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Volunteers transport the body of a blast victim after a suicide bomb attack near Wagah border on November 2, 2014. A suicide bomber killed at least 45 people November 2 at the main Pakistan-India border crossing - AFP
Volunteers transport the body of a blast victim after a suicide bomb attack near Wagah border on November 2, 2014. A suicide bomber killed at least 45 people November 2 at the main Pakistan-India border crossing - AFP

LAHORE: At least 60 people were killed on Sunday in a blast near the Wagah border, the responsibility of which was claimed separately by the outlawed Jundullah and TTP-affiliated Jamaat-ul-Ahrar outfits.

Victims include 10 women and seven children, while more than 110 people have been injured.

Punjab police chief Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera told AP that the bomb exploded outside a restaurant near a paramilitary soldiers' checkpoint at Wagah border on the outskirts of Lahore city. He also added that the explosion could have been the result of a suicide blast.

 Relatives gather around the bodies of blast victims after a suicide bomb attack near the Wagah border. -AFP Photo
Relatives gather around the bodies of blast victims after a suicide bomb attack near the Wagah border. -AFP Photo

Lahore police chief Amin Wains confirmed it was a suicide attack. “People were returning after watching the parade at Wagah border when the blast took place. Ball bearings were found at the scene,” he said.

Emergency has been declared at all hospitals in Lahore. Prime Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the explosion and called for a report on the incident.

Wagah is the only road border crossing between the Indian city of Amritsar and the Pakistani city of Lahore.

An Indian security official told Reuters that the Indian side of Wagah border is “safe” after blast on Pakistani side.

TTP splinter groups claim responsibility

The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar splinter group of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the Wagah border attack as its spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, speaking to Dawn on telephone from Afghanistan, said it was carried out by one of their men.

When asked if it was more than one suicide bomber, he said one man carried out the attack.

"We will continue such attacks in the future," Ehsan said.

"Some other groups have claimed responsibility of this attack, but these claims are baseless. We will soon release the video of this attack," he said.

"This attack is revenge for the killing of innocent people in North Waziristan," the banned militant group's spokesman said.

Earlier Jundullah, another outlawed group which was behind a suicide bombing that killed at least 78 Christians at a church in Peshawar last September, had also claimed responsibility for the Wagah border attack.

The spokesman of the splinter group of the TTP Ahmed Marwat via telephone said that the attack is a reaction to military operation Zarb-i-Azb and Waziristan operation.

Jundullah and the much larger Pakistani Taliban are among loosely aligned militant groups that frequently share personnel, tactics and agendas. Claims for specific incidents are often hard to verify.

The group has claimed various attacks including the October 23 attack on Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Quetta .

On September 22, 2013, a twin suicide bomb attack had killed 127 people at a Peshawar church. This was the deadliest attack on the Christian minority in the history of Pakistan. Jundallah had wasted no time in accepting responsibility of this attack too.

18 Shia Muslims traveling from Rawalpindi to Gilgit-Baltistan on a bus in February 2012 were stopped in Kohistan and massacred based on their religious affiliation by individuals dressed in Military uniforms. Jundallah had also claimed responsibility for the act by contacting the media.

In June 2013, Jundallah had claimed responsibility for the killing of tourists and their Pakistani guide in Gilgit–Baltistan. The tourists were mountain-climbers who had hoped to climb Nanga Parbat. The dead included five Ukrainians, three Chinese, and their guide.

Scenes at the hospital

As most of the dead and injured were shifted to the nearby Ghurki Hospital, reporters said the premises was swarming with police, security agencies and the families of victims.

Hospital administration confirmed that at least 40 dead and over 50 injured have been received by hospital authorities.

“We received 35 bodies including those of women and children and 60 to 70 were wounded,” Deputy Medical Superintendent of Ghurki Hospital near the Wagah border crossing, identified only as Dr Khurram, told domestic television channels earlier.

Later, medical superintendent Dr Iftikhar confirmed that over 100 people have been brought to Ghurki Hospital. More injured have been shifted to Lahore hospitals as GH does not have the capacity to treat further patients.

Timing of explosion

The explosion reportedly took place as the Rangers concluded the ceremony at Wagah, and the flags were being lowered.

For years, a military flag-lowering ceremony that takes place every evening at the Wagah border post, which draws crowds of partisan tourists who cheer every hostile strut and stare traded by the border guards on both sides.

DG Rangers confirms suicide blast

Director General Rangers Punjab Khan Tahir Khan confirmed that the explosion is a suicide blast.

"The parade venue is about 600 metres ahead of the blast site. Because of the strict checking the suicide bomber detonated the bomb away from the parade venue."

Blast site

Footage shows shops and nearby buildings destroyed at the site of the blast. Security and rescue personnel rushed to the site of the blast.

Journalists have been instructed to clear the area, which the Rangers have cordoned off for security reasons. Forensic teams are currently present at the site and are collecting evidence as part of the investigation.

An eyewitness speaking to DawnNews said people were coming out of the shops when the bomb explosion took place."There were several bodies at the scene of the blast. It was a very powerful blast.”

Comments (423) Closed

M. Emad Nov 02, 2014 07:14pm

Pakistan civilian government / Parliament has no say in India affairs

hindustani Nov 02, 2014 07:17pm

I Pray for the souls of the deceased as well as hope that the injured are treated promptly, and that they recover soon, I also pray that no more fatalities occur. I offer condolences the families of the deceased, and pray that the almighty gives them courage in their hour of grief.

Tamilselvan Nov 02, 2014 07:23pm

Sad to read that innocents and families were killed in this attack. May Lord Krishna bless the innocents

ppdas Nov 02, 2014 07:23pm

terrorists on d move once again..

Sahil Nov 02, 2014 07:25pm

RIP to innocent people of Pakistan ................ the same excuse the security was busy looking after vvip (Khadi-e-alla and his family) and there was no security for these innocent people. RIP of to all good family for fake rulers

allaisa Nov 02, 2014 07:26pm

Did they hit that silly flag ceremony?

Arvind Nov 02, 2014 07:26pm


Sunny Nov 02, 2014 07:28pm

Now we don't want to see a blame game from both countries here. Who ever was behind we have to take appropriate messures against them.

PakPower Nov 02, 2014 07:28pm

Now who were the terrorists targeting here? Innocent Pakistani civilians who were just out on a holiday???

Dheeraj Nov 02, 2014 07:28pm

What a senseless and cowardly act of terrorism. I fail to understand what this senseless killing could serve any purpose. My condolences for the kin of the deceased. Purporters of this heinous crime must be brought to the book. May God rest them in peace.

ankur anand Nov 02, 2014 07:28pm

sad news

logic Nov 02, 2014 07:29pm

Man, why do people bring their garbage into Punjab? Punjabis are fun loving people we have our own world and culture, leave us alone. We have kabaddi issues to worry about. (Both sides) On the serious I hope people find the strength to deal with this tragedy.

AA Nov 02, 2014 07:30pm

It is very sad to hear this loss of life. Whatever its cause for this tragic event, government is responsible for it- because they failed to safe guard its people..

Rajab Ali Nov 02, 2014 07:30pm

An extremely shameful, cruel and cowardly act of terrorism. Very sad indeed.

Javeed Nov 02, 2014 07:33pm

I can't express the sadness and sorrow about the accident! At the same time I strongly feel who ever is responsible should not be forgiven! May the souls of deceased rest in peace

bannkkiimooon Nov 02, 2014 07:33pm


alok Nov 02, 2014 07:33pm

Really sad to see innocent people being killed.. May they rest in peace..

Babay Nov 02, 2014 07:34pm

Is there any space secured and out of danger in the country? Routine hands out has already been issued by the PM to investigate and report.

Shuaib Bhat Nov 02, 2014 07:34pm

This will only increase our country's resolve to rid ourselves of the Taliban!!! :@ :@ :@ I'm soo frustrated!!!! :@ :@!!

shafeeq Nov 02, 2014 07:35pm

sad news for pak peoples.but nawaz k rayewand mahal pr 3 hazar police hai tou wagah border per b thora tawajo do..

balakrishnan Nov 02, 2014 07:35pm

Very sad to see the suffering of innocet Pakistani civilians. Pakistan india china afganistan must join hands to defeat terrorism in region.

Salim A Nov 02, 2014 07:38pm

And they want to negotiate peace with such murderers. Don't expect any mullah or feudal(politician) to raise his voice against such brutality.

Vonpaulus Nov 02, 2014 07:38pm

Pakistan is a dangerous place to live

sam Nov 02, 2014 07:39pm

Keep preaching hate and bigotry in madrasas.

Akhtar Nov 02, 2014 07:39pm

Very tragic news.

Salim A Nov 02, 2014 07:39pm

As long as Raiwind is secure, the killings will continue.

Erik Nov 02, 2014 07:41pm

@balakrishnan You are right, but these countries have too much mistrust with each other. They are still fighting proxy wars against one another.

qamberali Nov 02, 2014 07:42pm

sad, RIP

Adeel Nov 02, 2014 07:43pm

Very sad news.

JackDomm Nov 02, 2014 07:45pm

Have the Foreign Hand Behind Past attacks be exposed, we would have some names to call here!

Xyz Nov 02, 2014 07:45pm

Who is responsible Good terrorist or bad terrorist

Marina Nov 02, 2014 07:45pm

Rest in peace to all the innocent people who died today. Taliban should be obliterated from the face of this earth.

RameeZ Nov 02, 2014 07:45pm

That's what happens when madrassas are allowed to run without check and balance. I'm not against them even my first school was madrassa I learnt my quran from there but they shouldn't be allowed to run freely and government should have strong lines for the number of madrassas allowed.

Mahendra Singh Nov 02, 2014 07:46pm

On one hand the hardliners wow a war with India now they kill innocent people on an Indo- Pak road. Isn't it time to get away with these elements and have piece together. Now don't say please they want Kashmir.

Bharat Kumar Jaiswal Nov 02, 2014 07:46pm

Condolences to families of demised people. Condemn the attack.... From India...

Indian Nov 02, 2014 07:48pm


Only solution of such violence - Separate religion and politics and have no tolerance for terrorism. A Civilized society must fight it before it is too late.

Gnanesh Nov 02, 2014 07:50pm

What have they achieved by killing such innocent people. Doesn't the blood of the citizens boil to keep tolerating such murderous attacks ? Pl. do dharnas against such inhuman acts and ideologies.

Sincere prayers for those who passed away to rest in peace.

Gaurav Mhaske Nov 02, 2014 07:50pm

" Mecca, kaaba, Dargah toh door tehrein janab......chalo ek rotein huien Bacche ko hasaya jayein"

Scorching heat and lack of sleep, along with limited equipments and money, of course, leads to complete break-down of the system; the "aggressive march and its similar mentality" should be mellowed down for overall good.

Kumar Nov 02, 2014 07:51pm

Sad,innocent people are killed for no reason.sad news.

Mustafa Nov 02, 2014 07:51pm

Hate for Pakistan Army is a manifestation of hate for Pakistan. It is time for the Army to expand it's operation against the closet Talibans.

allaisa Nov 02, 2014 07:52pm

@Xyz Good terrorist: Anyone who hits India, Afghanistan or Iran (If they hit Indians in Afghanistan they are doubly good) Bad terrorist: Any one who hits Pakistan.

A shah Nov 02, 2014 07:54pm

This is the work of the foreign hand and non state actors. This is part of a conspiracy by RAW, CIA and Mossad to defame the name of Pakistan.

Anil Nov 02, 2014 07:54pm

@Shuaib Bhat Good Taliban or bad Taliban?

