“Khoon ki holi”

A suicide bomber entered through the golden gate of the Shahbaz Qalander’s Shrine in Sehwen Sharif and detonated the explosive. On Thursdays usually thousands of devotees come there to pay their respects to the Holy Saint. According to the police reports a terrorist clad in Burqa entered from the woman side to blow himself up. More than 80 persons including men, women & children lost their precious lives. More than 200 individuals were wounded. Since the security was lax no one detected him.

 

Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa has denounced the incident and offered sympathies with the victims. Prime Minister Sharif, former President Asif Ali Zardari, Governor Sindh M. Zubair, PTI chief Imran Khan, and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and other prominent personalities condemned the attack & expressed grief over the loss of life.

 

We will have to do more than just sympathies or condemn on occurrence of such horrible incidents. The concerned authorities must take stringent measures to avoid terrorist acts. We must nip the evil in the bud. Whoever is behind these attacks must be brought to Justice. No ifs and buts – launch the promised ruthless operation at once.

 

We pray for the injured persons to recover soon. May Allah the Almighty  give courage and patience to the relatives to bear the irreparable loss.

 

JAVAID BASHIR

LAHORE

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