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A man comforts a mourner at the site of the suicide bomb attack in Quetta on August 8, 2013. —AFP Photo
A man comforts a mourner at the site of the suicide bomb attack in Quetta on August 8, 2013. —AFP Photo
Police officials gather at the site of the suicide bomb attack in Quetta on August 8, 2013. —AFP Photo
Police officials gather at the site of the suicide bomb attack in Quetta on August 8, 2013. —AFP Photo

QUETTA: A suicide blast at the funeral of a slain police officer in Quetta killed 30 members of the police force, including a DIG and SP, and 60 others injured on Thursday.

"So far we can confirm 21 police personnel, including senior police officials, have been killed. Nine other victims are yet to be identified," Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera told a press conference. "I can confirm 40 people have been injured."

Sukhera confirmed the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. “The death toll may rise because the condition of most of the injured is critical,” he said.

The inspector general of the provincial police confirmed the death of 30 people said at a news conference that 21 of those killed had been identified, and all of them were members of the Balochistan police.

According to reports, the suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the mosque in Quetta's Police Lines area where the funeral procession of station house officer Mohibullah was being held. The bomb went off as senior officers prepared to offer prayers for their colleague.

The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital and the Combined Military Hospital.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Operations Fayyaz Sumbal, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Headquarters Shamsuddin and Superintendent Ali Mehr were among the senior police officials killed in the bombing.

Sukhera said among the senior officials killed were one DIG and three DSPs.”Our brave officers embraced martyrdom but we will continue sacrificing our lives for the security of our motherland,” he said.

IG Mushtaq Sukhira said the people involved in this act of terrorism could not be called Muslim or even human beings. “Such attacks cannot demoralise the police force,” he said. “Terrorists snatched sons from mothers and fathers, brothers from sisters and husbands from wives.”

Answering a question, he said: “We will investigate how the bomber wearing suicide jacket managed to reach the Police Lines.”

The blast was the second targeted attack on Thursday on police personnel in the provincial capital, which has been under high security the entire day. SHO Mohibullah was shot dead by unknown gunmen earlier this morning when he was reportedly taking his family for Eid shopping.

Eyewitnesses said fear and chaos spread among the people attending the funeral following the blast. TV channels broadcast live footage from inside the mosque of frightened mourners scrambling for cover as they heard the loud explosion.

“All my colleagues are gone. The DSP, SP, DIG… they’re all gone,” said one emotional eyewitness reduced to tears.

Some described the horror after the explosion. “I was inside the mosque and we were lining up for the funeral prayers when a big blast took place. I came out and saw injured and dead bodies,” policeman Mohammad Hafiz told reporters. “I have no words to explain what I've seen. It was horrible.”

Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for Pakistan's umbrella Tehrik-i-Taliban faction, claimed responsibility.

“We did it and soon you see another big attack in the next coming days,” he said.

“We are at war with police and other security agencies. They are attacking us and we are targeting them,” Shahid said.

“Anywhere and whenever we get the chance, we will target security forces, government officials and police,” he added.

Comments (124) Closed

Osama Sarwar Aug 08, 2013 03:44pm

Very unfortunate!

ravi Aug 08, 2013 04:41pm

Such pathetic mindset of people. Cant let people pray or mourn in peace, let alone enjoy festivities.

It seems everyone in Pakistan is numb to daily dance of death and mayhem.

The same people are now trying to create tensions on indo-pak border and muddy the already dirty waters.

No wonder, the whole of Pakistan is living with a Big lie and still cant come out of denials.

Agha Ata Aug 08, 2013 04:44pm

I hear Pakistan army snoring higher than bomb exploding to kill innocents. :(

Syed Hussain Akbari Aug 08, 2013 04:51pm

Still the lawmakers will continue to sleep and do nothing except issuing sympathy messages and perhaps also announcing some supprting allowance for the berieved family. They should learn from what Hazrat Ali (k.w.) did with the Kharjees. There is no other solution. OR do the think that Hazrat Ali was wrong and his action does need to be followed ? The government should not for get that the kilers are the followers of the enemies of the Holy Prophet (s.a.), his Ahle Baet and Sahaba-e-Kram.

Skintaj Aug 08, 2013 05:12pm

Very Very Unfortunate incident especially in this month. CHOICE for POlice and Army is very clear here...., Get fully trained and professional and go get these terrorists BEFORE they can come and KILL you in cold blood !!!!! Sitting, waiting , avoiding and being lazy and non professional will give birth to such unfortunate incidences.

