95 more lose their lives in Peshawar

Posted on October 28, 2009
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Owais Mughal

Innocent Pakistanis continue to pay the price. 95 more martyred in Peshawar today. Why and for what? Our deep condolances to bereaved families. No words left for me to say except a deep numbing effect. I do have a longing and a loud cry for PEACE. Is Pakistan becoming the next Algeria? Dawn coverage here. Jang coverage here. The News coverage here.

28 Comments on “95 more lose their lives in Peshawar”

  1. Hussain says:
    October 28th, 2009 8:33 am

    This is yet another tragedy that highlights just how much Pakistan and Pakistanis are being made to pay by these Taliban and by the US War on Terror. It is in Pakistan’s own interest to put an end to Taliban once and for all but then also to get out of the US wars which will only destroy our country.

  2. Viqar Minai says:
    October 28th, 2009 1:41 pm

    This terror is like a raging inferno. And the only way to overcome it is to walk through it.

    Do not give in to terror, no matter what the cost!

  3. Sridhar says:
    October 28th, 2009 2:02 pm

    This is tragic – sympathies with the many innocents who have lost their lives in these series of bombings. At least after this, I hope all the institutions of the Pakistani state come together to defeat this self-inflicted cancer. I hope they also realize that the only way to defeat terrorism is to defeat it in all its variants and all its manifestations. That differentiating between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ tanzeems will only ensure that terrorism will continue to thrive, and continue to kill and maim innocents whether in Pakistan or elsewhere.

  4. Kamal Ali says:
    October 28th, 2009 2:35 pm

    Damn these Taliban. KLillers of Pakistanis.

    And the tragedy is that so many people still defend them.,.. these Taliban supporters will show up here soon too.

  5. Hamza says:
    October 28th, 2009 3:25 pm

    What’s really terrible about this is the silence of our political leadership.

    What’s the PPP up to? Trying to get the NRO passed; making money of rental power schemes.

    What’s Nawaz Sharif up to? Whining about the NRO & Kerry Lugar.

    What’s the Jamaat-e-Islami doing? Holding fake referendums about the Kerry-Lugar bill.

    What’s Imran Khan doing? Blaming America, Israel and Indi for everything.

    What’s the army doing? On one level, the rank and file seem to be fighting, but I can help but suspect that the ISI (and the senior leadership) is still protecting the Afghan Shura.

    And what’s happening in the meantime? Over 300 innocent men, women and children have been killed in the last week and a half alone.

    Frankly speaking, in the last 4 years or so, the situation in Pakistan has deteriorated to the point of no return. Every time a military coup happens, we hear the familiar speech of “Pakistan at cross-roads”. With the recent bombings as our guide, I fear we’re far past cross roads now, heading on the path to oblivion.

  6. Kasim Mahmood says:
    October 28th, 2009 3:40 pm

    Another intelligence failure. Police and it’s whole intelligence apparatus is more trained to keep an eye on opposition and provide security to the VIP. I am sick of govt. simply condemning these attacks and not taking any concrete measures. They release bogus statements as if in case they don’t, it’d be taken as them condoning it. Stop giving obvious statements and learn to provide the security to your citizens which is their right and your main job.

  7. Usman says:
    October 28th, 2009 3:49 pm

    The only solution to this problem is the ongoing operation in waziristan and the government should secure our western border with checkposts, bars, mines whatever…

  8. faraz says:
    October 28th, 2009 3:50 pm

    From where the money is comming to these bastards. I am sure Wahabis sitting in arab countries are helping them.

    They will not stop even we change our foreign policy. They want us to surrender to OBL. to aplogist like Imran Khan and Nawaz, they are assuming they will be left for last or they will get some power share if OBL friends come in power. They are just wrong.

    We have to fix this cancer once for all. We have to terminate tumor like Waziristan as well as we need “chemothrapy”. We need crack down in all over pakistan to get their friends and sympathaizers.

    If our state can no do it. Hand over control to someone who can do it. Or just surrender.

  9. Natasha says:
    October 28th, 2009 4:10 pm

    The worst part is – all we can do is wait and watch our brothers ,sisters kids being killed for no bloody reason.May the perpetrators rot in hell.

