Faisalabad carnage: Car bomb kills 25, injures over 100

Published: March 9, 2011
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Rescue workers remove the body of a victim at the bomb blast site in Faisalabad. A bomb planted by suspected militants exploded at a filling station, killing at least 25 people and wounding 130 others. PHOTO: AFP

Rescue workers remove the body of a victim at the bomb blast site in Faisalabad. A bomb planted by suspected militants exploded at a filling station, killing at least 25 people and wounding 130 others. PHOTO: AFP

FAISALABAD: 

A car bomb exploded at a CNG station situated in front of an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)  office in Faisalabad, killing at least 25 people and wounding 130 others on Tuesday, officials said.

Many of those hurt were trapped for hours under debris or hit by shrapnel after the blast reduced the station building to rubble, with rescue workers heaving away stones and metal to pull survivors.

The gas station owned by a former DIG was flattened in the blast that occurred at 10:19 am, while a nearby office of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was badly damaged.

“The rescue work is almost over. Most casualties were recovered from the debris of the PIA building and gas station,” said Adnan Khalil, the official in charge of the rescue effort.

Police and hospital officials confirmed that 22 bodies had been received. More than 35 vehicles were destroyed in the blast that created a 10-foot deep crater at the site.  Four people are said to have lost their lives as they were buried alive under the debris. A security guard at the CNG station and an ISI official were also among the injured.

CPO Faisalabad Dr Usman said that about 150 kilogrammes of explosive material was used in a silver-coloured Mehran. It is said that terrorists wanted to target the  nearby ISI building.

A six-member team of the Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) of the Federal Investigation Agency collected samples of explosive material from the crime scene and sent them to Islamabad for analysis. The CTW officials said that the blast was caused by  a remote device and created a crater 4 to 4.5 feet deep and 10 to 12 feet wide.

Witness Ijaz Hussain told reporters at the site that he heard and felt a loud blast before chaos ensued.

“It was a deafening blast – I thought the ground had been jolted by an earthquake. Everybody was running here and there to save their lives. I saw injured people and bodies scattered here and there,” said Hussain.

“I was on way to my office after parking my office car at the gas station,” a PIA driver, Mohammad Safdar, 42, told AFP from his hospital bed where he was being treated for leg injuries. “Suddenly there was a huge blast and I felt somebody threw me away. I was brought to the hospital unconscious.”

Television pictures showed the station had been reduced to a pile of bricks and gnarled metal as rescue officials worked to remove rubble from the scene to search for survivors, and ambulance vehicles ferried the injured away.

Senior administration official Zaheer Anwar said that by the evening there was no-one left trapped under rubble.

In addition to the offices of two intelligence agencies, there are military offices in the area as well.

A hand grenade was found near the place of the incident which was allegedly hurled at the building of the intelligence agency but it could not explode. The bomb disposal squad defused it.

Who is responsible?

Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed responsibility, telling Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location the attack was in retaliation for the killing of one of their commanders in the city. He was referring to the killing of a senior Pakistani Taliban member in a shoot-out with police in Faisalabad last year.

The Express Tribune has learnt that an intelligence agency believes that the Fedayeen-i-Islam, an alliance of Punjabi Taliban group headed by Rana Afzal alias Noor Khan was behind the bombing.

The intelligence agency reported last week that Azfal and accomplices had paid frequent visits to Faisalabad recently and were possibly planning to attack police offices or the offices of other security agencies.

Afzal is originally from Kabeerwala but now reportedly lives in Waziristan. The Fedayeen-i-Islam is made up of six militant organisations, led by Illyas Kashmiri, Asmat Maaviya group, Qari Zafar, Rana Afzal, Qari Hussain and Commander Tariq.

With additional input from Asad Kharal in Lahore and agencies

Published in  The Express Tribune, March  9th, 2011.