Maria Bilal Nov 02, 2014 07:55pm

Imran Khan must taken credit of this tragedy after all it due to the sit-ins he is leading.

Subodh Kas Nov 02, 2014 07:55pm

@allaisa - I agree that silly flag ceremony looks ridiculous, with poor soldiers required to show artificial hatred towards opponents so stupid crowd on both side cheer. This can only happen in SE Asia. Stop this nonsense and why both countries needs to lower and raise flag every day. Don't they have anything better to do than that, and I can't believe people on both sides make an pilgrimage to visit this circus. Ask those soldiers on both sides what they feel about this circus that they have to play out every day.

Gypsy Nov 02, 2014 07:56pm

And we are hearing about talks with the murderer Talibans again. They must be crushed now along with their supporters

raghu Nov 02, 2014 07:57pm

All i have for the survivors is "be strong and face it and recover soon ", don't let this incident to change the course of your life.


Dr Rabcharan Mustafa Nov 02, 2014 07:58pm

A strong leader is needed to unite the misguided mujahid and focus their energy and sacrifice towards the glory of faith and bring entire planet under divine law.

xian Nov 02, 2014 07:59pm

May Jesus Christ bless the souls who died in this blast. This blessing is despite the fact that a hapless Christian woman is condemned to death by the barbaric blasphemy law in your Country.

politics Nov 02, 2014 08:01pm

When intelligence has informed prior why they failed executing security measures?? Why

surinder Nov 02, 2014 08:02pm

i condemn that lost off innocent peoples life,find the culprit ,punish by law, love people of pakistan !!!!!

surinder Nov 02, 2014 08:04pm

sad people of Pakistan not terroest

Stuka Nov 02, 2014 08:04pm

Initial reports are that the suicide bomber was 18 years old. At 18, I was just finishing school and looking forward to college life. While life was ahead of me and I had a sense of optimism. What kind of life did this 18 year old have that he was willing to give up everything and for what? Killing random innocent people? We are told these people are brainwashed but what are they brainwashed about? Killing random fellow citizens and losing your own life in the process? I just can't understand it.

Ali Nov 02, 2014 08:05pm

Every Pakistani now should watch out and get notice of every individual who comes from other cities of our country and info to the law enforcement agencies. As nation we are not performing our duties and if we help our security forces then we might not face this kind of situation.

The government of Pakistan should now take action against those illegal immigrants, who live without authenticated documents and roaming around allover the country.

Please i request and protest from concern that they should cancel all Afghan refugees card and send them back to their country. After that all the law enforcement agencies should announce/request through TV channels to the public of Pakistan that they should report, if any refugee or foreigner living in their street or any hotel in Pakistan.

Please send them back to their country and all the refugee camps have to be closed.

Subodh Kas Nov 02, 2014 08:06pm

My heart goes to innocent victims and their relatives. They are made to pay for this when elite VVIPS on both sides get additional security leaving no security for common people. I wish Pakistan emerges strong from this in resolve to weed out terror from its border. I hope Government in respective country is made to pay heavily as compensation, so they start taking hit on their balance sheet. I also hope that both Government stops the circus on the Wagaha border where both sides soldiers are required to act like jokers to stomp their feet and show aggression to other side so stupid people clap and cheer in jingoism. Do we need this circus to be played every day and in what way this makes either country stronger. Ban this stupid practice and why they need to raise and lower flags daily. Both countries should agree to disagree and reliaze while they cannot be friends at least try to be not enemies.

tinker bell Nov 02, 2014 08:06pm

@allaisa Read your comments. I hope you feel thoroughly ashamed of your snide remarks at this tragic incidence. Shame on you

surinder Nov 02, 2014 08:07pm

@ppdas ,rid of Taliban, sad news..

Manish Nov 02, 2014 08:07pm

Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this cowardly attack. I shouldn't be saying this- but these battery's belong to no one. No religion or country. They have their own agenda. India felt the heat in late 90s and early 2000s by the same terrorists.
Hope the Pakistani army generals realise that being selective on their approach towards terrorism is a fundamentally wrong move. The americans did that and created Osama and Then ISIL . Pakistan supported them well through the 1990 (your deceased leader has accepted it on camera- miss bhutto), now they are targeting Pakistan. And it's always the civilians, who are on the receiving end. (who are busy earning their breads and gain some little happiness in life). While the army plays it's dirty games which includes undermining the civilian govt on important security and foreign issues, they are utterly incapable of protecting their own citizens. Peace be!

On the same note - there is no good taliban or bad taliban. There is just taliban.

arjun Nov 02, 2014 08:08pm

My dear Pakistani brothers and sisters....wake up , break your slumber, rise against this tyranny, and eliminate this scourge once in for all.... The terrorists can't survive for a day if the Pakistani masses rise against them...

allaisa Nov 02, 2014 08:08pm

@xian Sorry, cannot accept. Dont you know Pakistan is an Islamic country?

Raja Nov 02, 2014 08:08pm

What was the place of the blast exactly? Why were there so many casualties? And those too include women and children. Such a sad incident. This may be a reaction of the operation going on in tribal areas but we will win this war. Rest in peace all the people who lost their lives.

ani Nov 02, 2014 08:08pm

I'm clueless at the cause of the blast...both countries do not want to fight a war as it will drain both the economies...these terrorists keep making mischief all the time, and it is the common man who has no say in security policies who suffers. Unfortunate. R.I.P

V PRAKASH Nov 02, 2014 08:10pm

Do not blame the pakistan civilian government for terrorism, it is the total responsibility of pakistan security forces. They are either incapable or unwilling to wipe out terrorism.

Zubair Nov 02, 2014 08:10pm

Inna Lillahae Winna Elaihae Rajeoon. May God Bless the innocent people.Very trajic.Deep sorrow.

saurov Nov 02, 2014 08:10pm

This is a very sad day. My prayers for the souls of the departed. Pakistani establishment please crush fundamentalism.

Joe King Nov 02, 2014 08:13pm

65 years of breeding terrorists does this to you! Chickens have come home to roost.

imPakistan Nov 02, 2014 08:17pm

Where did this come from? Masha-Allah, people use every oppertunity to set a fire up. @Maria Bilal

Obaid Nov 02, 2014 08:18pm

Its high time army takes bold actions to exterminate taliban from the very root.

Real Truth Nov 02, 2014 08:19pm

@shafeeq People like you are still STUCK in the anti-Nawaz RUT -- get out of that bill, and try to inject some sanity into your thinking! Wake up, and let go of this archaic rhetoric!

Nawed_ Nov 02, 2014 08:20pm

It is a deep rooted international conspiracy to spoil the image of pakistan.

rahi Nov 02, 2014 08:20pm

@A shah Another useless brain..

Desi Nov 02, 2014 08:21pm

Hi Pakistanis, we are with you in fight against Talibans. Enough of this madness. Let us fight it together. ISIS is far far brutal than we are all experiencing.

newbie Nov 02, 2014 08:21pm

@Maria Bilal there have been bomb blasts before the dharnas also.. Blaming it on ok makes no sense... these are security shortfalls..

Baba De Kamaqlano Nov 02, 2014 08:22pm

First they used Western border and now have started from eastern also.

newbie Nov 02, 2014 08:24pm

@Joe King and that is cuz of American policies my friend! U, I and everyone knows that

Abhai Sharma Nov 02, 2014 08:24pm

Insaan mein Haivan hai, yahan bhi wahan bhi Allah Nigahbaan hai, yahan bhi wahan bhi khunkhwar darindo ke fakat naam alag hain shaharon mein bayabaan hai yahan bhi wahan bhi

Ram Nov 02, 2014 08:25pm

Most certainly people commenting here are not related to all those people who lost there life for stupid act. However we are all there trying to make our political points and see who is right kind of I told you so

Eddied Nov 02, 2014 08:25pm

Suicide bombers are always fanatic one else will kill themselves while killing other people...terrorists are using Islam to conduct their nefarious plans against democratic Pakistan...

Real Truth Nov 02, 2014 08:27pm

@Salim A Here is another "rip van winkle" still STUCK in his hatred towards Raiwind. Sir, how would making Raiwind UNSECURE render rest of Pakistan SECURE!!! Is this the awareness IK has created OR sheer CALLOUSNESS towards fellow Pakistanis?

Erik Nov 02, 2014 08:29pm

@allaisa .....and vice versa. Don't you know there are good terrorists on the other side as well?

Real Truth Nov 02, 2014 08:32pm

@allaisa You certainly get high marks for the CALLOUSNESS conveyed thru your comments.

Johndaviss Nov 02, 2014 08:33pm

As an Indian, I feel sad and I strongly condemn this barbaric act of killing Innocent civilians....

TAN Nov 02, 2014 08:33pm

Local people, can you please rush to the Hospital to donate blood ... please, at least some injured lives can be saved.

VSK Nov 02, 2014 08:34pm

@Joe King Perhaps more Madrasas, more Blasphemy laws and oppression of minorities speed the process!

drimran Nov 02, 2014 08:34pm

May ALLAH help us . May Allah help us to overcome this menace .. I pray for all those who have died .. Words are not enough to condemn this .. My heart and soul is crying for those who are killed

tinker bell Nov 02, 2014 08:34pm

@Maria Bilal Cant stop point scoring even in the face of a tragedy of this magnitude. Wonder if you would have made the same comment had one of your family member suffered in the tragedy

Mukesh Nov 02, 2014 08:35pm

Sad News.. Heartfelt condolences.. :(

Q Nov 02, 2014 08:35pm

The hatred among human must end. All religion should declare human religion the base and honor everyone

Abbas khan Nov 02, 2014 08:35pm

This brutal incident proves yet again that these cannibals merit no mercy at all. Pak Army pl crush them since they don't belong to humanity let alone any religion.

look3976 Nov 02, 2014 08:35pm

Painful! Who says Pakistan have top most intelligence agencies if we can't stop internal threat then claim about stopping external ? We have more than 16 intelligence agencies with huge burdens on budget.

breznev Nov 02, 2014 08:36pm

You sow what you teach,&you reap what you sow

Avacado Nov 02, 2014 08:37pm

Ashura turning into tears and cries.Our borders with Iran is closed, our borders with Afghanistan unstable, borders with India volatile, after all what do we want to do with ourself? Coop ourself within our borders, like chickens bundled together and die of suffocation?

hyat Nov 02, 2014 08:38pm

no lesson learnt, they are begging with bangladesh and other countries to play cricket, instead of put emergency for not to gather more than 10 people at a time.

Madan Nov 02, 2014 08:38pm

My sympathies rest with the bereaved families.May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

Agnos Nov 02, 2014 08:39pm

Very sad to hear the news. May the injured recover in the best manner possible. My condolences to the bereaved families.

Pakistani Nov 02, 2014 08:39pm

Yet again, the forces behind making Pakistan fall apart went ahead with their plan successfully. The big plan is to break Pakistan into pieces and yet no one is able to stop this menace. Time is running out or almost at the edge, please stop this menace from our society. What armed forces are doing at the Fata operation is not at all enough, you have to perform clean up inside the cities. The big question is what to clean up??? Go after all madrassas, all moulvees, ever one who is living with stone age thoughts, eliminate them. This is the price we must pay else soon, very soon Pakistan will disintegrate.

Jadoo Nov 02, 2014 08:41pm

Common man need to play the part of 'vigilante' and report suspicious characters. Terrorism needs to be weeded out for our own safety.

chai Nov 02, 2014 08:41pm

I don't know how many more such blasts are required to open eyes of common pakistani, that enemy is internal and a hallow of external enemy is created just to divert attention from reality.

