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Old April 24, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Thumbs down Blast in Lahore

So in the end Bangladeshi were right to cancel this tour, it was where the tour was supposed to take place. RIP to those who lost their lives.

2 killed, over 30 injured in Lahore railway station blast


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LAHORE: At least two people were killed and over 30 were injured in a blast at Lahore railway station on Tuesday.
The blast took place on Platform 2 outside the Pak Business Express lounge after 6:30pm. The lounge was severely damaged as a result of the blast.
The bodies and all of the injured were shifted to different hospitals in the city after the blast.
Two of the dead were identified as a police constable and a porter.
CCPO Lahore Aslam Tareen said that there were 16 to 17 CCTV cameras installed at the station and all of them were inactive.
Minister for Railways Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour announced compensation of Rs500,000 for families of those killed and Rs100,000 for those who were severely injured as a result of the blast.
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8:35pm
SSP Railways Police has said that security at the station was foolproof and satisfactory.
A CCTV system was also installed at the station.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Gilani have condemned the incident.
8:30pm
Express News reports that Minister for Railways Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has announced compensation of Rs500,000 for families of those killed and Rs100,000 for those who were severely injured as a result of the blast.
The government of Punjab has declared emergency at hospitals in the city.
8:20pm
An eyewitness has claimed that policemen were searching a passenger who had gotten off the train when the blast took place.
8:10pm
Express News correspondent Nadeem Chaudhry reports that all bodies and injured people have been shifted to hospitals.
Ball bearings were also recovered from the blast site. Investigators are collecting evidence from the scene.
Two people had been killed at the railway station and one passed away on the way to the hospital. Two of the deceased were identified as Police Constable Idrees and porter Boota, while the third person has not been identified as yet.
8:00pm
IG Railways Police said that walls had been constructed, barbed wire and security lights had been placed around the station.
He said that there had been no threats or information of a blast.
The IG confirmed that one of the dead was a Railways policeman.
7:50pm
An eyewitness said that he was at the counter when the blast took place. He said there was chaos after the blast and people were seen lying on the platform.
The eyewitness claimed that metal detectors and walk through gates at the station did not function properly.
The station was evacuated after the blast and no passengers were allowed inside.
Police are currently conducting a search operation on all routes that lead into the station.
7:45pm
CCPO Lahore Aslam Tareen says that security has been placed on high alert. He said that the blast was an act of terrorism and added that investigations will be conducted into how the bomb made it inside the station.
Two injured were shifted to Services hospital and six to Ganga Ram hospital.
7:35pm
Express News correspondent Saquib Saleem Butt reports that sources have said a black bag, placed around 7-8 feet away from the waiting lounge, had exploded.
Rescue sources say that 35 injured people were shifted to hospitals.
Train services at the station have been suspended.
7:30pm
Bomb Disposal Squad officials say that up to 5-6kg of explosive material was used in the blast.
Five of the injured are reported to be in critical condition.
The injured are being shifted to Mayo and Ganga Ram hospitals.
BDS officials say that the bomb could have been detonated using a timer or a remote control.
7:20pm
The waiting rooms have been severely damaged as a result of the blast.
The bomb was reported to have been placed inside a black bag and left a 10 foot crater after the blast.
The blast took place outside the waiting room of Pak-Business Train.
The number of injured has risen to 25.
7:15pm
Three people have been killed as a result of the blast. The dead are reported to be two porters and one policeman.
All injured people have been shifted to the hospital by Rescue 1122 teams.
The platform has been cleared.
Awam Express has been cleared to depart from the railway station.
A large number of police personnel have arrived at the station.
Police say there is no confirmation on the nature of the blast.
7:10pm
The number of injured is reported to be 15.
There were reports of a bomb being planted in a nearby area in the morning. Express News reports that bombs had also been found placed within plastic bags at a shop in the area.
The Bomb Disposal Squad has arrived at the station.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the blast and has ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident.
7:05pm
Express News correspondent Amjad Sethi reports that windows around the platform shattered as a result of the blast.
One of the dead is reported to be a policeman.
One of the bodies is reported to have been severely damaged as a result of the blast.
One of the injured was reported to be serious. Two to three children and a couple of women were also injured.
7:00pm
Express News correspondent Amjad Sethi reported that two people had been killed and six were injured.
The blast took place five minutes after the Awam Express train stopped at the platform. The train had arrived from Karachi to head to Rawalpindi.
Rescue 1122 and other teams have arrived at the station.
There is no confirmation on the nature of the blast as yet, but there are reports of a suicide attack.
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Old April 24, 2012, 11:12 AM
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very sad indeed for the people who are the victims of such incidents and going through such nightmares. Good for us that we pulled the tour out..
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Old April 24, 2012, 11:12 AM
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May Allah rest their souls in peace !

