Rawalpindi tragedy mars otherwise peaceful Ashura

Published: November 15, 2013

Pakistani rescuers and security personnel gather in front of a burning market after sectarian clashes near a mosque during the Shia procession in Rawalpindi on November 15, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani rescuers and security personnel gather in front of a burning market after sectarian clashes near a mosque during the Shia procession in Rawalpindi on November 15, 2013. PHOTO: AFP Sectarian clashes in Pakistan's garrison city Rawalpindi left two people dead and over 50 injured. PHOTO: AFP Mourners during a procession in Memon Para Hyderabad on Thursday. PHOTO: SHAHID ALI/EXPRESS People take part in a procession to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in Sector G-6/2 of Islamabad. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/EXPRESS Security forces have taken extraordinary measures to quell terror threats. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK/EXPRESS Security forces have taken extraordinary measures to quell terror threats. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK/EXPRESS

Thanks to extraordinary security measures by law enforcing authorities, Ashura concluded incident free in most parts of Pakistan, though sectarian clashes in Rawalpindi overshadowed the peacefulness as an angry mob rioted against the police during a procession in the city.

The chaos began around 3:00pm in the afternoon, when a group of men reportedly snatched guns from the police and began firing at them. Meanwhile, unknown men put a portion of the Raja Bazaar and a mosque on fire.

The incident and subsequent clashes resulted in the deaths of at least eight people and injured over 80 people. A large number of shops were also gutted.

In other parts of the country, though, the government’s promise of ‘foolproof security’ seemed to come good. In Karachi, police arrested several suspected militants while in Lahore, a host of security cameras were at work on preventing terrorist activity.

At the end of the day, Imran Khan and Sharjeel Memon tweeted congratulating K-P and Sindh respectively on a peaceful Ashura.

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12:40am

Authorities have imposed a curfew in parts of Rawalpindi.

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12:15am

In the aftermath of the Pindi tragedy, security has been put on a high alert in Lahore.

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11:50pm

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority restores cellular services in Lahore.

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11:00pm

PTI chief Imran Khan and Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon congratulated the authorities and security forces in Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa and Sindh respectively for a peaceful, terror-free Ashura in the two provinces.

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10:50pm

Sindh government extends ban on pillion riding by two more days.

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10:45pm

Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has condemned the Rawalpindi riots and expressed sorrow at the eight deaths.

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10:35pm

The entire city police has been summoned to Fawara Chowk in Rawalpindi.

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10:20pm

10:15pm

Reports indicate a mosque was burned down in Rawalpindi. The flames have now been extinguished.

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10:10pm

ISPR’s Asim Bajwa commends forces for a peaceful Ashura.

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10:00pm

Rawalpindi death toll rises to eight, number of people injured reported to be over 80.

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9:45pm

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9:40pm

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9:30pm

Cellular services have been partially restored in many cities. They will be restored in K-P by 10pm, and in Lahore by midnight.

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8:45pm

Over 50 reported injured in Rawalpindi. The injured are being taken to the District Headquarters Hospital.

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8:15pm

Seven people have been reported dead and over 20 injured from sectarian clashes between Shia and Sunni groups in Rawalpindi.

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8:00pm

Express News correspondent Adnan Mukhtar reported that although a hoarde of fire brigades have arrived at the site, the flames are yet to be completely dowsed.

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7:30pm

Three people have been reported dead from clashes at Fawara Chowk near Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi.

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6:35pm

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah says 80% of Muharram processions in Punjab were conducted peacefully.

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6: 29pm

As fire engulfs part of the cloth market Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi, Express News correspondent Imran Asghar reported that at least six troops from the Pakistan Army have been called in to control the situation. Security and rescue services are at work alike.

Firing has now stopped, but the fire is yet to be completely extinguished.

No injuries have been reported as yet.

6:23pm

Pakistani journalists tweet about the law and order situation in Rawalpindi.

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5:58pm

After firing took place at an Ashura procession in Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi, an angry mob turned against the police. The situation soon got out of hand and the army was called in, Express News reported.

Political leaders from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and other parties are currently holding a meeting with security officials at the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) building to come up with a solution for the law and order problem.

6000 police personnel are on duty in Rawalpindi to ensure security for the procession moving from the Aashiq-e-Hussain Imambargah. Medical camps have been set up along the route as well.

Screengrabs of escalating violence at Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi:

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5:20pm

In Sukkur, large crowds are out as part of the processions. The procession is expected to end around 10pm. At least 3,000 policemen and 2,000 rangers are present, along with a bomb disposal squad.