Rajab Ali Nov 02, 2014 08:42pm

@balakrishnan Your idea is indispensable. If not implemented in near future, the entire region would be in serious turmoil especially keeping in view the ISIS factor.

naren Nov 02, 2014 08:44pm

Production of madrassas

Shah Nov 02, 2014 08:44pm

@Vonpaulus ...and yet more people have died in India then Pakistan by a large margine. 100.000 Kashmiris, thousands of Gujaratis, hundreds of Muzaffarnaggris and according to Australian repost 250.000 christians mostley in Orissia. PLUSS do not forget India is using Afghan terroritory to create terrorism in Pakistan...which is open news.

Bubble Nov 02, 2014 08:45pm

Quite obvious somebody who does not like trade with India. We have plenty of such mindset among ourselves.

Afaq Ayub Nov 02, 2014 08:46pm

How can we expect peace in a country when not a single terrorist hanged in last decade or more? we are fighting 21st century war with 18th century anglo-saxon laws.

Arun Nov 02, 2014 08:46pm

Can we please stop this ceremony? It is a celebration of hate.

Isarivelan Nov 02, 2014 08:47pm

@A shah

It looks like Shah just graduated from some Madrasa school. I am sure you would passed with distinction. Congratulations.

War&Peace Nov 02, 2014 08:47pm

Sad day for many, but Pak has someone to accuse, the next neighbour! Terrorism is eating pak society & econmy! While india & pak got freedom in 1947 indians reached mars whilst pak is trying still to reach kashmir!

cmman man Nov 02, 2014 08:47pm

Rest in peacce ...brothers and sisters....dont allow one more time....terrorists are terrorists....noo relegion

JORDAR THALIA Nov 02, 2014 08:48pm

My heartfelt condolences to the brothers and sisters who have lost their dear ones. It is painful to hear so many injured.

zak the supreme Nov 02, 2014 08:48pm

love it

Irshad Khan Canada Nov 02, 2014 08:48pm

It was expected when all the culprits including Molana Abdul Aziz were released from the court after Lal Masjid incident. Terrorists hiding in Lal Masjid who killed our soldiers and officers are all free but the man who fought wars for Pakistan is facing charges in court.

trrao Nov 02, 2014 08:49pm

@JackDomm There is no need to name them again.. The past, present and future incidents are triggered by the same elements inimical to Pakistan's existence and well being. Every body knows them.

raja hindustani Nov 02, 2014 08:49pm

Terrible news...!!! My heartfelt condolences to the brothers and sisters who have lost their dear ones. It is painful to hear so many injured

zak the supreme Nov 02, 2014 08:51pm

@tinker bell truth is bitter---- being an ostrich is fun isn't it.

Nissar Nov 02, 2014 08:52pm

Hamid Gul's strategic depth at play!

buck Nov 02, 2014 08:52pm

Tragic and speechless. Think about the families impacted. Their life has changed forever.

zak the supreme Nov 02, 2014 08:53pm

@Real Truth ouch truth hurts----- being an ostrich is better isn't it.

Kashif Nov 02, 2014 08:53pm

@A shah naam hai janab jisse badnaam kiya jaye?

Kashif Nov 02, 2014 08:53pm

Rip unfortunate victims

N D Nov 02, 2014 08:54pm

@logic Punjabis can also be an insufferably arrogant lot. What makes you think these perpetrators were not from Punjab? Is it not well known that many terrorist groups are based in Punjab?

Manoj Nov 02, 2014 08:54pm

Short of words to describe the tragedy that has befallen the innocent people who simply wanted to see a function. The cowardly terrorists probably wanted to send a message to both India and Pakistan that they dare not try to have freindly relations. Shame on them.

h.harris Nov 02, 2014 08:54pm

Jihadi jeannie is out.

Arun Nov 02, 2014 08:54pm

I have got to believe the terrorist exploded his bomb on the Pakistani side because he was stopped by the Pak Army guys. Had they let him/her through, it would have exploded on the Indian side. I thank the Pak Army personnel involved for their service and pray that their souls rest in peace. But we need to end this ceremony. It is not a tamasha, it is a celebration of hate. Clearly some take that hate seriously.

Babban Nov 02, 2014 08:55pm


arindam Nov 02, 2014 08:55pm

Ghost hand of Pakistan is haunting them now

Muhammad Nov 02, 2014 08:56pm

And IK says negotiate with these butchers.

Raghu Nov 02, 2014 08:56pm

Wake up Pakistan army...PLEASEEE

QUEST FOR JUSTICE Nov 02, 2014 08:56pm

This is very sad tragedy, again punjab government failed to provide security to public. Police is too busy protecting government's selected VIP & their families.

Vikram Nov 02, 2014 08:57pm

Pakistan is playing fire by using and supporting non-State actors. Things will get lot worse for Ahmadi and Shia Muslims when Islamic caliphate comes to power in Pakistan. It is a dream of every Muslim to live in an Islamic caliphate.

reality bites Nov 02, 2014 08:57pm

Jundullah. It's not Taliban but one of many religion based terrorists groups that thrives in Pakistan.

Start public hangings of these extremists and their leaders.

By the way, flag ceremony is ok but what kind of neanderthal practice is to stomp and make scary faces at each other across the border. Who came up with this caveman like show and dance.

Common people, show some civility.

Vijay (Toronto) Nov 02, 2014 08:57pm

@tinker bell Truth is supposed to hurt. People like you were gloating, ad nauseum, when 166 INNOCENT Indians (and some Americans, too) were gunned down in Mumbai. Loss of life SHOULD hurt everyone. Remove hatred from your hearts first and do not, even in a dream, support extremist elements and soon such tragic news will become part of history.

amit Nov 02, 2014 08:58pm

Bad terrorist hit pakistan.

zeek Nov 02, 2014 08:58pm

I wonder where all those anti-Punjabi ethnic nationalists and so called liberals now?they keep blaming Punjab for all their problems and make racist remarks about Punjabi, wishing harm to them, now they must be rejoicing.

Kanderp india Nov 02, 2014 08:59pm

May god bless the departed souls and its time for the country to stand against terrorism

Vikram Nov 02, 2014 08:59pm

@Mustafa Army has created Taliban. If you keep snake as pets you can get bitten. Pakistan government still supports good taliban.

help_wanted Nov 02, 2014 09:00pm

Till now all deadly attacks were mostly happening in Balochistan, FATA, SWAT, Karachi. Now the terrorists are hitting at the heart of Pakistan, Punjab. It would be interesting to see how the Army/ Gov handles the situation.

safdar Nov 02, 2014 09:01pm

@Sunny I hope this is how and your countrymen will respond when something like this happens on your side next time (God forbid)

A shah Nov 02, 2014 09:01pm

What the heck is ISI doing? These groups are our assets, why do we train and support them if they are killing us?

A Ahmed Nov 02, 2014 09:02pm

Desperation on the part of terrrorists. Soon they will all die out. No one needs condolences from the enemies across the border. Save your sympathies for your own people.

Aslam Yaqoob Nov 02, 2014 09:02pm

Behind such a carnage hidden are the hands of enemies of Islam. War against masters is impending.

Vijay (Toronto) Nov 02, 2014 09:03pm

@Obaid Not gonna happen. How many leaders of various factions have you herd being killed or captured? Double games right to the end!

xian Nov 02, 2014 09:04pm

@allaisa Islamic country means what 97% from majority religion terrorizing 3% of Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and ahmediyas. Dr. Abdus Salam, an ahmediya, was disowned by pak because ahmediyas r not considered Muslims. So much for tolerance and peace.

Taimoor Khan Nov 02, 2014 09:05pm

Pakistan need aggressive and non sense type of leadership right now to deal with these terrorist nations which surrounds us unfortunately.

zak the supreme Nov 02, 2014 09:05pm

@A Ahmed sour p

ahsan Nov 02, 2014 09:06pm

First they came for the Ahmadis and I didn't speak out because I wasn't an Ahmadi

Then they came for the Hindus and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Hindu ... Then they came for the Christians and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Christian

Then they came for the Shias ... and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Shia

Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me

zak the supreme Nov 02, 2014 09:06pm

reap what you sow.

V PRAKASH Nov 02, 2014 09:07pm

The suicide bomber picked the time just before the Muharram. No god what so ever will forgive his act.

sadiq Nov 02, 2014 09:08pm

PM takes notice. Ha ha ha. He has only one job, taking notice and calling for report. In any civilized country, the authorities, including presidents, Pms will be out in full force.

aditya Nov 02, 2014 09:08pm

My prayers are with the deceased. Violence and blood achieves nothing.

Wandering Around Nov 02, 2014 09:08pm

40 Dead and 50 Injured? What went wrong here? Where's our intelligence or is it the inside job?

Shrirang, Navi Mumbai Nov 02, 2014 09:09pm

I as a Indian strongly condemn coward attack by terrorist. These terrorist are killing innocent citizens. SHAME on them, have guts and CHALLENGE security forces. God bless PAKISTAN. WE INDIANS ARE WITH YOU.

JackDomm Nov 02, 2014 09:09pm

@trrao For God Sake Name Them Atleast Once. PM should come on Television and should tell nation who is behind this. Name the country, tell us. Enough is Enough!

zak the supreme Nov 02, 2014 09:10pm

@zak the supreme harbor nurture snakes, this is what happens.

Ranjana Surplis Nov 02, 2014 09:11pm

Disgusting act of cowardice. .claiming life of innocent

tinker bell Nov 02, 2014 09:11pm

@zak the supreme What is the analogy between being sympathetic in face of human suffering and an ostrich? Make some sense

T. M. Reddy Nov 02, 2014 09:12pm

Terrorists are working under the veils of religion. Religions are all have many sorts of ramifications. No end for this type of murders. Any one who commits murder should be dealt with appropriately. The religions should have not any sanctuaries by law.

FDI Nov 02, 2014 09:12pm

Perfect shot.... Appreciate the timing. Now it's the time for Pakistan to think what the mess they have created in their own country in 90s just to fight India. Sad to know that innocents were killed but Pakistan have done this thousand times in India. I am not sorry to know this. Carry on ...and destroy this country who gave you birth.

Shubham Nov 02, 2014 09:13pm

That's really disheartening. Innocents have again became victims of the stupid motives of some inhuman creatures. My sympathies with those affected.

Pankaj Nov 02, 2014 09:14pm

Sad news.......... Alas, no one will dare to do sit-in against killers and for these innocent civilians in pakistan.

AKB Nov 02, 2014 09:16pm

I strongly condemn this barbaric and inhuman bomb blast by cowards who have no courage to come in front and fight. Its sad that they picked on innocents and defenceless security people and killed them in cold blood. As an Indian who is much distressed at this sad news when Pakistan was very much getting back on its feet from many years of terrorist nightmare, i convey my heartfelt sympathies to the relatives of the dead and pray for the quick and smooth recovery of the injured. These cowards are not humans nor even animals for animals behave better and do not condemn such dastardly things. God sure will not forgive these shameless cowards!

Ahmed Nov 02, 2014 09:17pm

shame on us! RIP innocents.

colin Nov 02, 2014 09:18pm

@Irshad Khan Canada SLIGHT CORRECTION ........The man who fought and LOST wars for PAKISTAN.....etc,etc,etc

Srinath Nov 02, 2014 09:21pm

@reality bites Agree. Whoever thought of this stupid medieval show. Both the countries should stop this restore sanity. Gruesome attack on innocents. Wonder, why such tragedies don't evoke public outrage. There should be massive rallies in Islamabad & other cities.