Ashu Aug 08, 2013 05:13pm

Whats going on in pakistan

M. Jan Aug 08, 2013 05:27pm

Security officials are being killed by the terrorists like sitting ducks. It is always tragic to loose anyone in these attacks but the ease with which police officers are being murdered is very concerning. If police can't protect themselves then what chance do the ordinary people have of getting any protection. It is time for the security forces of the country to realise that they are in a war against a determined enemy. They have no choice but to fight rather than just keep on dying. They have to pursue these vicious killers with vigour and eliminate them before more of them are killed in such attacks. Waiting for these murderers to somehow just go away is foolish. May Allah give the families of these victims the strength to cope with the loss of their loved ones.

saad Aug 08, 2013 05:43pm

May Allah bless the martyred in the best of Jannat and give patience to the loved ones left alone. May these heinous animals --- they die all like animals. We need death squads for such criminals now its no more an affair of ordinary law and order. We have to take desperate measures.

Bilal Aug 08, 2013 05:58pm

No words for this heinous atrocity. All I can say is, may the souls of Shuhada rest in peace!

Pakistani Aug 08, 2013 06:02pm

My deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones.

awais aziz Aug 08, 2013 06:27pm

rest in peace, kill all terrorists, no dialogue with terrorists

Ghayoor Aug 08, 2013 06:36pm

Inna lillahi...

Not until cowering government of Pakistan come out openly and declare the Taliban of all the hues as being the terrorists, carnage such as these will keep recurring and so will the hollow condemnation messages from our masters.

This blast and more recent fiasco of D I Khan jail break only reinforces the opinion that all the state players supposed to be responsible for law and order and internal security have different hymn sheet to sing from. This creates confusion. And confusion is adequately sufficient to stifle the substantive action against militants.

Clarity is the need of time. Either accept your (the government) inability to tackle the terrorists - so the people can begin to look after their own security or tell us exactly what you are going to do about it. And no talks with Taliban. End of.

Patriot Aug 08, 2013 06:53pm

Sleep Kayani sleep, till they come to get you too

Enough is enough Aug 08, 2013 06:59pm

A day before eid so many mothers lost their sons, wives lost their husbands, children lost their fathers and comrades lost their comrades. Let us pray for that Allah gives place in heaven for these innocent Shaheeds and let us see the police, army and federal government work together and crush each and every terrorist in Pakistan. Send back all the refugees who do not want to live in peace, arrest every non registered alien in Pakistan and deport them to their country. Lets support our Police in Pakistan because they have given a lot of sacrifices.

dr asim Aug 08, 2013 07:04pm

A strict action is needed against terrorists working in baluchistan .wake up new government.stay with the promises u made .

AR Aug 08, 2013 07:05pm

Let us declare Line of Control as permanent border and normalize our relations with eastern neighbour. Then we can move our army to western border to finish these scums once for all. We stand with our army to finish this cancer which is killing not only our country but also our society.

Suma Aug 08, 2013 07:22pm

It most tragic incidence just because the protectors of society are victims. It is high time to remove any sympathy you have for armed groups to be removed and these acts be condemned at all levels. Pakistan is getting doze of its own medicine. Remember why Gandhi was opposed to violence in freedom struggle because the man saw that peaceful society can not be created with this kind of freedom struggle. I hope people at helm of affair realize this and better sense shall prevail.

jawed eqbal, Lahore Aug 08, 2013 07:24pm

This is a sinster attack to break the morale of our forces in a volatile region. Saddening still is the response of a snail paced government who is not visible anywhere. Nothing could be more distasteful and corrupting than this moral collapse and bankrupcy. A usual round of mere condemnations and fiery statements of an aged political clan will follow for media stunts and nothing more shall be heared of the nameless, faceless, unlucky martyres who bravely conducted themselves in the line of fire. I am afraid they attended the funeral of our collective conscience, sleepy hollows, dormant and inept politicians. They instead buried us alive in the graveyard of indifference and apathy. Their blood soacked holy bodies leave behind a thousand more burning questions about what course of action we have to opt for in a dogmatized and slain federation and how to start afresh from the ashes of our former selves.

SHEEL Aug 08, 2013 07:27pm

This is not the first terrorist attack on the people of Pakistan. Every day innocent civilians are being killed, and that too in the holy month of Ramzan. It only goes to underline that terrorists have no religion and they don't respect any religion. By the way what's the government of Pakistan doing? Why doesn't it step up efforts to save the life of innocent people? It's the high time that the government of Pakistan declares a full-fledged war on terror.

nazim Aug 08, 2013 07:29pm

Our prayers for these young people whose duty was to maintain law and order and protect people

rashid Aug 08, 2013 07:34pm

perhapz they deserve this for being sooo incompetent and for their failure to protect the innocent people from the terrorists!

concerned Aug 08, 2013 07:34pm

The army is sleeping while Pakistanis are dying. Pl wake up the defenders of Pakistan.

