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Pakistani security personnel deployed outside the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. -AFP
Pakistani security personnel deployed outside the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. -AFP

The death toll from the suicide attack at the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar climbed to 83 on Friday evening with more than 250 injured, as a country-wide crackdown on militants launched after the savage attack intensified.

— DawnNews

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Sehwan and were briefed about the situation in the city by the top security officials. Later they visited the injured in Nawabshah.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had reached Sehwan, his political constituency, on Thursday night.

'Security lapse'

The militant Islamic State group (IS) had claimed the attack, which also injured more than 200.

The bomber had struck as devotees gathered for the evening dhamaal ritual in a crowded space within the shrine.

The Sindh's inspector general of police termed the attack a result of a "security lapse".

Police had cordoned off the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine early Friday, as forensic investigators arrived.

Security for shrines was tightened across the country in the aftermath of the bombing, with some closed till further notice and entry to others tightened considerably.

Read: 70 dead as bomb rips through Lal Shahbaz shrine in Sehwan

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

Lack of medical facilities

The popular shrine's white floor was still smeared with blood on Friday morning, with scattered debris including shoes, shawls, and baby bottles. At least 20 children are believed to be among the dead, the head of Sehwan's medical facility Moeenuddin Siddiqui said.

The Sindh government announced three days of mourning as citizens vented their grief and fury on social media, bemoaning the lack of medical facilities to help the wounded, with the nearest main hospital some 130 kilometres from the shrine.

The medical facilities in Sehwan are basic, and many of the injured were flown to Karachi and other major cities of Sindh in military planes and helicopters.

The country had seen a dramatic improvement in security in the past two years, but multiple attacks this week have undermined the growing sense of optimism.

Resurgence in terror attacks

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

Slippers of blast victims lie on the ground at the 13th century Muslim Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. ─AFP
Slippers of blast victims lie on the ground at the 13th century Muslim Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. ─AFP

The bombing at Qalandar's shrine was the tenth militant attack over the past five days in the country. The fresh wave of terrorism started with an attack on a DSNG van of Samaa TV in Karachi on Sunday, leaving a media worker dead.

The next day saw a suicide attack in Lahore, killing 13 people, including two senior police officers. On the same day, a Bomb Disposal Squad commander and a policeman were killed while defusing a bomb in Quetta and two security personnel lost their lives when their vehicle hit a landmine in South Waziristan.

On Wednesday, four suicide bombers blew themselves up in Peshawar, Mohmand Agency and Charsadda in an attempt to target security forces and members of the judiciary.

On Thursday, three soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in Awaran area of Balochistan, and four policemen and a civilian were killed in an attack on a police van in Dera Ismail Khan.

Comments (143) Closed

Ahmed Shaikh Feb 17, 2017 10:29am

The question is: why were the terrorists not apprehended or eliminated before the attacks?

BOO ali Feb 17, 2017 10:30am

Cosmetic surgery is not going to work, go for permanent solution. Get rid of the financiers, sympathizers and supports of these anti-social elements as well.

Ahmed bin Babar Feb 17, 2017 10:31am

Finish this until the last terrorist is sent to the hell...

Nasir Feb 17, 2017 10:32am

COAS needs to step up now before it gets out of hand again.

Prashant Feb 17, 2017 10:32am

Crazy people cowardly act

Syed Mudassir Feb 17, 2017 10:35am

Kill them all where ever they are, NO mercy for terrorists and their supporters

Wise Feb 17, 2017 10:38am

One whole generation is spoilt beyond repair. Only hope is next generation. But who will teach them to coexist peacefully.

Indian Feb 17, 2017 10:40am

Condolences to the victims' family.. And i pray for the injureds..whnevr

PakBH Feb 17, 2017 10:40am

no comments. Just shocked and sad

Sadaat Feb 17, 2017 10:40am

This operation should be an on going one , not one off, till tangible results. Political leaders from all walks of life must extend their cooperation and National Action Plan must b revived.

desi dimag Feb 17, 2017 10:45am

Great going Pakistan, make sure no terrorists left.

siddhu Feb 17, 2017 10:46am

Shocked & saddened by condemnable terrorist attack inside Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar targeting innocent ppl. We are with you Dear Pakistan. Search these basters and eliminate them

Karthikeyan Feb 17, 2017 10:45am

There are no good and bad terrorists. All terrorists needs to be wiped out.

imran khan Feb 17, 2017 10:46am

continue killing these barbarian terrorists till there is not a single one of them left. enough is ENOUGH.

