64 killed, over 180 injured in blast on Kirani Road in Quetta

Published: February 16, 2013
Schoolbags and a shoe of children killed in the Kirani road bomb blast are seen at a hospital in Quetta. PHOTO: REUTERS

Schoolbags and a shoe of children killed in the Kirani road bomb blast are seen at a hospital in Quetta. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: A massive bomb targeting the shia Hazara tore through a busy Quetta market, killing as many as 63 people on Saturday including women and children and wounding 180 others, police and officials said.

The bomb, planted in a tanker on a tractor trolley ripped, through a packed bazaar in Hazara town, on Kirani road located on the outskirts of Quetta at around 6:00 pm.

“At least 63 people have been killed and 180 injured. Most of them were from the shia community,” Quetta city police chief Zubair Mehmood told reporters.

The police chief said the tanker full of explosives was placed near a pillar of a two-story building, which collapsed due to the force of the blast. Sources say between 800 and a 1000 kilogramme of explosives were used.

“We fear that several people have been trapped inside. Rescue work is ongoing but I see very little chance of their survival,” Mehmood said.

Senior police official Wazir Khan Nasir said the bombing “was a sectarian attack, the shia community was the target”.

A spokesperson for the banned Sunni Muslim extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Provincial home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said the dead and injured included women and children, and confirmed reports of people trapped under rubble at the site of the collapsed building.

“We fear more casualties. We have announced an emergency in hospitals,” he told AFP. Most of the injured were rushed to the Civil-Military Hospital (CMH). Some were rushed to the Bolan Medical Complex (BMC.)

Officials and witnesses said an angry mob initially surrounded the area following the bombing and were not allowing police, rescue workers and reporters to reach the site.

“They were angry and started a protest, some of them pelted police with stones,” Durrani said, adding that authorities and medical personnel were eventually able to gain access.

Sayed Qamar Haider Zaidi, a spokesperson for shia groups in the area, condemned the Pakistani government for not providing protection to the community, and announced three days of mourning and protest over the attack.

Majlis Wahatul Muslemeen has announced to observed strike tomorrow as a protest against the Quetta’s blast.

Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari telephoned Balochistan Governor and directed him to utilise all resources for the protection of Hazara community.

The Balochistan governor, under whose charge the province had been placed last month, announced Rs1 million as compensation to heirs of each of the victims. He said that those who were critically wounded would be shifted to Karachi for better treatment.


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  • Israr-Sadozai
    Feb 16, 2013 - 6:58PM

    United Nations must intervene to stop Shia genocide in Pakistan


  • Feb 16, 2013 - 7:15PM

    The martyrs include women and children. Coward terrorists of Taliban, SipaheSahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. #ShiaGenocide
    More than 20 reported martyred in Quetta Hazara Town blast. This is not sectarian killing. This is terrorism. Why is it not noted this way? Governor rule has played no key role in limiting terrorism in Quetta. Whom should we question now? The whole country has become a danger zone for Shi’ites.


  • umar
    Feb 16, 2013 - 7:23PM

    If extremism is not controlled i fear the events of independence day movie happening in real life. The whole world will unite and fight not against the aliens but the extremists in Pakistan. Come on Pakistan army..take these goons out before they take us all out.


  • Feb 16, 2013 - 7:34PM

    WAKE UP PAKISTAN!!! Are you going to speak and talk to such murderers?!!?!


  • Farhan
    Feb 16, 2013 - 7:37PM

    Every death mocks with humility upon secualrs of Pakistan ….


  • Musthaq Ahmed
    Feb 16, 2013 - 7:56PM

    @Muhammad Umar:
    Please wait till we get details and then we will decide whether it is sectarian attack or sheer terrorism- pure madness – unislamic act etc as it suits your highness’s pleasure.


  • M. A. Changezi
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:04PM

    55 dead. Many seriously injured. Shame.


  • Green Tiger
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:29PM

    Pakistan is on top pages of world news again… 50 killed…

    BBC/CNN/Asia/Sky/RT/Aljazeera etc etc.. what a shame… The whole world laughs at us…

    & yes, we should continue the peace talks with the Militants and Taliban Khan and all…


  • Feb 16, 2013 - 8:31PM

    Why ??????????


  • John B
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:32PM

    And people still believe that it is all due to foreign troops in the Afghanistan and PAK will be in tranquility once the US-ISAF forces leave AFG.

