Don;t believe in conspiracies. It all begins and ends with schooling and education. Shut down schools that do not teach secular modern science oriented curriculum. This is not going to be easy, because a large part of Pakistan has become sympathetic to teachings rooted in the medieval past. Copy schooling systems from the Chinese, if they are the only true friend left. Or lean towards the more liberal west, as India is doing.

Rommi Aug 09, 2016 07:25am

Pls accept that there is no Good Terrorism & Bad Terrorism...All kind of terrorisms are bad whether it is in Balochistan or in Kashmir!!!!

KJ Aug 09, 2016 07:29am

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN :"Also I know no one lives in peace when you neighbors are in pain. Shanti to all."

You probably made the wisest statement.

vijay@India Aug 09, 2016 07:50am

My heartfelt condolences with the families of deceased...may sane souls bring the perpetrators to justice...

Pakistani Aug 09, 2016 08:02am

My heart cries for the families who lost their dear ones, when will this end? When will there be peace in the world?

Kk Aug 09, 2016 08:45am

Very sad

Kk Aug 09, 2016 08:47am

@Kabir Great analysis hope Authorities listing

sanjeev Aug 09, 2016 01:36pm

Any reason why they targeted lawyers?

Sri Aug 09, 2016 01:38pm

@umar my friend high level torture will make you confess the same too...if they are sure what they are claiming is true why not give counsellor access..

Ravi Aug 09, 2016 04:05pm

Very sad. May God give divine power to bear the very unfortunate incident, to family of people who lost life in the cowardice attack by terrorists. Very sad that Dawn news lost its courageous camera-man. We Indians share this tough pain of family of all people who got killed, and Dawn news.

LETTRUTHPREVAIL Aug 09, 2016 05:23pm

@Waqar If it is so, then what the hell our Intelligent Agencies are doing. This is the result of Intelligence failure.

Ikram Aug 09, 2016 05:30pm

@Sher mohamed - The CM should resign first.

OBSRVR Aug 09, 2016 05:59pm

A coward attack on intellectual capital!

Tickleme Elmo Aug 09, 2016 09:41pm

I agree with TJ. Pakistan needs to walk away from religious centric point of view that you have for everything. You must force madrasas to teach modern education curriculum to kids, if not shut them down. Every sensible person in Pakistan knows you need less religion, nor more. What Zia accelerated, reached sickening proportions now. It's time to change my brothers!

Muhammad adeel Daniyal Aug 10, 2016 01:01am

deeply saddened. no value to human lives. day in and day out incidents.

Indian Patriot Aug 10, 2016 01:17am

Our heartfelt condolences. May the perpetrators be harshly punished and the injured be speedily recover.

John Varay Aug 10, 2016 01:41am

Rest in Peace gor all the departef souls. Let us all give peace a chance in our region. Violence only beget violence.

Sara Aug 10, 2016 06:13am

This is utter disgrace. Because of political issues killing innocent people. Take your differences and fight at court level. Which ever group is involved in this - all should be shot. This way we eliminate evil from this earth. Rip to the people who died.

pk Aug 10, 2016 07:00am

@LETTRUTHPREVAIL

Sir, such acts will happen even you have best intelligent. Look at what is happening in the western world these days.

Rahul Aug 10, 2016 02:01pm

Surprised.. 70 people died & no country have condemned it. In Europe two people will die & whole world starts crying.

KT Aug 10, 2016 05:23pm

My Salute to General Raheel for shifting victims to Karachi Hospital for better treatment.

imran Aug 10, 2016 06:26pm

@Kabir I completely agree with you

NAGIN Aug 10, 2016 08:05pm

Very sad and we condenm the attack.

Sher mohamed Aug 11, 2016 01:57am

CM exposed himself with such comments. He should come clean on whether there were any intelligence inputs and he failed to act on it? or is he just trying to play with emotions of people in distress.

Sara Aug 11, 2016 09:38am

No respect for human life