Dawn pl. encourage our lawkeepers/police/army to act forcefully.

Syed Aug 08, 2013 07:41pm

Question is,how the bomber was allowed to reach so close to funeral gathering. Why there was no search hundred or two hundred yards away..This require investigation.Syed

Shaji Aug 08, 2013 07:46pm

All those who are killing the innocent through sucide bombings should also be killed without being arrested and going through the the trial process. This will be the justice.

sunil Aug 08, 2013 07:52pm

@M. Jan: If all people are good then there is no need for police, but if all are bad(read terrorists) then police can not do any thing and thus there is no need

Manjit Singh Aug 08, 2013 07:55pm

I admit that I don't know much about Islam but I thought that the month of Ramadan and Eid are the most holy and enjoyed with peace, love and hapiness. This would be an equivalent to Bombing of a Church on Christmas or Easter or a Temple on Diwali. That is just terrible. It is sad for the families of the people lost in this non-stop out of control violence.

Noman Aug 08, 2013 08:02pm

Now where are these human right agencie who only protest for terrorists when government try to finish terrorists no body protest for the deaths of army police or any other security agency

Name Aug 08, 2013 08:04pm

I offer my sincere condolences to the families and freinds of the victims.

Ali Wali Aug 08, 2013 08:10pm

In today's blast two police officers from my village were martyred, and one seriously injured. One of them Syed Hamid Kazmi fought against Baloch insurgency for four years, and even escaped from their captivity when separatists captured him on a mission. Our whole village is in mourning, because we all lost relatives and true and sincere defenders of Pakistan.

Jay Aug 08, 2013 08:11pm

Pak lose the moral grounds to voice for the ummah here. First save your majority people and then talk about minorities outside. I thought Indians are so numb to these kind of attacks, Pak is worst and i feel they started to live with acceptance of these atrocities.

God bless the innocents!!!!

bangash Aug 08, 2013 08:14pm

Terrorists have won the fight in Pakistan.

KUKhan Aug 08, 2013 08:39pm

How many more lives are we going to sacrifice? It seems that our elected representatives are scared of the terrorists and can only enjoy TV spots. Its not only ridiculous but shameful that our government (democratic government) cannot protect us nor act against the terrorists. If the government is not willing to take action, let the civilian volunteers go head to head with the terrorists, at least we will give them an eye for an eye, etc.

Rauf Aug 08, 2013 08:39pm

I feel bad for the police officers killed while at the funeral. I do not know why leaders of Pakistan want a dialogue with Talibans. Murderers need punishment not political recognition. At the same time, police culture needs changes

asfi Aug 08, 2013 08:41pm

@Patriot: Horrific. With such a large intelligence base, this country has no capacity to hunt few scoundrels.

Imran A. Aug 08, 2013 08:42pm

Bring Musharaf back, only he had the galls to fight the Taliban. Everyone else is just wearing bangles.

Max Aug 08, 2013 08:47pm

Pakistan is burning and the supreme court and the PM are busying trying to convict somebody for their own personal vendatas ...

Eid Mubarak !

Abid Aug 08, 2013 08:54pm

Clarity of mind is the need of hour.

w.shaikh Aug 08, 2013 08:56pm

My heartfelt condolences to the family of victims and strongly condemn this act of terrorism. What the hell government is doing? Innocent people are being killed every day. Don't we value human lives? Why can't we do something? I think it is imperative that Sharif government take immediate steps to stop this non sense. Someone has to rise above the party line and global politics to save the lives of innocent Pakistanis who are being brutally killed by terrorist who are getting away with this heinous crime. Enough is enough. We must join hands together to overcome this challenge. Our leaders should forget about their differences and come together to save Pakistan.

I would recommend that Chief of Army Staff, Head of FC in Baluchistan, and Chief of ISI should be immediately fired. Somebody should be held accountable and prosecuted because they failed to uphold the oath of office they have taken.

A stern and bold action is required by PM Nawaz Sharif. Statements condemning the violence is hollow and do not show any resolve to tackle the serious issue Pakistan is facing.

Omer Mallhi Aug 08, 2013 08:57pm

Its a war of nerves. You cannot dialogue with these murderers.