    What is the reason for targeting Hazara community, while there are so many non Hazara Shia in PAK?


  • Nathan
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:34PM

    Pakistan is at cross roads. The root-cause is the Islamic constitution and trying to define a “pure Muslim” whatever that may be. If you say Ahmedis are “non Muslims” ( Fail grade) , you are giving the handle to let people say Shias are B grade. May be Salafi/ Deobandi is A+ !!!. What madness?

    Instead of addressing this root problem we invent fictious enemys. No it is the drones , India , Israel right down to Polio Vaccination but come what may we will condemn Ahmedis and claim Shias are less Muslim than Sunni and Deobandi more Muslim than Brelvi

    Pakistan Zindabad



  • Aijaz Haider
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:35PM

    May Allah grant high ranks in jannah to those martyred and speedy recovery to the injured – Ameen.


  • Nathan
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:38PM

    Imran , For God’s sake isn’t time for you to break your silence and say no negotiations with these animals?



  • mahakaalchakra
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:40PM

    @TRUTH asked WHY?????

    Answer – The trickle down effect of the TWO-NATION Theory.

    RIP the innocent dead and pray for the recovery of injured.Recommend

  • murali
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:43PM

    Sorry for the victims.
    When entire nation takes the united resolve to oppose these mass murdering i hope those militants will give up.


  • Hammad
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:46PM

    Pakistan army needs to stop supporting these animals for its long term goals against Iranian influence.


  • Shahid Sultan
    Feb 16, 2013 - 8:48PM

    i think its insane , and a try to create a rift between shia sunni and destabilized Baluchistan. where is cheif justice , these are among those missing guys for whom he is trying to humiliate army …………………i think its now time for army to take the control of Quetta and deal all these terrorist with iron fist.


  • shaheen1shaheen2
    Feb 16, 2013 - 9:18PM

    they should go to iran, as it is they are loyal to iran


  • Syed
    Feb 16, 2013 - 9:18PM

    I just don’t have words. Everyone knows who has been killing the Shias but life goes on. How many more families will they ruin. When will silent majority wake up? I don’t think they care as much since their own are not being butchered.


  • JRR
    Feb 16, 2013 - 9:47PM

    @ Shaheen1Shaheen2… why should any Pakistani go to Iran? that is not the solution. After Hazaras (& Shias), do you think these paid mercinaries will stop? They will then target some other sect. So where will you send that sect to? We do not realize the situation untill we face it ourselves.


  • ex paki
    Feb 16, 2013 - 9:48PM

    @UN !! PLEASE PLEASE , NOW arrange POLICE ACTION, ask WILLING POWERS to come and save innocent people. PLEASE prevent this GENOCIDE.


  • Tamoor R
    Feb 16, 2013 - 9:49PM

    very sad news


  • Syed
    Feb 16, 2013 - 9:53PM

    Aur bana lo strategic ‘assets’. Right now it is Shias. Tomorrow Sunni sects will be at each other’s throats even more. Pakistan must become a SECULAR state. Undo laws against Ahmadis. Only then can peace will return. Otherwise, mullahs will tear Pakistan apart.


  • rj-Canada
    Feb 16, 2013 - 9:53PM

    Awaiting condemnation from the religious parties, and of course the usual – “this cant be the work of muslims, this is an American/Indian/Jewish conspiracy to destabilize Pakistan” mantra.


  • Mukhtar
    Feb 16, 2013 - 10:00PM

    Forget about talking to millitants.What is the problem why can’t we control extremist outfits operating under different names in Pakistan.The solution lies inpublic hanging.Forget about courts, they have failed to administer justice to common man.It is a big toll, there should be state mourning on the killing of these innocents


  • Salem
    Feb 16, 2013 - 10:20PM

    Where is our amazing army/ISI .. True defenders and the best institutions and most noble of organisations in pakistan…. And we should continue to blame civilian government for not talking to talibans terrorists who are home grown and as much Pakistanis like ordinary people living in pakistan….


  • Mj
    Feb 16, 2013 - 10:21PM

    “they should go to iran, as it is they are loyal to iran”

    And should you leave for Saudi Arabia, as you are loyal to Saudi Arabia? I cannot understand your logic, if there is any.


  • Kanwal
    Feb 16, 2013 - 10:24PM

    where is our politicians, army and CJ to take notice of this heinous crime. No one there to protect/help innocent people. Wonder why still happening as no one has been penalized or punished.


