Twitter alert: Questions surround Karachi Navy base attack

Twitte­ratti voice shock and anger, raise questi­ons about the terror­ist attack on PNS Mehran base.

Naureen Aqueel May 23, 2011

At least 12 people, including Navy and Rangers personnel, were killed late Sunday when more than 10 terrorists attacked the PNS Mehran base on Shahrah-e-Faisal Road, Karachi.

The attack created a buzz on Twitter with Pakistan's popular Twitteratti not only tweeting and retweeting minute by minute updates of the incident, but also analysing the motives and implications of the attack and raising important questions.

Here is a round-up of some of the tweets:

Farahnaz Ispahani

The attack in Karachi is one more brutal example of the enemy with in being financed by the brotherly enemy outside. Wake up Pakistan

Mosharraf Zaidi

Not really too interested in empathy from abroad. I am interested in answers from within Pakistan.

Ayesha Tammy Haq

Time for Pakistanis to throw their weight behind the civilian government: no more military involvement. Slash the defence budget and spend it on citizens.

Raza Rumi

Many of us had been warning about Karachi as the new epicentre for al Qaeda operations. Sad that political parties and the Army did not pay much heed.

Sami Shah

Went to sleep to my city under siege. Woke up to it under siege. Weirdest part is the rest of us just go to office and keep working.

Ejaz Haider

Why has the attack on PNS Mehran become PMS India?

Farieha Aziz

What good do public 'condemnations' and announcements that we have 'taken notice' of such events do? Does it ever lead to anything?

Afia Salam

Operation at PNS Mehran over. Will Operation TRUTH now begin?


Waqas Dilawar | 11 years ago | Reply @Qadir Khan: .These are facts and facts should not hurt anybody. You are absolutely right.
Qadir Khan | 11 years ago | Reply Assalam-o-Alikum All, I agree with all my friends that its indeed a big security laps our agencies and military's main focused is who should be our next prime Minister and they have nothing to do with the US and India and all other nations who are against the existence of Pakistan.May be some of my friend will call me a Ghaddar because the will say that we should support our army yes we should and we will but the Army has to realize there duty they should leave the politics they should not be concern that Who will be next Prime Minister its people headache People will decide that who should be our next Prime Minister they(ISI + ARMY) should focus on the security of the country Government is not responsible for security of the Army its the Army which will defend the country and the people. I am sorry if my words hurt the feelings on any of my friend but its the truth and I think we should have the courage to listen and speak the truth. Pakistan Zindabad Pakistan Army Zindabad
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