Irfan baloch Aug 08, 2013 09:38pm

they kill shias we all sleep now they kill us all can we wake up?

does it matter who's war is it?

mushtaq kaw Aug 08, 2013 09:45pm

Indeed inhuman and horrible. Who is doing it & at whose behest?

Some Ting Wong Aug 08, 2013 10:01pm

@Skintaj: And how do you suppose will they fight? Terrorists dont come sauntering wearing a placard that says IM A SUICIDE BOMBER. The problem with suicide problem is that from terrorists perspective - its a win-win.

If they come close enough to their targets and detonate - they win. If they get stopped before - they will still detonate and they win. You cant go shooting at suspicious characters for - morbidly - thats the only way to stop this - but at that rate - they'll end up shooting every citizen!!

No there is no training, professionalism or anything that can stop this except destroy terrorists in NWFP! which pakistan is not willing to do as they are using them as buffer when americans pull out of afghanistan!

baqar hasan Aug 08, 2013 10:03pm

When it was Hazara's nobody cared, may be, now the terrorist favoring government of Navaz Sharif and Imran Khan will do something-like further help these terrorists so that they and their cronies are safe themselves.

Naseer Aug 08, 2013 10:13pm

Sad to see that Supreme Court took so many Suo Moto notices for things much smaller than this, but no notice taken of hundreds of innocent Pakistani's killed by terrorists. Who's side are our honorable judges on, anyway?

President Musharraf was the person who fought all his life with Pakistan's enemies and today courts are alleging him to be a terrorist, what a shame. Army is helpless and can not take any action without explicit instructions from the civilian government or the Supreme court. Tomorrow courts can hold army responsible for killing terrorist, like they did for Lal Masjid and Akber Bugti.

Naseer Aug 08, 2013 10:14pm

@Patriot: Kayani can not do anything without instructions from the civilian government or Supreme Court. Otherwise tomorrow court will hold him liable for killing terrorists, like they did for Lal Masjid.

Naseer Aug 08, 2013 10:17pm

A question to all the readers. These people have no respect for dead bodies, no respect for Namaz Janaza, no respect for mosques, no respect for hospitals or injureds, no respect for the month of Ramadhan, they kill unarmed civilians, they kill women and children. They do all this in the name of religion? Should we call Taliban muslims? In fact are they human beings?

Khiyal Aug 08, 2013 10:39pm

Imran Khan is one of the chief persons responsible for these losses. He has not let a national resolve to emerge and fight these people. He has been prancing around the issue just gather support for himself. At the cost of lives. He has contributed to the national confusion and provided indirect justifications for the acts of violence. Why is he not negotiating now?

farhan Aug 08, 2013 10:39pm

Ay Allah bless and help Pakistan,Ay allah help those families give them tolerance who lost their loved ones.Ay Allah mere Pakistan pa reham farma.Ameen

tanveer Aug 08, 2013 10:47pm

shocked and grieved. Two legged animals are roaming on the streets.

AbbasToronto Aug 08, 2013 10:48pm

In a perverse way the terrorists killing the law enforcement people is a progress and a welcome development.

Until their own begin to be killed, the Army and the Police will never take terrorism problem seriously.

Gul Khan Aug 08, 2013 11:08pm

this is the islam these criminals are spreading it is ok to bomb funerals but it is not ok to peacefully listen to music to relax or send girls for education and possible better life!

mmm Aug 08, 2013 11:10pm

Really wish Musharraf was in power .....

Asad Aug 08, 2013 11:11pm

Pakistanis, we need a true Pakistani , somebody like Musharraf to tackle this terrorism menace ...

Amir Aug 08, 2013 11:15pm

Religion should be inside the house,then we all have peace and Harmony. Your children or my child is not going to die if religion stays inside. Oh well .. Terrorist is not going to read these blogs ... Sad

Tojo Aug 08, 2013 11:30pm

What a shame Muslims killing fellow Muslim Brothers, specially when they are offering prayers. How the hell the Muslims expect non-Muslim States to respect Islam when such atrocities are committed everday in Pakistan by Muslims themselves. Shame indeed.

asiak Aug 08, 2013 11:38pm

Good riddance.

Tojo Aug 08, 2013 11:39pm

Without people coming out in strong protest aganst the terrorists and the fanatcs, the civilian and military apparatus of the government cannot do much to crush them. These terrorists & fanatics live among the people themselves, hunt them down mercilessly and wage an all out war on terrorism. AND put all politicians in the front line of attack against terrorists and fanatics instead of allowing them to sit on their butts and steal country's resources.

