AFGHANISTAN. Kabul Province. Kabul. January 5, 2016. Pakistani Taliban fighters, who were arrested by the Afghan border police, stand during a presentation of seized weapons and equipment to the media.
Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest and metropolitan city in the country. It is the largest native Punjabi-populated city in the world and an important historical centre of South Asia. With a rich history dating back over a millennium, Lahore is a main cultural centre of Punjab and Pakistan. Below is the list of 10 mesmerizing buildings of Lahore.
Lahore Fort. Lahore Museum. Badshahi Mosque. Government College. Wazir Khan Mosque. Jinnah Library. Cricket Club Bagh-e-Jinnah. Railway Station. Minar-e- Pakistan. National Collage of Arts.
The militant group responsible has published this letter with regards to the explosion and threatening future attacks on the Shia population:
“Your days are numbered. To attack Imam Baraghas (Shia mosques) is an obligation upon us, which we have to carry out at any cost. Imam of a Shia mosque and owners of Imam Baraghas and all neighbours have to come on the right path. Accept Islam and leave kufr. You have two days. On Friday we will not show any leniency. We are aware of everything.
Zakir Amir (a targeted Shia local) and his entire family, Maulana and his neighbours, correct your Qibla (give up your faith). There is still time.
We know everyone and where everyone works. The neighbours of the Imam Baraghas this is our message: come to the true faith, give up your kufr. Remove the flags (alam of Al-Abbas) from your houses. Only fly the flag of the Taliban.” (x)