Bombers’ Hot Spot

Why is PIDC area the most favorite spot for terrosists? I can remember at least three occasions when this area witnessed bombings. So what’s the big deal? Why here?

4 Comments so far

  1. Zain (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 4:18 pm

    Because the hotels are there. Gymkhana, Karachi Club, Sind Club, the prestigious Club Road, all places nearby. Its a famous area na..

  2. Imtiaz (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 10:15 pm

    i agree…and one of the core purposes for such attacks is to scare the foreigners!

  3. xeenia (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 10:28 pm

    Well, actually the reason is that the Baluchistan National Army (who took resposibility for the attacks) detonated the bomb near the Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s office. KFC is on the ground floor of the same building which houses the PPL’s pffice. KFC took most of the damage.

    ” ‘We did it to protest, and we did it to pressure the government to get our rights,’ Chakar Azam.

    The ethnic army has launched numerous small bombings, mostly in southwestern Baluchistan province, in recent years. They are demanding the central government give more revenue to local people for natural gas extracted from their territory.

    ‘We claim responsibility for it,’ Azam (spokesman for the Baluchistan National Army) said in a telephone call to The Associated Press. ‘We didn’t want to hurt civilians.’ ”

    An honest mistake really….who knew detonating a bomb in a busy area would actually hurt anyone, let alone kill anyone. *sarcasm*

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  4. Kashif (unregistered) on November 16th, 2005 @ 12:20 am

    Well, if it’s been done by an extremist organization, be it religious, racist or political, the government should shut down the score of agencies that eat billions of taxpayer money every year. Why are we paying so much to these agencies when they are unable to protect the citizens?

    One can speculate on the reasons of the blast, does it happen because:

    1. Musharraf claimed recently that due to government’s strict measures, no incident of terrorism has happened in last month and half.

    2. There were blasts in New Delhi and a counter effect was required.

    3. It’s required to keep Pakistan in picture as front line nation against terrorism.

    4. Somebody do not want England to play in Karachi.

    5. It was a test and real blast will happen soon against some VVIP in that area.

    I wonder why KFC is always get targetted by the blasts or aftereffects. McDonalad and Pizza Hut are as americanized as KFC (or maybe more) but they never get hurt. So, it could be a campaign against KFC as well.

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