Alladitta Nov 02, 2014 09:24pm

My sympathies. Very sad. :((.

Ali Gohar Nov 02, 2014 09:24pm

Where the @&@% is this group hiding, why can't we find and destroy them? Shame on our intelligence agencies.

Xyz Nov 02, 2014 09:25pm

@Subodh Kas Have you been to flag ceremony or you made this is very friendly. When you look across the border you see similar faces.

Nasir Nov 02, 2014 09:27pm

How these terrorists sleep? I don't know what they want. They are just loser.. " If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there"

chandler Nov 02, 2014 09:28pm

Sorry Pakistan my heart is bleeding for the loss of innocent life.It's time Pakistani's wake up and understand there is no good or bad terrorist. May God bless the departed souls.

M.Saeed Nov 02, 2014 09:30pm

Every human heart bleeds with this horrible act of terror. May the souls of the shohuda rest in perfact peace. This is the height of brutality. Government should launch an all-out war against Jundullah and exterminate the horrible out-fit of terror completely.

AMIT Nov 02, 2014 09:30pm

Feel really sorry for the loss of innocent lives!! As an Indian, am confused what kind of feelings should we have for the people of a country which separated from us...

Should we feel relieved about the fact that we are not part of the mess that is Pakistan?? OR Should we fear this trouble in our immediate neighborhood which is of concern to us?? Or Should we be indifferent...can we afford that??


Wandering Around Nov 02, 2014 09:31pm

Very unimpressive statements from various leaders. Not a single leader has said that they would like to go all out against these attacks. Cowards.

Sindhi Nov 02, 2014 09:32pm

Are they (Militants) Human being? How can they kill many innocent people and say proudly that yes they have killed them, if somebody kills an ant, he will respond to God. I'm shocked that people calling themselves pure followers of sharia and are doing such Unislamic acts. Shame on such people and their followers who can not understand the real Islam which tells to respect Humanity but because of such Useless, Illiterate and Nonsense people our image is aggrivated.

arindam Nov 02, 2014 09:37pm

@ahsan sums up everything wrong in pakistan

Suraj Nov 02, 2014 09:37pm

As usual, premier Nawas Sharif takes "NOTICE". This generally means putting things in "deep freeze".

Ammy Nov 02, 2014 09:40pm

I would expect Pakistan security forces go very hard on these elements and crush thier back, so hard that they don't even dream to rise. This mentality of killing innocent people should be nipped in the buds. South Asian countries don't have any other options than to unite to fight such forces and ideology. It would be too late if action not taken in present. Leave sibling rivalry, there are more important matter in front like these to be taken care of. Wake up people ! Wake up your governments ! Is this the kind of world , rather worse, you want to leave for your children?

Aysha Nov 02, 2014 09:41pm

If Nawaz sharif cant provide safety and security to the masses due to lack of mental capabilities he has , he does not deserve to be a PM. Situation was 100 times better during Musharaf's era.

Bharat Verma Nov 02, 2014 09:42pm

May souls of innocent people rest in peace and God gives strength to victims family in this inhumane tragedy. I pray that our neighbour will see peace and stability soon.

Babar Nov 02, 2014 09:42pm

All my sympathy to the grieved family. May Allah blessed the departed soul. This is an hour of trail for the people of Pakistan and political forces should unite against this barbaric act

Javed Nov 02, 2014 09:43pm

If you sow the seeds of terrorism, you cannot reap peace. Stop teaching (preaching) hatred in schools (most schools encourage hate India essays, talks - and such talks are applauded by even teachers).

Ajay Nov 02, 2014 09:44pm

Taliban.....your days are count down...

MANESH Nov 02, 2014 09:44pm

This is Very sad news...what r they getting to kill Pakistani people...we Indians always with u..

Bharat Kumar Jaiswal Nov 02, 2014 09:47pm

@Dr Rabcharan Mustafa This is the main reason of this type of incidents. We don't need Jihadis/Mujahid. We need good people who love their brother and sisters.

help_wanted Nov 02, 2014 09:47pm

Time to look in the mirror

arindam Nov 02, 2014 09:48pm

Now terrorist groups are competing with each other.. now there is some real competition in Pakistan

Lyallpuri Nov 02, 2014 09:50pm

These terrorists are coward people killing already marginalised minority Christians and now these poor patriotic Pakistanies who were watching parade and cheering up our soldiers. May God bring peace to world. Amen

Javed Nov 02, 2014 09:50pm

@Sunny Hope Pakistan cannot blame India for this tragedy.

iqbal Nov 02, 2014 09:51pm

Shame on Pakistani politicians and army officials. The country has so many internal problems but we are blaming and fighting with India and Iran.

Akashvani Nov 02, 2014 09:51pm

What will they earn by killing innocent civilians..shameful..pathetic..

Salim A Nov 02, 2014 09:52pm

A government and army incapable of providing internal security to its citizens is incapable of defending its borders. Work the security from inside out. Better rethink your security strategy.

rony Nov 02, 2014 09:52pm

@A shah

how long will you keep blaming others open yr eyes yr enemies are inside pakistan

Merchant Nov 02, 2014 09:54pm

Sincere condolences and prayers for those innocent victims and a very strong condemnation of the government to have allowed this to happen.

Anish Nov 02, 2014 09:59pm

May their souls rest in eternal peace. Heartfelt condolenses from Indians.We Indians are with you in this time of distress. Our heart sinks for the bereaved one. May almighty give strength to the families to bear this huge loss of life. Amen !

Amir Indian Nov 02, 2014 10:00pm

@A shah Prove it - don't play blame game

parivrajaka Nov 02, 2014 10:04pm

Every person on earth, be it Muslim, Christian, Jewish or Hindu, are all creation of God. Whatever name choose to call Him, it doesn't change this fact. If we call him Allah, then he also created Christians, Jews and Hindus. If we call him Jesus, he also created Muslims. If we call him Krishna, he also created Muslims. So, if our God has created them, he definitely wouldn't want them to be killed. Yes, He created them differently with different way of thinking - but they are still His creation. So, if you love your God, you should also love all his creation - not just a selective set. Only then you can consider yourself a true believer. Do you really think he will like you and bless you when he sees you killing innocent women and children ?? Please stop this menace.

pratik bhaumik Nov 02, 2014 10:12pm

Another attack on humanity!!! Please stem this and kill everybody who wants to threaten peace!!

Chi Ben Nov 02, 2014 10:13pm

Let me be a bit philosophical today. There is no such thing "Evil". Everything is a "Catalyst for Change". Storms bring destruction but from there rises fresh vegetations, it sweeps away the old and dilapidated structures and trees, but lays the ground for new trees and structures. Same is true of so-called "Evil". Extremists are killing innocent, forcing their viewpoint on silent majority, but the extreme of the extremists becomes "Catalyst of change". What will come out of that will be retrospection, public discussion, change of mindset, formation of opinion and ultimately Changed law, social norms and even interpretation of Holy Koran, Bible, Gita and Torah. Think!

concerned_kashmiri Nov 02, 2014 10:14pm

May Allah grant the departed souls a place in jannah. Ameen.

For all the Indian friends here offering condolences, a sincere thank you. And for all those still taking a low blow at Pakistan during this time of crisis, Shame on you.

Mahendra Nov 02, 2014 10:15pm

those who think of harming others will have misery befall upon them....

Fatima Nov 02, 2014 10:19pm

Shame on the government! A complete failure!

crazyman Nov 02, 2014 10:20pm

take stringent actions against those who are responsible for this heinous act....

Imran Khan Nov 02, 2014 10:21pm

Pakistani forces should give a punitive and immediate response to this horrible and senseless act of terror. This should also be another wake-up call for the Dharna party so self-absorbed in personality cult power politics.

logic Nov 02, 2014 10:27pm

@allaisa Really? I hope you are being sarcastic. If not Grow up and read what the world is all about. Read about your ancestors learn something. Read the comment from Indians on this page, they are trying to share your sorrow. Listen to their news, unlike )us you won't hear them cheering about this in their Country. Please grow up (mentally)

Haridas Nov 02, 2014 10:29pm

Terrorism is a monster. There is no good monster - monsters are always bad and the monsters will in one point of time turn against handlers too. There is only one remedy: teach the young the virtues of humanity, and avoid fundamentalism and extremism. This will reap dividends.

zen Nov 02, 2014 10:32pm

RIP the deceased. Deepest condolences!

How far youth of both countries tolerate the violence & bloodshed? It is a high time we wake up & become change agents of mutual respect, inclusive growth and a greater good to society and prosperity for both countries.

Let rationality, wisdom, peace and progress be the religion to be followed.

I'm deeply touched to see messages below across borders bonded with humanity, I want everyone one of us to take an oath to end the hated in our hearts and minds and embrace brotherhood and accept moral citizenship of United peace republic of Indopak.

Sandip Bhattacharya Nov 02, 2014 10:33pm

My prayers are with the victims

S h a r a a d Nov 02, 2014 10:36pm

Deeply hurt as an Indian to see innocent Pakistanis killed..will not do any politics at this time, will sincerely pray to my east devta...bhagwaan to bless the innocents and give them heaven and strength to their surviving families can someone kill children, gross!

wisdom Nov 02, 2014 10:36pm

even the tears of all believers in humanism have dried.... may these terror monsters be extermnated, once & for all

Iqbal Nov 02, 2014 10:37pm

One of the important questions is why Wagah border?

jo Nov 02, 2014 10:38pm

@ahsan . Fabulous comment.

Anonym Nov 02, 2014 10:40pm

A moral story- inside a well a group of frogs were living. There was a leader. But the leader had a rival group. So once the leader asked a snake inside the well to eat its rivals. The snake started eating one by one. After few days the rivals finished and then the leader asked the snake to leave the well but the snake did not. After that he started eating all the supporters of the leader and his family as well. The moral is a evil is evil, it can't be good or bad...

deven Nov 02, 2014 10:42pm

Sad. God bless the souls of the innocent victims.

Johar Nov 02, 2014 10:43pm

Find jundullah money trail and choke it

saqib Nov 02, 2014 10:45pm

It is a very sad moment for people of Pakistan,should increase the resolve to defeat these animals in human form.

Ravi Goenka Nov 02, 2014 10:48pm

I am shocked to know about this barbaric terrorist attack in Pakistan in which so many innocent lives have been lost. My heartfelt condolences to all the victims' families. We in India stand with you in times of such intense pain. Our blood is the same. If I could, I'd have donated my blood for the Pakistani victims. May God give you strength to overcome this tragedy and punish the guilty.

Uspaki Nov 02, 2014 10:48pm

A sad reminder that these terrorists need to be wiped off the face of the earth

Ravi Goenka Nov 02, 2014 10:51pm

@A shah You keep your head buried in sand, this is what you'll keep getting. WAKE up man!

Jamshaid Akbar Nov 02, 2014 10:52pm

These are completely animals who don't have a little of humanity. So tragic Wagah's incident was. No excuses are commendable from Management.

Sukhi Sukh Nov 02, 2014 10:53pm

I really don't know how someone can think of taking life of even a single human being. One moment someone is happy and enjoying life and next moment he is dead. This is beyond me.

Akhtar Nov 02, 2014 10:54pm

These savage people need to be eliminated.

They have no humanity. They kill innocent people and claim that they have killed them because the army killed "innocents".

These terrorists are sponsored by outsiders and their funding needs to be identified.

NSR Nov 02, 2014 10:55pm

Please convey my deepest condolences for the near and dear of bereaved and injured and their families... Senseless violence, terrorism, and fights will not contribute to peace and poverty alleviation in South Asia... Both India and Pakistan has deep rooted poverty and issues and fervently hope that they work together to over come them...

