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At least 70 dead as bomb rips through Lal Shahbaz shrine in Sehwan, Sindh

Updated Feb 17, 2017 10:20am


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Soldiers standing after the suicide attack at shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. —APP
Soldiers standing after the suicide attack at shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. —APP
Pakistani soldiers cordon off the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar after the attack. -AFP
Pakistani soldiers cordon off the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar after the attack. -AFP
Fire tenders seem at the shrine Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar after the bombing. -AFP
Fire tenders seem at the shrine Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar after the bombing. -AFP

At least 70 people were killed and more than 150 injured in a suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday evening.

“So far 70 people have been killed and more than 150 have been wounded,” Inspector General Police Sindh A.D. Khawaja said.

“Many of the wounded are in critical condition and they will be shifted to Karachi as soon as navy helicopters and the C-130 plane reach the nearest airport."

Medical Superintendant Dr Moinuddin Siddiqui of Sehwan Taluka Hospital confirmed that 61 bodies were received by the hospital.

“Almost all the bodies were brought here. We have handed over 26 bodies to the heirs of the deceased, while those that remain unidentified are at the hospital,” said Siddiqui

Deputy Commissioner Munawar Maheesar confirmed the dead included at least four children and 12 women.

The Assistant Superintendent of Police in Sehwan said a suicide bomber entered the shrine through its Golden gate. The attacker blew himself up after throwing a grenade, which failed to explode, he added.

Read: Military on Sehwan attack: 'Pakistan will respond to terrorist attacks from hostile powers'

The explosion took place in the area where the dhamaal (a Sufi ritual) was being performed after evening prayers.

A large number of devotees, from different faiths and from across the country, frequent the shrine on Thursdays — a day of spiritual significance in Pakistan's shrine culture.

Security for shrines was tightened across the province following the attack.

Armed forces aid in rescue efforts

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, following the attack, directed that immediate assistance be provided to civil authorities. Army contingents were dispatched along with medical personnel. Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad was also alerted to receive casualties.

Air evacuation of the injured was started from Nawabshah airport, the armed forces had tasked a C-130 aircraft and helicopters to aid in the effort. The injured were taken to Karachi and Hyderabad, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The ISPR added that the armed forces had placed all required resources to facilitate the rescue effort. Pakistan Army and Rangers assisted with rescue efforts at the site.

The chief of naval staff placed all navy hospitals in Karachi on high alert. The air force also placed its hospitals on alert to treat the injured.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had directed all rescue teams to reach the spot of the attack.

Also read: Social media erupts at PPP after Sehwan blast; Bakhtawar blames security agencies

“Doctors from Jamshoro, Nawabshah and Hyderabad were sent to Sehwan,” Shah told DawnNews. He also said security has been tightened at all shrines across the province. Sehwan is Shah's constituency.

A mobile forensic van of the Sindh Police was dispatched to the shrine following the attack.

Condemnations pour in

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan condemned the suicide blast and said he was shocked and saddened on the terrorist attack which targeted innocent people, including women and children.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also strongly condemned the blast at Sehwan. He expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives and sympathised with the bereaved families.

Rangers stand alert after the attack. -AP
Rangers stand alert after the attack. -AP

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the terrorist attack on the shrine in Sehwan was the worst form of terrorism aimed at ripping apart the Sufi fabric of unity and peace.

"This was an attack on our culture, history and civilisation. Every single individual of this land will fight against the terrorists and uproot this menace, said the PPP scion adding that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

Resurgence in terror attacks

Pakistan seems to be experiencing a fresh resurgence in terror attacks.

Earlier today, an explosive device had targeted an Army convoy in the Awaran area of Balochistan, killing three soldiers.

On Feb 15, a suicide bomber struck in Mohmand, killing three personnel of the Khasadar force and five civilians. The attack was claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP)

The same day, a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a vehicle carrying judges in Peshawar's Hayatabad Phase 5 area, killing the driver and injuring its four other occupants. The attack was claimed by the TTP too.

On Feb 13, a suicide bomber had struck a protest on Lahore's Charing Cross interchange, killing 13 and injuring 85. The attack had happened right outside the gates of Punjab's Provincial Assembly.

The attack was claimed by the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar.

Security officials inspecting the area after the suicide attack at the shrine. -APP
Security officials inspecting the area after the suicide attack at the shrine. -APP

On the same day, two personnel of Balochistan's bomb disposal squad were killed as they attempted to defuse an explosive device planted under the Sariab Road bridge in Quetta, the provincial capital.

The last attack on a shrine of a Sufi mystic took place on November 12, 2016, when a suicide bomber struck the shrine of Shah Norani in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan, where at least 52 people were killed and 102 were injured.

The explosion had also taken place at a spot inside the Shah Noorani shrine where the dhamaal was being performed. At the time of the blast, there were at least 500 people gathered at the spot to observe the ritual.


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kHAWAJA ALTAF Feb 16, 2017 07:24pm

What is this ,, Blast Again again Pakistan ,,,,,

Abbas Feb 16, 2017 07:27pm

Its sad. This has become a everyday news in pk. No wonder its image is tarnished in world.

Taimoor Ahmad Feb 16, 2017 07:28pm

We are heading towards destruction..seal the borders and take brave actions against TTP

Omar Feb 16, 2017 07:28pm

What is this rubbish?? We need to put down these extremists once and for all!

Khan Feb 16, 2017 07:31pm

What is going on? Is this an alarm? incompetent ruling parties and innocent peoples are suffering !!!

Genghis Khan Feb 16, 2017 07:33pm

Whether the Government has become insensitive or clueless to eradicate terrorism ? People should unitedly raise their voice.

Desi Dimag Feb 16, 2017 07:31pm

Very sad, terrorists must be defeated.

zeeshan Feb 16, 2017 07:33pm

Untill or unless. Pakistan will not take their war beyond border inside steps are useless. It will require resources and courages.

Mahmood Feb 16, 2017 07:34pm

Another day, another scene of carnage

And yet, not a sign of any public officials, who are responsible for security and safety of the citizens of this nation.

I dread to think if this is going to be a daily occurance, when will the people of this country realize it is time to take charge of their own destiny and stop relying on this inept government which is big on promises, but delivers very little!??

Karachits Feb 16, 2017 07:34pm

Miss you General Raheel Sharif sahib.

Genghis Khan Feb 16, 2017 07:34pm

Round up all terrorists, both good and bad, and put them behind bars.

Talha Feb 16, 2017 07:32pm

If it is TTP then Pakistan should carry out an operation against TTP in Afghanistan. General Qamar Bajwa we demand concrete action against TTP dogs and their handlers.

Ali Feb 16, 2017 07:35pm

Lets wait for another condemnation from our so called leaders, then mourn for a while and then eventually the whole cycle will repeat. Disgusted at the inept leadership that we have, totally useless when it comes to protecting the common man from bloodshed. Many will say its got nothing to do with the COAS - ask yourselves was there so many explosions within a short time frame when General Raheel was around - the only ones we look to is the army and not these corrupt politicians, who are not promoting education which will also play a part in this extremist mindset.

adil Feb 16, 2017 07:33pm

It's time for the chief do something

Risks Feb 16, 2017 07:35pm

Stop blaming other countries and implement NAP.

Rahim proud Indian kashmiri Feb 16, 2017 07:36pm

Terrorism is the pure evil.Did not I tell Before? All forms of it must be derailed ie both good and bad one for healthier and secure Pakistan.

MAHRUKH Feb 16, 2017 07:37pm

Where is NAP???? Where are its acclaimed successes????? So Sad

Omar Feb 16, 2017 07:36pm

@Khan Gont. is just an extension of the people. When corruption and stupidity coupled with religious bigotry rules supreme, these things are bound to happen.