  • Feb 16, 2013 - 10:30PM

    The people of Pakitan will have to take firm stand against these brutal murderers and say enough is enough no more killings in the name of religion because those who are being killed and those who kill belongs to the same religion.The poor peoples are being killed without any fault on their part.Terrible shamefull cruel unhuman anti religion and the list goes on………..


  • Feb 16, 2013 - 10:34PM

    It is time for all Pakistanis to stand up against these senseless killings of poor people without any fault on their part.The Teroorists should go after political leaders who rule the country and confront the armed forces instead of targetting unarmed poor people.


  • Syed Rizvi
    Feb 16, 2013 - 10:34PM

    There is a limit to everything in this world. I just hope that the killers would understand this but I think my hope will remain a hope and people will believe on something and do whats required. I think now its the time!
    Say no to oppression.Recommend

  • Rafi Ka Deewana
    Feb 16, 2013 - 10:37PM

    Let us hope it does not become a competition between …….land and …….stan. We don’t want Shiyastan and Hazarastan and Balochistan. The world has enough trouble with existing ……stans, England being on top of the list to get the credits. They themselves are looking a bit worried when it comes to Scotland.


  • Ali
    Feb 16, 2013 - 10:57PM

    If Pakistani govt cant do any about combating the genocide of minorities – murderous campign of terror by evil nexus of Talibans – LEJ – SSP and other religious extremists group specially the shia’s than whats the shame in seeking foreign help. they are quiet because its not hurting them than you they are wrong – next will be you


  • Feb 16, 2013 - 11:00PM


  • Karella
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:06PM

    What a tragic massacre. Simple condemnation wasn’t enough 2 years ago, and is certainly not good enough now.
    No one seems to name the culprits, most probably due to complicity or incompetence, or political expediency. It is impossible for investigators not to know who did this, unless they are nincompoops.
    Lashkari Jhangvi (Sipah Sahaba) has admitted to past offences. Has a single person been convicted since this genocide began? Or have they been allowed to preach their hatred uninterruptedly.
    My heart cries for my Hazara brothers and sisters.


  • Hasan
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:16PM

    Somewhere out there, a group of people actually think that taking away an innocent mother’s child, or turning a baby into an orphan, is some sort of moral victory. The Hazaras have had to endure unspeakable injustice and barbarity for years now, and yet they still have the dignity to seek justice over resorting to violence. How much longer can they suffer in this silence?

    There is simply no future for Pakistan unless and until the whole machinery of the state mobilises in force against the animals who carried out this attack.

    For whatever little it’s worth, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. It’s a humiliating embarrassment to think of how massively the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has failed these Pakistanis.



  • realist
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:21PM

    Kashmir, any one?

    Prayers for victims.


  • Khan Jr
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:26PM

    For the past few years the FC has not picked up a single member of the L-e-J in Balochistan. In fact there are reports suggesting that two leading L-e-J murderers were mysteriously sprung out a year or more ago from a high security lock up in the heart of Quetta cantonment. So are we to assume these ‘strategic assets’ have official impunity for their horrendous crimes?


  • Sakina
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:32PM

    They are killing children?!! What kind of heart do they have… dont their eyes wet even at the thought of it?! When will things get better… still waiting for everything good that this country deserves! :(


  • ABCD
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:35PM

    I wonder why there is not as much condemnation of this horrific incident by Pakistanis as there was when Afzal Guru got hanged by India


  • unbeliever
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:46PM

    @Syed Rizvi:
    when people have decided to kill the other one just because they don’t look like them, they don’t pray like them, they don’t think like them, then brother, we humans can be capable of behaving so horribly a beast that normal human emotions like sympathy, hope, piety, devotion do not stand a moment.
    We have proved, time and again, that we are capable of committing unthinkable crimes.
    For the beasts, the sight of dead body doesn’t invoke regret in their heart.
    For them it’s just a score; a score, which for them is mere number, but for the ‘others’ it’s fathers, sons, mothers, sisters and so many other important family members.

    As Pervez Hoodbhoy advised in an article published in first week of March last year, i advise you again


  • unbeliever
    Feb 16, 2013 - 11:52PM

    Hazaras are not resorting to violence because in the heart of their hearts they know that they do not have sufficient number, and violence means loosing the feeble support that they have among the mainstream media.
    Or, perhaps they already know that resorting to violence will make their killings justified in front of the entire pakistani population, and are therefore averse to picking guns.