VRM Nov 02, 2014 10:55pm

@A shah This ostrich attitude has brought your country to its present state. Wake up or otherwise, things will get worse.

Parvez Nov 02, 2014 10:57pm

.......and still we do nothing about the extremist madrassas that nurture such criminals and we ignore the hate spewed from the loudspeakers of mosques on Fridays.

Ahmer Nov 02, 2014 11:10pm

That part of Punjab is firm under the control of Shahbaz Sharif and JuD. I find it hard to believe that they did not know this dastardly crime in advance. We need a judicial inquiry to get at the bottom of this.

JackDomm Nov 02, 2014 11:12pm

@Pankaj Why dont you come up with that?

Jawad Nov 02, 2014 11:15pm

@ahsan Very true.

Dinesh Nov 02, 2014 11:17pm

OMG! So Sad, RIP. Indian authorities must open up the border and make necessary arrangement to treat the injured victims in the nearby Amritsar hospitals. Stop this daily tamasha in Waghah border.

mariyam Afzaal Nov 02, 2014 11:17pm

Very sad..Ya Allah reham!!

Abdul Nov 02, 2014 11:23pm

@A shah Yeah continue living in your delusion. Will go a long way to solve your problems.

Tariq Nov 02, 2014 11:25pm

@RameeZ 1) have you ever studied the 8 year madrassa course yourself? 2) how are you assuming the TTP has learned suicide bombing in madrassas?

Abdul Nov 02, 2014 11:28pm

@Nawed_ No other country needs to lift a finger to destroy Pakistan. Pakistanis are doing an excellent job of it.

Taj Wazir Nov 02, 2014 11:33pm

@Subodh Kas you took words from my mouth. This is beyond stupidity. Thanks

Sierrabrave Nov 02, 2014 11:34pm

@Shah you are pathetic! Can't maintain solemn dignity even at such a sad juncture. Your ilk will be responsible for much more pain. Sow love not hatred!

Sierrabrave Nov 02, 2014 11:37pm

Sad, deepest condolences

Akram Nov 02, 2014 11:40pm

@Subodh Kas . I had a friend in Rangers who once took me right up to the gate long before the start of the ceremony. No body was around. These same Indian Pakistani guards were exchanging cigarettes and joking among themselves. As soon as ceremony starts they try to show their hatred towards each other for the benefit of the crowds.

Bob Nov 02, 2014 11:41pm

Extremely saddening...

true indian Nov 02, 2014 11:41pm

Just one Word shameful act....

S h a r a a d Nov 02, 2014 11:44pm

@Ravi Goenka very moving statements, we Indians are ready to donate blood to the innocent Pakistanis if and when needed...Some NGO's should infact do that...

saqib Nov 02, 2014 11:47pm

@Tariq It is the indoctrination done at madrassahs which leads to this.

Harish Nov 02, 2014 11:50pm

Very sad and heartbroken news.. :( RIP innocent civilians... People want peaceful life.. why innocent people are target?

RAJU THAKUR Nov 02, 2014 11:53pm

As this article says that the people who are taking responsibility of this attack they are taking revenge for so and so purpose. I don't understand how these innocent people caused harm to them. They are revenging with whom, with innocent civilians, children and women. Truly cowardly and inhuman act just like we had in Mumbai. Condolences for the families who lost their loved ones.

RAJU THAKUR Nov 02, 2014 11:53pm

As this article says that the people who are taking responsibility of this attack they are taking revenge for so and so purpose. I don't understand how these innocent people caused harm to them. They are revenging with whom, with innocent civilians, children and women. Truly cowardly and inhuman act just like we had in Mumbai. Condolences for the families who lost their loved ones.

John Nov 02, 2014 11:55pm

Why we are not able to identify the real enemy within? For everything we blame external forces but the bigger truth is that we ourselves are responsible for what happened to innocent people by letting it happen due to intelligence failure.

Gajinder Singh Nov 03, 2014 12:02am

My heart bleeds for those who have suffered in the Wagha blast. I wish I could be in Lahore to donate blood.

saleem Nov 03, 2014 12:04am

humanity once again the target of defenders of the faith! sad and shameful

Pat Nov 03, 2014 12:06am

It is very sad. What kind of law do these people want to impose by killing innocent people including children of their own. What revenge, what tit for tat? It is utterly stupid. I offer my condolences to the victims and prayers for the recovery of injured. May God give us wisdom.

Real Truth Nov 03, 2014 12:15am

@Aysha Situation was 100 times better during Musharaf's era.????? Please get your head checked!

neeraj Nov 03, 2014 12:17am

Arrival of ISIS in Pakistan.

imPakistan Nov 03, 2014 12:21am

And we were so happy that Zerb-e-hazb is about to end without reaction. And here t is. Sad reality. NS was right when askin for to dialogue & not to jump for war.

Blunt D Kasuri Nov 03, 2014 12:23am

Did anybody ever contemplate over that who equip TTP with money and weapons?

rnatu7 Nov 03, 2014 12:24am

Very tragic news to Pakistani citizens!!!!!!!!!!! I have witnessed this ceremony & truly speaking I don't like this silly flag ceremony!!!!!!!!! We should not celebrate hate between our peoples, who are unfortunately separated in 1947!!!!!!!!!!! People of Pakistan should unite & defeat the terrorism!!!!!!!!!

Haider Rehman Nov 03, 2014 12:56am

All terrorists must be dealt with Iron Fist. These barbarians understand only one language, gunpowder chocked up their lungs...

Ash Nov 03, 2014 12:58am

Messers Imran khan and Tahir Qradri should organise dharna now in protest.

nujjer Nov 03, 2014 01:14am

Revenge for killing of innocent people. So you kill other innocent people to make it even? This is Jihad!

Kashif Nov 03, 2014 01:16am

@Shah you are scum of first order buddy

kalim Nov 03, 2014 01:18am

I dont have a word to say some thing. it is indeed a great loss of lives.

GR Nov 03, 2014 01:19am

To all my pakistan friends. this is extremely un eventful and sad news. Why do they have to kill innocents. Shame on Taliban? my god bless pakistan to come out of this madness.

Azhar Nov 03, 2014 01:29am

This world has become a very sick place to live in.people are becoming wosre then monster's even the devil must be ashamed on himself that humen's are winning the evil race from morality any more.Power and money distrorying every thing humenity is diminishing, chaose is taking place, we are going downfall,no respect,no love,no compassion.

bhartiya Nov 03, 2014 01:36am

Sad that innocent people are dying due to act of cowards. May god give strength to overcome the grief.

Sid Nov 03, 2014 01:44am

Terrorists on this religious sentiments of common men. All the liberals, moderate and religiously sane people will have to put up a bold fight against the extremist elements in their own community to secure a better future for themselves and for generations to come.

asif Nov 03, 2014 01:51am

@Stuka extreme poverty is another big reason not always brain washed people.

Swaran Singh Nov 03, 2014 01:57am

Who is doing it? Whdo they want? Killing their own people their own countrymen? Why? Its very sad? Shame on killers.

Suresh Nov 03, 2014 02:00am

Sad to hear this loss of innocent lives. This incident tells us how dreadful the killers are whom the world have to deal with. I think Pakistani security forces are capable of giving befitting reply and countering further incidents.

Manish Sheth Nov 03, 2014 02:03am

I will do a special prayer today for my Pakistani brothers and sisters.

AW Nov 03, 2014 02:23am

To those who favor negotiations: do you still want to negotiate with the barbarians? Wake up and smell the coffee. This cancer must be destroyed and uprooted with maximum force.

Sam Nov 03, 2014 02:27am

RIP the innocent people who lost their life to this mindless violence. I hope this madness stops and sanity prevails.

Pakistan Nov 03, 2014 02:42am

@Gajinder Singh, Tuada shukria sardar ji.

Sapno_Ka_Saudagar Nov 03, 2014 02:53am

Kisi ki muskurahaton pe ho nisar, Kisi ka dard mil sake to le udhaar, Kisi ke waaste ho tere dil mein pyaar, Jeena isi ka naam hai,

gfellow Nov 03, 2014 02:59am

I am sure these were not the good terrorists.

bharat bhushan Nov 03, 2014 03:20am

HEY RAM!! May God give us all the courage to defeat this scourge of terror for once and all.. We stand by the ppl of pak in these trying times....u will come out stronger out of all this gloom n mess...just fight on..

Najm Nov 03, 2014 03:27am

Very sad news.

Nazir Ahmed Nov 03, 2014 03:32am

These culprits and their supporters will not escape of God.

MA Nov 03, 2014 03:45am

May Allah wrath be on those responsible

Qasim Saqlain Nov 03, 2014 03:50am

Another deplorable act of cowardness..I hope the military soon makes the decision and starts an operation against these murderers in South Punjab and Karachi.

CHANAKYA Nov 03, 2014 04:06am

This most despicable attack on innocent civilians should be condemned in the strongest terms.This culture of terror must be stopped at all costs as it may lead to the fragmentation of Pakistan as a Country.Though INDIA and Pakistan are now separate states,we belong to the same ethos,blood of our blood and flesh of our own flesh.Religion should not turn us into enemies.

Waqar Khan Nov 03, 2014 04:23am

Please allow the US to drone the whole Pakistan, since Pakistani Army, Police and the People seem to not care. If you see something, say something. Don't let that be someone else business. There should be a hotline, that people can report the criminals to the authorities...just like we have such system in the USA.

Johndaviss Nov 03, 2014 05:33am

Terrorist groups claim that this is to show thier anger against the inocents killed in N Wazaristan .... Now some one will bobm Wazaristan again and this will go on...The Only solution willl be Goverment should start more schools and employment oppurtunities to make people engaged in day to day activities....Povery/Lack of Oppurtunities are the key for these youngsters joining groups. Funds given by common people as Zakat is also misused here.They should be monitored...After carving out a Islamic state from India in 1947, there is very little growth both in Pakistan and India as we are spending most of our revenue for Defence...If this fund is diverted for people's growth, we can see a change in course of 10 years... Anyone listening???

Ahmed Nov 03, 2014 05:36am

RIP. This is a coward act of frustrated militants. The Pakistani government, military, media and society needs deep introspection on the role of all forms of extremism from within.

Faiz Nov 03, 2014 05:38am

All these terrorist are operating from Afghanistan , the safe heaven for terrorist, Pakistan is aware who us supplying them arms, and also sending arms in Balochistan , it's a mattar of timepakistsn will respond with heavy force.... Pakistan should break all Tuesday with Afghanistan, they r the reason for all thus started

ashok Nov 03, 2014 05:43am

Very sad news. My condolences to the families of the dead. Hope the injured recover soon.

Faiz Nov 03, 2014 05:50am

@rony this attack was operated from Afghanistan

BigBoy Nov 03, 2014 05:52am

"This attack is revenge for the killing of innocent people in North Waziristan"

Revenge by killing more innocent people?? Insane.

Isarivelan Nov 03, 2014 05:57am

@A shah

This is what you will get if you raid on a Tiger my friend.

Salma Nov 03, 2014 06:01am

It is a strange situation that Ch. Nisar as well as Punjab Police IG are saying or rather boasting that they had intelligence information about the blast at Wahga while one would think that both of them should hang their faces in shame that if you had intelligence then why could you not pervent it from happening. How does it make possible for them to score points on having intelligence. Is it that they are blaming Rangers and there by washing their hands off the this blast.

