A man tries to rescue a girl trapped in rubble after a bomb blast near a school in Pakistan.
An explosion ripped through the popular women’s market Meena bazaar in Peshawar, a warren of cosmetics stalls, jewellery stores and clothes shops frequented by women in a male-dominated city, killing at least 117. 60 of the dead were either women or children.
Lady Professor killed in a cruel incident of target killing in the restive capital of Balochistan province. Some unknown gunmen sprayed bullets on mass communications professor, Nazima Talib (48), when she was entering into a rickshaw at the main gate of Balochistan University. Her students informed that she was one of the pioneers of the Mass Communication Department of the UoB. She was also an intellectual and poetess and had participated in several mushairas in Quetta and other cities. She along with her husband and a son had been living in Quetta for last several years. (Quetta, 28 April, 2010)
40-year-old advocate Safia Jabeen died after being shot by unidentified persons at the railway station. (23 July, 2009)
Singer Ayman Udas was ‘shot by her brothers for TV sin’. A Rising musical star was allegedly shot dead by her own brothers in the conservative city of Peshawar in Pakistan last week after she had appeared on television. They believed it was sinful for a woman to perform on television and were supposedly ashamed of her growing popularity (Peshawar, 2 May, 2009)
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, after addressing a large gathering of her supporters. Bhutto died of a gunshot wound to the neck. The attacker then blew himself up. The bomb attack killed at least 22 others, doctors said. (Rawalpindi, 27 Decemberl, 2007)