Tejpal Aug 08, 2013 11:49pm

I used to hear that the Holy month of Ramazan is observed as period of peace and repentence for the sins and wrongs committed during the past eleven months earlier. Seems that this theory seems to be obliterating. Why? It is a legitimate question. What has made this unholy change? Very unfortunate.

Tariq Aug 08, 2013 11:50pm

Prediction: Within a week the usual actors will come out with their usual statements.

Imran Khan: Drone attacks are responsible for the carnage in Quetta. If America only stops the drone attacks, all terrorism will vanish from the land overnight, and the brainwashed Taliban will turn their minds to Cricket and the next great Pakistani fast bowler will emerge from their ranks. My life is in danger. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah.. . Gen: Kayani: My hands are tied. The army cannot act until it is asked to do so by the Civilian authorities. My Jawans are ready to take the fight to the terrorists if only the bloody civilians in Islamabad can get their act together and pass a resolution asking us to intervene.

Nawaz Sharif: We will eliminate the terrorists at all costs.However PML -N cannot act alone. It needs the support and approval of all other political parties before the army is ordered to take appropriate action. Blah Blah Blah Blah

Taliban Spokesman Something Ullah Something: We are at war with the Pakistani state. We will not stop until the entire Pakistani state gives in to our demands. Ha ha ha ha ha....

laksh Aug 08, 2013 11:54pm

our police officers and armed forces are sacrificing their lives for us for our country, and these politician are only good for nothing,having security of 1000 people around them as if they are the only valuable assets to country,there is no need of peace talks with these terrorists,start a mission and clean pakistan from these cowards...

Jan Hohammed Hakim Aug 09, 2013 12:40am

@Ashu: nothing much going on in Pakistan just business as usual, so called muslims killing muslims. Aug 09, 2013 12:51am

ALAS pray for the dead what else i request the TALIBAN what kind of TALIB are they ?

Parvez Aug 09, 2013 12:53am

Our security establishment must realise the wisdom of the age old saying ' you can't have your cake and eat it too '............yet they keep trying at the expense of the nation.

masood ahmed Aug 09, 2013 01:07am

My heart is full with igony.just wanted to cry out loud.may God bring peace in my country. May Allah Bless these souls.they lay down their lives for us.

kirther Aug 09, 2013 01:49am

Where is PML-N Government, they are as impotent as previous PPP government.

Muhammad Farooq Aug 09, 2013 02:25am

My thoughts are with those families whose near and dear ones were lost in this latest act of terrorism. May Allah rest in peace the souls of slain officers and others.

One question looms large in my mind: for how long we shall remain at the receiving end of these acts of terrorism. When it has already been declared by the army chief that Pakistan is challenged with greater internal threat than from external threat, what is holding the armed forces from chasing these terrorists and bringing their story to a logical conclusion? Why is this situation not be dealt with at war footing? I think every Pakistani needs answer to this burning question. I hope that the Dawn would let this question be published in the paper as it is a voice of every heart.

KTShamim Aug 09, 2013 02:26am

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Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return


I am really sad for the DIG's passing away. Allah bless him. May Allah protect us.

Saeed Aug 09, 2013 02:38am

It is no army resposibilty . Should they bring Tank and F16 to stop suicide bomber. It is people responsibility because there family and friends are involved in this evil act. Be conscious and do the right thing , inform authorities if they know something.

Ahmer Aug 09, 2013 02:43am

What is Gen Kayani waiting for? What had he demanded an unprecedented extension of three years for?

Sonal Aug 09, 2013 02:43am


The DI Khan jailbreak was part of a global jailbreak rally - it's happened it in few other countries.

Stats show that Pakistan has had 56 terrorist attacks in the 60 days since this new government started. I'm really curious to know what an everyday Pakistani thinks of this. Is it accepted as a way of life? (I've heard of enough bomb blasts, shootings, etc. in Bombay, so it doesn't stun me anymore, but surely people must feel insecure if it's happening every single day?)

Syed Husain Aug 09, 2013 03:12am

This is a law and order problem. Why should the armed forces and Kayani get involved with this problem?

dr abrar Aug 09, 2013 03:46am

our government should go for political reolution of the issue.dialogue is the only way out

rish Aug 09, 2013 03:50am

Is it known whether the people responsible are the Taliban or the Baloch separatists? Are the Balochistan police mostly ethnic Baloch or Punjabi

NPervez Aug 09, 2013 04:04am

This is so sad! Allah please save us from these terrorists. May the Souls of the departed rest in peace. My thoughts are with the families may Allah watch over them and all of us too..Ameen. Please pray for the families.

