Blast at Shahrah-e-Faisal

A bomb has exploded  destroying a bus which was taking the people for the central Chehlum Procession around 10-15 minutes ago on Shahrah-e-Faisal, near FTC building – Around 50 to 65  people are reported to have been present in the bus –

Latest: A motorcycle had been reported to have hit the vehicle when the blast occurred. Television reports say at least three fatalities have been confirmed. The blast occurred near Nursery flyover.

Latest: Samaa TV reports 12 fatalities, 30 people injured.

16 Comments so far

  1. SwERveUT (swerveut) on February 5th, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    I passed through this site just a few minutes after it happened. The blast had just occurred, people were still a little shocked and confused as to what happened, and the army and police were just starting to rush to the site. It seemed awful to look at the poor confused women, children and devotees out to go for their religious calling and at the same time being attacked by the Godless infidels who have infilterated this society.

    Message to all the Maulivis and Mevlanas – you want to call people to Jihad? Call them to Jihad against the supression of intolerance and the killing of innocent people! Educate the society that religion does NOT give permission for this kind of atrocities and God (if He is a just god) will DEFINITELY NOT put into heaven the person who does such a thing. Make sure every person among us knows that this kind of work has absolutely no sanction in religion.

  2. ghazal (unregistered) on February 5th, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Hi I just heard abt this blast I’m not in the city currently can anyone tell me anything more? was this a kashmir day procession that was attacked?

  3. silence (unregistered) on February 5th, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    Coward activity but I must say that our security and intelligence agencies follow our Quaid-E-Azam’s vision in different way and i.e. Sleep Sleep and Sleep, wake-up before it’s too late.

  4. Master yoda (unregistered) on February 5th, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    i fear this time the madness of ashura day balst is not repeated

  5. بستنی (wasiq) on February 5th, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    I was in the mosque for juma prayer about a KM from the blast site…heard it….loud and clear… is showing the nursery flyover…which is at the end of shahrah i quaidein…and not at ftc…

  6. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 5th, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    @ wasiq

    sir dua me kiy amanga tha…jo alalh miyan naraz ho gai….zaroor ashwariya ki talaq kerwanay ki dua maan riye howan gay.

    as for master yoda….i used to ofer only jumma prayers…yehi rishta baki ta muslaani ka…now adays i hardly offer it once or twice a month.

    jub tak masjid me raho…i keep on halucinating bout a blast about to occur infront ofmy eyes….masjid jana hi chor diya hai

  7. بستنی (wasiq) on February 5th, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    @mater yoda saab….nahein sir jee…abhi jaldi nahein hai….ghar pey nihari chordh kar aagiya tha…and waiting for the line of roti to end….its better to pray in the mosque than to stand in line and do the opposite…lol

  8. بستنی (wasiq) on February 5th, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

    the flyover seems to have survived the blast….but it would be prudent to test it for the strength before allowing heavy traffic to avoid further calamity….I’ll definitely try to avoid it from now on…

  9. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 5th, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    @ wasiq.

    logic comands me to still sue the flyover.

    as i wud still be better of if i was on top of a crushed flyover then below it…for bovious reasons..if allah forbid , it ever crashes

  10. chachabiskit (unregistered) on February 5th, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

    Master Yoda, good idea to stay at home, where did you heard that you don’t die if you stay at home?

  11. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 5th, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    @ chacha biskit.

    i think you shud change your diet to chai papay….biskits is ruining your deduction skills.

    hum do bewakoof ye discuss ker rahay thay ke flyover ke oper say jana chayee ya neechay aap apni danish jharnay a pohanchay.

    as for your unsolicited conversation’s answer.

    yes people do die in houses..either from NORMAL deaths, stove blasts (aka daheej fame), earth quakes or gharelo danga fasad.

    in pure terms of probability…these all have rate of occurance rates much much leeser than being hit by a gadha gari or a gari driven by a gadha behind the steering wheel.

    samajh aya biskit

  12. kabirdas on February 5th, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

    @ Master Yoda
    “masjid jana hi chor diya hai.”

    Now that is one good that has come out of these bomb blasts. KD had stopped going to a mosque many years ago anticipating such bomb blasts.

  13. بستنی (wasiq) on February 5th, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    @KD sarkar…….just like I never go to the sheraton hotel karachi or the US consulate no matter who is inviting or who is expected to be there….I remember the last time I visited the british council karachi….before it was closed down and sold to the builder…
    I don’t think they would do that to our mosques here in jamshed town…but I still believe we can save our mosques if we put a complete ban on the construction activity and the new KESC connections for these newly constructed building…atleast in the jamshed town….

  14. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 6th, 2010 @ 1:18 am

    @ wasiq.

    no worries buddy…balma never visited a womens public toilet, and yod never visited a synogouge, or a liquor shop as yet….but hum dono, hooon gaay kamiyaaab…hum dono hooon gaaay kamiyaaaaaaaaab ik din…..:D:D

    PS: i never knew somebody in consulate was expecting…??
    kon sa month hai…aaj kal ahtiayt kerwao…no bad or worriing news okay….

  15. بستنی (wasiq) on February 6th, 2010 @ 4:55 am

    @master yoda saab….sir Iam very sorry I almost forget….the month and its importance…after the events of this afternoon….will try to be careful from now on till the big day…for you….apni toh khair

    ESPN:suppose you become an unexpected advisor of the sindh govenment..where will you be ???

  16. Master Yoda (unregistered) on February 6th, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    @ wasiq

    “:suppose you become an unexpected advisor of the sindh govenment..where will you be”

    sindh hakoot ke abi itnay buray din nai ayee…..agar ayee hoon gay…tu i wud be busy participating and yipitty yapping in every talk show i can go into with in the limited time available…and at nights i wud be msaroof in sargarmiyan on publix tax payers money on un disclosed places which cant be told due to national security

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