Why did Bangladesh cancel tour to Pakistan?
Bangladesh cancelled its cricket team's scheduled tour to Pakistan. For the right reasons that is. Why it was even considered beats any rational human being’s thought process. Most travelers rank Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo, Sudan and Pakistan as the most dangerous places to visit on earth. There is no tourism company in the world that would say that these countries are safe. Security agencies fear that attacks could be including at places frequented by expatriates and foreign travelers. Why would Bangladesh risk it?
If anyone is unaware; this is what has been happening in Pakistan lately (and always as a matter of fact).
At least 17 people were killed and several others injured as target killing continued in Karachi.20 Link.
At least four people, two security guards and two labourers, were killed in separate incidents in Chamalang and Barkhan areas of Balochistan. Link.
Targeted killings claimed eight more lives, including that of activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Awami National Party, Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H) and a police officer, in different parts of Karachi. Link.
Senator Lashkari Raisani of Pakistan People’s Party Balochistan resigned from the Senate in protest over worsening security situation.17 Link.
In what is being called the biggest jailbreak in Pakistani history, Taliban fighters stormed a prison in the northwestern town of Bannu, freeing 380 prisoners, including a militant commander who tried in 2003 to assassinate the president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Link.
Six people belonging to the Hazara community were killed and three others were injured when armed men opened fire at a cobblers shop on the Prince Road in the provincial capital Quetta. link.
A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a vehicle carrying a senior police official in the Malir area of Karachi, killing four people, officials said. Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan claimed responsibility for the attack. Link.
Pakistani officials say a bomb has ripped through a passenger van in the country's northwest tribal belt, killing at least six people. Link.