Worldwide popular search engine Google paid homage to the victims of the Quetta bomb blast which killed more than seventy people on Monday.
Utv Pakistan Report
Google showed solidarity with the victims of Monday’s Quetta bomb blast by demonstrating a candle on their Pakistani homepage. More than 70 people were killed and scores of others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Quetta Civil Hospital. A large number of lawyers were present at the time of the attack since the Balochistan Bar Association president Anwar Kasi had been gunned down earlier that morning and his body had been brought to the hospital.
As the carnage in Quetta ensued, Facebook also activated its ‘Safety Check’ option, which is aimed to let people know whether or not those present at the scene of the incident are safe or not. When one moves the cursor of the mouse towards the candle, a message appears on the screen:-
“In memory of the victims in Quetta”.
This is not the first time that Google has paid homage to anything related to Pakistan. Earlier this year, when globally renowned Pakistani philanthropist and social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away, the search engine placed a link on its homepage which displayed information about Edhi on a separate window.
Last year, on the occasion of his 67th birthday, Google also paid tribute with a doodle of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.