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5:10pm

Karachi police say they have arrested a number of suspects, but have not released any additional information.

Express News says a ‘complete shield’ has been formed for the Karachi procession. Security will be provided to the procession as it heads back.

In Lahore, thousands of cameras are operating to prevent any untoward incident. Both static and mobile cameras are being used to broadcast live footage to security officials. The Lahore procession is expected to culminate at 6pm. At least 20,000 security officials are on-ground right now.

In Gujranwala, police officials have also arrested one suspect.

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5:00pm

Many politicians tweeted as they observed the Ashura.

MQM leaders also attended Ashura processions in Karachi.

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3:22pm

CNBC Pakistan reports that unidentified armed men opened fire near main Muharram procession at Fawara Chowk of Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi.

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3:20pm

The entry and exit points in the way of Karachi’s main procession have been sealed, while aerial monitoring has been done as well to ensure fool proof security.

The procession is still at the Tibet Centre.

An aerial view of Karachi’s main procession

In Rawalpindi, the main procession is on its way to the culmination point as scheduled under tight security. Many have expressed satisfaction over the security measures taken by the government.

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2:40pm

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2:03pm

Lahore’s main Zuljinnah procession, which was taken out at midnight, started at Nisar Haveli and will terminate at the Karbala Gamay Shah this evening.

In Karachi, around 700 large and small processions have been taken out throughout the city. The main procession has been taken out from Nishtar Park, near Soldier Bazaar.

In Quetta, the main procession will be taken out from the Imambargah on Alamdar road, terminating at the same point.

Peshawar’s main procession will be taken out after Zuhr prayers from the Imambargah in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area and will terminate at the same point.

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1:08pm

The main procession in Karachi has reached Tibet Centre where the gatherers are performing the Zuhrain prayers.

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1:00pm

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12:30pm

Security in Karachi is being monitored from Hassan Square and Nishtar Park by around 200 cameras placed throughout the city. The East SSP Syed Pir Muhammad Shah said that full proof security was organized for processionists.

A security personnel checking a processionist on Muharram 9 at Sector G-6/2 on Thursday. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/EXPRESS

People take part in a procession held on Muharram 9 to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in Sector G-6/2 of Islamabad. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/EXPRESS

People take part in a procession in Sector G-6/2 of the federal capital. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/EXPRESS

Security forces have taken extraordinary measures to quell terror threats. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK

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12:00pm

Mobile services have been suspended in parts of Pakistan on account of Muharram 10, while strict security measures are put in place to ensure safety of the people attending Ashura processions.

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11:50am

A hand grenade exploded near Zainul Abideen Imambargah in North Nazimabad, Karachi injuring three policemen who were sent to a hospital for treatment.

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Muharram 9

Yesterday, police foiled major terrorist activity by killing six alleged terrorists of the banned religious outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

LeJ’s Karachi chapter chief of the Asif Chohtu group, Gul Hasan, and two alleged suicide bombers, Muhammad Arif alias Salahuddin alias Mairaj alias Javed Chashma and Naveed Baloch alias Chohta, were among the suspects killed in an encounter with the officials of the Anti-Extremist Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department.

On the same day, an attack on a police armored van near the Zainul Abideen Imambargah had injured a police official. Unknown armed assailants had hurled a small Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from the Naagan roundabout flyover and it landed on top of a police van.

At the time of the explosion, a congregation was underway at the Imambargah. Firing was also reported immediately after the blast.

Muharram 8

On Wednesday, at least 12 people including law enforcers and media personnel got injuredin bomb blasts and a grenade attack outside two imambargahs in Karachi.

The bomb blasts took place outside an imambargah in the city’s North Nazimabad locality where a gathering of mourners had concluded an hour ago.

View our slideshows of Muharram here:

Ashura around the world

Remembering the sacrifices of Karbala martyrs

Reader Comments (55)

  • Bilal
    Nov 15, 2013 - 2:44PM

    Imam Hussain defined the meaning of freedom for humanity for all times to come.

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  • Akbar
    Nov 15, 2013 - 3:44PM

    Salute to all those who are providing security to their fellow countrymen. Proud of the police, rangers, army, scouts, volunteers, monitoring cells. Thank you for being there.

