Pakistani police officers and local residents gather on Jan 10, 2013 at the site of a bomb blast that targeted paramilitary soldiers in a commercial area in Quetta, Pakistan. A series of bombings in different parts of Pakistan killed 115 people on Thursday in one of the deadliest days in the country in recent years. — Photo by AP/File
Pakistani police officers and local residents gather on Jan 10, 2013 at the site of a bomb blast that targeted paramilitary soldiers in a commercial area in Quetta, Pakistan. A series of bombings in different parts of Pakistan killed 115 people on Thursday in one of the deadliest days in the country in recent years. — Photo by AP/File

QUETTA: On a day of bereavement and grief, Chief Minister of Balochistan Aslam Raisani announced a three-day mourning period in the province on Friday, following the huge loss of life and devastation caused by three blasts.

In addition, a strike was also being observed in Quetta against the deadly car and bomb blasts, which claimed at least 102 lives.

Many political and religious parties said they would hold protests against the deadly blasts, while all commercial and business centres remained closed early Friday.

Eight platoons of the Frontier Corps were also deployed at various locations in the city to maintain law and order.

Many of the victims’ funerals would be held at different graveyards across the city, it was reported.

A cameraman from Samaa television, who was killed in Thursday’s blast, was buried in the Railway graveyard. His funeral was attended by a large number of people.

Prayers for the health of those injured in the blasts also continued in different parts of the city.

Other cities and towns of Balochistan are also participating in the mourning for the large number of lives lost in yesterday’s blasts. Journalists in Balochistan’s Hub area have announced a protest after Friday prayers.


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Comments (12) (Closed)


AHA
Jan 11, 2013 12:02pm
Ins't it all in the name of the God.
Nasir
Jan 11, 2013 01:59pm
Still Religion is most important you Pakistani ?????
safdar
Jan 11, 2013 05:41pm
Pakistan Army should conduct an operation against LeJ in Qeutta to make ensure the security of Hazara community
ali ahmed
Jan 11, 2013 09:51am
president and prime minister has no time to visit the families of the victims.....
Madhu Nair
Jan 11, 2013 10:30am
Killing in the name of religion is outrageous....highly deplorable....!
Aussie
Jan 11, 2013 11:14am
What is the govt and army doing? If they cant control this menace and take a decisive action, they have no right to govern.
Asif Kahsmiri
Jan 11, 2013 09:35am
why?
Abdur Razzaque
Jan 11, 2013 10:08am
Inna-lillahi-wa inna-ilaihi-raziun. May Allah(swt) bless shower and His mercy on all of the victims and place them in Zannat. Very sad and heart-breaking news for the Muslim Ummah. Every Muslims and their lives are are one. Qur'an teaches us that lesson. Alas! What kind of Muslim claims people we are and how we kill our own brothers? May Allah (swt) gives us power to get back our Iman and A'aqidah. My best condolence and sympathies are left for all the affected families. Amin.
ordinary
Jan 11, 2013 11:55am
tahir alqadri is bigger issue for zardare azam at the moment
gaiz
Jan 11, 2013 11:54am
So... this means even if whole world is converted into Islam, people will still kill people ?
MOULANA ROOMEE
Jan 11, 2013 10:10am
THIS SCENE BRINGS TEARS TO THE EYES.GOD SAVE THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN AND PAKISTAN
mughal
Jan 12, 2013 09:18am
this will happen because they want to delay the elections the Indian clashes with border security tahir qadri agenda at the moment silence of most of the political parties on these issues every thing fixed with the current government so they can loot more from poor peoples i think long march should be and firm response to the corrupt and criminal government Pakistan need a change.