Two years ago, on this day, the people of Balochistan witnessed a deadly attack at Civil Hospital in Quetta, which left 74 people, including 54 lawyers dead.
The province is observing black day on Wednesday in memory of the victims of the suicide attack. The Balochistan Bar Council, as well as other lawyers’ associations, have boycotted the proceedings in mourning. Black flags have also been hoisted at court buildings across the province in memory of the martyrs.
Moreover, caretaker Balochistan chief minister Allauddin Marri said that “the tragic memories of August 8, 2016, are still alive.”
People across the country took to social media and expressed solidarity as they remember the victims on the attack on its second anniversary.
— ABBAS ? (@AbbasRizz) August 7, 2018
— Syed Ali Shah (@alishahjourno) August 7, 2018
Two years back on 8th August 100 lawyers and other innocent people lost their lives in #Quetta Let’s remember them once again on the 2nd anniversary of this sad and horrible incident . pic.twitter.com/spVjLRdhft
— Tania Saleem (@TaniaPalijo) August 8, 2018
#Balochistan 8th August is a painful reminder of the day when Balochistan lost a generation of lawyers in an attack occurred in #Quetta. Almost 70 lives were lost including journalists too in this unabating and uncontainable menace of terrorism.
— @Iqbalbaloch (@iqbalbalochvash) August 7, 2018
2 years ago on this day we lost our brightest future in a deadly attack in #Quetta. Nothing can fill the void, a very sad for all of us. May Allah give us and all the others who lost their loved ones the strength to live with unbearable losses. #8thAugust ??@BBhuttoZardari
— PYO BALOCHISTAN Official (@pyobalochistan) August 7, 2018
— Syed Ali Shah (@alishahjourno) August 6, 2018