In a very devastating terrorist attack in Quetta at least 74 people were killed and scores injured when a suicide bomber targeted emergency services ward of Civil Hospital on Monday.
Attack was planed in such a manner that maximum people could be targeted, at first President of Balochistan Bar Association Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi was killed in a targeted attack and when his colleagues and media men reached hospital to know about the tragedy, suicide attack rocked the building. Bomber had strapped some eight kilograms of explosives packed with ball bearings and shrapnel on his body, which caused huge explosion. Many of the dead included lawyers; several of them senior members of the fraternity, two cameramen from DawnNews and Aaj TV were also among the dead. In a much similar attack, terrorist killed dozens of policemen in 2013; they became victims of a suicide blast at a time when they were gathered in a funeral.
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan splinter group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack of suicide bombing.
Since long, largest province of the country is in the grip of terrorism and has become home to conflict of various kinds. There were cases that people on the basis of religion, sectarianism and ethnicity became victims of terrorism. But now it seems that violence in the shape of separatists, religious extremists has gained more control and terrorists are attacking with ease to almost every possible easy target.
It is time to once again refresh the resolve to fight against terrorism and to implement all 20-point of National Action Plan with true letter and spirit.
Implementation of all 20-points of NAP is need of time to uproot terrorism from the country.