Hamaad Feb 16, 2017 07:34pm

The enemies are trying to bring down our morale. But this will only bolster the nation's resolve and our forces will crush them.

Gerry D'Cunha Feb 16, 2017 07:37pm

It's conspiracy to tarnish the image of Pakistan and to stop the on going development in the country. We all need to strengthen the hands of our government to eliminate these terrorists groups from our country.

Indian true friend of beloved pakistan Feb 16, 2017 07:37pm

Oh God. Pls give us courage and strength to eliminate this scrouge.

Sarkar Feb 16, 2017 07:34pm

Terror and exploitation = No human value

Talha Feb 16, 2017 07:37pm

General Qamar Bajwa nation demands solid action!! Enough with NAP. Time for real action. Destroy these terrorists hiding in Afghanistan.

MUHAMMAD Feb 16, 2017 07:38pm

Just when things were getting calmer, a sudden string of blasts in just 3 days are definitely linked with each other but our govt wont do anything. They r more intersted in looting and panama gate

Trump Feb 16, 2017 07:39pm

Why PML N resisted the rangers operation in Punjab?

Shahzad Feb 16, 2017 07:40pm

NAP in Punjab please.

Justwasif Feb 16, 2017 07:42pm

More than sad..

Pakisani Feb 16, 2017 07:44pm

Urban cells activating to restore relevance.I think they are intensifying their effort because they are almost about to collapse.

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 07:45pm

Where are our security agencies?

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 07:47pm

Still PML-N is not ready to allow army action in Punjab to weed out the terrorists hiding there.

Taimoor Ahmad Feb 16, 2017 07:44pm

This means that the general bajwa is not following the path of retired general raheel shareef...

Falcon1 Feb 16, 2017 07:47pm

Exactly why most of Pakistani political elite resides abroad, because Pakistan is unsafe for ordinary people.

Yet, these foolish people invite these politicians back every few years, and hand them the key to the treasury and a seat of power to lord over them, till kingdom come.

Only to start whining and complaining when their elected so-called 'leaders' fail to meet their expectations or promises made.

What was the word for this phenomena? Ah, yes INSANITY!!!!

System tester Feb 16, 2017 07:48pm

Some one predicted yesterday in another Dawn news in the comments section that after Punjab, KPK and Balochistan .. Sindh could be next.. looks like the pattern is right.. all looks systematic and planned to create chaos across the country.

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 07:50pm

Tall claims by the PML-N government proved mere rhetoric. Action required to provide security against the terrorists.

Syed Waqar Ali Feb 16, 2017 07:51pm

How long it would continue? The army should take very strict and summary action. I would rather say that the groups involved in terrorism should be crushed. Ruthless action is required to be taken.

PG Feb 16, 2017 07:52pm

Very very sad.condolences.

Mobeen Feb 16, 2017 07:50pm

Who will give shut up call to all those government officials and ministers who instead of taking action are doing "Muzammat"

my Comments Feb 16, 2017 07:55pm

Very sad news. It is hard to understand as to why any one would kill innocent people. All religious leaders should speak out clearly and loudly against such a killing. Let us hope no religious or political leader supports such a killing of innocent people. Furthermore, it is possible that enemies of Pakistan are determined to destroy peace of the Pakistani society as well as the economic growth of Pakistan. May Almighty help Pakistan. May almighty bestow his 'maghfirat' to those who pass away, healthy recovery to injured and strength for Sabr to near and dear ones of those who suffered. (Ameen).

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 07:57pm


Judiciary must exert its presence to ensure a just society through accountability without ifs and buts. No body , repeat nobody, would be safe in this country very soon if these terrorists are not weeded out completely. These terrorists don't target only those who unabashedly tolerate their existence - even facilitate them in their heinous crime.

Nawaz Feb 16, 2017 07:58pm

Can someone remind me who uttered these words, with much fanfare just last year:

"We will make Pakistan safe again for everyone"?

Just like Trump is about to make America 'afraid' again!

Infi@dell Feb 16, 2017 07:55pm


PK Feb 16, 2017 07:57pm

It is high time we get rid of our flawed policies of the past and get rid of all terrorists from our land be it good or bad ones.

Yaseen Ismail Feb 16, 2017 07:58pm

Incompetent and corrupt ruling parties are simply destroying Pakistan.

Desi Dimag Feb 16, 2017 07:57pm

RIP innocent souls.

Balti Feb 16, 2017 07:59pm

Tragic indeed. The revival of spring offensive seem to be started. Stringent measures in accordance with the report of Justic Qazi Essa is the dire need of the time

@rana Feb 16, 2017 07:59pm

Well people try to get over with this conspiracy of good terrorists. i don't think our political administration as well as national security agencies have such words in the lexicon. Moreover, it is my shear belief that they are trying everything to curtail this menace.

mendon Feb 16, 2017 07:56pm


khan Feb 16, 2017 07:56pm

A harbinger for us . The imminent devilish problems we will be facing due to our political disunity , non-prudent decisions , focusing just on country's embellishment , inactivity against banned organizations ; discrimination as good and bad and other in-competencies . What Image PAKISTAN has positioned in out world by conducting MILITARY offenses against militancy and extremism will all be ruined . Our salvation is solely dependent on a terror-free PAKISTAN .

Jameeluddin Feb 16, 2017 08:00pm

Pakistan seems to be in trouble now. What the security forces are doing despite of such a huge money spent on them.

isb Feb 16, 2017 08:00pm

Nawaz sharifs should resign

Princess_of_DHUMP Feb 16, 2017 08:01pm

@Karachits Twisted logic. Rather devoid of logic

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:02pm

Very soon statements will be issued from all important offices that these terrorists cannot weaken our resolve to eradicate their menace. And after that business as usual till the next blast.

altamash Feb 16, 2017 08:02pm

Pakistan should declare state of emergency until they hunt down every single terrorist

altaf khan Feb 16, 2017 08:02pm

So sad.

Gulab Chandio Feb 16, 2017 08:04pm

PML(N) please stop supporting terrorists and do a operation in whole punjab specially jhang like cities

Sameer Feb 16, 2017 08:04pm

Simple solution , seal the Durand line with an iron dome type technology .

Justwasif Feb 16, 2017 08:02pm

No medical facilities...

Satya Feb 16, 2017 08:04pm

RIP departed souls!!!

Skeptic Feb 16, 2017 08:06pm

Enough of this! People must rise up or this vicious cycle of condemning and burying your loved ones will continue till the end of time. Stop being so feeble, shy and spineless and demand that the government guarantees safety of each and every citizen of this country or get out!

Anywhere else, these leaders will be in jail by now,instead of being aloof to your plight and living in the lap of luxury while you mourn and suffer.

THought Feb 16, 2017 08:07pm

OMG very sad news! within few days so many casualties in same way purely all link together if you don't response immediately it might be same situation pre Raheel Sharif

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:05pm


But for how long? Are we going to forever be issuing condolences till we ourselves become the victim? Are we condemned to live in perpetual fear?

mohammed Feb 16, 2017 08:08pm

Will someone look into all this because this government of PML(n) is to occupied to get them out of Panama case

Shahid Feb 16, 2017 08:05pm

This series of blasts has shown the vulnerable security situation in the country and that the recent lull in attacks was there only because the terrorists were in a process to settle down and adjust to the post army situation.

SId Feb 16, 2017 08:09pm

This is what happens when you promote extremism and sectarianism. Act against all extremists whether good or bad. Remember your words,Mr. Nisar? May god give strength to families of the deceased.