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  • Hairaan
    Nov 15, 2013 - 6:39PM

    @Akbar:
    Security for performing SHIRK and Bid’ah at the tax payers cost.Recommend

  • Our game our rules!
    Nov 15, 2013 - 6:54PM

    Well done security forces, Shias enjoy as equal rights as Sunnis in this country, and this day is as important to us Sunnis as to Shias. We respect Hazrat Hussain R.A equally.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 15, 2013 - 6:57PM

    These religious processions have become nuisance and destructive for common people and economy. Huge resources are being spent on these activities and precious lives are put in danger without any remorse. Can anyone tell where these things end except that one day security forces will be fed up and refuse to obey orders.

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  • Anwer Abbas
    Nov 15, 2013 - 7:20PM

    Four mourners (Azadaran) lost their lives in clashes during Ashura procession that errupted after objectionable announcement made by cleric from rival sect. May Allah protect every one from every sect.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 15, 2013 - 7:29PM

    @Hairaan:
    @Our game our rules!:
    No one should care what other believes in and how they worship their Gods, but doing these rituals at public places and forcing whole nation to stop economic activities, putting lives in danger, wasting precious resources are the problems which we must address.

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  • Mirza
    Nov 15, 2013 - 7:33PM

    Congratulations on the great work and doing the primary job to protect the citizens from terrorists. This only shows rather proves that the security forces “can” protect the smaller sects and minorities if they want to do it. The country is thrilled that our security agencies are finally doing their primary function for which they are employed. Keep up the good work it is only the first step not the last.

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  • Raj - USA
    Nov 15, 2013 - 7:49PM

    A day or two days ago, I commented elsewhere in ET that I have an inner feeling that this year the muharram shall be peaceful in Pakistan. I am happy that my inner feeling has come true. However, I would say that at this time, it is more of a compulsion than conviction that Muharram was peaceful. Still a lot needs to be done to change the inner minds of majority in Pakistan. However, if this good act due to compulsion continues uninterrupted, it would convert to conviction. I would not say so soon that Shias and Sunnis are equal citizens of Pakistan and enjoy equal rights. I would only say that many are feeling a necessity to change and if this continues, the real change will come. Importantly, if this accommodating feeling is specific to shias and to show compassion for the shias only, leaving aside issues of conversions and hate preachings for the hindus, christians and ahmedis, it would be just that, i.e., a show. Let us hope that the real change comes. What the parents teach their kids in their homes is what that will bring the change, not the preachings of the mullas.

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  • Baji Jee
    Nov 15, 2013 - 7:58PM

    Please do not forget the role Shia Mulsims guards (scouts, volunteers etc) played in having a peaceful Ashura… Kudos to all

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  • Arsie
    Nov 15, 2013 - 7:59PM

    Law enforcement agencies were v much there in previous years but the leadership was missing. Well done Pml n for providing direction to this directionless force.

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  • Silly
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:10PM

    I know people who are not Shia but fast on Moharram 9 and 10 out of respect and to commemorate Hussain AS sacrifice #Ashura Tweet of Bina Sarwar.

    Lady ! the fasting for 2 days are sunnat as Rasool (S.a.w.s) asked to, not for the reason you mentioned . First do some research.

    As usual facts mixed up by a “moderate” ” enlightened” “muslim” .

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  • imran ali
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:21PM

    if Pakistan want foolproof’ security…loudspeakers should be banned except for Azan and prayer

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  • Naseer
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:28PM

    @Hairaan:
    @Ch. Allah Daad

    Just because of people like you, Shias of Pakistan need security. If you mind your own business and let people practice their religions freely, nobody needs protection from the extremists.

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  • anon
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:30PM

    @Hairaan:
    Every citizen is entitled to security of his person and property, doesn’t matter what he believes or which rituals he observes.

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  • Syed
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:35PM

    @Ch Allah Daad. I am sorry to disappoint you but these processions will only get bigger with time. There was one surviving male and some women and children from Karbala. So much persecution of Shias after Karbala event yet the message of Imam Hussain (a.s.) through Majalis and procession is keep growing. There are multiple processions happening in various cities all across the globe including US, Canada, Europe.

    Insaan ko baydaar to ho lenay do
    Har Qom pukaray gi hamaray hain Hussain a.s.

    Better wish would be to tell the salafi takfiri terrorists to stop attacking innocent civilians and we can manage our own security. Thank you

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  • csmann
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:42PM

    @Hairaan:
    So hatred like yours is not Shirk or Bida’at?!!!Shameful indeed.

