UN condemns ‘gruesome’ killing of wounded Palestinian — Al Jazeera com

UN coordinator says killing of wounded alleged Palestinian attacker was immoral, unjust and can only fuel more violence. Israeli soldiers stand near the body of Palestinian who was shot while laying wounded on the ground after an alleged attack in Hebron [AP] The UN condemned the “gruesome” killing of a wounded alleged Palestinian attacker by…

Footprints: Al Azhar: Performing last rights to life — By Reema Abbasi on Dawn com| Peaceful Ismaili community members who became victims of terrorists

THE Al Azhar Garden residential complex whose 45 residents belonging to the Shia Ismaili community were gunned down in a bus near Safoora Goth in Karachi on May 13.—Fahim Siddiqi / White Star (…) CHRONICLES of carnage rarely differ; their time, date, season mere variables. But with each, we are more permanently damaged. There are…

Karachi attack: ‘We stand by the Ismaili community’ — Tribune com

LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Thursday condemned the attack on the Ismaili community. He met Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan president Sultan Ali Allana and other Ismaili Community members. Maulana Tariq Mehmood Madni, Maulana Taj Muhammad Makki, Maulana Ayub Safdar, Maulana Azam and Karim Amanat Turab were also present…

More Press coverages on Karachi Safoora killings — News and opinions

Terror redux or an innovative mutation? — Opinion of Shahzad Chaudhry on  The News com The Safoora killings were different. They targeted the rather pacifist and devoted Ismailis who have a significant presence in the two geographical extremities of Pakistan – Karachi and the Gilgit-Baltistan. The Aga Khan, himself a French citizen with a more…

Cricket-crazy Pakistanis Battling Cancer of Terror — New Indian Express com

The Pakistanis heaved a sigh of relief when their cricket board chairman—a senior colleague of mine from the foreign service days—announced that the Zimbabwe cricket team will, after all, be coming to Pakistan next week as scheduled. (…) Adherents of the minority Ismaili sect of Muslims have a universal reputation for their pacifist strain. They…

Inching closer to arresting those who attacked Ismailis in Karachi: Nisar — Tribune com Pakistan

KARACHI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has said that the law enforcement agencies are inching closer to arresting the Safoora attackers.  Chaudhry Nisar. PHOTO: FILE (…) “Extremism and terrorism in the country has reduced significantly since June 2013,” he added. Nisar said numerous policy decisions, such as uniform policy on arms licenses, coordination with private security…

Pakistan gunmen kill 45 on Karachi Ismaili Shia bus — BBC com

At least 45 people have been killed and 13 injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Ismaili Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say. Grief-stricken relatives rushed to the hospital when news of the bus attack broke   Read and Watch on BBC com   ->>>>><<<<<-