MG in washington Feb 16, 2017 08:07pm

@Genghis Khan . Insensitive government or insensitive society?

saj Feb 16, 2017 08:10pm

A sad to stop this and bring peace. I am from across the border, only cowards can do this.

May god bring peace in this reagion

Nilesh Feb 16, 2017 08:11pm

Really sad.... rip

Kumar Feb 16, 2017 08:11pm

Root cause need to be addressed on urgent basis and that is teaching tolerance at every level and accepting an individual's beliefs as it is and not to be judged based on a particualr sects beliefs only. Atleast the next generation should grow without prejudices and hatred.

saIf zulfiqar Feb 16, 2017 08:11pm

All these terrorists think themselves religious police. They don't have any right to kill innocents people. Arrest them and kill them.

Sam rajappaa Feb 16, 2017 08:11pm

I am so saddened by this news. I am an Indian and I always desired to visit this shrine of Shahbaz Qalandar.

MG in washington Feb 16, 2017 08:12pm

@Shahzad . NAP? No, no, it is not a nap, it is a long deep slumber!!

Fahim Feb 16, 2017 08:12pm

OUR Army & most of all Government has totally failed in combating terrorism. Total Failure. Lost for words. RIP the common man.

abe Feb 16, 2017 08:12pm

This is becoming so frequent that people are becoming numb to all this sickening news of random killing and destruction in most Muslim nations. Something fundamentally has to change to stem this. It has to begin with leadership.

Among all the major Muslim nations, where this sort of carnage is never witnessed, is Iran - the only truly Islamic Republic. Something to think about!

Amir IKRAM - KARACHI Feb 16, 2017 08:13pm

PAKISTAN ARMY.......Please help us and save Pakistan. DO some "Lethal operation" across the board in Pakistan. NO TIME TO WAIT.... Our governments and specially SINDH government is totally incompetent. Naveed Mukhtar and Rizwan Akhtar help out something.

Mahmood Feb 16, 2017 08:14pm

Is there a co_relation between putting Hafiz saeed under arrest and these blasts.

MG in washington Feb 16, 2017 08:15pm

@khan you have hit the nail on the head.

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:12pm

What a mess this country has been reduced to by one failed government after another. And all we hear day in and day out is democracy, democracy, democracy ad infinitum. Is insecurity and perpetual fear for the ordinary people the fruit of democracy? No sir, this state of affair is the result of incompetent and corrupt politicians who have nothing more to do than loot and plunder

Amra Feb 16, 2017 08:13pm

Pakistan authorities need check madrasasas,

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:16pm


This is the writing on the wall. This cannot continue forever.

Sridhar Raghunatha Rao Feb 16, 2017 08:17pm

Oh, why this series of blasts killing our own brethren? Extremely sorry to learn about this tragedy.

boo ali Feb 16, 2017 08:17pm

things are not going to change drastically by killing one and two terrorist here and there, unless severe action is taken against the financiers, sympathizers and supporters of this mind set. For that to happen the state and its institution must revisit their policies.

Alba Feb 16, 2017 08:16pm

@Taimoor Ahmad ... Pakistanis are waiting for you to lead them into action.

Indian Feb 16, 2017 08:17pm

RIP :(

Ali Vazir Feb 16, 2017 08:15pm

We cannot tolerate this, not at all. United we stand against all terrorists, their financers and supporters whether hiding in the garb of government, opposition or so-called religious seminaries. Just throw them out of this country,

Gautam Feb 16, 2017 08:18pm

Sad that innocent people are killed due to failure of governments.

RAJESH Feb 16, 2017 08:17pm

R.I.P those you lost their lives.7 attacks in 5 days.

Alba Feb 16, 2017 08:18pm

@Omar .... ... You have to find them first.

Sunit Feb 16, 2017 08:16pm

This is really pathetic how on earth some one can be so cruel !!RIP and god gives strength to deceased family.

Pak govt must do some thing..this is becoming daily routine very sad !!

Sheraz ali Feb 16, 2017 08:20pm

Current situation of the country is not handled properly. Politicians are doing politics and I am also not satisfied with the Army operations. There is no operation against religious parties who are spreading extremism and sectarian violence. Too much to be done and nothing has been done to eliminate this terror from Pakistan. What ever has been done so far is just not enough.

JALBANI BALOCH Feb 16, 2017 08:20pm

A big question marks on the zarb-e-azb operation, which was launched by the Pakistan Military for the elimination of terrorists, who had found safe sanctuaries there. Though, the terrorists have been killed and maimed in large number, but it seems that they have not been fully neutralized and their network of bombers, plotters, and sympathizers is still intact and they have the capacity to strike on their chosen time and spot. The Security Agencies must keep their morale high and spread their network to catch and neutralize their local sympathizers, while strongly believing that last victory is of Pakistani State, despite full blown interference of India and Afghanistan in our internal security matters.

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:20pm


What about those who are still alive. Can't they live in peace? Only rest in peace after they are dead? What about the survivors of those who are the victims of recurring terrorism? How can they rest in peace?

Nasir Feb 16, 2017 08:22pm

All provinces targetted in just 4 days, what is going on?

Syam Feb 16, 2017 08:21pm

Oh. Contain terrorism immediately. Should not continue hereafter. Stringent action needed not words

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:21pm


How can there be anything for the masses when everything is gobbled by the corrupt?

amir azam Feb 16, 2017 08:23pm

Certainly, these are not the signs of a peaceful & prosperous country where innocents are murdered repeatedly.

Friends India Feb 16, 2017 08:24pm

Very sad incidence.I pray God to save both countries from such Powers who have no value for human lives.Now,it's time to work jointly n fight against these powers instead of increasing disputes.Dawn is also doing good job in joining people of both countries.

gogo Feb 16, 2017 08:24pm

Stop this madness.

Ali Feb 16, 2017 08:24pm

Where are our intelligence agencies?

Mubeen Feb 16, 2017 08:25pm

Miss you... Gen. (R) RAHEEL SHAREEF

jutt Feb 16, 2017 08:23pm

Heart broken:( Whats happening to my Pakistan:(

satish Jadhav Feb 16, 2017 08:24pm

Sad news.. rip :( From india

FARAZ Feb 16, 2017 08:28pm

Public places being targeted on daily basis. All public places should be guarded and security should be tightened. The nation is in the state of emergency. Prayers for the dead.

YUVAraj Tamil NADU india Feb 16, 2017 08:27pm

I couldn't understand how these bombings can happen frequently. Government must eradicate terrorism from its soil of Pakistan. Poor Innocent lives are lost. :(

hitman Feb 16, 2017 08:28pm

sad...condolences from chennai.

cloud lover Feb 16, 2017 08:29pm


last word Feb 16, 2017 08:28pm

RIP. Extremely sad news.

cyber Bhai Feb 16, 2017 08:31pm

Coward, Coward, Coward

Feroze Danish Feb 16, 2017 08:31pm

We never should have let Raheel Shareef Go ! his extension was crucially needed for Pakistan's betterment.

P K THAKUR Feb 16, 2017 08:31pm

Certainly it is a barberic inhuman terrorist's attack against the people of Pakistan.Those attending shrine are common people attending the shrine to get some peaceful moment ,to pray . Damn to attackers condolences to the victims.

Manish Feb 16, 2017 08:33pm

My condolences to the victims of this heinous crime.

deepu Feb 16, 2017 08:33pm

Immediate solution is brutal suppression of these devils while long term solution is to reform education,regulate the content of madarsah and symphatiser of extreme ideology.

Hidden agenda Feb 16, 2017 08:32pm

General Bajwa, time to get active prompto.

gaffer Feb 16, 2017 08:35pm

This will never end as long as "Good terrorist, Bad terrorist" perception exists. The common man is paying dearly for decades of flawed policies. RIP.

