It was unclear who was behind the bombing at the Serena Hotel. Police said rescuers transported victims to nearby hospitals. Footage on Pakistan news channels showed burning cars.
Dr Aliza Haidar did her MRCP in psychiatry from the United Kingdom and she had married a couple of years ago. According to some media reports, Dr Aliza was the only daughter of Dr Azhar Hussain and a mother of three children.
"The children first played with it and later hit it with a stone causing it to explode," Mansoor Aman, a local senior police official, said. Local police official Aziz-ur Rehman confirmed the casualties.
Judge Aftab Afridi was travelling to Islamabad from Peshawar when his car came under fire at the Swabi Interchange on Motorway. Afridi, his wife, daughter-in-law and three-year-old grandson died while the driver was seriously injured.
Dua had been kidnapped from Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority last week by armed persons.
Haleema Amin, was a bachelor’s student in her second semester. Hospital staff said she was brought to the PIMS. She was conscious at the time, but had suffered multiple fractures including her backbone.
Six others accused of involvement have been acquitted, the lawyer said. They included two of Baloch's other brothers, her cousin, a neighbour, a driver, and a Muslim cleric.
Doctor and lawyer, both are respectable professions in any society around the world, but it is very unfortunate in Pakistan a few of them from both the professions behaved
Submitting an application to Chak Jhumra police, Farman Ali,16, said his father Basharat Ali, along with Ikram, the father of his friend, Danish, got their eyebrows and heads shaved, alleging they had stolen Rs50,000 from our homes.