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The Data Darbar Suicide Attack

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  • May 10, 2019

    Research Associate under the Pakistan News Digest Project, IDSA, Dr. Zainab Akhter’s article on the attack on famous Sufi shrine Data Darbar in Lahore, titled ‘The Data Darbar Suicide Attack’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on May 10, 2019.

    The attack is a strong reminder to the Pakistan government that the extremist groups have the means to make a comeback and are yet not finished. At a time when Masood Azhar has been finally designated as a global terrorist, with Pakistan shutting down terror-related organizations in a bid not to graduate to the ‘blacklist’ of Financial Action Task Force (FATF); the attack on the Shrine should serve as a wakeup call to Islamabad that it urgently needs to put its house in order before it’s too late, writes Dr. Akhter.

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