Nawaz Feb 16, 2017 08:35pm

NAP is taking a nap

Afridi Feb 16, 2017 08:36pm

Failure after failure of intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies, the heedless incompetent and corruppt rulers and their subordinate are responsible for all the slaughter of innocent public.

Hidden TRuth. Feb 16, 2017 08:35pm

@Genghis Khan no, not behind bars. Eliminate them.

ali Feb 16, 2017 08:36pm

Please bring back Raheel Sharief

Kunal Feb 16, 2017 08:37pm

The ordinary people of Pakistan have suffered a lot. When will the government wake up! As an Indian it saddens me a lot.

Sri Feb 16, 2017 08:34pm

All this is so horrible..So many families ripped apart..

indian Feb 16, 2017 08:37pm

So sad :(

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:37pm


He will never resign. Why should he resign? Such action is taken by only by those who have some sympathy for the masses and feel shame at their abject failure. They feel that they have been ELECTED to lord over 200 million hapless people. The likes of our present rulers are safe and secure in their fortified castles.

Sri Feb 16, 2017 08:36pm

The only way to end this is to preach tolerance among the youth for other sects of Islam and for other religions ...

Tunda thakur Feb 16, 2017 08:44pm

Inna ilaihi wa inna ilaihi rajioon

ank Feb 16, 2017 08:45pm

attack on peaceful sufi shrine is deplorable. pak must act against all shades of terrorism emanating from the country.deepest condolences from india...

Namo Feb 16, 2017 08:43pm

Very sad I thought that you were winning the war on terrorism.

Shubhendu Feb 16, 2017 08:47pm

Sufism is the most advanced and reformed form of Islam. Which is neither radical or extremistic. This is an attack on the moderate and rationale ideology of Islam by the Extremist & Radical ideology of the same religion.

I hope Sufism will not suppress by these coward and anti humane activities.

Raja Farhat Abbas Feb 16, 2017 08:47pm

@P K THAKUR ...Thank you for your sincere condolences i'm sure.

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:45pm


This Pakistan is safe for only those who live in fortified castles and move out surrounded by hundreds of security personnel. So if any harm comes, it should be taken by the police and ordinary people.

giga1 Feb 16, 2017 08:45pm

This is very sad news and we sincerely hope these terrible attacks stop or slow down significantly in Pakistan. Our sympathies are with all the innocent civilians and their families as well as any Pakistan armed forces who have been affected by this cowardly attack.

Nadeem Feb 16, 2017 08:49pm

NAP NAP NAP...interior Sindh, Punjab!!! Unless you catch those facilitators this will continue :-( Political parties have links with banned outfits because they provide them the vote bank!

joy Feb 16, 2017 08:49pm

Stop differentiating between good and bad terrorists. Terror is always bad...Shut the mouths of those who say good terrorists. How can terror be good?

Asif A. Shah Feb 16, 2017 08:50pm

I am feeling benumbed, dazed and speechless.

Abhishek Feb 16, 2017 08:51pm

My heart cries with Pakistan

WASEEM Feb 16, 2017 08:51pm

Bring back Raheel Sharif, please please please.

Raja Farhat Abbas Feb 16, 2017 08:51pm

@gaffer ...There is no such thing as good terrorists buddy,all terrorists are bad.

SANJAYA KUMAR Feb 16, 2017 08:52pm

Sad, very sad. We need to eliminate this from our soil. If we can fight for independence under one umbrella, why can't we fight this mess.

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 08:51pm


This war against terrorism will be won only if action against the terrorists is taken on every inch of our Pakistan. It cannot be won if the most populous province remains a safe haven for the terrorists. Period.

pvn Feb 16, 2017 08:51pm

@Syed Waqar Ali How long it would continue? Unless the Pakistani govt.exibits strong will to eliminate both good and bad terrorists

kashmiri Eagle Feb 16, 2017 08:52pm

Enough is enough Gen. Bajwa act tough, eradicate these evils from soil please please please

Ashutosh Mishra Feb 16, 2017 08:50pm

Shame. Condemnable!!!

RAJA CHILL Feb 16, 2017 08:51pm

RIP Does anyone know how to stop this madness.

Joe Feb 16, 2017 08:56pm

@adil Is this the job of chief or CM and Police? If you think chief then let there be no CM or police. Sad.

ghaznavi Feb 16, 2017 08:57pm

The bulwark against terrorism created by General Raheel Sharif has collapsed with his departure. Changing military command in middle of war against terror has proven to be a lethally wrong decision.

Insaafian Feb 16, 2017 08:57pm

victims of politics - Interior Sindh and Punjab need sweeping operations ASAP and bring back NAP. There is no room for error anymore - stop thinking you're doing this to appease someone (India, Afghanistan, the US et al.). Do this so that people don't have to bury their loved ones in pieces.


Shah Feb 16, 2017 08:57pm

So sad... Enemies of Pakistan from inside and outside at work.

charlieolly Feb 16, 2017 08:58pm

Tragedy What an insult to humanity & god these beasts are

Imran Feb 16, 2017 08:58pm

RIP common people. We r sufferer of fail government.

Simple Guy Feb 16, 2017 08:57pm

I hope atleast some heads will roll this time.Instead of blaming "foreign" hand and getting away from accountability as usual.

Amjad Khan Feb 16, 2017 08:59pm

This is the result of tolerating extremist ideologies being promoted by some friendly countries in the Middle East thru paid Mullahs.Pakistan will disintegrate if such thoughts are not defeated.Pakistanio Jago,we have an absolute untrustworthy leadership.

Hashim Feb 16, 2017 08:59pm

These blasts and lost of lives have become a routine and our security forces are just counting incident over incident. They forget the previous blasts and continue to wait for new blasts. Is there anyone who could investigate their performance??? What is going on in Pakistan. Where these agencies and what measures are taken to prevent such incidents??

Raja Farhat Abbas Feb 16, 2017 09:00pm

@Make Pakistan great ...RIP all the departed.

Kulbhusan jadav Feb 16, 2017 09:02pm

Rest in peace departed souls

MRamzan Feb 16, 2017 09:03pm

V sad to know...... land of sufi is bleeding now........... RIP to the departed souls and request to govt please please for God sake...... wake up...... every blast is mourned for few days and again things goes normal for quite some times then again...... with break of some time terrorists set an other target to tarnish innocent souls.

The Mentalist Feb 16, 2017 09:02pm

Very very sad.... Humanity is diminishing.... may god give strength to our Pakistani brothers and family members.

JAMIL SOOMRO, NEW YORK CITY Feb 16, 2017 09:03pm

The World should finally acknowledge that truly Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorism in the World.

Ravee Feb 16, 2017 09:04pm

It is very SAD. What terrorist going to achieve. Human life lost without their faults. My heart cries. I pray for the lost soul RIP. Terrorist please stop this. Everybody has got natural right to live.

Agni Feb 16, 2017 09:05pm

Sad news...

maverick Feb 16, 2017 09:03pm

@ali things happened during raheel time too. The root cause is in the mindset.

ragtag Feb 16, 2017 09:03pm

@Amjad Khan id agree with that.

ragtag Feb 16, 2017 09:06pm

@SANJAYA KUMAR it usually means you are not fighting the right way.

an indian Feb 16, 2017 09:07pm

how many times such type of attack will happened?

Girish Narasimhaiah Feb 16, 2017 09:04pm

RIP all. Very sad.

Sarwar, USA. Feb 16, 2017 09:05pm

People will remember Raheel Sharif....Bring back Raheel Sharif as head of security...

