KARACHI: Between the economic crisis and power outages, it seems as though things are going from bad to worse for Pakistan. To add to the misery, the country has been left grieving the lives of 59 following a bomb blast in
Peshawar. The blast is said to have been targeting the police officers who were praying in a mosque during Zuhr prayers. With over a hundred people injured and one of the most heavily controlled areas of the city being attacked, the nation has expressed their grief and shock over what has transpired.
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For many, the Peshawar bomb blast was a reminder of
past trauma of the war on terrorism.
Condemning the heinous terrorist attack re mosque in Peshawar,am reminded of the days when we mobilised long, costly kinetic ops against violent extremism in 2008.Heart goes out to people paying the price of such a surge again.🇵🇰paid with blood & treasure,soldiers to civilians.
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) January 30, 2023
Others expressed anger at the political parties for their stances and wondered how long will innocent people have to suffer.
جب تک پوری ریاست اور تمام سیاسی جماعتیں نیک نیتی سے دہشت گردوں کو دہشت گرد نہی مانیں گی ایسے دھماکے خدانخواستہ ہوتے رہیں گے کب تک عوام اور پولیس اس دہشت گردی کا شکار ہوتی رہے گی ؟ #peshawarAttack
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) January 30, 2023
Most politicians, irrespective of their differences, agreed that more strict measures against terrorism need to be enforced.
Strongly condemn the terrorist suicide attack in police lines mosque Peshawar during prayers. My prayers & condolences go to victims families. It is imperative we improve our intelligence gathering & properly equip our police forces to combat the growing threat of terrorism.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 30, 2023
But for the most part, there is just a sense of shock, grief and unity of prayers for the victims of the Peshawar bomb blast.
My heart cries seeing people of my country in pain, praying for the quick recovery of all the victims and my thoughts go out with the affected families. This must stop!#PeshawarAttack
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) January 30, 2023
I am shattered and heartbroken that so many people lost their lives or suffered injuries in the attack on a mosque in Peshawar Police Lines. I urge the government & security forces to fight terrorism in all forms & protect every citizen. My prayers are with the victims’ families.
— Malala Yousafzai (@Malala) January 30, 2023
My prayers and condolences to the victims families 🤲😭
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) January 30, 2023
Sad to hear the devastating news of the #PeshawarBlast. My condolences to the victims and their families. May Allah bring back the peace we as a nation deserve! #Peshawar #Peshawarunderattack pic.twitter.com/bFg4mLGHSE
— Naseem Shah (@iNaseemShah) January 30, 2023
Praying for those injured in the blast in #Peshawar. Unspeakable crime attacking a place of worship. Spare the innocent for Allah’s sake. They were just offering namaz peacefully. T*rrorists have no conscience, no religion.
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) January 30, 2023
Horrific news from #Peshawar today has left me in anguish and sorrow. My deepest condolences to the victims of the incident and prayers of speedy recovery for those injured. As a nation we have fought against brutal terrorism and will fight until it is,inshAllah rooted out .
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) January 30, 2023
sending love to all the affected families!
Ya Allah rehem 🤲🏻#Peshawar
— MAWRA HUSSAIN (@MawraHocane) January 30, 2023
The question everyone wants answered is: How long will things go on like this for?