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Peshawar Bleeds!

December 5, 2008

peshHow many more blasts and how many more deaths this historic city would see?

Koocha Risaldar, Kissa Khawni is the congested and populated area. The blast took place at such time when most people were out shopping as Eid is also round the corner. Although the blast occurred close to Imam Bargah but in my view that wasn’t the target.

According to the initial reports it was a planted bomb instead of suicide one. That is so typical of RAW. Is this retaliation time?

High Intensity Peshawar Blast

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Saad Ibrahim permalink
    December 5, 2008 6:16 pm

    a part of me says we should blame raw and other part says we shouldn’t :S

  2. Ayesha permalink
    December 5, 2008 6:40 pm

    I am also divided on that… but if we believe the reports then last year two men were apprehended who were involved in several car bombings in Peshawar and they confessed to working for India :S

  3. December 6, 2008 4:42 am

    The kind of hostility they are showing there against Pakistan, a possible hand of RAW can’t be ruled out in the Peshawar bombing. A few cases of their presence even in Swat emerged sometimes back and this is very much possible considering India’s relations with the Mayor of the Kabul, Mr. Karzai who is sitting not very far from the provincial capital of NWFP.

    You take care and may peace prevail in Peshawar!

  4. Asma permalink
    December 6, 2008 6:37 am

    See – now you guys are reacting same as India going mad on the media blaming ISI and Pakistani government!

    Remember that there is always a motive and a timing to do stuff like this – this is pure butchery – people killing people because they have a thirst for human blood – Intellegence organisations normally dont do that – these are rebellious groups on both sides of border.

    We have plenty of them in here – people who have so many connections that even the government cant lay a hand on them – same in India – the rebels need to stop killing so much – They are the ones who need to rethink their goals 😦

    There is no point of taking a human life for no reason at all.

    Lets not blame the agencies here – I dont think its either who is doing them – they have the info normally on who does it but the rule of the time ties their hands – agencies only collect info – the ultimate order to take action on them is issued from the government themselves – and since most rebels have links in the political system – you tell me – how can they be controlled?

    One needs to be rational on this – the media is already super hyper – lets be rational in here at least yaar. You know I have to share this with you Ayesha – you are my friend – cant see you getting in trouble for no reason at all. 🙂

  5. Ayesha permalink
    December 6, 2008 10:23 am

    Thank you Aadil and Asma for your take on that issue.

    Asma: Your point is valid but it has frustrated everyone. No one feels safe anymore. So out of fear one tends to come up with such theories.

  6. Ayesha permalink
    December 6, 2008 11:54 am

    I live in Peshawar, and although Kissa Khwani is a good distance away from my house, my windows shook when the blast occurred. It is SO sad, no one goes out much anymore, no where is safe.
    I hear blasts almost everyday, many of which go totally unreported on the news.

  7. Ayesha permalink
    December 6, 2008 12:01 pm

    Above comment … is… interesting! And it’s not mine.

  8. December 6, 2008 8:19 pm

    It is also important to point out that this particular blast was sectarian in nature. I know there are enough goons in our country trying to flare up sectarian tensions in the country that their involvement cannot be ruled out. However, what I would expect the authorities is to conduct a thorough investigation in such incidents, and IF a foreign hand is found behind, go public and demand a formal explaination in the light of all the evidence!

  9. Ayesha permalink
    December 6, 2008 8:23 pm

    I feel the target wasn’t Imam Bargah. The aim was to create terror by killing ordinary people… and there was no dearth of them since that area is always crowded with people.

  10. owais permalink
    December 8, 2008 11:25 pm

    Isn’t it just so sweet on how we try to test each possibility, before placing blame on our “FRIENDLY” neighbor and the way some people talk as if they had actually worked for some agency! People, the only thing that is left to make this more certain that India was behind the attack is that India it self accepting that people wake up! We were behind the attack!

    What can be more certain than this that this arrack was not a typical Taliban Suicide attack. It was a planted bomb (provided that India do not have the guts to go for a sucide bomb) with the sole purpose to create terror and harassment in Pakistan and it occurred right after the Mumbai blast. But again we are Pakistani’s. We take time to identify our real enemies.

  11. owais permalink
    December 9, 2008 12:08 am


  12. Ayesha permalink
    December 9, 2008 3:46 pm


  13. Asma Ahsan permalink
    December 10, 2008 7:37 am

    WE have enemies – violent ones – no one is arguing about that – my point is always this that the media creates more hysteria by giving facts which are not certified – thats all – thats irresponsible on their part as they fuel tempers on suppositions – can we really afford a war right now with India or any other country – think about how much Pakistan is suffering economically and socially on rumours alone.

    Mass hysteria is worse than planting a bomb – it cripples a society. One doesnt have to be in an agency to figure that out – anyone with a logical mind can grasp the concept.

  14. Ayesha permalink
    December 10, 2008 11:05 am

    So media is an evil… the root cause of all problems 😕

  15. owais permalink
    December 10, 2008 10:41 pm

    Asma – you are right about the media. But than media every where has played a similar role. The point here is to at least realize our real enemies. India never waits a second to air its thoughts about Pakistan, but we Pakistani’s always die trying to be rational.

    You are right that war with India is not a very bright idea .Even if we win the war on land, India will win the war diplomatically as it had done in past two wars. War is never a solution but sometimes it’s the only option!

  16. February 7, 2009 5:33 pm

    i agree with you


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