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Reader Comments (83)

  • Hamza Shahid
    Mar 8, 2011 - 10:56AM

    May Allah save our country.Recommend

  • Hamza Shahid
    Mar 8, 2011 - 10:57AM

    I am really shocked to hear about this. May Allah save our country.Recommend

  • ali
    Mar 8, 2011 - 10:58AM

    this was bound to happen sooner or later.
    since last six months there was increased militant activity in fasisalabad but no one was there to check it or stop it. walls all over the city are painted with slogans like “napak army murdabad” “taliban zindabad” etc. but no one is alarmed over such incidents.
    ofcourse this blast was written all over the wall but sadly everyone kept sleeping.Recommend

  • NJ
    Mar 8, 2011 - 11:00AM

    ALLAH ALMIGHTY bless our beloved Pakistan :(Recommend

  • Waseem
    Mar 8, 2011 - 11:06AM

    Plz share the actual and Cleared news about the explosion Recommend

  • muhammad shahzad
    Mar 8, 2011 - 11:14AM

    will ppp now wake up?? will the ppp abandon their shameful policy of appeasement of the religious barbarians & summon the courage to fight their hatefilled ideology publicly?

    come on ppp,go back to being the “pakistan people’s party” ,instead of the “pakistan cowards party ” you currently are.

    disowning & abandoning salman taseer,shahabaz bhatti & sherry rehman won’t save your government ppp, stand up against these fanatics.Recommend

  • Khaliullah
    Mar 8, 2011 - 11:15AM

    Balochistan ZindabadRecommend

  • afzal ahmed
    Mar 8, 2011 - 11:27AM

    get out of your pathetic surrender mode ppp!!

    rise up against islamic fundamentalism before it destroys everyone.Recommend

  • ali
    Mar 8, 2011 - 11:29AM

    me too afraidRecommend

  • Mar 8, 2011 - 11:47AM

    We from Faisalabad Condemn this attack.Faisalabad has been a very peaceful city since ever and hub of business, while, this is strongly condemned.Recommend

  • Asad
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:08PM

    I think Mr. Davis’s buddies out there are not happy with us…Recommend

  • Muhammad Sajjad
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:18PM

    ofcourse its the prayer of every patriotic Pakistani that Oh Allah SWT have mercy on us and on our beloved Pakistan. But yes But is there any one to hear these cries in the Palaces of Islambad, Lahore, Karachi. We are really ashamed of our leaders since 47.Recommend

  • Yousaf
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:24PM

    Musharraf sowed the seeds of of this terrorism by joining the terror club and since then we are on the recieving end. His alliance with America was for his personal acceptance by the Americans and not Pakistan’s interests. There was no terrorism in this country till 2002,when Musharraf ordered move of troops in FATA and the very incompetant Gen Aurakzai led this induction(mind you these days he is advisor to Imran Khan against presence of troops in FATA).

    Only Allah Almighty can help us now as all the politicians have also proved to thorougly incapable of handling the State affairs.Recommend

  • Blind-sniper
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:28PM

    what was the ACTUAL TARGET………..or they missed………..
    ALLAH ALMIGHTY bless our beloved Pakistan :(Recommend

  • Mar 8, 2011 - 12:33PM

    I am working as a marketing merchandiser in Klash Group since three year and i am living in this city since eight years but this is first time to hear and saw a blasting in this city i am really sad on this news. We are working with other countries if forigners hear this news they will never come to visit this city due to blasting and now i am also feeling that there is no safty in Pakistan. I prayed to my Allah that Allah will save the world. Recommend

  • Waqar Ahmed
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:37PM

    Really very tragic !
    It is the first blast in our city…Recommend

  • Imran
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:43PM

    This will start as a downfall of current Government and you will see there will be a series of such attacks in coming days to topple the Government since for the very first time they have taken a stance in favour of the Nation and against there Lords for whom they worship from 1947 ie Americans.

    The current situation and these balsts has no concern with Islamic fundamentalism. Go deep and look there are more concerns of Iran and India in Pakistan. So these happenings in our country is a part of some great game. Please understand. Recommend

  • Adeel
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:47PM

    i am surprised why people above are pointing their anger towards PPP….law and order is a provincial issue…what is the Khadim e Aala and his gang including rana sanaullah doing? isnt PML N notorious for siding with extremists for ages…what a shame for PML NRecommend

  • SA
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:50PM

    Very sad!Recommend

  • Imran
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:53PM

    We all should pray for those martyers who lost there precious lives in these attacks and may Allah bless there families with courage to withstand this hour of trial. Recommend

  • ijaz ahmed minhas
    Mar 8, 2011 - 12:59PM

    Me working in this city for the last three years never heard such like incidents here. Faisalabad was a very peaceful city. really very sad.Recommend

  • ABD
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:00PM

    Why is it that 90% of bomb blasts ony happen in countries where there is an American presence i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan and now Pakistan. I also sense an unexplainable shift of terrorism occuring from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Punjab and new names coming up like the “Punjabi Taliban.” Is Punjab becoming the centre of the American and Taliban game?Recommend