    The involvement of foreign hand statements should be clarified from the highest offices now.It’s about time the PM makes a statement regarding the proofs that the interior ministry has regarding external support to these bloody leeches.The matter should be taken to an international forum.What are they waiting for?

  10. Asim Kaleem says:
    October 28th, 2009 4:20 pm

    We dont know how long we will be killed and when the government will take the responsibility of its failure to provide the security to the people. The president and the prime minister should should go see what actually is happening and not just simply reply on condemning these things.

    I think this govt. is not capable to secure the people as the whole security is consumed in securing them. Remember, they are answerable to each and every person died especially innocent children, not in this world may be afterwards. Just a little think is required by our leaders.

  11. Asim says:
    October 28th, 2009 5:07 pm

    It should be against the law in Pakistan to be a Taliban sympathizer….yep the marshal law style.

  12. Jameel says:
    October 28th, 2009 6:09 pm

    In my view the blast had multiple objectives as it overshadowed the attack on UN gueshouse in Kabul the same morning.

    Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq and now Pakistan. My questions …

    1. Is there any correlation between the US presence and the terrorism.
    2. Why the blast occuerd on the eve of Hillary Clinton’s visit?

    3. Are the so called Pakistani Taliban capable enough to counter the measures taken by intellegence and security agencies in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar ?

    4. Are they doing it without any foreign help?

    5. Why are they attacking innocent civilians?

  13. Mike says:
    October 28th, 2009 6:55 pm

    If this act of mass murder does not make Pakistani citizens take decisive actions against Taliban, what will?

    Pakistani leaders have to stop pointing fingers at ‘foreign hands’ and tell the Pakistanis that there is no foreign hand in terror inside Pakistan.

  14. Zecchetti says:
    October 28th, 2009 7:48 pm

    I really think that Blackwater and the CIA need to be investigated in relation to this attack. Come on now, are they on holiday in Pakistan? Or do they have their own job to do…

  15. sidhas says:
    October 28th, 2009 9:27 pm

    We are Pakistanis and we are resilient. Inshallah, we will triumph over Islamic extremism.

    May God give patience to those who have lost their dear ones and resolve to our people and leadership (ameen) to fight enemies of Islam and Pakistan.

    Can I suggest that we show our support by writing and sending gifts to Pakistani Police and Army who are doing a marvelous job.

    Few days back, I wrote to ISPR http://www.ispr.gov.pk/front/main.asp?o=t-main_page thanking them for defending, protecting and preserving Pakistan.

    We must show our support and encourage them.

    If Owais or Adil with their contacts can come up with way to send gifts and thank you cards, that will be great.

    ziyada to hum kiya karainge, thoora sa hi kar lain aur kuch nahi to kam az kam shukria to kah dain. Rahe wafa mein hur mamooli kaam bhi naeki hai.

  16. sidhas says:
    October 28th, 2009 9:39 pm


    It seems like Citizen Foundation is running schools for Police at least in Sindh.
    and Punjab Police also have web presence.

    Thank you for the forum. sorry for second message.

  17. Owais Mughal says:
    October 28th, 2009 10:15 pm

    Cowardly attacks like this where bad guys are going against soft targets of civilians will only make the resolve of Pakistani nation stronger against them. We will come out stronger as a nation. Calamities like this unite the Pakistanis against those merciless people who are already on the run.

  18. Usman Kadiri says:
    October 29th, 2009 12:55 am

    Talibans have lost their way and gone on totally anti islamic path. However, before we crush this menace, we have to ask ourselves – who created Talibans? It was our own army and ISI. Even now they (army and ISI) are not against Taliban ideology but only against their choice of targets. If only they shifted their target to India or Israel or US, they will again be good buddies.

  19. DARWEESH says:
    October 29th, 2009 7:31 am

    @ATP friends,
    ALLAH, Rahim, Karim is with us, InshaALLAH, we will be the victors,enemies can,t destroy Pakistan by playing dirtiest games with us, by killing innocent people.
    People of Pakistan are becoming more firm and resolute day by day

  20. Hussain, Imran says:
    October 29th, 2009 11:47 am

    Agree with Hamza, where are our politicians? The only one who spoke something is Hilary Clinton.