  • Azhar
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:08AM

    Its tragic that this brutal incident has happened.
    But one should also think about the fact that why there wasn’t any resentment from Hazaras when Sunnis were persecuted in Iran or Iraq.


  • socko
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:10AM

    Everything started with killing and eviction of Hindus from the land which is now called as Pakistan, along with Hindus targetting some muslims from the land which is now called india. I may be wrong but I do feel that many Hindus feel sad for what they did during 1947 with muslims, and many (certainly not all) realized and apologized for what they did. I request to ppl in Pakistan to accept the injustice done to the people who were evicted from their homeland during partition, sincerely apologize to God, instead of denying any killings, and propagating that hindus, Sikhs, & Christians were sent to India peacefully. If Pakistanis claim they are Muslims (I mean not so called muslims, but True Muslims) and they believe in Allah’s justice, they should accept the wrongdoings in 1947.. I am quite sure, if there is any God whom you call Allah, he will definitely come to the rescue of the pak ppl. I also believe that whoever justifies muslim killings during riots, they should also accept the brutal act by hindus, and apologize, which will surely bring more happness to India, if there exists anything that we call Bhagwan


  • Ganesh J
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:13AM

    A message from an Indian to Pakistan’s Interior Minister Mr.Rehman Malik:

    “They (Shia’s) are born Pakistani and they would like to remain Pakistani, but I will request the government of Pakistan (to) please provide them security. I would like to request all Pakistani brothers and sisters and all those who are talking in a negative way about Shia’s, they should know they are human beings.”

    Admittedly my comment does not have the glamour of talking about an Indian movie star such as Shahrukh Khan nor perhaps have the cachet in Pakistan of playing to the galleries of the pious on Islamic victimhood grounds but it nonetheless in my view would be of benefit to Pakistan if Mr. Rehman Malik obliged.

    I certainly do hope that the security concerns of a Muslim actor in India will matter less than the deaths of 64 Muslims and counting, on religious grounds by others professing the same faith, in Pakistan.


  • socko
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:17AM

    I am saddened to hear these killings, day after day in Pakistan, i feel pain to my heart as if i am hurt physically… I suggest we Indians should forget all the enmity to Pakistanis and should stand with them, and do our best in fighting these terrorists and save Pakistanis, wchcih will save lots of lives and also bring Peace to this region as well
    -A Patriotic Indian, a member of a family, which is also called as the world


  • Ishrat salim
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:23AM

    Did such death and killings took place 5 yrs before.?…no wonder recent survey shows that majority of people prefers military rule….Wah civilian govt Wah !


  • Azlan
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:28AM

    Target killings in Peshawar
    Suicide bombing in Peshawar
    Target killing in Karachi
    Target killing in Quetta
    Suicide Bombingin Quetta.
    This country is no more a peaceful state to live.
    …and the govt is busy in saving the democracy…hahahahahaha


  • TAK
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:29AM

    It seems that the relevant state machinery either has no capacity or no will to handle this menace, in the present circumstances extra-ordinary efforts and laws are need of the hour. Somebody in the establishment should take the initiative and sort out these SOBs. We all need to stand united as a nation and fight these lunies everywhere and anywhere in the country until they are wiped out. “PLEASE REMEMBER WE HAVE SAVE PAKISTAN”


  • Huma
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:33AM

    Whether it happens in Balochistan, Kashmir, Palestine or
    anywhere in the world, such acts are Barbaric. The audacity with which this
    particular blast was carried out is mocking, not only the government but the
    entire nation. These killers live and breathe amongst us, the plan these atrocities
    and get their funding and their support network. They operate from within us and yet
    they remain invisible. How is it possible that a blast of such magnitude, a
    act of so massive a violence is planned and executed without any minor interception.
    This tragedy like the ones before it will also be forgotten in due time, we will
    all pledge our solidarity with our innocent brothers and condemn the genocide and
    then do what this nation does best… Move on… Till we have something new to mourn
    Something fresh to excite us. May all those who have lost their lives today
    In this madness rest in Janna’h and may the mourning families find solace
    in the fact that their loved ones are martyrs in the name of Imam Husssian (a.s)
    because solace in the name of justice is not a thing of this land.


  • A.I
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:33AM

    In Pakistan, what we have is an ugly fusion of mullah-ism and hard right political theory. That synergy makes for one really bad result: a class of people who are blind to practicalities and, instead, embrace irrational exceptions and convince themselves that these exceptions are normalities of life.