  • Mar 8, 2011 - 1:00PM

    Hi. Ali do not afraid just come to the road and start crying with other people that what is wrong with the government. We need Paskitan safe and sound. Will you do it with your friends and with me. Recommend

  • HAFIZ SHAHRAN MALIK
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:06PM

    me too afriadRecommend

  • HAFIZ SHAHRAN MALIK
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:08PM

    me too afriad and may allaha save their countryRecommend

  • HAFIZ SHAHRAN MALIK
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:16PM

    this is very sad incident, big securty lape .goverment of pakistan should think now seriously for better future of pkaistan to leave all the internal harshes/enymies etc. FOR GOD SAKE kuch PAKISTAN key ley be ker do yar!!!!!!!!!!!! Recommend

  • Fazal Gafur
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:19PM

    Well well, yesterday I commented on the diplomatics persons firing case that something bigger is going to happen and I requested our agencies to take care of these incidents.

    I think its total failure of our ISI, MI & IB agencies and we need to seriously think something different.coz these agencies got failed to stop CIA terrorist activities which was expected after the US Govt and agencies failure in immunity case of Mr. Davis.

    We all common citizens failed to understand why our Govt and agencies are failed to protect our Pakistan? why they damn care for our country …

    Now thinking begin that Govt, Agencies & Army are working for USA not for Pakistan.
    I’m sure every one has noted the body language of our Federal Minister for Foreign affairs Ms. Khar in her meeting with Pak-Afghan envoy meeting.

    Her body language was like she is meeting with her boss.

    If this is going on it will lead us to a disaster like Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

    I’m afraid of these failure now and all Political Parties including Army & Agencies would be responsible for everything.

    We do not want any more Political Drama in this Country for GOD SACK Recommend

  • LOL
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:21PM

    There should be a separate section for ‘blasts’, ‘murders’, etc like ‘classifieds’, ‘world’ :)Recommend

  • Ateeq Ur-Rehman Shaikh
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:28PM

    Pitty on all of us, we are trying to blame each other. Please , please understand, it is our war – a war against our youth & children. The extremist have introded to our homes. They are within us. For Gad Sake take your responsibilty instead of shifting it to other shoulders. Try to recognize your enemies. You can call the ‘State functionaries’ as ‘invivigilant’, ‘incompetent’ or ‘immuture’ to deal with this kind of situation. But right now, we have no choice but to support them regardless of thier political affiliations. If we were out of grouping, out of biased views; we will find the solution and we can deal with them.

    We, only we can protect ourself… not the state.

    Let us all Unite, Let us have faith in us, Let us have confidance to fight them. Recommend

  • Abdul Ali
    Mar 8, 2011 - 1:50PM

    This is our country and to make it safe is collective responsibility of all.

    Army,law enforcement agencies, and all political parties should resolve to crush this madness of terrorism..

    media should also work out on a communication strategy.

    The current state of affairs just cannot go onRecommend

  • sunnimuslim
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:04PM

    this was bound to happen textile industry supplies material to western countries this needs to be stoppedRecommend

  • Mar 8, 2011 - 2:09PM

    CIA.. FBI.. MOSAD.. KGB.. RAW.. MI1 ..MI6 .. XWP.. TLK.. NDW.. were involved… NO one in Pakistan did it..

    Oh.. i forgot.. INDIA.. AFGHANISTAN.. PR CONGO.. NEPAL.. were the ones who Planned this.. not to forget… Blackwater.. whitewater.. greenwater.. definitely had a HAND in it as well..Recommend

  • Kashif
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:09PM

    This is only because there was no blast after Davis Arrest. Now Govt and CIA agencies are doing these Terror Blasts. Just to justify the cause of war of imposed by USA (Evil) on us. Recommend

  • pakshia
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:16PM

    today pakistani shias rejoice as at one time our processions were targetted and sunnis kept quite and never spoke against taleban today taleban is bent on destroying this sunni majority country and shias will keep quite and if someone approaches us to destroy this country we will embrace themRecommend

  • pakdoc
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:20PM

    @zafar abbas why do want to help kaffirs we should not sell textile to them find muslim countries except iran which is also kaffir as they are shiasRecommend

  • Mar 8, 2011 - 2:26PM

    @Kashif:
    I have already LISTED all the countries and departments involved!!! lolRecommend

  • Mirza Zia Hussain
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:27PM

    This is time to wake-up. Please pray for the people/families who have suffered heavy losses due to this explosionRecommend

  • balochfreedom
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:30PM

    punjabi army will never take action against taleban as they are punjabis but will not hesitate to kill our people who protest for legitimate rights for FREEDOM from PUNJABistanRecommend

  • Mar 8, 2011 - 2:36PM

    Hmm so because police/ISI buildings were so heavily guarded, terrorists used a gas station close to them to attack the buildings. Unfortunately our security services are not as clever or sharp as terrorists.Recommend

  • Talha Masood
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:40PM

    It is quite embarrassing to watch people commenting with quiet a notable sense of immaturity and childish behavior….blaming everybody else accept them for these things….