Ahmad K Aug 09, 2013 04:29am

And they still want to sit down with terrorists and talk ! When are we going to wake up.? Get hold of their leaders, don't hold trial, tie them to pole & shoot them in the head.

Ali Aug 09, 2013 04:29am

Blasts,target killing,kidnapping,bhatha khori,load shedding,law and order situation got worst in quetta kpk Karachi since long but no improvement since so many years and same ugly dirty news all the time in head lines every where people are fed up of it you can see the difference in the media news of west and Pakistan it really shows 3rd world country Pakistan is with full of problems along corrupt, leaders officers GOD bless Pakistan.strong text

Mike Aug 09, 2013 04:32am

@Patriot: They were good talibans?

Najamuddin Aug 09, 2013 04:33am

In a Country where head to toes corrupt uniformed and non-uniformed rulers, their coteries and establishments (with few exceptions ) would use the ethnic, secessionist and so called Islamist terrorists and criminal mafias as their mercenaries, since long, to intimidate their opponents and to perpetuate their reign of corruption, as such giving them blank checks, free hands and even share in the governance, the terrorists take over the country as hostage. In a Country where single corrupt member of the above group is frequently reported looting even above 50,80,100 billions as such bankrupting the Nation and institutions again and again, ultimately such becomes the fate of the people who have to live on the mercy of terrorists, criminals and marauders of the Nation? May God save Pakistan and bless the souls of the martyrs of terrorism in peace. Amen. My heart goes with their bereaved family members, friends and well-wishers.

TrueIndian Aug 09, 2013 04:33am

What goes around , comes around.

Sana Aug 09, 2013 04:48am

May those who have embraced death be in peace, and may Allah have mercy on their loved ones.

Najamuddin Aug 09, 2013 04:50am

Now it is too late for Kayani or any body else. I wish they could control the situation and ensure peace and security. The terrorists have mixed with the population of the rural and urban areas in decades due criminal negligence of the rulers. The sectarian, ethnic, religious and secessionist terrorists mafias been strengthened during long tenure of several decades. If the ethnic, sectarian, so called islamists and secessionist terrorists and hate criminals would been awarded death penalties by summary trials since day one of their operation, such a hopeless and helpless situation would never arise. But those being responsible to protect and ensure the welfare of nation been busy in ruthless looting and bankrupting the nation and its institutions turn by turn. My heart goes with the victims of the terrorism and their bereaved family members.

Hamid Aug 09, 2013 05:21am

@M. Jan: Well said M.Jan. These terrorists are the lowest of lowest life forms. They will NOT change or reform or go away. They don't have any religion or principle or morals. Even Satan can not do these things that they are doing. The only solution is for the state to resolve to eliminate them. Pakistan must also stop supporting all Taliban across the border. If you play with fire, what makes your think the fire will not burn you? Live in peace with all your neighbors and may you shall live in peace also.

Khanwar Aug 09, 2013 05:25am

Where is our millitary, ISI and other security agencies....what are they waiting for.....time is up....they shouild go after them......isolated commando actions shall be taken against these terrorists not only inside Pakistan.....they should go after them even in afghanistan.....Moreover ban all afghanese.....they are also part of this problem....Mr. Kiyani should come out of his bungalow...he should not be kept as bride by our army jawans anymore......if our govt didn't take action now......consider Balouchistan out of the hands of Pakistan.......

saleem Aug 09, 2013 06:07am

Coordinate and attack these ignorants who r directed by enemies of mercy on them ....kill these zaliman

Gurpreet Singh Aug 09, 2013 06:25am

Pakistan is also victim of terrorism. they have suffer a lot in last two decades since Afghan war. innocent people being killed. hopefully suffering will end soon.

Lal Aug 09, 2013 06:31am

My dear brothers and sisters in Pakistan, It is very clear that those mad men have declared war on you.Make a demand to your Govt to eliminate those barbarians who want to take all of us back to stone age. Their agenda is very clear ; they want to take over Pakistan and then spread their territory to Afganistan. If the nuclear weapons reach their hand they will start dictating terms to the entire region. Beware ! Time is running out and you may not get a chance later. Please ask your Mullahs whether killing human beings that too on the eve of Ramdan ,do not fall under blasphemy or not.

doc zeeshan Aug 09, 2013 07:04am

i am so shock to hear that if secret agency alert the police about every up coming event then still how such pityful event occured........ is really blood become thinner than water or we become walking dead man ..... every day in every corner there are lines of mournors to whom we vote......... how long we have to suffer and only we have to suffer.......... what th hell goverment doing other than making their seats permanent............ may Allah bless their soul... ameen

khan Aug 09, 2013 07:04am

Lesson for those who think Musharraf should be tried for Lal masjid incidence,Bugti killing and many other things.We still have time.Let us be clear that the only way for ultimate peace is elimination of this thinking in which the illiterate thinks that anybody who does not agree with them is wrong.And killing them is the way to to heaven.

