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Killed by Bomb Attack in Pakistan

Killed by Bomb Attack in Pakistan

A string of violent attacks at political rallies, killing almost 160 people this week, has the nation on edge about security for the upcoming national elections, with some political leaders blaming the Pakistani government for not doing enough to protect the electoral process.

Bajwa also visited the injured being treated at CMH in Quetta. Among the dead in Peshawar was ANP candidate Haroon Bilour, whose father, senior ANP leader Bashir Bilour, was himself killed in a 2012 suicide bombing in the city.

At least 130 people, including Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Nawabzada Siraj Raisani were killed in a blast that targetted his convoy in Mastung in Balochistan province on July 13.

The U.S. State Department in a statement strongly condemned this week's attacks on political candidates and their supporters in Pakistan. Thousands flocked to his funeral the next day.

The caretaker government has been briefed as to the clear and present dangers faced by campaigning politicians, and at the very least ought to be extending the duty of care to encompass the security of candidates of all parties, the editorial said.

But security across the country has dramatically improved since government and military operations cleared large swathes of territory near the Afghan border in recent years.

As Pakistan observed a day of national mourning following the massacre of almost 150 people in terror attacks ahead of the general elections, leading newspapers have questioned the claims of the government and the Army that they have crushed terrorism in the country.




Analysts warn, however, that Pakistan has yet to tackle the root causes of extremism, and militants retain the ability to carry out attacks. He honoured Raisani, calling him Pakistan's fearless soldier.

Sharif and his daughter Maryam were taken into custody by officials from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after landing in the northern city of Lahore.

Sharif claims he is the victim of a military conspiracy, and there are widespread allegations from the media, politicians and analysts that the powerful security establishment is meddling in the polls.

He admitted that the massacre in Mastung would affect voter turnout in the election, though he pointed out that "security institutions have already taken steps to restore people's confidence in the election process".

National polls indicate a close race between the ruling PML-N and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI, or Pakistan Justice Movement) led by former cricket star Imran Khan, with the Pakistan Peoples Party in third place.

Abbas Nasir, former editor of Dawn, says the blast in Mastung may affect it in the nearby districts but it will not cut turnout which has traditionally been low because of other reasons.

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