    Please, grow up…my country men!….and try to analyze the root causes yourself (Did i mention?? “ONLY YOURSELF”)….and please think out of the ‘BOX’ which is created by some opportunists by feeding a consistent/repeated crap into our minds regarding the involvement of everybody else in our matters except our own weaknesses and negligence.

    The position in which we have dragged ourselves into is not very simple….which can be mended by taking one step here by one party or two steps there by some other party……it is a total rejuvenation in the mindset, which is required.Recommend

  • Amir
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:48PM

    @Khaliullah:

    Mr. Khaliulah, What Balochistan has to do with this event? This is the reason you guys are not mature enough to come into leadershipRecommend

  • tr
    Mar 8, 2011 - 2:51PM

    @Asad:
    Well you may be right the yankees are not happy so they might be behind itRecommend

  • ILLIDAN
    Mar 8, 2011 - 3:09PM

    Blasts have become so common these days!Recommend

  • sajjad
    Mar 8, 2011 - 3:34PM

    @ABD
    Don’t ask this question that why bombs explodes when US is involved in that question…Ask this that why a Pakistani is involved in every terrorism act..in Spain, USA,UK,Yamen,Afghanistan, India,Iran,Israel,Palestine, Jordan,Somalia,Sudan,Srilanka,Bangladesh ,Indonesia,Philippines..wherever you say…..Just Ask why Pakistani Only???Recommend

  • goggi
    Mar 8, 2011 - 3:43PM

    @Khaliullah:
    bhai khaliullah aslaam alaikum, i am dead sure that the majority of punjabis, sindhis, pakhtunkhwas, kashmiris, karachites sunnis, shias, qadianis, christians, sikhs, zinda dilane lahoris and all other Pakistanis LOVE YOU PEOPLE OF BALAUCHISTAN. YOU ARE WE AND WE ARE YOU.
    If somebody hates you then these people hate us as well, as you see they killed and injured so many people in Lyallpur and this is their daily routine. Pyare bhai we all are victims of these human haters. Only in unity can we fight this unseen enemy.
    Pyare bhai we should not rejoice the deaths of any human being either Pakistani, American, Indian or anybody as it is a sign of a very immature person. khuda nigahdarRecommend

  • Alexander
    Mar 8, 2011 - 3:50PM

    Good bless… RIP…
    I really pray for victims…Recommend

  • SlaveMulla Toofhan
    Mar 8, 2011 - 4:34PM

    The present Govt. of Punjab needs to openly acknowledge the terrorest situation in Punjab and act to curtail such incidents. The Govt seems disinterested in the safety of it’s citizen or incapable to handle the situation, All sorts of Terrorest seems to be making Punjab their Home base. why is the elected not taking strict action, Three year in power yet they have nothing done to stop it. Wonder Why ? As one leader said Are you with us or against us!!!!!Recommend

  • asif pakistani
    Mar 8, 2011 - 5:03PM

    pakistan zindabad :)Recommend

  • Karim Khan
    Mar 8, 2011 - 5:22PM

    For every blast, the payment of security forces in whose jurisdiction the blast has happened should be decreased by 5%. Try this and I’m sure there won’t be any more blasts. Recommend

  • Uzair Javaid
    Mar 8, 2011 - 5:51PM

    Davis’ recruits in their full swing demonstrating full talent acquired.Recommend

  • Random
    Mar 8, 2011 - 5:59PM

    @ Online Editor.
    How did pakdoc’s bigoted comment get approved? Has this become a forum for narrow minded un-eductated religous zealots to post their views??Recommend

  • Arsalan
    Mar 8, 2011 - 6:05PM

    @balochfreedom:

    Pak Army is Army of Pakistan. People from all provinces and Kashmir are serving in Pak Army in all ranks including officers.

