Mastung, Balochistan suffered one of the deadliest attacks that the country has seen in recent years as 128 people died and over 200 are injured following a deadly suicide explosion that hit an election gathering in the Darengarh area of Mastung on Friday. As per reports, more than 1000 people were attending the rally and the amount of explosive used on the innocent Pakistani lives is estimated at 16 to 20 kilograms.
The Masting attack has been the deadliest that the province of Balochistan has seen in recent years
Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate for a Provincial Assembly seat was among those who lost their lives in the deadly bomb blast. The banned Tehreek-Taliban Pakistan’s ‘Ghazi force Lal Masjid’ wing in a WhatApp massage has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, according to Dawn.com. Emergency has been declared in hospitals in and around Quetta.
Here’s how Pakistanis reacted to the deadly terror attack that took hundreds of lives in Balochistan
— Occupied Pakistan (@GhaddarCivilian) July 14, 2018
If I were in Lahore, I would have joined PML-N workers to welcome Nawaz Shareef. Historic Day in Pakistan's history.
— Saleem (@memzarma) July 13, 2018
People were saddened for the innocent lives of the people of Balochistan
After seeing what happend yesterday, i can all tell you that Shahbaz Shareef is now tensed becoz all the people out there were with Maryam so in simpler words
PML-N can't win this election!!
"itni mehnat na kro ganjus" #SherAyaSherAya
— SYEDA 🔥❤ (@laibayy) July 14, 2018
They were demanding justice for the innocent people who have to suffer everyday and live in fear because of terrorism that is supposed to have been controlled
No matter what you say. .. the images ARE really moving!! & remember its just the beginning of it all.. The sympathy that may translate in to ballot on 25th. #GeneralElections2018 #NawazSharif #Lahore pic.twitter.com/7WA2OcKF8e
— Mahrukh Qureshi (@MahrukhQureshi) July 12, 2018
There were calls for protection and care for the lives of everyday Pakistanis
— Muhammad WASEEM (@PAKISTANI_313) July 13, 2018
And people were appreciating the heroes who laid their lives for their country, in Balochistan
— Sara emaan. (@blueseasons99) July 12, 2018
Large crowds were gathering to demand answers for the failure on the state and security forces’ part to protect the lives of its citizens
— Faisal Ranjha (@ranjha001) July 13, 2018
— Asma Barjees (@asmahbarjees) July 13, 2018
There were a bunch of annoying voices who just wanted to distract from the very important incident
Hamid Mir is crying aboust #Mastung on Twitter but his channel Geo news is mourning their leader Nawaz and PML-N's disappointing rallies across Lahore.
— ONE (@takentweets) July 13, 2018
Over 111 lives lost in #Mastung earlier but the only news currently being reported is that of a pair of convicted criminals landing in Lahore!
— Soraya Aziz (@SorayaAziz) July 13, 2018
Today we witnessed thousands of people on the roads protesting in Lahore. The ones who protested on the other side lay there without a voice, lifeless and with no media coverage. Such is the disparity of our media!#Mastung
— Salman Muhammad (@OhSalman) July 13, 2018
Such concern and empathy from the people of Pakistan over a large number of lives being ruthlessly taken away is heartwarming to say the least. Gives you such high hopes for the future of this country, doesn’t it?
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Cover image via: @YusraSAskari / Twitter