    We need to totally eradicate this issue. Let’s discsuss: What is the root cause? What is the solution? How will this killing be stopped?

    Why isn’t Media, Politicians or government discussing these?

    Why are they stuck on Kerry/Lugar and NRO? Come on Stupids. Wake up! The first priority is SAFETY OF HUMAN LIFE.

  21. Adnan Siddiqi says:
    October 29th, 2009 2:37 pm

    @Zecchetti : Well last night GEO was “breaking the news” that they captured few “militants” with Indian weapons. Is it the beginning of new era of Indo-Pak “friendship”?

  22. Sajjad Junaidi says:
    October 29th, 2009 6:55 pm

    Adding to what Asim said, I would say declare Taliban or their sympathizers as non-Muslims and put ‘Taliban’ on their ID cards and passport just like we did to poor Qadianis under pressure from radical mullahs. At least Qadianis had no bad intent against Pakistan or other fellow citizens of Pakistan.

    Our leaders’ decisions have always been made on political motivations (I know its not a news to anyone) rather than keeping citizens interest in mind.

  23. Ibrahim says:
    October 30th, 2009 1:35 am

    They, as always, have denied such actions: http://tinyurl.com/yzp4vvm

    May Allah have mercy on those who died, ameen.

  24. Viqar Minai says:
    October 30th, 2009 2:31 am

    Is there any infromation from any source about the culprits who carried out this atrocity? I have not seen anything in the media reports so far.

  25. Annonous says:
    October 30th, 2009 12:45 pm

    All captured Taliban should be put in glass container, in public place, so they can feel the emotional onslaught of relatives of the peoples they have hurted!

  26. Riaz Haq says:
    October 31st, 2009 2:18 pm

    Significant differences in the organizations, objectives, strategies and tactics are beginning to emerge between the Afghan and the Pakistani Taliban with the intensification of violence on both sides of the border. The Afghan insurgents generally have shown greater concern about avoiding civilian casualties, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Unlike the Pakistani Taliban who deliberately target to maximize civilian deaths, the main targets of the Afghan Taliban have been the foreigners who they see as occupiers, not the ordinary Afghan civilians.

    Here’s a view of India’s involvement with the Taliban to foment trouble in Pakistan as seen by Laura Rozen in her article in Foreign Policy Magazine:

    While the U.S. media has frequently reported on Pakistani ties to jihadi elements launching attacks in Afghanistan, it has less often mentioned that India supports insurgent forces attacking Pakistan, the former intelligence official said. “The Indians are up to their necks in supporting the Taliban against the Pakistani government in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the former (US) intelligence official who served in both countries said. “The same anti-Pakistani forces in Afghanistan also shooting at American soldiers are getting support from India. India should close its diplomatic establishments in Afghanistan and get the Christ out of there.”

    K.C. Verma, a former IB official and a RAW outsider, was appointed earlier this year as the new head of RAW. This choice appears to have been made at the suggestion of intelligence hawks like B. Raman to appoint an outsider, in spite of significant resistance from within the agency. Mr. Verma has been tasked with rapidly building strong covert ops capabilities within RAW. It is not a coincidence that the terrorist attacks in Pakistan have dramatically increased since Verma took the reins of RAW.

    You can read more at http://www.riazhaq.com/2009/10/taliban-or-raw-liban.html

  27. Asim Kaleem says:
    November 1st, 2009 12:49 pm

    At least the government should learn something from Iranians who made such a hue and cry after the blast in their national guards procession. How fast they react and how immediate they were to take action to prevent such things in future.

    But our government, just condeming and thats all. The fact is that Iranian government take care of its people and they know their responsibility towards their people. Unfortunately, our government never worried about who and where is dying. They can only feel this when one of their own shall experience this horrible menace.

  28. BB@B says:
    November 2nd, 2009 7:47 am

    @Riaz Haq

    They are the strategic asset of pakistnais millitary as claimed by millitary head, why should india support them?

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