Latest news

University attack: Vigils pay tribute to victims, masses protest wave of violence

February 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Civil society and members of political parties across Pakistan expressed solidarity with victims of the attack on Charsadda’s Bacha Khan University by organising protests and vigils in tribute.

Unidentified gunmen entered Bacha Khan University on Wednesday and opened fire on students and faculty members as they gathered at the school for a poetry recital to commemorate the death anniversary of the activist and leader whom the school is named after.

The mastermind of the Army Public School Peshawar attack, Umar Mansoor of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Geedar group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

At least 60 people have died in various attacks of terrorism in Pakistan since the year began.

A day of mourning is being observed in the country with flags on official buildings and the parliament flying at half-staff. Police have stepped up security at schools and educational centers across the country.

Students in Quetta lights candles for victims of the Bacha Khan University attack. ─ AFPStudents in Quetta lights candles for victims of the Bacha Khan University attack. ─ AFP
Political party workers hold a candle light vigil to pay tribute to victims of the attack. ─ APPPolitical party workers hold a candle light vigil to pay tribute to victims of the attack. ─ APP
People in Lahore chant slogans as they hold signs to condemn the militant attack at Bacha Khan University. ─ ReutersPeople in Lahore chant slogans as they hold signs to condemn the militant attack at Bacha Khan University. ─ Reuters
Members of a student's wing of a political party in Karachi shout slogans protesting the militant attack on Bacha Khan University. ─ AFPMembers of a student’s wing of a political party in Karachi shout slogans protesting the militant attack on Bacha Khan University. ─ AFP
Students pray for victims of Bacha Khan University, at a local school in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. — APStudents pray for victims of Bacha Khan University, at a local school in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. — AP
Students pray for victims of Bacha Khan University, at a school in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. — APStudents pray for victims of Bacha Khan University, at a school in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. — AP

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent News

PM vows to further intensify c
ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has emphasized the need to further intensify cooperation on all CPEC projects including those related to human development and livelihood, education and...
November 22, 2017 Read More
Accountability Court declares
ISLAMABAD : An accountability court on Tuesday granted a request by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to initiate proceedings to declare Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as a proclaimed offender in t...
November 22, 2017 Read More
NA rejects bill for barring di
ISLAMABAD: The government has finally managed to block the opposition’s move in the National Assembly to prevent a disqualified person from heading a political party, and paved the way for deposed...
November 22, 2017 Read More
SC takes notice of Faizabad si
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday took notice of the sit-in at Faizabad Interchange that has paralysed twin cities for over almost two weeks. The court was alerted to the gravity ...
November 22, 2017 Read More
PPP will use hologram technolo
KARACHI: Keeping up with the latest technology trends, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has decided to reach out to supporters using holography. The technology will help th...
November 22, 2017 Read More
CJP rejects Nawaz Sharif&#8217
Chief Minister (CM) Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that after Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah it was Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who framed labour laws, initiated their welfare schemes for worke...
November 17, 2017 Read More
Z.A Bhutto framed labour laws,
Chief Minister (CM) Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that after Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah it was Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who framed labour laws, initiated their welfare schemes for worke...
November 17, 2017 Read More
NAB asks interior ministry to
The Ministry of Interior has been asked by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday to put the name of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on its Exit Control List (ECL). According to a statemen...
November 17, 2017 Read More