As a citizen, I would like to ask Ch. Nisar and Punjab IG that if you knew it then it was your responsibily to do something about it. You can't wash your dirty hand off the responsibilty by saying that we had informed rangers.

Aries Nov 03, 2014 06:02am

On this day would a Muslim prefer to have been on the Pakistani side or the Indian side of the border

AH Nov 03, 2014 06:03am

It does not matter which splinter group is responsible for this act. They ALL need to be hunt down and destroyed. The army is currently doing is great job in hunting down these cowards. If General Kiyani had started the operation in North Waziristan a few years ago with the same intensity as now, these cowards would have been a lot more weaken than they are today.

Naeem Qureshi Nov 03, 2014 06:07am

These heartless murderers have to be caught and hanged. Islam condemns the killing of innocent women and children.

Every Muslim and prayer leader has to condemn this.

Sdf Nov 03, 2014 06:12am

Condolences to families of demised people. Condemn the attack.... From India...

asad lateef Nov 03, 2014 06:13am

@shafeeq just relax

Vish Nov 03, 2014 06:27am

Sincere condolences to all the families. Another example of how religious extremisim is evil to humanity.

V K Das Nov 03, 2014 06:36am

For God's sake concentrate on peace at home rather than enmity with India.The latter is destroying you.The terrorists that you have created have turned inwards.May God bless you with wisdom.

sm Nov 03, 2014 06:46am

Peace to the innocent souls lost in this senseless attack. May the living find strength to fight this scourge of extremists.

Dinesh Gandhi Nov 03, 2014 06:48am

@A shah India didn't create the Taliban...Pakistan & CIA did.

AYZA Nov 03, 2014 06:52am

NS government, for God's sake - do a full investigation and don't cover up the hard evidence and fact about who is behind this inhumane and barbaric attack against innocents. Pakistanis are fed up with misinformation about who's is behind these senseless attacks, especially since if those who take blame for it are doing it out of revenge for attacks in Waziristan.

Stop the cover up! Expose the TRUTH, regardless of where the truth leads! Sincere duas and condolences for the victims and their families.

Satish Nov 03, 2014 07:05am

Painful watching the agony of the relatives. Deeply saddened. May allah grant peace to the departed souls and give courage to those bereaved. But hope when the dead are all buried the Pakistani establishment, Hafez Syeed et al will spare a moment and think about the the similar pain that was caused in Mumbai on 26/11 through their Gang of 10. Hillary Clinton was right when she said "if you nurture snakes one day they will get back and bite you".

Indian Nov 03, 2014 07:08am

Feel bad for the innocent people of Pakistan. They are the one's who suffer in this dirty game between the Government and the terrorists. Condolences to the families of the departed. May their soul Rest In Peace

Kanchhi Nov 03, 2014 07:14am

@Dr Rabcharan Mustafa : Which divine law you want to bring - Islam or something else?

Asif Nov 03, 2014 07:15am

Innalillahe wainalla raji'un All brothers & Sisters are requested to please recite Surah Fateha & 4 Quls. "Grief & Sorrow" My condolences to the families of the deceased; prayers with the injured.

Psyche Nov 03, 2014 07:18am

Utterly shattered to see the trauma of people from the hospital... How can u people let go these kind of incidents again n again... Religions a way to hav good life, not a way to death or to kill.... RIP

Manoj Nov 03, 2014 07:22am

Its almost impossible to stop a suicide terrorist who is bent upon killing as many innocent people as possible as his single motive. Uneducated, negative people backed by the "Doctrine Of Hate" is the root cause of the problem. Its time love and peace be introduced amongst these people.

Srikanth Iyer Nov 03, 2014 07:26am

Innocent men, women and children- dead. The stupid brainwashed suicide bomber - dead. The mastermind terrorist - probably enjoying a nice plate of tandoori chicken and planning his next move.

shipra Nov 03, 2014 07:27am

Will Islamic parties in Pakistan call this terrorist a Martyr?

Anand Nov 03, 2014 07:32am

Cruel act by barbarians in the name of religion..... These are curse to civilized society and danger to civil society.

Anand Nov 03, 2014 07:35am

We are pained at lose of innocent lives... The crime is not at all pardonable.

Ajaya K Dutt Nov 03, 2014 07:41am

My prayers to Almighty for the injured and their families.

Molvi Nov 03, 2014 07:44am

@balakrishnan .. attack on Pakistan ..

L.Ahmad Nov 03, 2014 07:46am

So sad to see innocent people dying in this horrible attack. Now how many incident reports our PM or ministers do need to read before taking a decisive action. After every incident they ask for a report. Don't they know who is behind these terrorist acts?

Molvi Nov 03, 2014 07:46am

@JackDomm yya ur brothers ... Afghanistan,

sandeep Nov 03, 2014 07:54am

@Gypsy No. TTP is figiting for their aazadi from pakistan. Pakistan should free bluchistan .

Kris Arjun Nov 03, 2014 07:56am

Dear Pakistan,

You can't have the cake and eat it too. If you cherry pick terrorists to kill some (because they hurt you), and keep some (to damage India and Afghan), terrorism will eat you inside out.

It is time you dropped your diabolic policies and steered ship towards progress.

Sonny Afridi Nov 03, 2014 08:05am

Those across the border on BOTH fronts who are supporting these proxy terrorist groups need to feel pain. I hope our intelligence agencies are up to task

Sonny Afridi Nov 03, 2014 08:06am

@allaisa it may be "Silly" to you indians - but for us the Wagah ceremony is a display of Pakistani nationalism.

Sonny Afridi Nov 03, 2014 08:06am

@CHANAKYA no - we do not share anything in common with you

Sonny Afridi Nov 03, 2014 08:09am

@Mahendra Singh oh shut up

Sonny Afridi Nov 03, 2014 08:10am

@Arun bleeding hearts like you, make me laugh

Aman Nov 03, 2014 08:10am

RIP very sad news for humanity

Vic Nov 03, 2014 08:12am

Who needs enemies when you have Taliban at home.

Hussain from Delhi Nov 03, 2014 08:25am

What was he doing at Wagah border and who was his real target? What if he had managed to clear the last security check?......... Every one knows where he was heading for. India should immediately suspend this daily "Tamasha" and seal this Wagah border. We were lucky today but may not be tomorrow.......We Indians are grateful to Pakistani Rangers for stopping this monster from entering India.

Gilles Nov 03, 2014 08:27am

I suppose Mr Imran Khan is happy now...

Indian Nov 03, 2014 08:28am

Please accept our sincere condolences, may the souls RIP. We pray the almighty to give enough strength to be bereaved families to bear this loss.

Payal Nov 03, 2014 08:37am

These coward terrorists, killing in the name of Islam, need to be eliminated from the face of the earth. Pakistan, please join hands with China, US, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Japan and whoever comes along to clean Pakistan off these terrorists. All terrorist outfits and training centers including Jundullah and TTP-affiliated outfits, JuD etc. needs to be eliminated. So many innocents being killed is never Islamic or can be the principle of any religion in this world. Please open the border so that people from the Indian side can go and donate blood or help to the victims in any possible way.

Pravin Shastri Nov 03, 2014 08:40am

@ahsan What an eloquent comment. This should be circulated all across Pakistan Yesterday's tragic event only underscores the fact that there are no 'good terrorists' and 'bad terrorists' Any individual or a group which aims at destroying innocent lives is acting against the entire society.

Payal Nov 03, 2014 08:40am

@Erik The only common enemy Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and India have is terrorism. I think all countries must rise above their selfish interests and fight terrorism together as a team.

Payal Nov 03, 2014 08:49am

@Dr Rabcharan Mustafa There is no sacrifice or anything divine about terrorists. And people like you who propagate 'bringing the entire world under divine law' are the actual educated terrorists. Your doctorate might have made you educated, but the radicalism that you carry is the root of all terrorism.

BIMAL CHANDRA JHA Nov 03, 2014 08:49am

Sir, Any word condemning the ghastly act of the terrorists killing innocent people is not enough. Now,the time has come for all the civilized people of the world irrespective of their religious faiths and nationalities to condemn such sorts of cowardice acts in strongest words . In fact, the attack is on mankind and humanity. Yours faithfully; Bimal Chandra Jha Samanpura Road,Patna, India

Hakim Nov 03, 2014 08:55am

What a shame?? General Raheel and should immediately resign in the wake of this. Also he and his idiotic masters (Shareef Government) along with all the idiotic politicians can no blame this to India, US or some foreign hands. Even after all those innocent victims, here most of us in Pakistan still want to negotiate with these monsters.................

Gawal Mandi ya Nov 03, 2014 09:06am

@Hindustani,Very kind of you Hindustani Bhai.Let there be peace on both sides,Ameen.

Gawal Mandi ya Nov 03, 2014 09:08am

@allaisa ,its not silly,its a tradition,and a da.n proud one too.

Ahetesham Nov 03, 2014 09:14am

High time for pakistan , the army and ISI to wake up. There are no good or bad terrorists, no terrorist is an asset. They all are a liability equally.

Gawal Mandi ya Nov 03, 2014 09:23am

@allaisa ,You know people like you shouldn't open their mouths.Do you not see how many Indians are here paying respects to all who lost their lives? Show some respect..I guess ignorance has no nationality.My apologies to our Indian guests in advance for ugly comments from our hateful ignorant country folks.2 wrongs don't make a right,there is a time for everything.

M. Dass Nov 03, 2014 09:26am

Where is the home minister? Let us discuss about the verdict of JIB in Bangladesh Court.

Kanhaiya Nov 03, 2014 09:27am

God, why are we so helpless. Why?

Gawal Mandi ya Nov 03, 2014 09:29am

@Subodh Kas,The ceremony may be silly to some but let me tell you some thing,its a show,both sides know it,did you know every day they exchange food,newspaper and other stuff,yes,daily,they talk to each other,its not the people for the most part who hate each other,its the governments that want to control real estate,thats all.Lets stop this hate.

Rahul Nov 03, 2014 09:31am

Heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost their loved ones, may they rest in peace, and speedy recovery of the injured. The scourge if terrorism needs to be wiped out and the mastermind of this attack must brought to face swift justice.

Jo Black Nov 03, 2014 09:36am

What a sad day! As an Indian i condemn this inhumanly activities. will some one own the responsibility of security of general public? who calls the shoot shout be sacked as early as possible. if it is Military, or ISI head or the high level Police personnel. Let us start from here.

david Nov 03, 2014 09:38am

Innocent lives taken away by these senseless terrorists.highly codmnable and my deep sympathy goes to each family of the victims

Girish Nov 03, 2014 09:38am


There is no India Pakistan here, its a war within Pakistan and Islam.

Raju Nov 03, 2014 09:43am

OMG!! What will it take for Pakistani army and politicos to realise that these non-state-actors are causing havoc? Do you want to wait until the sensible parts of Pakistanis decide to break apart into different countries? Please for God's sake, stop supporting any and all actions that lead to terrorism - they are no freedom fighters but mercenaries in the hands of the bigoted leaders who want to further their control and kingdom. Ever heard of OBL or Al-bhagdhadi going in for suicide bombing themselves? Why does it have to be an 18 year old who belonged to a school...Please wake up Pakistan...not for India's sake but for your own. God bless the afftected.

ashish Nov 03, 2014 09:45am

The minorities, be it Christians, Hindus or even Shia Muslims are being persecuted continuously in Pakistan ...

dilip Nov 03, 2014 09:48am

@A Ahmed People with mindset like you are expediting the end of Islam and pakistan.

SHAH ASIF Nov 03, 2014 09:55am

This is what we are cultivating for pro American policy, this is what i.e. result of our poor governance and carrying forward US Alliance flague since 2001. Damned politicians, corrupt police department were sleeping when all this explosives moved on?

