Some incidents give a permanent scar on the hearts with unbearable pain and the waves of tremors are felt in the entire body for a long period of time. Pakistan has been fighting the war against terrorism for a while and just when we think the storm has come to a halt, another jolt shakes the country more powerfully, relinquishing tranquility and days of contentment. A similar spine-chilling act of terrorism has tried to squeeze out peace from the nation yesterday, but while the entire populace is in tears of fury and frustration, it is also standing still like a pillar made out of concrete and brass.
Balochistan once again became a victim of violence with two heinous attacks in Quetta and Chaman, martyring at least 21 and leaving behind dozens of innocent people injured. Following the gory attack, Pakistani celebrities, politicians, and activists condemned yesterday’s act of distortion of peace.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has not only condemned the attack but has also “asked for an immediate inquiry & increased security for the people.”
Deeply saddened & have strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Hazarganji market area of Quetta targeting our innocent people. I have asked for an immediate inquiry & increased security for the ppl. Prayers go to the families of the victims & for early recovery of the injured.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 12, 2019
Hamza Ali Abbasi believes it is “another plot to harm Pakistan & divide us along religious and ethnic lines.”
#QuettaBlast One of the last fronts of this terrible war we have been fighting with those who only worship power and human life has no value for them. Another plot to harm Pakistan & divide us along religious and ethnic lines. May Allah grant jannah to the shaheeds.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) April 12, 2019
Hareem Farooq posts a photo of the family of one of the martyrs crying and calming each other down at the same time.
— Hareem Farooq (@FarooqHareem) April 12, 2019
Veteran actor Shaan Shahid also takes to Twitter to delineate the sorrow present in his heart.
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 12, 2019
Mawra Hocane, who is often very vocal on social issues also shares her feelings on her official account. She prays, “Oh Allah! Please make these acts of cowardice & inhumanity stop. Please.”
Tearful.. shaken.. oh my Quetta💔 #QuettaAttack
My heartfelt condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one today & sending warmth to each one of you who has survived & is traumatised.
Oh Allah! Please make these acts of cowardice & inhumanity stop. Please.
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) April 12, 2019
Imran Abbas says his heart “bleeds” due to the harrowing attack on members of Hazara community.
My heart bleeds for the innocent people in Baluchistan. At least 20 people were killed and 48 injured in a blast believed to be targeting members of the Hazara community in Quetta's Hazarganji market on Friday morning.
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) April 12, 2019
Mahira Khan prays for the deceased souls and their families.
#Quetta bleeds again and so do our hearts. Praying for those we lost and their families.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) April 12, 2019
While Ali Rehman Khan prays for the speedy recovery of the injured people.
Horrified to hear about #QuettaAttack Inna lillahe wa Inna ilaihe raje’oun. May Allah grant Jannah to those who lost their lives and may He grant a speedy recovery to those who were injured in this barbaric attack! #QuettaBleeds
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) April 12, 2019
Legendary actor Faysal Quraishi feels its painful that members of a particular community are attacked again and again. Also, he is furious because the terrorists that attack these people are rarely apprehended.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) April 12, 2019
Armeena Khan also takes to Twitter to write the Arabic phrase from the holy Quran that means, “We belong to Allah and to Allah we shall return.”
We wish this was the last attack in the entire country and we pray for the victims and their families.