Tariq, Lahore Feb 16, 2017 09:08pm

Separate religion from the affairs of the state and just go HARD on any religious sect which pushes it's own agenda! Make sure there are no religious sympathisers in the security services' and just watch terrorism fizzle away!

Varun Pillai Feb 16, 2017 09:09pm

Very sad news. RIP for those who died and prayers to get well soon for the injured. We understand your pain. It's time to defeat all types of terrorism and time to join hands for doing it.

Rocky Feb 16, 2017 09:09pm

My heartfelt condolences to all innocent souls lost! RIP :(

Make Pakistan great Feb 16, 2017 09:06pm

One day of mourning in Sindh will soon be declared by Mr. Murad Ali Shah and he would feel that he has done his DUTY. Well done, CM and all his government set up.

SUNILSM Feb 16, 2017 09:10pm

RIP such a sad news , condolences to all the affected families. How come these beasts dont even spare a auspicious and respected place like Sufi shrines, god help us.

Asad Ali Feb 16, 2017 09:09pm

very sad incident. we demand our national security this is challenge to our sovereinty really we miss G. Raheel Shareef.

Asad Ali Feb 16, 2017 09:09pm

very sad incident. we demand our national security this is challenge to our sovereinty really we miss G. Raheel Shareef.

Rik Feb 16, 2017 09:11pm

Condolences from India,

Hassan Parvez Feb 16, 2017 09:11pm

Until and unless the religious extremist political parties and the religious groups involved in terror activities are contained and strict monitoring of these parties and groups is not done, incident like this one will keep on happening. Shahbaz Kalandar was a great sufi who spread only love for God and his creation and that is the reason he is loved not only by Muslims but also Hindus and Christians.

3D PerspEctive Feb 16, 2017 09:12pm

Sehwan Sindh is a settled area.All responsibility lies on Sindh Govt. Governor Rule is needed.

ragtag Feb 16, 2017 09:12pm

@Kunal they haven't done anything yet then they never will.

Prityush Feb 16, 2017 09:12pm

Sympathies from India. May god punish these idiots who planned this.

My Pakistani bothers, please wake up and stand up against the terrorism. It hurts the same when we lose poor souls in India.

The end is near Feb 16, 2017 09:15pm

Pakistani nation wants a solid and effective solution of this terrorism problem. We have already lost many of our brave innocent soldiers in different operations against these terrorists and we have already spent billions of dollars on the war against terror but still the same thing is happening almost every month if not every week, and innocent civilians die on regular basis in suicide blasts. Please check where is the problem and find a solunion. Make new madrassa reforms. Keeep an eye on them, check their syllabus. Install CCTV cameras in Madrassas. Develop a new strategy and start a massive crackdown against TTP and JuA and crush their existance. Seal the borders with Afghanistan and erect laser security walls to stop terrorists crossing the border and entering into our country. But Please do something before another blast occurs and more innocent lives are lost. Time is already running out. Thanks

kalpa Feb 16, 2017 09:12pm

this is really sad.

Adeel nasir Feb 16, 2017 09:15pm

Only Inqelaab is need like Syria , Lybia and Egypt Sad news indeed

sohan Feb 16, 2017 09:18pm

Very Sad.

point of view Feb 16, 2017 09:15pm

Sad news, yet again innocents lost their precious life. Please eliminate all terrorists both good and bad.

Samir Feb 16, 2017 09:22pm

@Hassan Parvez Very rightly said my brother. Sufism is peace loving.

Muhammad Feb 16, 2017 09:28pm

govt fails one more time to maintain law and order situation.

Futurewizard Feb 16, 2017 09:33pm

Condemning such violence, condolences from neighbor.

Arun Feb 16, 2017 09:33pm

Let the god almighty give the relatives strength to tide over the loss...

ruby Feb 16, 2017 09:34pm

COA needs to take action to curb attacks

INDIAN_HINDU Feb 16, 2017 09:37pm

Killing the innocents .Why are you not taking action against this anti social element. So sad and frustrating ... RIP innocent people :(

US CENTCOM Feb 16, 2017 09:38pm

This is the sixth blazon attack in Pakistan in less than three days. It’s heartbreaking to hear that devotees of the famous Saint are killed in senseless attacks. We have seen innocent people being targeted and killed during the last few days. It makes one wonder; do the terrorists even care about the sanctity of the holy shrines? Placers like Sehwan Sharif are religious and cultural heritage of any nation, but the terrorists have been destroying these places wherever they can. These holy places are frequented by families including children. In today’s attack as well many killed are women and children. Our hearts and our prayers go out to the loved ones of all killed in this ruthless bombing. We again reiterate that mutual cooperation will allow us to get rid of the menace of terrorism in the region. We need to remain unified against those who continue to work against our peace objectives in the region.

Anuj Sharma Feb 16, 2017 09:42pm

This is Insane. Condolences from India. RIP Innocent lives

zaidi, Iqbal hadi Feb 16, 2017 09:42pm

Blast, blast here and blast there but still everyone in power corridor last is itself nothing but blast. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi, Kuwait

Indian4rmblore Feb 16, 2017 09:46pm

Oh God, Pls save people. What s this. Pls stop this. Can't able to stop my tears.

BitterTruth Feb 16, 2017 09:43pm

Very sad for humanity...innocents are being targeted. The time has come for the world to unit against all kinds of terror from any part of the world...

Deepak Talwar Feb 16, 2017 09:48pm

Sad, senseless and sinful.

sundarhans Feb 16, 2017 09:47pm

I feel extremely sad that repeatedly common innocent people are getting killed due to terrorism. terrorism knows no caste creed Religion since ist main purpose is to butcher defenseless human beings. My condolences to the People who laost their near and dear ones. Hopefully the Pakistani Government really takes strong measures to eradicate terrorism and it's supporters from Pakistani soil.

1971 decmbermber16 Feb 16, 2017 09:53pm

Pakistan need a major army oration against terrorist.

Atticus from india Feb 16, 2017 09:50pm

Loss of so many innocent lives at a place of worship.. we are filled with grief. My heartfelt condolences to the families and Pakistani citizens. We feel the pain. Hope the governments in the region work together and wage a war against the violent elements. These criminals endanger the lives of our children.

Curious Feb 16, 2017 09:56pm

Condolences and prayers. May the injured recover without further casualties. God give strength to the bereaved families

hyderabadi Feb 16, 2017 10:02pm

as an indian I say that this is not just an attack on pakistan soil, but it's an attack against all the sufi traditions that have been alive in Pakistan and India for centuries. This kind of attack should be condemned by one and everyone...

Sachin4sr Feb 16, 2017 10:07pm

Prays from India for our Pakistani brothers.

kartikay ungrish Feb 16, 2017 10:13pm

My condolence to the family of deceased and prayers for the recovery of injured.

vb Feb 16, 2017 10:14pm

Heartfelt condolences. This shrine is shared heritage of both India and Pakistan, needs to be preserved/ restored at all costs.

Manish Kumar Feb 16, 2017 10:16pm

Sad, really sad! Where are we heading as a race? This has become routine all around the world. No place is safe anymore including places of worship. Who would do this kind of violence and still be able to sleep at night? No words! My condolences!

J20 Feb 16, 2017 10:15pm


skumar Feb 16, 2017 10:19pm

heartfelt condolences from india and prayers for the families. . something is seriously wrong when a sufi shrine is targeted.

Rohitash jetley Feb 16, 2017 10:21pm

It is so shocking...........beyond words! Sufi Saints always preached humanism. Shahbaz Qalandar was a great saint. Every one in this Sub Continent has heard the song Dama Dam mast Qalandar and even sung it. My heart felt condolences to all those who lost near dear ones. It will be a befitting tribute to all those who have been Martyred that a Sufi Shrine built in their memory in their hometowns. Govt. should provide land for it and Followers of Sufi Saint Qalandar must come forward to spread his message of Love to all.