    So think again, Pakistani’s. Do you still want dialogue with the Taliban?


  • Arijit Sharma
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:36AM

    The North West of India was once the most advanced of places – a center of thought and learning, unparalleled. Look at the state it is in now.Recommend

  • Visibly
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:51AM

    It is embarrassing that TE has less information about this terrible event than foreign newspapers where this is front page news. Please, do change this!


  • Imran Ahsan Mirza
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:56AM

    May Allah protect all Hazara and Shia community in Quetta and around the country. Government has miserably failed in providing security all over Pakistan. The sentiment is growing that the Army must take over this country, however thism may sound bizarre as democracy appears not good for Pakistan, it has created lawlessness and economic ruin. Imran Khan is allied with Taliban so I don’t see a hope there at all. Nawaz Sharif is also allied with Taliban and won’t say a word against them, while PPP is totally incompetent in all spheres of politics. Recommend

  • Feb 17, 2013 - 12:57AM

    Dear Mr. Malik(Interior Minister)…The Nero of The Land of The Pure,

    I guess the pure are purifying the land, which some people call Ethnic Cleansing.

    And the Army?

    Now, It is your taught who are showing you now.

    But perhaps I am wrong,


    How Sad, A Hazara dies, and is not even noticed, after all he is a Shia and a Hazara..


    And you are very happy to report that India is NO better because it mistreats its largest minority, the Muslims too… As if it justifies your actions…

    Even in killing, you draw a comparison with India,

    You are amazing…. May Peace Be Upon All The Citizens of Pak–Istan…


  • Pramod
    Feb 17, 2013 - 1:10AM

    This will keep on happening till you guys keep sympathise with Hafeez Sayeed and Afzal Guru…. wake up stop dreaming about Kashmir and save your future. Pakistans future.Your kids are dying. Save them.

    well wisher of Pakistan.

  • Syed
    Feb 17, 2013 - 1:32AM

    I am a Shia Pakistani and I just hate terrorists. Recommend

  • Aslam
    Feb 17, 2013 - 1:59AM

    As we sow, we reap…Wait and watch till the full game unfolds… Please dont focus on “Pakistan – success stories” written by Russian Scholars…Disinegration of Pakistan has started… Look at ourselves.. we have failed miserably.. We are a failed state…


  • Hamid gul's grandson
    Feb 17, 2013 - 2:09AM

    This is all a conspiracy to malign Pakistan. According to my very confidential sources, there is an Indian/Zionist/ US hand behind it.


  • Jim
    Feb 17, 2013 - 2:23AM

    As the “wise” man would have said: Sunnis and Shias are separate, distinct people and nations. Hence there should be a Shiastan in Shia majority areas and Sunnis is Sunni majority areas. After they are formed, we can say, “You are free; you are free to go to your mosques, you are free to go to your imambargahs or to any other place or worship in this State. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed — that has nothing to do with the business of the State.”

    Geddit? No??? At least now do you folks realize what a dumb idea it was to divide humanity and geographical boundaries on the basis of religion, caste, sect etc???


  • Hasan
    Feb 17, 2013 - 2:34AM


    I accept your point, but the monsters who carried out this attack in the first place are also a minority in Pakistan, and yet they seem to be getting more and more brazen with each bombing.

    The fact is that among the many indiscriminate killings that have occurred in Pakistan, the Hazara have been targeted with brutal regularity, particularly over the past few years. If some of our apologists can justify the vengeful attacks on our soldiers in KP on account of the locals’ suffering from repeated drone strikes, there’s nothing to suggest that one day these peaceful, dignified, victimised Hazara will one day respond with the same levels of vengeful rage. The last thing we need is yet anoter ticking time bomb.



  • Hasan
    Feb 17, 2013 - 2:37AM


    That’s weird, last time I checked, this message board was full of comments condemning this act – not to mention Pakistanis of all backgrounds historically coming out on the streets to protest the minority discrimination. Now tell me, how come we’ve never seen any Hindustanis reacting the same way whenever a mass grave is unearthed in IOK?

    Give it some thought.



  • Saleem
    Feb 17, 2013 - 3:32AM

    Mr tsunami khan is a deluded megalomaniac who has the support of isi/army. So he does as his masters say; negotiations with these ‘jihadi’ assets.


