Category: victim

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‘Why my son?’ asks mother of Kabul blast victim

Shafiqa’s 18-year-old son, Parwaiz Alim, left home on Thursday morning without telling his mother that he was heading to the Tebyan cultural centre in Kabul for an event condemning the 38th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. “I would have stopped him from going there if I knew,” Shafiqa told Al Jazeera. “I don’t care about condemning…

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Quetta church assault victim: What repute is faithful?

Islamabad, Pakistan – No-one in the Gil family misses the weekly service at the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, in Quetta. But last Sunday marked an exception. Barkat Gil had to tend to a work emergency. There was a shutdown in the morning at the state electricity infrastructure company. “My youngest son called me, telling me to go…