Quetta: Death toll rises to 149 in Mastung attack | Goonj

Quetta: Death toll rises to 149 in Mastung attack

Ajmal Jami in “Nuqta-e-Nazar” covered these topics:
• The death toll in one of Pakistan’s bloodiest attacks that targeted an election campaign event continues to rise as the country prepares for general elections later this month.
The number of dead increased to 149 with 189 other people wounded in Mastung district in Balochistan province.
• Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was last night arrested at an airport and ferried immediately to jail after returning home to face prison for corruption, as the country’s election campaign descended into violence.
The figurehead of Pakistan’s ruling party was held and taken to a waiting plane to be flown to Islamabad soon after touching down in his Lahore stronghold with an entourage of aides and reporters.
His arrest came after a sweeping security crackdown devised to prevent supporters from greeting him in a show of strength.