Over 100 killed in Pakistan rally blasts - KBC | Kenya's Watching

April FrancisJul 16, 2018

Tensions had been growing in the country ahead of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's anticipated return.

Meanwhile, Sharif arrived in the eastern city of Lahore from London where he was visiting his ailing wife when a Pakistani court convicted him and his daughter of corruption. He said security was cited as the reason for the designated location.

He was running for election for the Baluchistan Awami Party and is the brother of the former chief minister, Aslam Raisani.

"Unfortunately, this probably isn't the last attack, and so the security forces need to be far more vigilant and active", Yusuf said.

Pakistan declared a day of mourning after two bombings killed over 130 people.

It seems like Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's arrest following his conviction in the Avenfield corruption case has given the opportunity to Congress to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The country is set to hold nationwide polls on 25 July.

His son-in-law is now serving his one year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain, which were found to have been bought with illegally acquired money.

He said including the terrorism charges was a "mistake" that would be corrected later.

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Mr Sharif has encouraged people to continue supporting the party and said he is not afraid of prison.

The ministry reaffirmed the UAE's solidarity with Pakistan in confronting terrorism and extremism, calling on the worldwide community to unite in the face of this violent scourge that threatens the security and stability of nations across the world.

During his term in office, Sharif criticized the military's involvement in civilian affairs and its efforts in fighting extremists. The military has denied the accusation.

The blast in Baluchistan left 128 dead, making it the most deadly attack in Pakistan in over three years, while five people died in the roadside bomb attack in Bannu.

On July 10, Awami National Party (ANP) candidate from PK-78 Peshawar, Haroon Bilour, and 21 others were killed in an attack targeting the party's election meeting in Yakatoot area of the city.

The military also said it is only involved in elections at the request of Pakistan's Election Commission.

The Mastung attack was the deadliest terror attack in the country since the attack on Army Public School Peshawar in 2014 stunned the nation.

The attack came hours after a bomb hit a rally of Akram Khan Durrani of Mutahida Majlis Amal (MMA), an alliance of religious party, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) and Jamaat-e-Islami, in Bannu area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Friday's bombings underscored the security threat.

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