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Dawn is the oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper in Pakistan. Founded in 1941 — before the country's independence — in Delhi as a mouthpiece for the pro-independence Muslim league, it has since adopted a liberal and progressive stance.

Death Toll Rises In Lahore Suicide Bombing

Scenes of chaos are making the front page of Karachi-based daily Dawn on Monday, after an Easter Day suicide bombing in a Lahore park killed at least 70 people and injured more than 300.

According to rescue workers and police officials, a majority of the dead and wounded were children and women, the Pakistani daily reports. Authorities on Monday said the death toll had reached 72, with some reports saying that 30 of the dead were children.

Islamist militants belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar (TTP-JA) — a faction of the Pakistani Taliban — claimed responsibility for the attack on picknicking families in Lahore's biggest park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park.

"Members of the Christian community who were celebrating Easter today were our prime target," TTP-JA spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan was quoted as saying by NBC News.


Peshawar School Massacre, One Year On

Dawn, Dec. 16, 2015

People across Pakistan today are remembering the 144 victims of the Peshawar school massacre, one year after the Taliban attack that killed 122 children and 22 teachers. In its editorial, daily newspaper Dawn looks back at the changes the country has gone through after an attack that marked "a new, terrible milestone" that taught Pakistanis and the rest of the world that "what had gone before could yet be surpassed, that even our children could be deliberately singled out for brutality of the most unspeakable kind."

Criticizing the government's decision to resume executions after the massacre, Dawn laments that the country's "response, rather than being guided by reason, was born of the desire for revenge." "Vengeance is incapable of inducing justice because it casts its net wide, scooping up not only the guilty — if it does that at all — but also those who are the most disadvantaged," the editorial reads, which criticizes Pakistan's "deeply flawed criminal justice system."

On Wednesday morning, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared Dec. 16 a day of "national educational resolve," The Express Tribune reports. "Time has come to uproot terrorism from the country," Sharif pledged. The Pakistani National Assembly on Wednesday also termed the Peshawar massacre as a crime against humanity.