  • Moosa Khan
    Feb 17, 2013 - 6:09AM

    India, please stop this genocide. You won’t get our Quaid’s province separated from Pakistan.


  • Son of the patriots
    Feb 17, 2013 - 6:22AM

    seems like we need better intelligence and police work to
    catch and make brutal examples of anyone who plans these atrocities.
    Make pak safe. Educate public to be more vigilant.
    I suggest a network of cctv cameras at all the big cities monitered 24/7.
    Enough is enough.


  • bangladeshi
    Feb 17, 2013 - 6:45AM

    i have just read the news in internation news channels, very sad indeed. innocent peoples life lost. i know people in australia who came here as refugee hazara. it is understandable why pakistan comitted genocide in bangladesh because bangalees are rice eating , fish eating,dark skinned and non martial race but hazaras do not eat fish, or rice and they have tradition of martial race as they are the desendent of chengis khan and halagu khan. can any one shed light on it please.


  • KHAN
    Feb 17, 2013 - 6:46AM

    We the people of Pakistan must unite to eliminate these terrorist from our country they have proven that they are inhuman and have no regard for human life.Recommend

  • inam
    Feb 17, 2013 - 7:04AM

    i m sunni bt why u r shedng blod of innocent muslim.


  • TightJeans
    Feb 17, 2013 - 7:23AM

    If you don’t bottle up the genie called Religion, this is the only possible outcome.


  • Mango Man
    Feb 17, 2013 - 7:41AM

    Sympathies for those bereaved. BTW, Afzal Guru was hanged for a similar crime! double standards in terror dont work very well, do they?


  • balram vishwakarma
    Feb 17, 2013 - 7:59AM

    The photo is so horrific, she must have been a 7-8 years old girl, having nice time with her father… having the urge to be a nurse/doctor/pilot or just a Disney princess when she grows up… until a 100kg RDX bomb’s splinnters must have shredded her unfortunate body, killing her… Tears!!!!!! man, its wrong!!! ITS WRONG!!!!!!! if at all the pakistanis have even a slight of shame left n them, then they’ll put the culprits to the gallows of death!!!! i wonder, so much protest for afzal guru’s hanging, but nothing for murder of this poor child?


  • a&a
    Feb 17, 2013 - 8:26AM

    Not a single sou moto by CJ in shia genoside ………..??????


  • hinduhardliner
    Feb 17, 2013 - 8:30AM

    shadenfreude for us Indians


  • Abhisek Sahay
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:07AM

    Please liberate Baluchistan and let balochis live there peaceful life. Pakistan is not in position to get rid of these types of terrors because mind of the majority of people in Pakistan supports this type of terror to occur in minority areas because minority are not inclined with the majority.
    Pakistani or better say Muslims are not tolerant community in the world. Please for god shake try to understand the value of life and let everybody live in this beautiful world. Each human being have to be human everything you will not get from Quran or Mohammad..so understand everybody and live peacefully.


  • Yoghurt lover
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:09AM

    Will there be protests in Pakistani cities against the Shia killing like you protested…

    1) the Danish cartoon.

    2) the Muhammed parody film.

    3) the burning of Quran.

    4) the hanging of Afzal Guru.


    There is no need to protest the killing of muslims by muslims in a muslim country?


  • Yoghurt lover
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:12AM


    “As we sow, we reap…Wait and watch till the full game unfolds… Please dont focus on “Pakistan – success stories” written by Russian Scholars…Disinegration of Pakistan has started… Look at ourselves.. we have failed miserably.. We are a failed state…”

    You are absolutely right Aslam. Pakistan will disintegrate. No Ummah can hold it together. The question is “when?”. In a year? In a decade?

    The second question is, how many new countries will be born out of Pakistan.


  • Bilal
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:27AM

    shame on you. ppp you have ruined our roti kapra and makan


  • syed baqar ahsan
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:35AM

    what a smallness,Americans are trying through all means to stop lying of gas pipeline btw Pakistan-Iran,all shias are being killed for that reasons.USA/KSA/GCC/UK/India &others will are not at all likes that any strategic alliances of Iran & China with Pakistan,”visualize this aspects then comment”,shaheen1shaheen2.IF this pipeline laid it will be named “Hazara Blood Pipeline”in history.


  • Anonymous
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:38AM

    Shame on you.Recommend

  • Feb 17, 2013 - 9:45AM

    I don’t understand why Shias cannot ask for a separate nation. They will not be spared in Pakistan. Last month 116 were killed, this time 64. This will never stop.