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  • Great Job
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:42PM

    Appreciation where it’s due: well done Farooq Sattar and MQM leadership for showing/promoting religious harmony in Pakistan

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  • Kanwal
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:47PM

    These moharram processions show one thing very clearly: Pakistanis can defend themselves if they unite really. And the lousy government has indeed the capacity to stop these terrorists.

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  • Syed
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:51PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:

    Ashura is a national holiday. I have attended a juloos in chicago downtown on a working day, they seems to allow the rallies without any issues! I have also attended rally against Iraq war in Washington DC infront of White house and capitol hill on Constitution ave. Everything was blocked and facilitated by the security and the Govt. These things are the signs of healthy nations and societies.

    What you should demand from your Govt. (who is so eager to beg peace from TTP and their like minded) is to PUNISH the terrorists who kill people with similar barbarity as Yazeed (LA). You do that and their would no danger to lives in rallies like these, their would not be need for overwhelming security. You do that and all sectors of society will move towards moderation and rallies and events like these would be used to address problems faced by people.

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  • yash
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:52PM

    we salute all those securty personals who have done a great duty

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  • Zalmai
    Nov 15, 2013 - 8:52PM

    What is that effigy? Looks like some syncretism. The Muslims of the sub continent exaggerate and over compensate.

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  • ARW
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:06PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    These days not a single place is safe for innocent people whether it is Masjid, School, Markets, Hospitals etc … we should stop going to these places? NO, that’s not the solution to the problem. Above people coming in these Majlis, Juloos are not forced to come, they come on their will and belief!!!

    Your question regarding economic activities, there has been several surverys and tv reports which indicates that economic cycles still works because of all the Langers (Khana) and other related ectivities.

    I hope this clarfies your question. Note: For economy acticities, please search google/ youtube / fb and for sure you will find something. I still remember one of the Kamran Khan’s clip specially on economic activities during these days. Please do see it.!

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  • Freedom Seeker
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:09PM

    @Hairaan
    @Ch. Allah Daad.
    Shame on you for such comments . If we are muslims today its because sacrifice of Imam Hussain(RA)and his Sahaba.

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  • zahra
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:09PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    What a ridiculous argument; why not stop the 9 days we take off for eid as well then, or the 6th september ‘defense day’ and so on. The so called defense day is a farce – why don’t you write about. This ritual has been continuing for 1300 years and will continue, so why don’t we let our shia brothers do what they want. If you are that concerned about our economy, why don’t you speak out against the other ridiculous activities named above? This episode proves that religion as a whole has no role in politics; which version will you abide by? Mine or yours! And again, religion divides rather than unites

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  • Yusuf
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:16PM

    @Raj – USA
    Please post my comment, it’s an different type of perspective….
    I will not deny that Shias are subjected to great cruelty in Pakistan, however not everyone is against Shias and you need to remember that a large amount are not. I originally come from a village where Shias and Sunnis live together peacefully, and even more my father use to give food to the people who took part in this. But my grandfather a soldier who served in Pakistan Army was a Sunni although never “practised” Islam but would take part in ramadhan & had many devout friends that were both Sunnis and Shias and their faith didn’t stop them from loving each other…this still happens in that very village. I come from Hazara areas of KP. Anyways, it’s also unfair that Pakistan is inherently anti-Shia. The Bhuttos were Shia, they were powerful and treated equally like every other person. Their faith didn’t deter people from voting for them. Of course there are bad people, sadly we have a lot of them but the assumption I always hear is that we all are against Shias. That is NOT the case.

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  • john
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:20PM

    looks like a sect of hinduism.

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  • Nov 15, 2013 - 9:23PM

    @Hairaan:

    Security is to protect the religious minorities, who don’t share your interpreted puritanical fundamentalist ideology, from your fellow religious bigots and extremists.

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  • osmanorin
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:33PM

    Live and let live !!!

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  • Raja-UK
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:47PM

    @Hairaan
    You don’t want to provide security because you have different beliefs and consider them doing Shirk.

    But you cry when french and Europeans ask Muslims to uncover their faces only in their countries because they have different beliefs, no matter they also does it due to security reasons.

    Double standards – You would always walk alone.

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  • Nov 15, 2013 - 9:52PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:

    The prejudiced and intolerant gripe against the minority is unfortunate. Its a holiday. These processions are practised by a sizeable Pak population. There could certainly be better management for routes. But economic activity is not halted. The waste of resources and lives lost, unlike before, are due to the extremist terrorists that have been plaguing Pakistan for decades, which still hasn’t extinguished them for all kinds of attacks, not just restricted to Ashura.