    Your view is limited and your thinking is narrow.

    Come out of self denial and work for the betterment and prosperity of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Hmmm.com
    Mar 8, 2011 - 6:06PM

    Why is everybody pointing at Islamists or the likes? We do not know anything yet – but we are quick to jump to conclusions. Pakistan has more enemies than Taliban alone mind you – it could be anybody – do not forget Raymond had close contacts with the terrorists. Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Mar 8, 2011 - 6:11PM

    Kashif and those gentlemen who blame our agencies, CIA, Blackwater etc. I am certain you guys know real culprits, therefore I would request any patriotic investigating team to start from you guys. Your help in this regard will save lot of resources and also shut those mouths who blame innocent, kind hearted Taliban and their supporters. Recommend

  • Mar 8, 2011 - 6:15PM

    This is a very clear indication from State Dept. USA to ISI to leave alone Davis or else this could have been an attack on their offices. ISI can fail so badly is evident from this and other previous attacks. But our military and political pundits must take note of this event and the bombings of railway tracks previously. It would be a great dis-service to this nation if American murderer is let alone. Recommend

  • Worreid
    Mar 8, 2011 - 6:30PM

    This proves that there are other factors and powers to worry about in addition to just Davis………….Recommend

  • Alarm
    Mar 8, 2011 - 6:41PM

    ISI offices are not easily known to everyyone and who the hellis telling those TTP people about them….There is something fishy inside it….please its not someting like taliban but something very serious…please dont let them flee now….Recommend

  • Sheeba
    Mar 8, 2011 - 6:45PM

    may Allah save all of us n our country…..Faisalabad is always been a very peaceful city, n blast is really horribleRecommend

  • QB
    Mar 8, 2011 - 7:04PM

    What a failure of our security agencies. Why can’t they find these terrorists? Whats wrong with them. I think our security department is grossly incompetent. So much for the best security agency in the world aka ISI.Recommend

  • faraz
    Mar 8, 2011 - 8:04PM

    After 100s of attacks, people are still looking for outside hands, they refuse to belive that they their own strategic assets are destroying the country, this state of denial is just mind boggling. Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Mar 8, 2011 - 8:05PM

    Pakistan army must be deployed in the cities. As it is, they’re just warming their seats in the western border. At least they can earn their pay by guarding the cities. Recommend

  • Vicram Singh
    Mar 8, 2011 - 8:13PM

    @Yousaf: “Musharraf sowed the seeds of of this terrorism by joining the terror club and since then we are on the recieving end. ”

    You have it wrong my friend. Your Q-a-A M.A.Jinnah sowed the seeds of your destruction the moment he sent armed civilians (from FATA, NWFP) to annex Kashmir in 1948 – an in doing that laid the foundation for the use of “strategic-assets”.

    Do not blame Musharraf. Recommend

  • Salman
    Mar 8, 2011 - 10:04PM

    @Adeel:
    Khadimay Aala didn’t stamp visas in washington. Recommend

  • Mubarak
    Mar 8, 2011 - 10:53PM

    Pakistani’s have to choose between Mullah and Pakistan. Unfortunately looks like they are choosing Mullah and let go Pakistan. I dread the day when world is fed up with us and US drones start raining down Nukes instead of hellfire missiles. God help us to put Mullah in his place.Recommend

  • Noor
    Mar 8, 2011 - 11:13PM

    @pakdoc:
    Ooff! nadaanRecommend

  • Muhammad salman Sindhu
    Mar 9, 2011 - 12:21AM

    so bad so bad so bad Recommend

  • Chaudhary
    Mar 9, 2011 - 12:42AM

    May Allah save our countryRecommend

  • Roflcopter
    Mar 9, 2011 - 12:46AM

    CIA taking revenge…..Recommend

  • Saeed Mahmood Aslam
    Mar 9, 2011 - 1:01AM

    Dear Friends,

    its very Sad.Allah Ham sab par raham karay or Allah Hum sab ko toba ki Tofiq day.Recommend

  • Malik Nasir
    Mar 9, 2011 - 1:07AM

    Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

  • Babloo
    Mar 9, 2011 - 1:28AM

    There is no Taleban in Pakistan.
    There is no Punjabi in Taleban.