M. Ahmed Nov 03, 2014 10:01am

India and Afghanistan have been funding these terrorists, its time our government takes this issue up with UN security council and get these countries punished.

logic Nov 03, 2014 10:03am

@Sonny Afridi please read your history. Not the one taught in your school, do your own research. Compare two sides. Watch moderators not display message. Wonder why?

Sumit Chaudhary Nov 03, 2014 10:05am

This is so Heart-Wrenching. Prayers for all those who lost their lives and injured. Feel sorry for all those patriotic people who attend this ceremony from both sides just to see themselves blown away, Definitely no reason can be enough to take lives of innocent people. Shame who responsibility of such cowardly act. RIP :-(


franklyspeaking Nov 03, 2014 10:06am

@Shah your figures are figment of imagination, check some trusted the this hour of tragedy request you to,please refrain from mud slinging, request Indian brothers too to refrain from any snide accustaions, let us all stand in unison and pray for the bereaving families....

Chetan Chandra Nov 03, 2014 10:08am

This incident is one of the most shocking and sad.The terrorists had become do sadistic they had forgot the distinction of the military personnel as well as the civilian population.No amount of condemnation & condolences can reduce the pain & suffering of the common people.Now,as the snake of terrorism had been propagated & nurtured by Pakistan authorities to bleed India,in now raising it's head against them only and challenging the authority of Pakistan, as a state. Now also Pakistan could take strict actions to contain them by not funding them & allowing them to operate from their soil against India,for the betterment of both the countries. From the statement of the group taking responsibility for the attack it is clear that it is the excesses of the Pakistan's army,who had driven them into retaliation.As against the contravention,in which Pakistan accusing India of fomenting trouble.

Gnanesh Nov 03, 2014 10:15am

Dear Pakistani friends,

Our deepest condolences on this tragic and wanton act of cold blooded murder of innocent people.

Some of the compatriots have e offered to donate blood if it was feasible. Pl. understand the genuineness and compassion underlying such emotion; to help in times of need. We'll give blood to you in case you need and as accept ours. Distinguish between those we who crush lives and those who want to give their blood to save lives.

May God bless the survivors with strength to tide over this crisis. And bless the souls of those who couldn't survive.

siddharth Nov 03, 2014 10:19am

What can be better CBM than take help of Indian army to destroy terrorism in their north and help Indian army by destroying similar setup in Pakistani Kashmir. Be honest, make friends and get rid of terror problems.

I am on the Bench Nov 03, 2014 10:24am

An unfortunate event and heart felt condolences to the families. Its time now to fight against all kind of terrorism. No terrorism is good or bad.

Sreenath Nov 03, 2014 10:24am

Very tragic incident, who ever the person/organization may be behind this cruel and shameless act shall be reached and punished as severely as possible. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured, and heartfelt condolences for the families who have lost their valuable members.

Kumar manglam Nov 03, 2014 10:27am

Its a very tragic news and My hear grieves for the innocent and how the families will will bear this loss. May god give them strength but lets teach our people civilization values, love and brotherhood , The children who grow in shadow of arms are killing mchines and cast doom on our own as they live in hatred.Civilizations have perished in wars

Muhammmad Ali Nov 03, 2014 10:28am

A very well thought out attempt to hit the identity and pride of Pakistani people. All the negative forces working against Pakistan seem to have joined hands in planning and execution of this carnage. Time now, we stand united against this menacing threat and respond through more vigorous display of nation hood and unity.

Chanakya Nov 03, 2014 10:33am

@ppdas They strike at will. it's the government missing. Or it can't do ant thing

Gajinder Singh Nov 03, 2014 10:34am

Both India and Pakistan should build a joint memorial in the memory of the innocents killed in the Wagha blast and begin a new area of cooperation that will provide lasting peace for the people of both countries.

Chanakya Nov 03, 2014 10:35am

@logic Because the hate fun.

wizarat Nov 03, 2014 10:35am

PML Nawaz wants to talk with these animals. Where are the so called Ulama? Why are we not witnessing a Dharna by the Ulamas of Pakistan to stop the radical molvis in their ranks and file? I guess in Pakistan killers like Qadri are treated like royalty.

Vishnu Shankar Nov 03, 2014 10:36am

Feel very saddened at this incident, its innocent lives, their dreams and hopes, memories everything is gone, just like that for what? To make a statement? Ridiculous... Sorry for all the lost lives and their grieving family members Stay strong Pakistan.. Love from India

DarHaqiqat Nov 03, 2014 10:39am

RIP. May God have mercy on all.

Adil Nov 03, 2014 10:42am

Yes but you cannot say again its Taliban who attacked since its wagah border there is lot of chance of India involvement in terrorist attack on our peoples you cannot denies this fact since we are not really best friend everyone know what is going on between two countries.

Muhammad Arif Nadeem Nov 03, 2014 11:07am

I want to give suggestion to the authority that daily basis parade b/w the two countries has no sense, keep a vigilant check post there, parade should be organized on the national days only like independence day & Pakistan Day. Innocents people lost their life in love of the country.

Shabbir Kazmi Nov 03, 2014 11:12am

It is not an ordinary incident as your newspaper highlighted growing threat of ISIS in Pakistan on Sunday. ISIS is a squad of most brutal killers and it was the most appropriate time to show their strength in Pakistan. They deliberately avoided attacking the procession as they are vehemently accused of fanning Shia-Sunni rift. The government also found it easy to let the blame go to Jundullah and TTP who had previously claimed responsibility of such killings. The killers achieved their objective by causing colossal loss of human life.

Saj king khan Nov 03, 2014 11:20am

Rip ....

Bagha Nov 03, 2014 11:31am

@Nissar It is Pakistan's burden to be saddled with tactically brilliant generals. The question however is whether they are also strategically brilliant. It is easy to dismiss all of them as idiots who were wrong about everything and all their ventures were losses. However it maybe that these losses, whether limited or absolute, were absolutely necessary for the military to keep claiming the lion's share of the nation's resources. In some way, it seems almost logical for the generals to plan for these losing ventures as it enables them to keep the nation firmly in their grasp.

arif Nov 03, 2014 11:34am

@M. Ahmed Do you have a mirror in your house? Use it.

Vish Nov 03, 2014 11:37am


sorry to say but, the truth always pricks if the explosion occurred by another 1000 meters these people would have been good terrorist for few Pakistanis and Bad terrorist for Indians but short of 1000 meters turn the good to bad....

Let the people think there is no good or bad in identifying the monster it is always Bad.... period

Sunil Nov 03, 2014 11:40am

Why? Why? Why?

All human beings are created by the wish of God.

Has anyone but Him has the right to kill them without His wIsh?.

It is against tennets of all religions

SK Nov 03, 2014 11:45am

@Adil The way you are trying to twist it towards India, I suspect it could be you who is a part of this attack and trying Pakistanis attention to India. The people who did this has same mindset as you, full of hatred and mind full of nonsense. People like you shame Pakistanis all over the world. Shame on you for trying to save Taliban.

Roger Nov 03, 2014 11:46am

Yet another tragic event in beautiful Pakistan. Heartrending to see scenes of people looking for their loved ones, and others grieving over loved-ones killed. When will peace descend on Pakistan? May the innocent dead RIP!

It is not clear what these suicide bombers are trying to achieve.

OTOH, military operations alone cannot completely resolve this ongoing problem, nor mere peace-talks with these indoctrinated individuals. This has been a problem for more than a decade now. Finger-pointing will not help, and band-aid will not work. What are the Pakistani government's short-term and long-term strategy to eradicate this cancer from its' society? It is not clear or no one is talking about it coherently. At the minimum, the strategy should aim at comforting Pakistanis, and the rest of the world, that things are being addressed in a cohesive manner. There has to be a cross-departmental organization that articulates a long-term vision for resolution under a civilian authority that addresses this social menace at all levels - including economic, education, legal, foreign-policy, and administrative reforms. There must be serious introspection and no sacred cows (e.g religious education) that cannot be touched.

Ravi Dallas TX Nov 03, 2014 11:50am

Deepest condolences. barbaric act.

Bagha Nov 03, 2014 11:52am

@Azhar The world has always been a horrible place for the weak and powerless. Unfortunately history in most of the non-western world never talks of that, and instead celebrates "glorious past of milk and honey". Any attempt to look at the negatives in our history is always looked at as treason and pandering to the evil west. Now this vision of "Glorious past of milk and honey" is a source of inspiration for all these jihadis, neo-nazis, etc etc. Given the incredible power that emperors, kings and feudal lords enjoyed, and the sheer poverty in which the general populace of cultivators and artisans lived in ancient times, you can very well imagine the deprivation and exploitation they would have suffered. I would say that the average individual never had it so good as in today's modern democracies. However instead of celebrating that, we still celebrate a mythological "Glorious past of milk and honey", and have an industry of regressive charlatans trying to convince us that going back to those horrible times is not only desirable, but also a divine duty.

Naved Nov 03, 2014 11:57am

These Taliban & their supporters ( animals) are killing innocent civilians ( human beings). Till the time religious hate preaching centers are not abolished from the whole country and the whole nation will not condemn / reject terrorism without any this and that this strife will goes on. Further concrete action is needed in the cities / settled areas of Pakistan.

BigBoy Nov 03, 2014 11:57am

Watched India-Afghanistan- Pakistan debate on Terrorism organised by TOLO News in youtube. The civilians participated from each side have a story of their suffering and losses due to terrorism. It was so painful when one Pakistani guy told that he lost 6 members from his family including a 3 year old baby. There were blames and I believe there were mistakes committed in past that resulted in this present form of terrorism.

I think though it would be difficult, it is high time that we all move forward keeping the past as it is for better future. Nobody would like their children to face this current situation for what few did in 1947 or 1971 or post Afgan war. Why we or our children have to pay with their lives for actions of few done, when we were yet to born.

india's Nov 03, 2014 12:01pm

Shocked ....... I have no word ...... it is time for action by the both country otherwise we failed to give a good space to the coming generation...... we all are suffered a lot ...... may God gives courage to the family of victims.......

Feroz Nov 03, 2014 12:04pm

Whether the terror group that carried out the attack was Jundullah or Al Ahrar, since both claim it, is irrelevant. These terror groups keep sprouting branches and stems as well as keep changing their name board, fooling nobody. For years the international community has been pleading with Pakistan that there are no good terrorists/bad terrorists or good Taliban/bad Taliban ---- all of them snakes with venom of varying toxicity. However Pakistan's strategic thinkers and policy makers have been loathe to root out the menace from the roots, that more Pakistani citizens have died than supposed enemies in neighboring countries being of no avail. When policy makers and their terror assets share the same mindset and ideology, we get a cauldron like Pakistan. Such intellectual bankruptcy and impotency in taking the bull by the horns is shocking.

High time to rip the mask off the many religious institutions and charitable organizations masquerading as messiahs and providing shelter, succour and recruits to the terror groups, alongside radicalizing the youth with distorted facts, history and conspiracy theories. Wake up to the monsters within, lethargy and inertia is proving very costly.

My heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved, please forgive me as I am helpless to do more. The loss of a single innocent life is a calamity, something these savages killing in the name of religion will never understand. Without a Soul and conscience, humanity is dead.

BigBoy Nov 03, 2014 12:12pm

Watched India-Afghanistan- Pakistan debate on Terrorism organised by TOLO News in YouTube. The civilians participated from each side have a story of their suffering and losses due to terrorism. It was so painful when one Pakistani guy told that he lost 6 members from his family including a 3 year old baby. There were blames and I believe there were mistakes committed in past that resulted in this present form of terrorism.