Jg Feb 17, 2017 10:43am

Untill i roundup these mullahs who preach and bend the religion for their political gains Nothing will change. You have to seal the porous afghanitan border so these people cant escape the law.

RaMesh Feb 17, 2017 10:47am

Should kill all who endorse killing others, regardless of policy considerations. Good first step though!

Dvs Feb 17, 2017 10:47am

Hope fully they will learn something before too late.

dilip Feb 17, 2017 10:48am

I fail to understand that why does the clergy, not pass a fatwa against those who indulge in such gruesome acts of terrorism. If eminent Islamic Scholars come together and pass a fatwa against such acts, cases like these will certainly get reduced if not eliminated totally.

JKhan Feb 17, 2017 10:47am

This wave of terror attacks confirms general public impression about the corrupted and incompetent security policies of the Provinces and Federal Agencies. The terrorists are provided oppertunities by total security neglect. A Punjab Minister responsible for total neglect

pashtunyar Feb 17, 2017 10:53am

Why does the law enforcement agencies have to wait for a terrorist attack to happen before they take on the terrorists? The cavalier attitude and reactive approach is making a hard job alot harder.

Mohsin Feb 17, 2017 10:56am

After the APS incident the government and army sprang into action and came down hard on terrorists and criminal elements in the country and for sometime the country breathed a sigh of relief. But now the menace of terrorism has raised its ugly head again. Its high time the authorities finished the job of ridding this scourge from our beautiful land once and for all.

The state is a powerful entity. It can and will prevail, however it needs to develop the will to do so and success in this endeavor depends on the maturity of our leaders.

Statements suggesting that terrorism in this country exists because of the lack of Arabic spoken in our land is not the level of political maturity required to lead this nation in these troubled times.

Imran ali Feb 17, 2017 10:55am

18 terrorists had been killed in operations in Sindh overnight, ..suddenly from where they found these terrorist after the was suicidal should go against the real terrorist irrespective of bad or good and its facilitators

Al Fatmi Feb 17, 2017 10:58am

Hunt them and show them no mercy.

papa Feb 17, 2017 10:58am

Kill them otherwise they kill you

RN Feb 17, 2017 11:00am

How are these people found so easily?

ravinder dhar Feb 17, 2017 11:01am

my heart goes to the families of the dead my deepest condolences.

Goldigger Feb 17, 2017 11:04am

Why weren't these operations conducted before such incidents, I believe the intelligence must have been gathered well before..why security agencies let those innocent poor lives lost?

ahmad Feb 17, 2017 11:03am

when PM and ministers are interested in inaugurating buses and washrooms instead of making policies the country will go backward. i never seen any other prime ministers or presidents in other countries inaugurating buses, flyovers and every small thing.

fair Feb 17, 2017 11:11am

Why do we wait for such disasters to crackdown on foul elements.

Robert Feb 17, 2017 11:11am

Urgent attention needed to stop terrorism

rauf Feb 17, 2017 11:14am

nation doesn't want any of those culprits responsible to be arrested orders should be to shoot them on sight

Slider Feb 17, 2017 11:17am

My deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved..Wish we Indians could sincerely help you in any way by sending rescue teams , medicos , supplies , blood , first aid teams etc as I read there are no medical facilities around. After all ,these are human tragedies which transcend countries & religions . Both the countries should not hesitate to help each other in times of need. This is the first step towards building real peace.

Aslum shaikh Feb 17, 2017 11:21am

Crackdown is good but seems temporary and very short term measure. Unless factories producing these terrorists are not shutdown, it will keep raising its head

Ebrahim Feb 17, 2017 11:22am

Security force always crack done for few days against terrorists ,why are they sleeping before that!

Commonman Feb 17, 2017 11:24am

Why this is not done even before bomb ripped off innocent people?

So you have a known list of terrorist operating places but will only strike at them after their strike at innocents to pacify agitating citizens?

SAT GOEL Feb 17, 2017 11:25am

If this was done before, this massacre could have been avoided. It is very sad that so many innocent lives have been lost. Never too late to act.

Aki Feb 17, 2017 11:27am

We are not going to back down or cower in front of any terrorist

This is OUR country!!!

Paindoo Feb 17, 2017 11:31am

Why do we need a terrorist attack for initiating these types of crackdowns? Why can't we be pro active in our approach?