Mrityunjay Tripathi Feb 16, 2017 10:22pm

May God give bereaved families the strength to bear the loss of their loved ones!!

Insider Feb 16, 2017 10:30pm

The number of deaths are surprisingly too high

Nitin Feb 16, 2017 10:30pm

Sufisim is an integral part of our culture and it must be preserved at any cost from radical elements. RIP!!

Amit Feb 16, 2017 10:30pm

Very sad for inocent lives lost.

K K Pandey Feb 16, 2017 10:36pm


Rayn aariz Feb 16, 2017 10:37pm

Heart breaking :'(

Mohd Feb 16, 2017 10:39pm

I condole the death of innocent people.

Rohan Feb 16, 2017 10:56pm

Sad Sad Sad.... RIP people who have lost their life, and my condolences to their family! Their family will be in our prayers!

Aman Madan Feb 16, 2017 11:03pm

Sufism is the essence of love.

People who use violence in any way should be condemned without unequivocally

gknatarajan Feb 16, 2017 11:10pm

sad news.prayers for speedy recovery of injured. ay the souls of those killed rest in peace.

prashant Feb 16, 2017 11:17pm

Sad news !! Condolences from Indian friend. God give courage and strength to people in Pakistan ! I pray for stability in the region.

avesh mastan Feb 16, 2017 11:26pm


Nishikant Feb 16, 2017 11:26pm

Just today morning being Thursday listened to Duma dum quawalli by Wadali bros while driving to work and evening heard this tragic news. what a cowardly act at messiah of peace love shrine. Rip

prashant Feb 16, 2017 11:27pm

This is insane and inhuman act by cowards! My heart cries for innocent people died. Time to combat these forces together

RAJU THAKUR Feb 16, 2017 11:31pm


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bhopali view Feb 16, 2017 11:30pm


kashmuri Feb 16, 2017 11:38pm

very sad.

Sandeep Feb 16, 2017 11:38pm

Very Sad, RIP

Patel, USA Feb 16, 2017 11:40pm

Very sad how can they attack a religious sacred place and kill inocent people. Pakistan needs to act now and get rid of all these outfits supporting terrorism.

Critic Feb 16, 2017 11:41pm

@Shahzad this has happened in Sehvan which is part of sindh.

Giri Feb 16, 2017 11:40pm

I deeply condolence the death of innocent people......n Wishing a speedy recovery of injured people. Giri from India.

Critic Feb 16, 2017 11:39pm

@Make Pakistan great Sehvan is in sindh province

Sensible neighbor Feb 16, 2017 11:45pm

There seems to be a pattern here. APS happened, people were enraged, army took action in tribal areas. Bombings happened in Karachi. People got angry. Army/rangers took action. Now Karachi/Lahore etc are seeing the same thing. Does Pakistani establishment require these kind of bombings to gain people's confidence before acting on banned organization? Something is very messed up. Condolences for the poor people are fodder for these sort of power grabbing political games.

Ashfaq Feb 16, 2017 11:49pm

RIP to all who left for heavenly abode. Prayers and condolences for the families bereaved. Words fail and one is not able to say anything for such a horrific and dastardly act by these terrorists. Peace

Idrish Feb 16, 2017 11:49pm

I am deeply feel sadened by this act of brutality and pray to god for the lost soul.

This time being an indian i am with my pakistani brothers who lost their dear ones in this incident.

Pp Feb 17, 2017 12:00am


Anand Feb 17, 2017 12:07am

My deepest condolences to the family of the victims. I hope the injured get a speedy recovery.

kundan Feb 17, 2017 12:16am

Innocent ppl are dying everyday..

Dolphie Feb 17, 2017 12:19am

Feel sorry for the innocent families who lost their dearests.

Newport Feb 17, 2017 12:31am

Deep condolences....... what a shame.....but end of the day, you reap what you sow and common people suffer.

Jugal Feb 17, 2017 12:35am

Sad news. Condemnable and a despicable act.

SNB Feb 17, 2017 12:37am

What's happening? Really sad and scary

Bala Feb 17, 2017 12:53am


Asad Khan Feb 17, 2017 12:58am

This is sick, in-human, brutal and unaffordable at any cost... but it also proves a complete failure of security forces.. no wonder Pakistan get some more restrictions as its already stated a no family country in UN.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Feb 17, 2017 01:11am

Missing General Raheel Shareef

sensible indian Feb 17, 2017 01:14am

Sad News !!! There is no good or bad terrorist...

Onlooker, Sydney Feb 17, 2017 01:13am

RIP. why do they target the innocent people in a place of worship? So sad.

Observer Feb 17, 2017 01:19am

If we stay strong and stay united, soon these trials will end

Piecewise Feb 17, 2017 01:21am

May piece be with you all.

SALEEM RIZVI Feb 17, 2017 01:32am


Terrorism hits Pakistan once again: A despicable act of savagery. What a coward and barbaric attack on a sofi shrine that represents love and peace for humanity. Terrorism, no matter what form it takes, must be fought by all means and at all levels. Is government's failure to control increasing acts of terrorism partly due to the government's non- seriousness about fully implement the National Action Plan(NAP)? Terrorism can not be fully eradicated but it can certainly be controlled through effective security planning based on intelligence and law enforcement.

SALEEM RIZVI Feb 17, 2017 01:35am

Terrorism hits Pakistan once again: A despicable act of savagery. What a coward and barbaric attack on a sofi shrine that represents love and peace for humanity. Terrorism, no matter what form it takes, must be fought by all means and at all levels. Is government's failure to control increasing acts of terrorism partly due to the government's non- seriousness about fully implement the National Action Plan(NAP)? Terrorism can not be fully eradicated but it can certainly be controlled through effective security planning based on intelligence and law enforcement.

Mohammad ali khan Feb 17, 2017 01:44am

These bombings should be a call for all Pakistanis to unite and reject all sources of hate in their society.

LAHORI KID Feb 17, 2017 01:44am

Its time to crush the terrorists, no matter where they are and who they are, and I could careless who supports them, take them all out. This is where the Army should and will draw the line, I see it coming loud and proud.

Varun Feb 17, 2017 01:45am

Dear Pakistani Friends, our hearts cry with you in this hour of grief. May god bless the departed souls and provide strength to their families.

MK Feb 17, 2017 01:46am


Ash Feb 17, 2017 01:49am

Another failure of intelligence service What are our institutions doing.

zak Feb 17, 2017 01:50am

This is a time the nation should unify and avoid useless comments here.

ragtag Feb 17, 2017 01:51am

aljazeera has it so must be true..prayers to the family and condolences..sad.

Riaz Uddin Feb 17, 2017 01:56am

I am speechless!

harish Feb 17, 2017 02:23am

I think UNo should send peace keeping mission. In pakistan like send in other terror affected area to maintain peace.

nasr Feb 17, 2017 02:24am

This is sad that these blasts are raising their heads again.

rahul Feb 17, 2017 02:25am

Very sad indeed. Condolences from India for dearly departed. The scourge of terrorism must be eradicated from the world.

BBLS Feb 17, 2017 02:52am

I have been to the area surrounding the shrine. It is deeply rural there are simply no facilities despite tens of billions allegedly spent on developing the site. Instead of hospitals they purchased landcruisers. Events such as this only expose the deep dark sides of the society.

Objective Feb 17, 2017 02:54am

@JAMIL SOOMRO, NEW YORK CITY well but the problem will still be here and needs to be resolved.

roy meddock Feb 17, 2017 03:03am

To all Pakistani people please accept my sincere condolences. I am so very sorry that death stalks innocent Pakistanis all over the country. Pakistanis have a right to live without fear. Please remember it is darkest before dawn. Hopefully all this will pass soon. Roy Meddock Los Angeles, California.

