Tight security?

According to this news in yesterday’s dawn, the security in the city was foolproof. Need I say more?

20 Comments so far

  1. jammie (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 9:59 am

    ever heard of the titanic? it was sinkproof.
    acc to some articles it was a suicide bomber- which means some poor sod out there went there thinking what he was doing was going to make some huge statement about something. he was focused- maybe our city police wasn’t.


  2. Mala (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

    I am really sadenned by the news of this shocking tragedy. It has just been one thing after another in Pakistan for the last year or so… and it is one thing blowing up bombs, but a completely different story when it is done during such an auspicious event. Needless to say, the western media is condemning the attack as “shia-sunni” rivalry… when WILL they comprehend the intricacies of Islam I do not know(!)

    Having said this, I travel to KHI a lot I can never understand why the crowd chooses to retaliate against the authorities in such an unruly way… but from the clips I’ve seen of the armed forces on Geo, I can’t say that I’m surprised. I hope now the heads of state will take responsibility for their actions.

    My thoughts and prayers go to all victims and their families, may Allah accept their shahadat.


  3. Detox (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 2:27 pm

    The security was fool proof? heh!

    PROOF that this is indeed a statement by a BLOODY FOOL =)


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    it was sucidal attempt,as they officials are claiming,if this is the case,umar its not easy to stop it,when countries like US and Israel coudnot stop it then how can we?we dont even have sound equipment.Musharraf was saved because there was a mobile jammer in his car,i have no idea that other kind of bombs could be jammed like that.

    A geo guy was interviewing an eye witnessed,according to him the bomber actually jumped on the stage during salat process.


  5. Tee (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

    i simply fail to understand the motivation behind such attacks, IF this indeed was a suicide attack! what purpose would such an attack serve? what statement did they (god knows who ‘they’ might be!) want to make? and what sort of a person was that suicide bomber? i refuse to accept that any sane person could blow themselves up without a purpose. perhaps they were forced into it? threatened maybe?
    and why, oh WHY do we get so violent? the police, the ambulance workers, the doctors, hospital staff and even reporters were badly beaten by the angry mob. cars being burnt down….what the heck is that? cant the government even control the aftermath?


  6. Mala (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

    It’s difficult to understand why the crowd didn’t all rally together, but just lashed out at each other instead… again making us look like a bunch of jaahil morons. I live in london and i remember when 7/7 happened… the crowd literally rolled up their sleeves and helped the services – in a civil way.

    Why people from our nation choose to behave in this way i do not know – but having said that none of the policemen here shot blanks in the air either! what freaks

    Taali dono haathon say bajti hai…


  7. Fawad (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/04/12/Pakistan.blast.reut/index.html

    Check it they are more focused on the sectarian violence. Why is that !! Why they are trying to proof it as sectarian violence.


  8. Feet Maestro (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 6:13 pm

    “Why is that !! Why they are trying to proof it as sectarian violence.”

    Um, because it IS sectarian violence.


  9. Kumail (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 7:13 pm

    when one intends to kill themselves – there is no one who can stop them. Suicide for political motives and terror has been a part of the political history of our religion since at least 2 centuries. The word Assasin is actually a spin off of an arabic word Assasaean used to describe the suicidal army of a man called Hasan Sabah who waged a war on Persia and the rest of the muslim world from his central asian stronghold of alamut.
    The point is even then, as now – the power of mind over comes any plan. Security is simply a proactive measure of increasing the cost of carrying out illict objectives – making sure that the cost of carrying the action is greater then what is to be achieved of it. However, when one is giving up his life, it is beyond any worldly measure and stopping such a person is next to impossible.


  10. Mala (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

    Erm… sorry, HOW is it sectarian violence???


  11. Fawad (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

    @FEET MAESTRO

    Sectarian violence is violence or confrontation/conflict inspired by sectarianism, that is, between different sects of one religion. In contrast, religious violence (or inter-religious violence) is between separate and distinct religions. In many cases, sectarian violence is caused not only by sectarian differences but is often also a result of a power struggle or has social, economic, or nationalistic aspects — as is, likewise, frequently true of inter-religious conflicts.

    (Source : Wikipedia).

    I am sure this event lies under one heading “Terrorism”, not an act of Sectarian violence.

    PLZ be United as a Muslim Nation, dont take this as a Sectarian violence.

    P.S(TRY TO BE MORE RESPONSEBLE BEFORE SAYING ANY THING)


  12. Salman A. (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 2:43 am

    Ok. Let’s think. Who are the people who consider Eid Miladun Nabi (Prophet’s birthday) a heresy and bidah?


  13. Sonia (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 2:50 am

    The incident is of no benefit except for those on political grounds…. it benefits the Religious political parties most against the govt … i dont think any sane Muslim wud do so in his right mind … all we will see is more killings … millions of $ loss in business …& days of un nerving environment in the city


  14. Alam (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 3:32 am

    Salman: “Ok. Let’s think. Who are the people who consider Eid Miladun Nabi (Prophet’s birthday) a heresy and bidah?”

    Nice logic…now also think where did the bombs explode? At the stage, right? Who were sitting on the stage? Sunni sectarian hate mongers.


  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 10:23 am

    I second Alam.As its said “Is hamam me sab nangay putangay hain”

    how sure is salman that it was done by wahabis?
    guys,ignore salman hes just here for timepass


  16. misbahmunir (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    6 more victims expire in our hospital,surgical unit 2,chk.whos counting the still rising no of deaths?


  17. Mala (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 12:21 pm

    I think the wahabbi argument is weak, a statement like that should be backed up with evidence… i also asked for someone to explain “how” this could be blamed on sectarian violence – but thank u 4 the definition anyway fawad.

    The western media is condemning the shias for doing this… but from my limited understanding of shia’ism i would say they too hold reverence to the Prophet (s)… now im no inspector clueso but my guess is its not them… looks like another ploy to initiate civil unrest…………

    But hey, lets just blame it on the terrorists… its more simple that way!


  18. Feet Maestro (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    Mala, Fawad et at: I think Najam Sethi sums it up well.


  19. juanita (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 9:29 am

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    This may be true, but if Pakistan and other Islamic countries don’t get a handle on what ‘it’ is that is causing their people to behave like this, then this will continue to happen. If it is the “intricacies of Islam” that is the cause, then you are admitting that Islam is the problem. If Islam is the problem, then you had best reform it before it devours you. I think it is a version of the “apostasy is death” thing, where everybody thinks he/she can judge whether the other person is a real Muslim or not… These people are taking the law in their own hands. Have the government put them to work digging ditches. They have to much (destructive) energy.


  20. juanita (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 9:41 am

    By the way, take a look at what Israel is going through. Today 9 were killed and 55 injured at an outdoor food stand by a 16 year old suicide bomber. Oh sure, you all think he was justified because he claims his people are occupied and oppressed. Everyone who agrees with him helps shape his world view. Eventually one sees that the Palestinians shaped a monster, while most of the Islamic world applauded. Now you can not figure out how that snake came back to bite you! The only way out of this conumdrum is to insist on equal co-existance for all. That means making one’s government provide human and equal rights to all, men and women, Black and White, Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Jew, and even aetheist. Provide real justice to all.



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