Nasir S. Feb 17, 2017 11:32am

Why are the security forces fooling people. So called operations have achieved nothing. Nation is being fooled and tonnes of money being spent. We need to see results.

Karim Feb 17, 2017 11:34am

Suddenly we know who they are is it?

Anil Khan Feb 17, 2017 11:32am

Why does it take an attack to start such operations?

white thunder Feb 17, 2017 11:39am

how suddenly they knew the location of

Rohit Feb 17, 2017 11:42am

18 terrorists killed in operations overnight! If law agencies knew about their where about then why were they waiting all these days? This means that they knew about the terrorists but were doing nothing about it intentionally. If this is the attitude of Pakistan government and their law enforcing agencies then I am afraid to say that bombs will continue to explode and innocent people will continue to die.

imtiaz ali Feb 17, 2017 11:44am

After every terror attack, this is the same news. Next day another attack.

Noor ul hadi Feb 17, 2017 11:47am

very sad news

Mustafa Feb 17, 2017 11:47am

25 killed in a crackdown in less than 12 hours of the blast? I doubt if this action is justified.How is the culpability proved? Or is it just targeted action based on past records in order to pacify people's anger and frustration? If yes, why such action was not taken before the incident. At least it would have prevented such a deadly attack and death of innocents.

Shujaat Ameer Feb 17, 2017 11:50am

This won't stop until we as a society specifically NAME and Shame the terrorists and their sympathizers... These vague and generalized condemnation won't do much.

While the law enforcement agencies can fight with the militancy, we need the society to unequivocally shun the ideology behind the bloodshed.

PakSal Feb 17, 2017 11:57am

Why wait for a tragedy to unfold? LEAs need to proactively pursue these terrorists and prevent such mass murder. I can't imagine what would happen to all of those families who have lost their loved ones, breadwinners etc.

Shahid Feb 17, 2017 12:12pm

Why a 100 people had to die before they take action, why not before?

Unsure Feb 17, 2017 12:16pm

Does this crack down means, location and information of all the militants was available before hand with Rangers?

Dr Afridi Feb 17, 2017 12:17pm

Better late than never

Saif zulfiqar Feb 17, 2017 12:20pm

Kill all these terrorists alongwith their foreign agents of the neighbouring countries.

H Ather Feb 17, 2017 12:21pm

Our virtual interior minister is sitting cozy in Islamabad. He believes his ministry related issues are all sorted out by yet another press conference

SHAKIR Feb 17, 2017 12:27pm

Why always crackdown after blast? Why security officials didn't crackdown against them before attacks?

Sam Feb 17, 2017 12:33pm

Why do we have to wait for some tragedies to happen before immediate crackdowns are launched? No day should be taken lighter or easier by LEAs. The job demands continuous hard work.

Sindhi_in_Sindh Feb 17, 2017 12:35pm

Tens of billions taken for development by PPP led Sindh Govt. under NFC award each year, but did not even build a single decent hospital in an entire district. Same condition accross rural Sindh. This is worse than the over-hyped Panama case.

jahanzaib Feb 17, 2017 12:37pm

A very sad moment for the nation and would say with heavy heart that this attack could have been avoided by focused and serious actions of our LEA's against terroirsts but irony our security institutions are playing political game in the name of karachi operation and believe me nothing could be achieved by backing some group and opposing or targettting other groups, all the miscreants should be dealt strongly and brought to jusice regardless of any affiliation in order to restore and maintain peace in any place.

Asif Feb 17, 2017 12:41pm

Why we are not proactive? Why can't we make decisions before something bad happens? Why we can't just ask Afghanis, " no trade till we get our wanted man"? How many more people will be killed before we get serious about this issue?

Waqar Feb 17, 2017 12:40pm

Why sindh rangers killed 18 people overnight. Is Pakistan a lawless country where killings are paid in killings. Stop this nonsense and make Pakistan a law abiding country which is the only way to move forward.

Kashif Feb 17, 2017 12:43pm

We need Raheel Sharif back !!

Gunjan Feb 17, 2017 12:51pm

Wow - they knew where the terrorists were and were waiting for 75 people to be killed before they took action against the terrorists. Amazing !!

Vasan Feb 17, 2017 12:50pm

Killers are cowards, because they attack when innocent people praying to God.

Pravin Feb 17, 2017 12:57pm

more than 25 terrorists had been killed after bomb attack in a single day it means we know very well that where are these terrorists. why we don't take action against them before their attacks if we know where they are.