    So there is no such thing as Punjabi Taleban. Please do not spread rumours and only trust news cleared by ISI , in supreme national interest.Recommend

  • Khalid Rasheed
    Mar 9, 2011 - 3:55AM

    This is not Islam or any other religion for that matter; it is absolute ignorance on a grand scale. Whoever is behind this cowardly act will burn in hell for killing innocent people. Where does it say in Quran to go around and kill innocent people for no apparent reason at all??? Shame on all of US let this happen. We all need to study our NATIONAL Flag and the values it represents such as “”””The green represents the majority Muslim community in Pakistan, whereas the white stripe represents religious minorities.”””” It is time for us to stand together and set aside our petty differences in order to have any hope to save our nation from these idiots. Recommend

  • Khalid Rasheed
    Mar 9, 2011 - 4:23AM

    This is not Islam or any other religion for that matter; it is absolute ignorance on a grand scale. Whoever is behind this cowardly act will burn in hell for killing innocent people. Where does it say in Quran to go around and kill innocent people for no apparent reason at all, Shame on all of US let this happen. We all need to study our NATIONAL Flag and the values it represents such as “”””The green represents the majority Muslim community in Pakistan, whereas the white stripe represents religious minorities.”””” It is time for us to stand together and set aside our petty differences in order to have any hope to save our nation from these idiots. Recommend

  • Waqar
    Mar 9, 2011 - 6:13AM

    @QuranVsHadith:
    In view of this heinous atrocity, your sarcasm under a thinly veiled jest is unwarranted. Grow up!Recommend

  • nowwellwisher
    Mar 9, 2011 - 6:21AM

    biggest threat to pakistan is their inability to differentiate whatz biggest threat to pakistan,
    if you cant find, or agree reason of the problem, then hw you can solve it??. its not allah, itz you must save your country, the god give you commonsense and wisdom naa?? use it man,,, otherwise even your god cant save your countryRecommend

  • Atta Ur Rehaman Akbar
    Mar 9, 2011 - 8:09AM

    A O A,I agreed with ZAFAR ABBAS BAHI and KHALILULLAH, its a forign activity , but question is also right that why a sub contenent’s native always involved in it?Recommend

  • Mar 9, 2011 - 9:11AM

    Keep quiet on extra judicial killings and complain when same happen to lawmakers and leaders. Hypocrisy.Recommend

  • Maria
    Mar 9, 2011 - 9:43AM

    @Amir: Don’t fall for the tricks of so called “Khalillulah” . I am sure he is just some Indian who wants to stir the pot. Obviously this has nothing to do with Indian inspired terrorism in Baluchistan brought in through Afghan agents. As for the criminals who committed this crime, they haven’t succeeded in anything other than kill many innocent civilians who have embraced Shahadat. The whole nation is united against these type of cowards and the people of Pakistan are working to kick them out. It is impossible to stop every act of terrorism when we have so many pressing challenges but the good news is that the entire Pakistani public is against them.
    I suppose they targeted Faisalabad because it is an industrial hub but I am glad to hear that Pakistanis are made of resilient stuff and business is carrying on.Recommend

  • Farhan
    Mar 9, 2011 - 11:05AM

    Why don’t people realise that all this will not stop until we as a nation are determined to make it stop. By the nation, I mean you and I and not just the politicians and the army. Why should the politicians do anything. They are just here to make the most of their stint in power. The army is busy with its own agenda. Just look at the Arab countries where the common people are bringing a revolution against what they feel is unjuct. When will we learn that blaming CIA, ISI, RAW, America, India, Israel will get us nowhere until we as a nation make up our mind that enough is enough.Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Mar 9, 2011 - 11:19AM

    @Maria:
    Its not resilience, but helplessness. The people, who are victims of terrorism are not resilient by choice. They are forced to be resilient, for if they do not go about our daily business, they will die of hunger if not from a terrorist bullet. What else can one do but to keep his mouth shut and carry on? And this has nothing to do with any nationality.Recommend

  • mehmood
    Mar 9, 2011 - 6:08PM

    I am really shocked to hear about this.MAY ALLAH SAVE OUR COUNTRY..Recommend

  • Stephen Jones
    Mar 9, 2011 - 7:21PM

    @ABD:
    You could also ask why do 90% of bomb blasts happen where MUSLIMS are present?Recommend

  • Qadeer Sheikh
    Mar 10, 2011 - 2:14PM

    Fisalabad is my home Town, and as a mattar of fact, its first terror attack, which accoured in this industrial Capital of Pakistan, most learned sources revel that the different terror groups use the Town as their snyper shell, living overseas, i simmply wish and pray that Allah save my home land and innocent people.Recommend

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