99 Aug 09, 2013 07:48am

Animals, worst than animals, dumb, deaf & blind. One blind leading so many blinds. Wake up you fools !

ALi Aug 09, 2013 07:59am

Why not our security forces launch an all out war against terrorism? Are these terrorists more powerful than the state? How many times they rejected government dialogue offer, so what else left ? only option is war against terrorists or wait for their attack on innocent people.

John Fuchs Aug 09, 2013 08:13am

Sad..really Sad. My prayers are with the families..

That said, I don't understand pakistani society. Is religion really so important than the lives of people. Why so much fascination with religion. Condemn the fundamentalists and root them out of the country. Practice your religion in your homes. Why do you need to force it on the country and others. Don't shelter terrorists and don't sympathize with terrorists just because they are Muslims. You are all born as humans first and respect fellow humans. Wake up before its too late and you lose your whole country. So many innocent lives are lost, what has been achieved.

VIKRAM JAIN Aug 09, 2013 09:36am

A very sad state of affairs. On both sides of border we should sit down and think why all this is happening .Poor countries like ours have to concentrate on progress. Extremist elements have gone out of control and are attacking their old masters. I am so fond of Pakistani cricketers and singers. I express my condolences

Junaid qureshi Aug 09, 2013 09:37am

Are these politicians crazy.they want to negotiate with these killers.line them up & shoot em all,if chief justice comes in between shoot him to.enough with evidence its time for pak army to take action against these so called jihadis.

VIKRAM JAIN Aug 09, 2013 09:37am

I express my condolences and request people on both sides of border to devise means to control voilence

hermann Aug 09, 2013 12:05pm

one can only sympathies with the victims and their families but on the other hand these police men stood by while other innocent civilians under their watch were killed in bombs and sporadic firing in areas of Baluchistan. these police men did nothing to protect them when truck laden with explosives drove pass their check posts undetected unchallenged. the suicide bomber could have been from one the people killed in sectarian violence. people in pakistan have to take their responsibilities seriously, police don't have to do better, they just have to do their job. if they think the income is not equal to the challenges they face then they must find some other jobs that suits them best. if they take up the job to provide security and protection then they must find means to do that. otherwise it will always going to be an eye for an eye until all are blind and crippled.

Farhan Aug 09, 2013 02:04pm

We are " Islamic Republic of Pakistan" I repeat "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" Shame on us worse than animals!

truth Aug 09, 2013 02:18pm

all of pakistan should stand together against taliban

Shabbir Aug 09, 2013 02:31pm

They are barbarians...Enemies of Islam and Pakistan. Previsous govt's dilemna was that opposition parties were not alinged. Now Same Opposition is in govt and current opposition is ready to support. It is high time we wage full fledged war against these terrorists. Route out them from the areas from where they spread..

Ali baloch Aug 09, 2013 02:47pm

This war could only be won with smart and well trained intelligence gathering. Increase the capabilities of intelligence gathering and result will be coming soon. Who is funding and sending these terrorist to kill innocen peoples , we may not know enough yet.

Seema baloch Aug 09, 2013 02:55pm

A muslim can not kill innocent peoples. who is behind these attacks we still do not know. there is a nexuses emerging in our neighbour country for years now. I salute these men who sacrificed their lives today. Long live pakistan.

Muhammad Aug 09, 2013 03:43pm

Two wrongs don't make a right. Let us not make a mockery of this great religion of ours. A religion which preaches peace, tolerance and respects human life. May Almighty Allah guide the misguided.

Feroz Aug 09, 2013 04:09pm

SC must pass an Suo Moto order withdrawing personal security of every Army man, Politician, Bureaucrat and Judge --- only when they realize the gravity of the situation will they unite to fight the enemy rather than fighting each other.

Saeed Aug 09, 2013 06:55pm

Why is there no protest for the atrocities such as this and so much concern about drones which target the bad guys.

Ram Aug 09, 2013 07:35pm

@Gul Khan: Only if other muslim brothers think like you do.

