The country was devastated on Friday as a deadly blast ripped through Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine at Sehwan killing at least 72, including 20 children.
The shrine of Pakistan’s most venerated saints which echoed with dhamaal was marred by blood and cries for help. The deadliest attack in Pakistan in more than two years, which came after a series of bloody assaults this week, undermined the growing sense of optimism in the country.
Several took to Twitter to vent their anger at the failure of the national government to keep people safe. Sindh’s ruling party, PPP, was also slammed for not being adequately equipped to deal with a disaster of this magnitude.
Some questioned why there were no hospitals in the area:
While some offered words of encouragement and resilience:
The PPP government and party supporters responded to critics as they blamed security agencies and civilian government for not eradicating terrorism in the country:
The Islamic State group (IS) claimed the attack.