New wave of terrorism in the country- Terror attack in Sehwan Sharif claims 81 lives
The death toll has risen to eighty-one in the terrorist attack at the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif on Thursday evening. Over two hundred fifty people have been admitted to different hospitals in Sehwan, Dadu, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nawabshah and Larkana. Strongly condemning the incident, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would do everything in his power to protect the country. In a statement, he said the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar bombing represents an attack on the progressive and inclusive future of Pakistan where every man, woman and child is entitled to life, liberty and property in the pursuit of happiness irrespective of his religion. The Prime further Minister said such attacks cannot divide or scare the nation and we must stand united in struggle for Pakistani identity and universal humanity. The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has strongly condemned terrorist attack in Sehwan Sharif. Three-day mourning in Sindh and one-day mourning in KPK has been observed today.
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Analysts on Phone:
Solat Themo- MPA Sindh Assembly
There are no words to explain the sorrow and grief which the whole country is going through after the tragic incident of Sehwan Sharif. The recent terrorist activities in our provinces are posing threat to the peace acquired after a long time. The saddest fact of such incidents is that the terrorist do not even have respect for the saints of peace. It is obvious that external factors are involved in the terrorist activities in Pakistan.
Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi- IR Expert
We will have to take steps against the terror incidents which are taking place since last week. Now it is time for Afghanistan to pay attention to the terrorist elements hiding in its soil and carrying such coward acts. Peace in the region is linked with curbing and eliminating terrorism. India provides funding to the terrorist groups for conducting such terrorist activities.