10th anniversary of deadly Karsaz bombing on Wednesday
KARACHI (92 News) – The 10th anniversary of deadly bombing targeting a homecoming procession of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto at Karsaz area of Karachi will be observed across the country on Wednesday.
Preparations are being finalized to mark the event. Roads are being decorated on all sides with condolence banners.
A mammoth rally of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers had gathered on the streets of Karachi on 18th October, 2007 to welcome the former chairman Benazir Bhutto to the country from self exile.
The joyous occasion turned into a sight of sorrow when the rally of thousands political workers was hit by twin bomb blasts at Karachi’s Karsaz area.
Around 177 people, mostly PPP supporters lost their lives and over 600 were injured in the incident whereas Bhutto remained unscathed in the deadly attack.
Benazir Bhutto later died in another terrorist attack while she was leaving Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi after addressing an election rally on December 27, 2007.