Crucial inquiries following the Peshawar incident
The enormous Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines in Peshawar were the scene of one of the bloodiest suicide bombings to ever strike this metropolis.
It is not an ordinary building; it serves as the headquarters for the capital city police as well as half a dozen other units, such as the frontier reserve police, the special security unit for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the counter-terrorism department, the elite force, telecommunication, rapid response force, and special combat unit.
It is a wonder how a suicide bomber managed to slip in, and that too with explosives, at a location where there is only one access and departure point and guards ask every visitor for identity and search their vehicles.
The difficulty of the case is acknowledged by the investigators. It will take a lot of time and effort to profile each person while also examining hours of CCTV footage from the single camera outside the mosque’s front gate and the property, where more than 2,000 staff members work for the numerous units and where two to three hundred guests arrive everyday.