Google pays tribute to Quetta attack victims

Search engine giant places candle on its homepage for Pakistan

Tech Desk August 09, 2016

Google on Tuesday paid tribute to the 70 victims of the Quetta attack with a candle placed on its Pakistan homepage.

At least 70 people were killed in a suicide attack at a hospital in Quetta, after lawyers rushed to the place following a fatal attack on Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) President Bilal Anwar Kasi.


Tributes poured in from all around the world following the deadly attack and tech giants did not lag behind either. The candle on Google’s homepage is not clickable but has a message which reads, “In Memory Of The Victims in Quetta”.

Facebook also activated its “Safety Check” feature after the blast at Quetta hospital which is designed to see if people present at the site of the event are safe.


This would be Google’s second homage related to Pakistan this year. Earlier, Google paid tribute to philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi with a link on its homepage that opened a new window on information about the legendary philanthropist.

In October 2015, Google also paid tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali khan on the musical maestro’s 67th birthday with a doodle.


Dr NASIR KASI | 6 years ago | Reply i really appreciate Google who present tribute to the victim of quetta blast specially lawyers community thanks google.DR NASIR KHAN KASI ADVICATE SUPREME COURT PAKISTAN
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