Shaikh Feb 17, 2017 12:57pm

If law enforcement agencies knew where the terrorists were (as they overnight killed so many), why were they were on loose earlier. Any major incidence was awaited to happen in order to take any action against them? such a sorry state of affairs..

Zulfi Feb 17, 2017 12:58pm

These cave dwellers don't even spare shrines and children. There should be zero tolerance towards this diseased mindset. No interpretation can justify killing of innocent people

M Jamal Feb 17, 2017 12:59pm

The terrorism and other evils will continue unless we change our rulers and bring those who really care about their people.

Iqbal khan Feb 17, 2017 12:59pm

Time to depoliticise police in all provinces like that in KPK and train them on more advance and professional manner to control internal situation while to spare army for the borders. Please no more waste of then nation blood and resources on the security and personal agendas of elite class.

uday Bhat Feb 17, 2017 12:59pm

Pakistan seems to be moving in a vicious circle. A strong political will supported by the Military and banning of all religious parties will only save Pakistan. Our heart goes to those people who have lost their near and dear one. God save Pakistan.

omair Feb 17, 2017 01:18pm

Not impressed with this eye wash. You cant kill and nurture them at the same time.

Bhai Feb 17, 2017 01:25pm

If you were already aware of the positions / presence of these terrorists, why you waited for this terror act to happen?

Suneesh Mohan Feb 17, 2017 01:25pm

Why wait for an attack to start hunting down terrorists?

Khan Feb 17, 2017 01:28pm

This is the best way to deal with terrorist !!!

anonymous Feb 17, 2017 01:27pm

excellent news to being the day with !!!

IndIan Feb 17, 2017 01:33pm

RIP. Heartfelt sympathies to families of all victims.

zak Feb 17, 2017 01:35pm

This new terrorist network funded by foreign sinister agencies will experience the same power force that other terrorist networks experienced in Zarb e Azb. These too will suffer the same fate, death, destruction or running back to sanctuaries in Afghanistan where the non Afghan handlers will harbor them. As COAS said, we will go after their aider's and abettors where ever they are, meaning their own homeland.

Pb Feb 17, 2017 01:36pm

Paramilitary Rangers getting result overnight so it's obvious that Government is/was knowing location of terrorists.

waqar Feb 17, 2017 01:45pm

I fail to understand why we have a crackdown on terrorists after innocents are killed? Why cant we crackdown before they run havoc in the cities and kill innocents :/

SAM Feb 17, 2017 01:46pm


Riaz Feb 17, 2017 01:56pm

Every time there is an incident similar to Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine, LEA comes into action kill few terrorists and within a week everybody forgets and life continues as before. Why they do not target its nurseries in the shape of few madrases operating freely throughout Pakistan

Princess_of_DHUMP Feb 17, 2017 02:02pm

Fighting terrorism with lawlessness rarely helps.

Iqbal Feb 17, 2017 02:05pm

Yeah we've all seen those clean up operations happening after the fact. What's the point really? We really can't seem to be preemptive in this regard or perhaps we don't want to...

Taimoor Ahmad Feb 17, 2017 02:08pm

Eliminate all the terrorists with full force.. There should be no mercy on these cowards.....

Ali Feb 17, 2017 02:11pm

Bilawal "The perpetrators will be brought to justice". Sure you and you're father (who spends 364 days outside the country) will bring them to justice.

God give us the courage to rid us of these monsters (terrorists and these so called leaders)

Karim Feb 17, 2017 02:12pm

Who are these people who are being targeted? If they are really terrorists why were they not being targeted before? Why were they allowed to roam freely across the streets of Pakistan?

Ejaz Feb 17, 2017 02:14pm

Pak Army Zindabad..!!

SATT Feb 17, 2017 02:17pm

When the authorities know whom to kill why didn't they do it before the tragedy.

MG Feb 17, 2017 02:22pm

Too reactive and immature. These kind of problems do not have quick fix

lucky Feb 17, 2017 02:44pm

I condemn the attack on any innocent either he is from any sect or religion.

lucky Feb 17, 2017 02:49pm

Terrorist are to be killed instead of giving them way to quit the country. The are not human beings rather they are hungry wolf and attacks like a fox.

KSRana Feb 17, 2017 02:49pm

Action is so fast, it means you know where terrorists live.

Cool Monk Feb 17, 2017 02:54pm

@SATT. This is most logical and best question.

