The vendor who supplies the hospital with medical oxygen to refill tanks failed to arrive in time to save the patients, officials said.
The attack happened as a prominent religious scholar was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam.
Cross posted from UN Women. Saba Ismail started working on peacebuilding in Pakistan when she was 15 years old. The perceptions
"I don’t want to go back to Afghanistan to get butchered."
The attacks occurred hours after militants killed two people in a Christian neighborhood in the same region.
Pakistani civil and military leaders, as well as the society, must realize what is bad for Kabul and Delhi is bad for Lahore, too. The Pakistan state policy of using jihadist terror to wage proxy wars is backfiring, as the Lahore bombing on Easter Sunday has tragically demonstrated.
The Pakistani army said four attackers were killed.
Even for a country so stricken by terrorism, this was a level of tragedy that could not be countenanced. The massacre unified Pakistanis of all stripes in the somber manner that only heartbreak can.
Just over 31 years ago, in a leafy and affluent suburb of a third world country, a young man sat at the bedside of his mother. She was dying. Bereft of peace, and in a painful silence challenged by little other than the muted conversations of family, he sat day after day, forced to acquaint himself with a consuming helplessness; a feeling previously unbeknownst to him.
Of course, Malala continues to speak at international conferences and spread awareness, volunteer in many countries and remain