Originally Posted by sec9941
This is just a small sample of what used to happen, the country was gripped with sectarian violence, crime went up, poverty went up and so did corruption. All after the 80's when 'Islamization' kicked in when a certain dictator thought we were not Islamic enough.
Zia Blames Kabul for Terrorist Blast in Pakistan
The Washington Post | July 16, 1987 | Richard M. Weintraub |
President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq today linked two massive terrorist bombings that killed at least 72 here last night to agents opposed to Pakistan's support for Afghan guerrillas fighting against the Kabul regime and Soviet forces there.
Business and government life came to a halt in reaction to the bombings, which also left 140 hospitalized, including 15 listed in critical condition tonight.
Zia, who flew to Karachi today from Islamabad, was able to visit survivors in only one of two major hospitals because angry students were demonstrating at the other.
Zia Blames Kabul for Terrorist Blast in Pakistan - The Washington Post | Encyclopedia.com
Pakistan's Premier Points At India in Fatal Bombings
The Washington Post | July 17, 1987 | Richard M. Weintraub |
Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammed Khan Junejo said tonight that India and not Afghanistan may have been behind the two car bombings Tuesday that killed at least 72 persons here.
Junejo, who cut short a state visit to Japan to rush back to Karachi, appeared to be distancing himself from President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, who said yesterday that he believed the bombing was related to Pakistan's support for Afghan refugees and that recent bombings were "only the beginning" of a severe test for this country.
The two bomb blasts, and earlier ones in Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Peshawar
Bombs kill 7 as Pakistani opposition hits Zia's rule
Chicago Sun-Times | July 6, 1987 | Copyright
KARACHI A series of bombs killed seven people and wounded at least 50 Sunday in Pakistan as opposition parties held protest rallies to mark the 10th anniversary of a coup that brought President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq to power.
Police said the explosions came around midday in Lahore.
ZIA TIES AFGHANS TO KARACHI BLASTS AS THE TOLL INCREASES TO 75 DEATHS
KARACHI, Pakistan - President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq said yesterday that Afghan agents were responsible for bombings Tuesday that killed 75 persons. It was the deadliest terrorist bombing in Pakistan's history.
Police and rescue workers, meanwhile, removed the last of the bodies from the wreckage of the fashionable Saddar market and residential area, which was teeming with shoppers, commuters and street vendors when the bombs exploded. More than 300 people were injured.
At Karachi's two central hospitals, relatives tried to identify victims from photographs posted on bulletin boards.
The rest of Pakistan's largest city was virtually shut down, as officials