    If Muslims who formed 25% of India could ask for a separate nation, without any concrete injustice to claim one, why not Shias, who form 20% of Pak population? Isn’t this a new Two Nation Theory?


  • American Taxpayer
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:48AM

    As an American, I cannot understand how women and children, shopping for vegetables become ‘martyrs’. They did not have a political or religious agenda. They were minding their own business when they were blown to pieces by a bomb. Murdered. What an evil and senseless act in the name of religion. Such horrible violence is not particular to Islam, or the middle east. Christians and Protestants have been murdering each other for centuries (most recently in Northern Ireland). Some of the most barbaric acts in the history of humanity have been the cause or the result of religious conflict. The eyes of the Muslim world are on Pakistan. Its people must make the conscious decision to unite or face the disintegration of their nation, with even more unspeakable suffering and death.


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Feb 17, 2013 - 9:56AM

    In whole world, no body fighting like this, Christians not fighting with Muslim, Hindu,Jews,
    Hindus also not fightinh with, Chirstians,Jews
    Jews also not fighting with Christians,Hindus

    Only Muslim fighting with every body, even fighting with also their muslim brothersRecommend

  • In the name of love (what more)
    Feb 17, 2013 - 10:01AM

    it’s time for islam to look within itself and its way of functioning…the gravest danger to islam today is from within itself and not from outside…


  • Amir
    Feb 17, 2013 - 10:35AM

    I have not seen any of our senior political leaders as well as religious-political clergymen come forward and condemn this openly.

    Tells the frame of our leaders that what is happening is OK.

    Seeds sown by Gen Zia are in full bloom.


  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Feb 17, 2013 - 10:45AM

    This is inhuman. We are with our Hazara Brothers in this very difficult time.


  • RAW is WAR
    Feb 17, 2013 - 10:54AM

    and you guys are more worried about Afzal guru’s hanging.


  • C. M. Naim
    Feb 17, 2013 - 10:54AM

    One simple thing that Pakistanis everywhere can do is to arrange joint public Ghaibana Namaz-I Janaaza for the innocent victims of every such attack. And ask mullahs and politicians to attend


  • jugnoo
    Feb 17, 2013 - 10:58AM

    Only Secular System can now save the country. If bangladesh can do it, why not pak?


  • gp65
    Feb 17, 2013 - 10:59AM

    The relevant authorities are too busy trying to create an outrage about Afzal Guru’s hanging after due process of law to care about those dying in Pakistan for no reason at all – except perhaps their sect.


  • Mohammad
    Feb 17, 2013 - 11:03AM


    Nathan there are several different groups of millitants. Some have genuine grievences but the others are pure terrorists. The present attack is by Lashkar Jhangvi a banned organisation. What Imran said was about some taliban group which we can do negotiation.


  • Feb 17, 2013 - 11:10AM

    Isnt this the so called ‘land of pure’? The concept of Pakistan has failed.


  • Jai
    Feb 17, 2013 - 11:30AM

    Bathed in the blood of millions. “Land of the pure”, keep bathing till it becomes so pure that nobody is left. They target Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Ahmedis, Shias and you don’t speak because you don’t consider them your own. Guess what, they’ll be coming for you too next when they deem you not muslim enough. Then there will be nobody left to speak for you either.


  • Tony Singh
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:23PM

    What do you expect in a country which is run by the likes of Hafeez Saeed?


  • Noble Tufail
    Feb 17, 2013 - 12:27PM

    No where in the world maulvis operate the way they do in Pakistan. Banana republic is when state feels helpless to pin down the terrosrists and popular political parties like PMLN would support the terror. The question is that can we let the fate/future of 20 crore people hijacked by these animals? what the interior ministry’s strategy to contain and eliminate the religious outfits known to be violent?


  • Tony Singh
    Feb 17, 2013 - 1:22PM

    Had Pakistan taken care of the likes of Afzal Guru, Quetta would not have seen this day.


  • Ghazo
    Feb 17, 2013 - 1:32PM

    @Rafi Ka Deewana:

    Don’t even hope that. We don’t want any shiastan or hazaristan, which is quiet clear from our demands which we put forth for government when the last brutal incident of Alamdar Road took place on 10th of January. What we want is PEACE for all. The Government has been failing in protecting the masses of Quetta and especially minorities like Hazaras.
    So our only demand is to provide us peace which is our right by any means.