I think though it would be difficult, it is high time that we all move forward keeping the past as it is for better future. Nobody would like their children to face this current situation for what few did in 1947 or 1971 or post Afghan war. Why we or our children have to pay with their lives for actions of few done, when we were yet to born.

Bagha Nov 03, 2014 12:19pm

@Gawal Mandi ya I hope the BSF uses this occasion to suspend the aggressive display indefinitely. Aggression can be displayed in counter fire and not theatrics.

Human Nov 03, 2014 12:25pm

Please don't blame India for this ..we share your Pain . RIP victims .

Prateek Nov 03, 2014 12:25pm

@A shah DEFAME are you nuts what is there left to defame

Mahendra Nov 03, 2014 12:32pm

pakistan getting a taste of their own medicine.

Mahendra Nov 03, 2014 12:34pm

the more pakistan dreams of harming India, the more misery will befall upon them.

A Muslim Nov 03, 2014 12:55pm

I am from South Waziristan agency. And I regret over all these loses. Tehreek e Taliban were initially very good, but now they are controlled by Afghan Intelligence Agency RAMA. How can one justify the killings of Innocent people in Waziristan by killing innocent people in Lahore or even in India. These organizations are really terrorist organizations. They kill innocent people, they slaughter civilians, they explode bombs. Is their so called bogus caliphate that important that they gonna kill every one? Is this Holy Prophet PBUH's way to establish Islam over the world? When our Prophet even never disturbed a dog that was sleeping once in his way. He changed his way so that the dog get a good sleep. I promise to Almighty Allah if I ever get an opportunity to fight against Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, I will not miss this opportunity. Islam Zinda Baad ..... Pakistan Painda Baad

Chitti aiyi Nov 03, 2014 12:56pm

@M. Ahmed yes do send a letter, this time include the postage

omer khan shaheen Nov 03, 2014 12:57pm

It is too early to conclude, who is behind it!

Abhai Nov 03, 2014 02:07pm

Its high time Pakistan realizes who its true enemy is .. harbouring terrorists and calling them Mujahideen won't help. You will never know when the same Mujahideen will join TTP or Al Qaeda and turn against you. The same Mujahideen will fire bullets at border and escalate the tensions to a war like situation.

Amit Nov 03, 2014 02:11pm

It is really sad news..:( Well I would only say that It is people of Pakishtan that have to be change & can change their nation...Non other leaders can change the country. Why Pakishtan cant be a most Peaceful Islamic country in this universe & Can set example to the whole word. Think my friends...!!

Abid Rahman Nov 03, 2014 02:19pm

@logic What do you mean by garbage? By the way, that garbage was created in 80,s and you know who created this garbage? Now you and me have to suffer that garbage.

mandar Haval Nov 03, 2014 02:21pm

Sad news .... but how can a man with such a explosive tackle the security check up, how come he was not detected by any security device.. why they targeted wagha border as it was indirect warning to India... pakistan has to act tough on terrorist show zero tolerance. ... clean up swat valley first then think of cleaning up of wazaristan. ... stop differentiating good and bad terrorist .... For god sake atleast all the politicians of ur country should unite at this tough situation stop taking political advantage of this situation... Finally the only advice to all the Pakistanis ENEMY LIKE INDIA IS FAR BETTER THAN A FRIEND LIKE PAKISTAN

Z Khan Nov 03, 2014 02:26pm

very very sad incident,May Allah give families courage in this difficult time.Pakistani nation will not be defeated by these terrorists and we will fight them on every corner and in every street of our country.

Sandeep Nov 03, 2014 02:44pm

@A shah Totally, add some from France and UK also while you are at it.

Sandeep Nov 03, 2014 02:47pm

@A Muslim A very sensible view

Erik Nov 03, 2014 03:14pm

@siddharth Thx. We are quite capable of doing it ourselves.

UncleSAM Nov 03, 2014 03:15pm

Pakistan is sitting on a time bomb which they have created and supported. They are the one who will suffer from their own wrongdoings!!

God was never with them and will never be!!

Nazir Nov 03, 2014 03:16pm

Very Sad

Erik Nov 03, 2014 03:17pm

@Vish Good analysis. You should tell this to raw and to Afghans as well.

RKT Nov 03, 2014 03:29pm

@allaisa Very tragic incident !!!

@expat Nov 03, 2014 03:50pm

Inna Lillah e Wa Inna Ilehe Rajaon. Will Punjab and its establishment act now ? Will they now stop harbouring proxies ? Will they now go after safe havens and breeding grounds of these mindless animals in Punjab, as they so fondly do in KP and Baluchistan ? How many more will have to die ? Its time Punjabis took a decision.

@expat Nov 03, 2014 03:52pm

Hang All terrorists in jails to show your resolve to fight terrorism. Can you do it ?

Ikram Nov 03, 2014 04:31pm

Pakistanis need to rise now and fight the terrorists, the Army can only do so much. Every single TTP member needs to be hunted down and butchered in public. Rise people now!

junaid Nov 03, 2014 04:49pm

The govt. of Pakistan must not negotiate with any terrorists and obliterate them completely. There is no place for distinction between good and bad terrorists. The most stunning part is they can attack within cities as and when they wish. The Nawaz govt has no control over FATA, Sarhad and now Karachi and Lahore.My heart felt condolences for the bereaved families, from India.

Mian Nov 03, 2014 04:49pm

@A Muslim well said

kalman Nov 03, 2014 05:09pm

Hunt members of these TTT and punish them. Learn lesson from USA.

Key Points Nov 03, 2014 05:14pm

What a shame, loss of 60 innocent lives. Very very sad. Last 5 year term in PPP government, Rehman Malik as Interior minister could not control terror and crimes. Now in PML(N), Nisar Ali as interior minister has failed to control terror and crimes. Why don't Nisar Ali resign and let some one else become ineterir minister, who can control terror and crimes to save precious human lives. I am sure Nisar ali goeas every where with full security for him, what about average Pakistani citizens falling victims to such terror and crimes. Nisar, you have failed, just like Rehman Malik. Please do Pakistanis a big favour, resign & find yourself some other line of work. Thank you in advance. May almighty have mercy on those 60 people who lost their life, and give strength to breaved family and friends to bear this tragic loss.

Different Perspective Nov 03, 2014 05:29pm

For once can we catch the culprits. Is it too much to ask to at least once catch the culprits after hundreds of suicide attacks. Come on guys we are spending (or perhaps wasting) hundreds of billions on our "law enforcing" agencies. Can they not do even this much????????

Different Perspective Nov 03, 2014 05:33pm

@A Muslim . well said brother. And I and every Pakistani is with you in this Jihad against this malice of TTP Ibliss

Jayachandran Nov 03, 2014 05:36pm

@A shah , please, please stop this. This mentality is the cause of current situation in Pak now

ali Nov 03, 2014 06:21pm

@Pakistani Exactly! It's a great loss of humanity at the the barbaric hands of religious bigotry. Sad, very very sad!

Nitin Pandey Nov 03, 2014 06:24pm

Terrorists are Terrorist whether they are killing people in Kashmir, Lahore or Iraq. They have no religion. I can say it for sure Islam does not teaches killing people. Lets destroy all Terrorism and live in peace.

I feel sad to see so many precious lives destroy. Children will wait for their father forever now without knowing that he has been killed by terrorist. Wife has to wait for her husband forever. Sister who use to be confident that her brother will save him for all adversities won't come now and daughter will not get her mother love again

majid Nov 03, 2014 07:15pm

@Irshad Khan Canada beautifully true......

Junaid Nov 03, 2014 07:31pm

what is one thing common among all the terror groups regardless of their affiliation. They need money to finance, access to arms and ammunition and above all, people (recruitment) to carry out their plans. Cut the source and these organizations will go away. Simple as that. Educate the masses both religious and school. Give them jobs. Create a system in such a way that the people stay busy and give them a reason to live. Empty mind is a devil's work shop. when they have time on their hand, and poverty in their homes, they more than likely to join these evil organizations. THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!

Amer Nov 03, 2014 07:39pm

my heart goes out to the families of those killed in this uncalled for blast. May Allah rest in peace the souls of all deceased. And may Allah give foresight to those behind this blast so that they understand that killing fellow humans like this is just a cowardly act....all prayers for betterment of Pakistan....

Laddoo Nov 03, 2014 07:46pm

So Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility of this attack in Pakistan via a phone call from "Afghanistan". Under whose protection is he living in Afghanistan and who is funding him? Simple question.

Amrut Nov 03, 2014 09:11pm

very sad. On behalf in several Indians, i offer heartfelt condolences to the affected families. Our hearts bleed for the innocent victims

yrprabhakar Nov 03, 2014 09:40pm

Really sad incident indeed, my heart weeps for the blast victims.

US CENTCOM Nov 03, 2014 09:47pm

Our condolences go out to the families of those killed and we hope and pray for full and fast recovery of all injured. Ambassador Olson in his condolence message said, “This act demonstrates terrorists’ blatant disregard for life. The United States remains steadfast in its commitment to the people of Pakistan in their efforts to counter terrorism, uphold the rule of law, and build a peaceful future for themselves and their children.” Ambassador Olson also said, “We support Pakistan’s efforts to bring all those involved in planning and executing this attack to justice and stand ready to provide any appropriate assistance to authorities investigating this tragic attack.”

Abdul Quddus DET - U.S. Central Command

Indian Nov 04, 2014 12:27am

Very sad news. My Condolences to the families of deceased and I pray that god gives them strength.

Raoul Nov 04, 2014 12:29am

sympathy and condolences for the dead and their bereaved families. Hope Pakistan's much lauded forces catch some terrorists finally.

in your face Nov 04, 2014 04:10am

@logic you mean Taliban should do their blasts in Karachi and elsewhere in Pakistan outside of punjab?

ROHIT PANDEY Nov 04, 2014 04:24am

@ahsan First they came for the Ahmadis and I didn't speak out because I wasn't an Ahmadi

Then they came for the Hindus and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Hindu ... Then they came for the Christians and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Christian

Then they came for the Shias ... and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Shia

Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me


They asked me to give up rationality and reason. Compassion,conscience civility and common sense.

And, I did it willingly and lo, nothing worth living is left behind!?!?!?:(

Sonny Afridi Nov 04, 2014 04:30am

@logic we share nothing in common

ND Nov 04, 2014 04:32am

@JackDomm Which country's name do you want to be implicated? Will it satisfy you if Pakistan is implicated in this bombing?

khan Nov 04, 2014 05:02am

These groups are our brethren. Let us negotiate with them. Only two bomb blasts, taking at most 20 civilian lives each time, each month. And then we will have "Naya Pakistan".

Halim Nov 04, 2014 06:12am

@RameeZ --- Dig holes for other and sometime you will find yourself into ...but someone doesn't want to learn a lesson..

KA Nov 04, 2014 10:19am

@A shah Lol...ab to aankh khol le bhai...conspiracy theory mindset se to bahar nikal lo ab

aac Nov 04, 2014 11:27am

Can someone please officially declare the following groups/people as non-muslim already! Why do we continue to allow them to call themselves muslims? I seriously doubt these people pray or remember God. They are illiterate barbarians.

Ehsanullah Ehsan Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jundullah

Dr. Sadaf Nov 04, 2014 08:10pm

Only secure the Pm and his family the rest are not humans. This attack had nothing to do with taliban, ammunition of such quantity cannot pass through the barriers and the check posts, this is some other game being played.