Friday, October 08, 2010

Blast at Karachi Shrine

Its always a shock when a place you've visited is in the news for the wrong reasons. Yesterday the 1400 year old Ziarat to the Sufi Abdullah Shah Ghazi was the victim of two bombings with many dead.

I visited the shrine three years ago (seen in photo above with more here) when things were more peaceful. Its sad to think of such a scene at Karachi's seaside Clifton beach, which should be a peaceful escape for Pakistanis from the difficulties in their lives.

Updated: good article on Pakistan from the Independent's Patrick Cockburn here - well worth a read.

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