  • bilal
    Feb 17, 2013 - 1:34PM

    i think we all should be blamed for electing this government who have proved to be our destructors, they are just busy in looting money, they should be forced to answer every killing. Keep on electing them and feel the pain by losing everything you have. Speak for a change


  • ex paki
    Feb 17, 2013 - 2:07PM

    @shaheen1shaheen2: Good SUNNI sahib, listen carefully, ANY ONE RESIDING in Pakistan is PAKISTANI with all rights par CHARTA prescribed, signed by CIVILIZED nations. NO ONE gave you any right to ask Shias to leave their birth place. I hate CHAMCHAAY of “brotherly country” but I will never ask them to leave the land of their birth.


  • Nauman
    Feb 17, 2013 - 3:04PM

    Sickening that Indians continue to drumming up their agenda at this time of shock, horror and grief in Pakistan.


  • quantum
    Feb 17, 2013 - 11:15PM

    @nauman – its people like you spreading message of hatred. If Indians are showing us the truth, we should thank them instead of bad mouthing them.


  • Furqan Ali Manzoor
    Feb 18, 2013 - 4:12PM

    One believes what is one’s very personal issue. its non of your or mine business. He/She believes what he/she believes in order to satisfy that Superior Power (Allah). You believe what you believe in order to make sure that when you die that Superior Power is happy with you. I believe what i believe to make that Superior Power happy. the motive is same. to satisfy that Superior Power. then what is the fight for???

    There is no he, she, you, they etc in what i believe similarly there is no me in what you believe. Its all what you want, what i want. You claim it to be right. Keep it with yourself. I know what is right that is why i am following it. You know what is right that is why you are following that. Its all between one self and my Superior Power. No other human is supposed to intervene and try to impose his understanding on others.

    Live and let others live.

    May Allah bless Pakistan and especially the people of Pakistan.


  • Feb 18, 2013 - 7:40PM

    Pak army should take control of Quetta ,the only solution of Hazara people


  • Health Care
    Feb 18, 2013 - 9:15PM

    @ex paki:
    you are indian with fake name. shame on you indians, instead of supporting Pakistan on this sad moment, you people are still doing your shameful movements.


  • neda
    Feb 19, 2013 - 10:13AM

    The Hazara Genocide in Pakistan has been started since 2003 up to now, which includes approximately a decade. The question is here whith ten years Pakistan’s govenment has found no one gualty and has no idea how to arrest them. It is a fact that the governoment does not want to find the killers, the bombers, nor the ideas.


  • neda
    Feb 19, 2013 - 11:13AM


    for God sake, what are you saying? Think what have they done, for what crime they should go to iran? Why do you blame them that they are loyal to iran? They are Pakistanis, they have the same rights as you are having. So, why they should be served like that?


  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 19, 2013 - 4:38PM


    why not Shias, who form 20% of Pak
    population? Isn’t this a new Two
    Nation Theory?

    The Two Nation Theory itself was a Shia/Ahmedi brain child. The irony of it!


  • Hasan
    Feb 19, 2013 - 9:12PM

    @Yuri Kondratyuk:

    The Two Nation Theory itself was a Shia/Ahmedi brain child. The irony of it!

    …and this is what happens when a couple of Brahmins try discussing Pakistan – within two comments they have lost absolutely any idea of what they’re talking about.



  • Feb 23, 2013 - 12:57AM

    This was a tragedy plain and simple it’s horrible.


  • narjis bi bi
    Mar 4, 2013 - 1:56PM

    salam my father is killed in this blast of kirrani road hazara town . we are 4 sisters 1 brother who is 13 years and my mother , we have no suporter ,i request all to raise voice against this killing innocent people the goveronment is responsilbe as i had only father who only earned money just fell and think for a min what is now our condition ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i hate pakistan goveronment he is responsible for the death of my father and even now i hate all humans there is no fellling for us doing nothing just hate you pak govt


  • narjis bi bi
    Mar 4, 2013 - 1:57PM

    salam my father is killed in this blast of kirrani road hazara town . we are 4 sisters 1 brother who is 13 years and my mother , we have no suporter ,i request all to raise voice against this killing innocent people the goveronment is responsilbe as i had only father who only earned money just fell and think for a min what is now our condition ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i hate pakistan goveronment he is responsible for the death of my father and even now i hate all humans there is no fellling for us doing nothing just hate you pak govtRecommend

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