Asif Feb 17, 2017 03:02am

we need actions, we need strong leadership against these terrorist.

Dv Feb 17, 2017 03:07am

My heart bleeds that such things are happening there.

Akil Akhtar Feb 17, 2017 03:23am

As soon as Raheel Sharif left the govt dropped the fight against we know the cost of loosing one honest man.

Sunny Sydney Feb 17, 2017 03:30am

Saddened by this horrific news. RIP

SamIt Feb 17, 2017 03:35am

I am sorry but Just yesterday I heard Musharraf saying hafiz Saeed is a good terrorist . For once please go after all terrorists and become great again

helloWorld Feb 17, 2017 03:32am

What a sad incidence, civilians should not be harmed in such a brutal way.

On an another note, I was sad to see no mention of this incidence to CNN, FoxNew... Are these incidents so common or human life has no value left in our part of the world?

Ravian Feb 17, 2017 03:37am

Questions must be raised about competence of prime minister and Qamar Zaman as coas. Who is going to take responsibility and enunciate an effective policy?

Zulfeqar Canada. Feb 17, 2017 03:51am

Where is National Action Plan?

GhulamAfghan Feb 17, 2017 03:57am

@Amjad Khan Nicely said.

Ajay Feb 17, 2017 04:18am

Condolences to the families. Wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

ZAKFROMPAK Feb 17, 2017 04:33am

@Mahmood you nailed it brother.

Jigar Feb 17, 2017 04:48am

@Kulbhusan jadav Thank you. Your condolences means a lot.

aman Feb 17, 2017 05:15am

not the time to blame the govt, time to support the needy. condolences.

manish maheshwari Feb 17, 2017 05:18am

Terrorism needs to fought in all form. No terrorism is good or bad. Pakistan india and Afghanistan should work together.

Krishna Feb 17, 2017 05:28am

Extremely unfortunate...and that too in a religious place. Rest In Peace all those who lost your lives.

OneHumanity Feb 17, 2017 05:29am

@Giri @Idrish Deep condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.

Myview Feb 17, 2017 05:36am

Want to eradicate extremism? Start from Madrassas where such mindset is brewed and refined.No politician seems to be talking of that.Otherwise if you kill five ten more will rise up.

Helloall Feb 17, 2017 05:34am

I am challenging each and everyone here- who is honest & brave enough to do some serious introspection, and to identify and ERADICATE this religious based hatred and terrorism from Pakistan. ..

Helloall Feb 17, 2017 05:37am

Heartbreaking truly. My sincere condolences!!!!

GOD IS GREAT Feb 17, 2017 05:46am


Helloall Feb 17, 2017 05:48am

@Syed Waqar Ali. I agree, but this is not something army can solve. Civilian government should step up and take all necessary actions to eradicate this evil religious terrorism.

Hemant Feb 17, 2017 05:56am

RIP for departed souls and speedy recovery for injured..

Avinash Feb 17, 2017 05:55am

I am dismayed at losing many innocent brothers and sisters from Pakistan

Terrorism should be condemned and deal with sternly without any discrimination.

Elrond Feb 17, 2017 06:01am

Extremism of any kind is cancerous. May the poor souls RIP.

Srinath Feb 17, 2017 06:14am

Sufism is an integral part of the syncretic culture in the subcontinent. The Sufi shrines are revered by people of all religions. Why are they repeatedly coming under attacks in Pakistan?

Sammy Feb 17, 2017 06:17am

Taliban have declared war on Pakistan. Now I think is time for Pakistan and Pakistanis to declare war on Taliban. No more prisoners... shoot to kill!

Younis Feb 17, 2017 06:18am

Plz stop killings of sufi

Imran Feb 17, 2017 06:20am

Very unfortunate,heartfelt condolences to the victims of this cowardly the time has come to stop distinguishing between GOOD and BAD terrorists .terrorist are terrorist working against humanity and must be finished otherwise they will finish humanity.

Imran Feb 17, 2017 06:20am

@Genghis Khan agreed 100%

Vishnu Feb 17, 2017 06:19am

This is very sad. My heart goes to the families who lost their loved ones.

Younis Feb 17, 2017 06:26am

Sad RIP Sad state of affairs

Iftekhar Hassan Feb 17, 2017 06:31am

This is an unprecedented failure of Pakistani domestic intelligence and police. These possible fanatic TTP suicide bombers should have been identified and neutralized before they can carry out such a devastating attack.

This clearly shows, TTP is now regroup and there will be more attack on the innocents and helpless. Pakistan government must provide more resources to identify possible suspected suicide bombers.

Government's fake talk is not acceptable under any circumstances. They are responsible to provide security to each and every citizen.

TechScribe Feb 17, 2017 06:53am

It's time the Pakistani government and the Army put a lid on terrorist groups operating from Pakistan. No good terrorists and no bad terrorists. The people of Pakistan should pressurize them both and hold them accountable for such despicable acts. May the victims RIP.

Zeshan Feb 17, 2017 06:58am

This is so sad. What is this government doing? No control? No safety for the citizens.

jay Feb 17, 2017 07:03am

May God bring peace and tranquility to the deceased souls RIP Hope peace and tranquility comes to Pakistan and its people,

AbhiManue Feb 17, 2017 07:00am

I fear that this is the same group behind the attack this time who murdered Quwaal Amjad Sabri

TechScribe Feb 17, 2017 07:03am

This is the worst atrocity committed anywhere in recent times. The culprits need to be identified and nailed. RIP the victims.

MAjid Feb 17, 2017 07:16am

@Sam rajappaa lal shahbaz qalandar (ra) is a saint for entire humanity

Ahsan Feb 17, 2017 07:21am

It is evident that there's international conspiracy to destabilise Pakistan.

lala Feb 17, 2017 07:22am

Sad news

Lone wolf Feb 17, 2017 07:31am

Very very sad.

Kishor Feb 17, 2017 07:35am

My condolences with victims..

Hareesh Reddy Chappidi Feb 17, 2017 07:47am

I feel sad today for the merciless loss of lives.

MK Feb 17, 2017 07:52am

Soo sad. Please stop this now. Enough of bombing and killing the civilized elements of Pakistan - be they shrines and pilgrims, civilians, artistes, women, minorities, law enforcement officials, advocates, human rights groups/ social workers. It's wrong to prey on the vulnerable and soft targets.

Mehmood Feb 17, 2017 08:01am

We need to act now. Dismantle all the terrorists infrastructure, stop hate speeches, jail all the militants.

GP65 Feb 17, 2017 08:05am

Sad. Condolences to those bereaved and wishing a speedy recovery to those injured.

ZAK IS MONKEY Feb 17, 2017 08:22am

Need to take action against all terrorist.

Kshama Feb 17, 2017 08:23am

I would recommend to put up a laser wall on both eastern as well western borders

gauhar Feb 17, 2017 08:23am

Very disgusting.

Hitesh Feb 17, 2017 08:22am

Very sad ! My prayers are with the families of deceased !

Farooq Akbar Feb 17, 2017 08:23am

No major blasts or terror activity happened in Pak during American Elections, ( Nov 2016 through Mid Feb 2017 ). As the new US administration settles in, the blasts and terror activity resumes !

Feroz Feb 17, 2017 08:26am

Bring those responsible for this despicable act to justice. In South Asia people of all faiths visit Sufi shrines for spiritual nourishment,

MOHD FadzILE Feb 17, 2017 08:35am

Its saddening. RIP for all departed ones. When the menace of terrorism leaves Pakistan. Its high time we introspect ourselves and take decisive measures. Such incidents not only results in loss of precious life but also affects CPEC's future.

biju.J Feb 17, 2017 08:35am

Feeling sad for Pakistani people.