Jayakumar Feb 17, 2017 03:02pm

Pakistani state will have to cross the so called red line & make some bold decisions & policy shifts too. Any way its for the govt.alone to decide how far it dares to go.

citizen41 Feb 17, 2017 03:01pm

why do we always wait for a tragedy to take action against extremists. .why don't we nip evil in the bud... it's a fact that we need sane policy makers not such puncture-fixers

Raza Feb 17, 2017 03:03pm

The authorities must eleminate those who spread such kind of ideology of extremism and all those who produce suicide killers.

ubaid Shah Feb 17, 2017 03:11pm

Very Tragic. Makes us V V SAD. From IOK.

Raza Feb 17, 2017 03:10pm

@SATT.yes this is a big question mark for the law enforcement agencies.How long they will allow or compromise with the killer and perperator of this henious crime against humanity.

Asim Feb 17, 2017 03:10pm

@SATT agreed.

D.K. PAMNANI Feb 17, 2017 03:31pm

Condolences to the families who lost their love ones. This should not be repeated.

alimahmood Feb 17, 2017 03:32pm

To my mind there is an urgent need to go after this immense problem. Perhaps, a two pronged attack is required.

  1. To educate our youth. One can see young boys asking for alms and cleaning the screens of cars or selling flowers. Why have we not devised a program to educate these unfortunate sons of very unfortunate parents. Govt has to take a serious look at this. Do the funds disbursed against BISP reach the receivers in totallity.????? These can be used for educating the poor.

  2. The LEA must rise up to this horrific situation. many have asked the same question, why do we wait for a horror to happen.

Mirza Mahmud Askari, Dhaka Feb 17, 2017 03:35pm

So sad so sad. What's happening in Pakistan in the name of religion? When will this madness be stopped?

Owais mangal Feb 17, 2017 03:34pm

Noons and Bhuttos should be dealt with now. Else, no future.

GuruSpeak Feb 17, 2017 03:41pm

@zak Their aiders and abettors are residing well within Pakistan. You need to look within particulraly in Punjab.

super dawn Feb 17, 2017 03:45pm

too late in the day to help the , the sate has to stop differentiating between good and bad .voters should punish the politicians for their inaction causing death.

lost cause Feb 17, 2017 03:47pm

The vicious cycle of death and destruction will continue if government also does not work by established law.

Princess_of_DHUMP Feb 17, 2017 03:57pm

PM, Imran Khan, Khurshid Shah, COAS, IG Sindh and all four CMs should go there and join them in Dhammal. Least they can do.

Zafar ahmed Feb 17, 2017 04:06pm

No one knows whats going on this country ! Shame on the rulers (present & past ) !

siku Feb 17, 2017 04:09pm

Nationwide crackdown? what after the loss of innocent lifes?

Zafar ahmed Feb 17, 2017 04:13pm

All top rulers & leaders come on TV to say "Shocked & saddened" by this terrorist attack and they back after photo session to their heavily fortified castles & palaces , leaving the common people at the mercy of terrorists & enemies !

zoro Feb 17, 2017 04:14pm

BRAVO ... absolutely right ... Dont give up to those scoundrels...

Yakappo Feb 17, 2017 04:20pm

@Mustafa well said

Zulfi Feb 17, 2017 04:32pm

Bravo, where is sanity.

K. B. S. Subramaniam Feb 17, 2017 04:33pm

I am Hindu from India, but this attack makes me sad.

This is a place where people go to feel close to God. This attack is anti-Islamic.

May the victims souls be at peace and may the Almighty give the survivors strength.

Wise Feb 17, 2017 04:32pm

Encouraging development! Countries affected by terrorism should cooperate and work together to fight it. Terrorism, separatism and sectarianism should all be fought simultaneously on all borders and with cooperation with neighbors.

Azmeen Feb 17, 2017 04:39pm

Sad very sad. Proactive actions are needed on continuous basis.

Shahnawaz Feb 17, 2017 04:43pm

Enforce strong security mechanism on inter-province borders. Afghanistan border should be closed as soon as possible. After that operation lasts that Gen. Raheel had started.

Vin Feb 17, 2017 04:50pm

Bravo bravo. Let those maniacs know that no one is afraid of them.

tt Feb 17, 2017 04:56pm

The act of killing terrorist is hoodwicking the poor public. No one has even verified who are these so called terrorist killed. The actual terrorist may be walking free to strike at another place. Unless there is strong policy against terrorism no country can be safe.

mr.a Feb 17, 2017 05:08pm

We are getting sick of false promises. Armed forces and security forces need to take things seriously now and not just do drama of this operation and that operation. A consistent and vigilant operation is required, one that is spans throughout the nation - from major cities to tribal areas.

