Article Title: Psychological Morbidity In A Group Of Journalists After Six Weeks Of A Bomb Blast In Karachi
Author(s): Syed Ali Wasif, Rafey Ahmed Faruqui, Haider Naqvi, Syed Haroon Ahmed
Institute(s): Dr. Ziauddin University, Main Head Office, North Nazimabad, Karachi; Charing Cross Higher Training Scheme, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Southall Middlesex, UK; Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
Journal: Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 2007, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 115-117
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There has been an increase in ethnic, sectarian, religious, political and state violence in Pakistan over the last two decades1. Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan and has been the center-stage of brutal conflicts. On May 26, 2004 a police guard was killed and at least 33 people, including police personnel and media men, were wounded when two car bombs exploded in succession near the Pak-American Cultural Centre and the residence of the United States’ Consul General in Karachi. Police and media people had reached the spot soon after the first explosion. The reporters were recording details and photographers and cameramen were snapping shots when the second car blew up, resulting in casualties.