Now, what will Pakistani authority say ? I am eager to see their responses.
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Old April 24, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Thats a sad news indeed. My prayers are with them.
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Old April 24, 2012, 11:28 AM
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sad news,fortunately we r not going,
what a shame PCB & BCB (lootus)
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Old April 24, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Very sad news. Unfortunately this kind of things are very common there. I feel bad for the people who lives in such insecurity.

My prayers are with them.
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Old April 24, 2012, 11:59 AM
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To be fair to Pakistan, our boys would never have been at a railway station. Or a open air bazaar. Or a police/army recruitment line. Or a (shia/sunni) mosque. I also believe that the authorities can secure Gaddafi stadium for 8 hours to a safe zone.

Problem is hotels are a big target, and thats where the biggest danger lies and thats where our boys would be staying for up to a third of the tour.
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Old April 24, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Terrorist s*** always targets innocent people. RIP victims.

Force the BCB president to go to Pakistan and stay there for a month, then he will know the mindset of the players.
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Old April 24, 2012, 01:52 PM
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This is a very sad news. Its always the innocent people who suffer.

I don't like how the Government comes forward to help the victims family with money. This also happens in BD. This is a nice gesture and I'm sure the family appreciates it if they have no other source of income, but is this just another way of the government saying ok we compensated you for your loss don't expect us to find who actually did this?
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Old April 24, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Pakistan is not a safe country to be visiting.... let alone for cricketers who have been targetted in the past...
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Old April 24, 2012, 02:52 PM
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May Allah rest their departed souls.

What was Loitta thinking? Thank God the court intervened.
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Old April 24, 2012, 03:02 PM
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This very sad news for sure.
err.. aint these kinda news very common in Pakistan?!
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Old April 24, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Very sad news.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families in Pakistan. May Allah protect innocent people. Allahumma Ameen
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Old April 24, 2012, 04:31 PM
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My condolences to the families of those affected.

With that being said, this should make Zaka Ashraf shut the hell up. Your country is not safe for anyone. Not even your own people.
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Old April 24, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Please no cricket in Pakistan. I doubt there will ever be a time when a bomb isn't going off.
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Old April 24, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Such a tragic day. RIP to the lost ones.

I cant believe there are Pakistanis who are angry at Bangladeshis because the Bangladesh Cricket Team wont tour Pakistani. Are they for real? Whats the point of risking the lives of people just to play cricket?

I dont understand the logic of these Pakistanis. Incidents, bombings could occur and we will all regret it.

The incident that happened to the Sril Lankan team isnt a joke. It was a life and death situation. And unfortunately innocent cricketers had to deal with it. What is the point of risking all this just to play a game of cricket? Why dont Pakistanis understand that?

Life is not normal in Pakistan.
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Old April 24, 2012, 10:37 PM
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RIP to the lost ones.
Whoever have been responsible are much lower than that of animals.
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Old April 25, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Not again!
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Old April 25, 2012, 11:34 AM
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God saved our players.... There should be no cricket in Pakistan until that becomes a civilized and normal country....run by politicians... Than by ISI and Military..
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Old April 25, 2012, 11:42 AM
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God saved our players.... There should be no cricket in Pakistan until that becomes a civilized and normal country....run by politicians... Than by ISI and Military..
^ That is a totally Non sequitur argument. It's like saying a blast went off in Komolapur on April 24th and Mirpur Stadium went up in flames on April 29th! Sensationalism at its best.
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Old April 25, 2012, 12:03 PM
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^ That is a totally Non sequitur argument. It's like saying a blast went off in Komolapur on April 24th and Mirpur Stadium went up in flames on April 29th! Sensationalism at its best.
I understand your love and blindness for Pak....and naturally you aren't aware of the events taking place in Pakistan for last more than a decade. That's why you can't differentiate between a blast in Dhaka or London, with a blast in Lahore.
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I understand your love and blindness for Pak....and naturally you aren't aware of the events taking place in Pakistan for last more than a decade. That's why you can't differentiate between a blast in Dhaka or London, with a blast in Lahore.
Oh!?
I wasn't aware of my love for Pakistan. Thanks for that free consultation. And I thought the blast was in Lahore. Where did you get London? Meh! Get your facts straight and then .... maybe.... we can talk more; that is; as soon as I finish my intelligent conversation with my pet Parakeet. Guess what, My Parakeet can speak in Parables.

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Old April 26, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Oh!?
I wasn't aware of my love for Pakistan. Thanks for that free consultation. And I thought the blast was in Lahore. Where did you get London? Meh! Get your facts straight and then .... maybe.... we can talk more; that is; as soon as I finish my intelligent conversation with my pet Parakeet. Guess what, My Parakeet can speak in Parables.

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This guy just keeps blabbering nonsense.
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Ish . It's always the innocent ones...
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Oh!?
I wasn't aware of my love for Pakistan. Thanks for that free consultation. And I thought the blast was in Lahore. Where did you get London? Meh! Get your facts straight and then .... maybe.... we can talk more; that is; as soon as I finish my intelligent conversation with my pet Parakeet. Guess what, My Parakeet can speak in Parables.

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