Blood spilled in Karsaz attack in 2007 still waiting for justice

Twin bombs on the fateful day of October 18, 2007 targeted the homecoming parade of former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto in Karachi leaving a scene of death and destruction behind.
Bhutto survived in the attack but the terrorist strike claimed around 177 people and hundreds were injured in one of the major terrorist attacks in Pakistan.
On the 11th anniversary of the Karsaz bomb attack, no progress made yet to bring the culprits to justice despite Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) governing the province of Sindh for more than 10 years.According to some accounts, over 500 people were also injured along with the big death toll, when two blasts in quick succession ripped through the procession on Oct 18, 2007.
Incumbent Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, who was security in-charge of the procession, said that the government of the day failed to provide proper security to the welcome procession of Benazir Bhutto.Provincial adviser for information Murtaza Wahab has said that a memorial of martyred party workers at Garhi Khuda Bux graveyard, commemorates anonymous martyrs of the incident.
Three inquiry committees have been constituted since 2008 to trace the mastermind, handlers and executors of the attack, but to no avail.After the devastating blasts, the then provincial government, led by chief minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, had set up an inquiry tribunal to investigate the twin blasts. The tribunal — headed by retired Justice Dr Ghous Mohammad — started proceedings and recorded the statements of around 40 witnesses.On April 6, 2008 Dr Zulfikar Mirza, who was the chief security adviser to Ms Bhutto, told reporters that the Sindh government would set up a new tribunal to probe the Karsaz blasts since his party had no trust in the proceedings of the tribunal formed by the previous government—APP

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