Ayaz Ahmad Guru Feb 17, 2017 05:12pm

Darkness can't prevail upon light, light vanishes out darkness. Shame to these terrorists. If only they could think.

SARA Feb 17, 2017 05:16pm

Poor people being slaughtered by terrorists and elite class alike. If some thing again happens then what? Its not bravery it is wasting lives

kkl Feb 17, 2017 05:19pm

Salute to the spirit...this is the best answer to these terrorists...

Prabha Feb 17, 2017 05:25pm

@Aslum shaikh rightly said, and every one knows where the factories are !. Public need to act, its now or never!

Prabha Feb 17, 2017 05:30pm

@Aki .common force your govt. to act on them and eliminate the menace. There are no Good or Bad terrorist! all are same.

Hidden TRuth. Feb 17, 2017 05:31pm

Not words, we want to see action against them, NOW.

Prabha Feb 17, 2017 05:35pm

@Karim good question. It seems now the people are understanding the reality of the countries governance and motives!!

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 17, 2017 05:50pm

Sufis are people of peace and harmony, those who are behind it will meet their karma sooner or later. R.I.P innocent souls.

Breaking our spirits is impossible. Long live Sufism! and every faith of the world :) Love to all the Sufi Saints of this world, love to my Sufi Saint Garib Nawaz. Love you Ajmeri Sarkar. Love to Sai Baba of Shirdi.

amman Feb 17, 2017 05:58pm

@Ahmed Shaikh Yes true, why don’t we eliminate all of those?? Our people are suffering due to that. Please dig to find terrorists and eliminate all of those through out Pakistan , we want free prospers nation.

syedchaudhrygangadinkhan Feb 17, 2017 06:04pm

Imran Khan goes on Twitter to express his fake grief & sorrow. What percentage of Pakistanis have a Twitter account? Be real. You can fool some people some times but not all the people all the time. What is your source of income? You have no skills, you have no job.

JAMIL SOOMRO, NEW YORK CITY Feb 17, 2017 06:48pm

Not a wise decision. What about the people who died?

Vinod Narang Feb 17, 2017 06:52pm

That is what is needed People not afraid of these maniacs. This is what the terrorist wants to put fear in the hearts of the public. Thumbs up for the people who are still willing to visit shrine . Prayers for the departed souls and fast recovery for the injured

Ahsan Feb 17, 2017 06:55pm

Such incidents break our hearts. Their occurances in each Province indicate a well planned conspiracy against Pakistan. Apart from this tragic genocide, this takes us back in our efforts to bring prosperity to nation

Govind Feb 17, 2017 07:12pm

Extremely hurt by this barbarian attitude of terrorists who can kill innocent people at a holy shrine. They should be completely wiped out from Pakistan. Our heartfelt condolences towards the victims and their relatives.RIP

Malik Feb 17, 2017 07:57pm

This is what should happen after such attacks - make clear that every time they strike, we will strike back even harder. Our lives are not so cheap.

LK Feb 17, 2017 07:58pm

Well done Pakistan. This is the way to respond to terrorists. Refuse to be cowed down and continue with life as usual...

Ma Feb 17, 2017 08:03pm

Condolences to the families of all those affected, prayers with them. Very sad. All else is just talk and comments. No solution. Even after APS.

DJ London Feb 17, 2017 09:08pm

I hate human killing another human. I hope this will stop soon. Love from Indian!

koko Feb 17, 2017 10:02pm

@BOO ali well said !

charlie papa Feb 18, 2017 01:54am

attacking place of worship...cowards

KHan USA Feb 18, 2017 05:02am

Our governments both at federal and provincial levels have failed !

adil Feb 18, 2017 07:04am

How can anyone under the name of a religion do this? No religion teaches violence, not that I know of.

Matt Feb 18, 2017 11:18am

When the bulk of province's resources are funneled overseas through mega corruption, then how could law and order be maintained? Like major cities majority of cities in Sindh lack "governance!"

Smilingbudhha Feb 18, 2017 04:21pm

My deepest condolences to the victim's families. Its a barbaric act.

peter Feb 19, 2017 03:04pm

my condolences to the near and dear. violence is not the solution to any problem.