Hasan Feb 17, 2017 08:39am

Build a wall on border with Afghanistan

SK Feb 17, 2017 08:50am

Very Sad incident - what is happening in Pakistan?? No one seems to be in charge ....

Always -Ve news!!! Feb 17, 2017 08:51am

We submit our heartfelt condolences from India. Please have strength to overcome this irreversible loss. Our prayers are with you.

Hope we understand the lives and sufferings of a common citizen. Prayers!!!

Vijay Feb 17, 2017 09:03am

May God bless the souls of poor victims. They didn't have to die such horrible death. My prayer with their families.

Umer Feb 17, 2017 09:18am

70 lives gone for no reason.

Another view Feb 17, 2017 09:24am

All support to Pak armed forces to take down these terrorists, very sad that they target innocents.

BK Feb 17, 2017 09:22am

Deepest condolences to those that have lost their loved ones in this inhuman brutality.

When will the Govt of Pakistan wake up and act in the interest of its own citizens?

Ajay Feb 17, 2017 09:40am

My deepest sympathy with the families.. This is the time for Pakistan to take a decisive step to wipe out all terrorists without any discrimination..

AMIT Feb 17, 2017 09:47am

Its sad to see such cowardly attack at the innocent people. May god keep the soul in peace. Pak should remove the root cause of these terror activities as it is killing our brother and sisters again and again.

jai ho Feb 17, 2017 10:00am

common people always on target, even in the house of God is not safe for them ,this incident shows the deep roots of extremists in Pakistan .

HAIder Feb 17, 2017 10:03am

The PM should take notice and make a committee

Sulaiman DHANANI Feb 17, 2017 10:01am

This is very sad and painful for the entire nation.

Patriot Feb 17, 2017 10:10am

My sincere condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones.All human lives are precious whether its Pakistanis or afghans or Indians.

Razzy Feb 17, 2017 10:10am

Sad pretty sad.

Sympathiser Feb 17, 2017 10:16am

Very sad to hear the news..

Ramesh Nakhwa Feb 17, 2017 10:22am

@Genghis Khan Well said Cheghis khan.

sanjeev Feb 17, 2017 10:36am

@Ali Vazir, True, That's what the gov. of pak need to do. there is no good or bad terrors. Thrown away all of them. If required we will help you.

D.K. PAMNANI Feb 17, 2017 10:42am

2 minutes mourning slience for the departed souls. RIP.

ZAK Feb 17, 2017 10:46am

Many condolences! RIP innocents!

Trueman Feb 17, 2017 10:50am

back to back target is quite clear it terroists are so far alive they are not fizzled plenary moreover, handlers and helper speard nationwide causes of they are doing target scourge of terrorism reeling curx performing their character unabated

Paras Kumar Feb 17, 2017 10:52am

My deepest condolences to all the families effected. Any form of terrorism must be handled with iron fist and discouraged.

Prakash Feb 17, 2017 10:55am

It seems there is no value for human life.

worried citizen Feb 17, 2017 11:03am

No entry in the Pakistan from any border without visa. And Army must not be active after attack at this crucial time when peace was returning to the homeland, they must be proactive. Where are their intelligence agencies who have every information? It is their lacking and relax behavior which caused this new terror wave. People remember what happened at APS Peshawar, intelligence agencies have the information but they did not able to stop it. Please bring permanent peace to my homeland.

Mahesh Feb 17, 2017 11:12am

@Make Pakistan great Bro, What you said is true ,

shiva Feb 17, 2017 11:11am

Very very sad. God save this world.

Blue Knight Feb 17, 2017 11:17am


john kennedy Feb 17, 2017 11:37am

very sad to hear such dastard act . no excuse what so ever,

MK Feb 17, 2017 11:41am

@Feroze Danish He would have had to retire eventually. Hopefully the new one can step up to the plate and act fast now. These attacks have been happening for awhile now and the problem is far from solved yet apparently. For too long people have had to tolerate these terrorists and done absolutely nothing about them. Whatever action is being taken seems to be very slow and reluctant perhaps, as if terrorism is too much entrenched with the social fabric that it hasn't been able to be completely shunned and eliminated altogether by now.

Muhammad sharif bajwa Feb 17, 2017 01:38pm

Pakistan should destroyed the headquarter of terrorists in Afghanistan within hours of first attack of the present wave of attacks. Even now destroy their command and control system immediately before our blood is frozen on the earth of Sehwan.

Ban all communication through social media because it is the most lethal weapon of terrorists because you cant trace them like telephonic conversations.

Surender Pruthi Feb 17, 2017 01:41pm

Very shameful and cowardly on part of those who are hell-bent on causing mayhem and do not see any merit or feel pangs of utter pain in killing innocents.Which mindset or ideological or religious leaning justify this?Sheer mindless and outrageous acts which deserve only abominable response from all those who believe in humanity and peaceful living.Time for unanimous action and singular approach against these elements.Defeat for this ideology and triumph for constructive and humane outlook.Condolences for the bereaved families.

harjeet Feb 17, 2017 02:05pm


SHARMAJI Feb 17, 2017 02:51pm

Extremely Saddened by this news, please spare the place of Love , Peace and most important for sub continent Place of "Tolerance"

Brothers stay safe and Peace From India................

human Feb 17, 2017 02:54pm

Sad ..tragic.. humanity dying everyday in the hands of terrorist.May the soul rest in peace.

rajendran Feb 17, 2017 03:27pm

So many innocent people are killed that too in a temple where they feel the safest. How many children are orphaned and how many widowed. if we hate this world we should kill ourselves and not blow up so many other innocent people who want to live.

Jai Hind Feb 17, 2017 03:29pm

Heart goes out for the families who have lost their loved ones.... Terrorism has no religion, no caste, no creed. Lets pray and hope for our children s of future that they may never witness such hostile situations.

Lets accept the fact that there is no good terrorism and bad terrorism...

Ammar rajput Feb 17, 2017 04:03pm

I miss u raheel Sharif

Nasir-London Feb 17, 2017 04:58pm

Terrorists are abominable inhuman creatures. They do not care for the sufferings and loss of life of the berieved families.

sri Feb 17, 2017 05:23pm

Sad news. May God give courage and solace to the grieved family. I wonder what do these terrorists get by killing innocent people at all. I hope to God these politicians wake up and take firm action against terrorists. A terror act needs firm and severe punishment - whether inside or outside of the country.

ani india Feb 17, 2017 05:49pm

so sad..

Kevin Peter Feb 18, 2017 03:14am

Our prayers are with the families of the innocent victims of this terrorist attack. Heartfelt condolences from India. Innocent lives matter wherever they are on the Earth!!

PS Feb 18, 2017 04:12am


Helloall Feb 18, 2017 05:58am

@Farooq Akbar. What are you saying? What this got to do with US elections? Talking about some stupid conspiracy theory again?

seeker Feb 18, 2017 09:26am

Condolence to the relatives of the dead, quick recovery wishes for the injured and respect for the people who defied this barbaric attack and had their 'dhamaal'.

notrick Feb 18, 2017 09:49am

We are heading towards destruction..seal the borders and take brave actions against TTP

Ahmad Feb 18, 2017 02:51pm

Politicians should not be blamed, since people are ruled by those who are like themselves.

AZAD Feb 19, 2017 09:31am

@Talha : what if other then no action require

Sat Feb 19, 2017 03:07pm

Pakistan is reaping what it sowed .Condolences to bereaved families.