Nipun Aug 09, 2013 07:37pm

Killing of innocents is the most despicable act. I hope the braindead murderers will pay for their sins in this world and hereafter (if there is a hereafter) Aug 09, 2013 08:20pm

we must have to seal our boaders then no one can enter in our country and can't harm us. the nawaz govt shoulda do some thing for retaining our existence in politics otherwise the will ruin like ANP , PML(Q).

Naren Aug 09, 2013 09:51pm

@ravi: Well said. I cannot understand why these terrorists can't respect the religion and let people live happily for a month? I guess "Terrorism has no holiday or holyday"

tugluk Aug 09, 2013 10:20pm

@Shaji: dont u realize that the sucide bomber also gets killed

santosh gore Aug 09, 2013 10:29pm

@Sonal: Mumbai, not bombay.

amir Aug 09, 2013 11:20pm

They still need protection

Varun Aug 09, 2013 11:57pm

My deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the innocent residents of Pakistan. Sometimes i wonder for how long will we allow people fighting and killing over religion in both India and Pakistan. Our forefathers went through hell over religion, now its our turn. I hope and pray that our children don't have go through the same madness. For me, be it Islam, Hinduism, Christianity or Sikhism, religion is about peace, humanity and development.

I believe its high time our generation takes some responsibility and kicks the religious fanatics and politicians breeding hatred between religions,countries and communities out. We need to fight for education, development, basic rights and other important things like roti, kapda, makan. If we don't our children might be worse off than we are.

kamran sadiqqi Aug 09, 2013 11:58pm

@tanveer: my friend even animals are capable of "endless unconditional love"!

Iqbal Aug 10, 2013 12:00am

Live and let live

Atif Aug 10, 2013 12:02am

@AbbasToronto: u r wrong. The army and police are doing their best. But they need backing of religious and political leaders, a prosecution system which punishes terrorists and adequate legislative support.

Dr. Zubai Arshad Khan (Phd.) Aug 10, 2013 12:21am

@Ashu: it is going on...Islam at its finest display.

Mohammad Arshad Aug 10, 2013 12:22am

Just a flashback the time of 9/11 and the fog is gone now when Pervaiz Musharaf was asked by the Chief of Iblees that Are you with us or against us. So head of an Islamic state answered without any hesitation yes Boss we are with you against our neighbours and poor muslim brothers. we chose to go to help america for war on terror, so face the consequences now why complain, As you sow so shall you reap. We as a nation should adjust our Qibla.

Naseer Aug 10, 2013 05:58am

Sad to see that Supreme Court took so many Suo Moto notices for things much smaller than this, but no notice taken of hundreds of innocent Pakistani's killed by terrorists. Who's side are our honorable judges on, anyway? President Musharraf was the person who fought all his life with Pakistan's enemies and today courts are alleging him to be a terrorist, what a shame. Army is helpless and can not take any action without explicit instructions from the civilian government or the Supreme court. Tomorrow courts can hold army responsible for killing terrorist, like they did for Lal Masjid and Akber Bugti. A question to all the readers. Taliban have no respect for dead bodies, no respect for Namaz Janaza, no respect for mosques, no respect for hospitals or injureds, no respect for the month of Ramadhan, they kill unarmed civilians, they kill women and children. They do all this in the name of religion? Should we call Taliban Muslims? In fact aren

asim Aug 10, 2013 05:59am

@KTShamim: Only for DIG? How about the other victims?

Ali Aug 10, 2013 09:25am

@Shabbir: just to add in your lines and "including the corrupt politicians and corrupt judicial system" hang them all, it is your only chance of survival in that region.

AC Aug 10, 2013 09:43am

@Seema baloch:Keep believing it, if that make your country better.

Yogi Aug 10, 2013 03:51pm

So sad. Islam have very bad memories....... don't know when they would find god in human. They have to have erase it. Dont be devotional and not required but be a human first...

Hanif Aug 10, 2013 10:43pm

@Tojo: would it not be better to say "what shame humans killing humans"

NASAH (USA) Aug 10, 2013 11:31pm

Why it never occurred to the Law and Order authorities that a public funeral like this could be a Lure and a Trap for yet another bloodier heart wrenching suicide bombing?

At this point I will have to say that anybody who opposes more Drone attacks on these animals is a traitor to the national interests of Pakistan.

Burhan Aug 11, 2013 01:05am

And yet there is soft corner for these people within our media both press and electronic. And I never hear any condemnation for these despicable acts from the religious leadership be in JI or JUI. It is a shame our own people die and we do nothing but blame somebody else.