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  • Syed Abbas
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:52PM

    @Hairaan: @ John

    Look deep inside your heart before you speak. Your words might hurt other peoples feelings.

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  • Syed Abbas
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:56PM

    Calling shias kafir wont make you Janati. Your research begins….

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  • Major Iqbal
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:00PM

    That a nuclear armed country can’t even provide security to its own people is the height of irony.

    No doubt, Pakistan is on the brink of disintegration.

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  • Nov 15, 2013 - 10:01PM

    @Hairaan:

    Apparently there is no concern for it being un-Islamic or tax payer costs when your hateful Wahhabi/Salafi/Deoband/Sunni extremist brethren attack others based on their beliefs and faith.

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  • Nov 15, 2013 - 10:20PM
  • Zen
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:38PM

    You have the choice of sitting at home and enjoying a warm cup of coffee just like Yazid was in his’, enjoying alcohol. This is to mourn the marryrdom of Imam Hussain a.s, not worry about worldly things like YOUR country’s economy. In the regular days, what special benefit do u give to Pak’s economy?! When you dont have the intellect to talk on such an issue, please refrain from speaking your treacherous mind out. We are here for Hussain a.s. We dont have to please people like you. This azadari will never stop. Keep ur hatred inside you alive, and on the day of judgement, Allah will andwer you. @Ch. Allah Daad:Recommend

  • thor
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:42PM

    To all shia brethren in Pakistan..
    have a safe muharram..

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  • ABCD
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:48PM

    I see my pseudo liberal brothers keep saying about muslims in other countries that they should live by the rules of the land and what majority wants, but when it comes to Pakistan their thoughts suddenly gets changed. Hypocrisy at its bestRecommend

  • Our game our rules!
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:24PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    I do agree, it would be way better and more peaceful if they take those processions in any particular open/dedicated areas rather then having in those narrow streets of old city areas. The economic activities that have to stop is always an inconvenience plus we have seen the billions of loss only in Karachi incurred when their procession was attacked a couple of years back.
    To be fair as much as we agree that both sunnis and shias share the same rights and say no to killing either, theres no debate on the fact that some really emotional and stubborn people exist in both the parties.

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  • Jibran
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:32PM

    @ABCD:
    Well Mr. ABCD or XYZ, you don’t understand religious freedom versus following the law of the land. It’s not your fault, but the problem with your upbringing. Point is as long as it is not a hate crime, or imposing your point on others, everyone is free to practice whatever religion/sect he chooses. Here too, once again the wahabis who bemoan their rights to preach hatred in the west, want to impose their point on others through gun. Hypocrisy is on you, not the liberals.

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  • Jibran
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:35PM

    Once again Punjab has proven itself to be the breeding ground of hatred, salafism, intolerance, and radicalization. Punjab government needs to curb this menace, and go hard on its militant wing LeJ. Other provinces, very well done.

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  • Mariam
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:08AM

    No more public processions … Whether it’s done by any religion. Be free to worship in
    Your own homes and mosques, temples etc. but don’t overdo the dramay baazi. And I think one day off would have been enough but no … For some reason the we need 3 days off! Seriously ..!!

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  • enough
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:31AM

    Have enough of these mullahs…

    Islam is supposed to unite, not spread hate..

    Pakistani mullahs dont have a clue…

    Separate state and mullahism for 5 years…”mullahism” is this new thing these bearded ones have created

    Folks who wanna ape the Saudis and Iranians can perhaps move there….

    Please let peaceful Pakistanis, who ever they are, practice their personal beliefs in peace

    Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Shaista
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:49AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: Shia elites and Imams who sponsor these processions ( like MAratab Ali Shah Family) themselves never come on streets for ‘Matam’, but encourage working class Shias to let others and theirs life endangered

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  • Aqeel
    Nov 16, 2013 - 5:50AM

    All Pakistanis should be tolerant and should understand the games of world powers.. they want to finish Pakistan while making us fight each other.. Please get some brain dear Pakistanis. Be tolerant..

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  • Syed
    Nov 16, 2013 - 11:39AM

    sorry Mariam, public procession won’t end. No matter how hard some people try. Shias are more secure and able to enjoy religious freedom in the West compare to Pakistan and ME. reason is yahan per insaan ke bachay hain.

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  • Farhan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:02PM

    For all those who are unaware of history of Muharram processions in Pakistan, get apprised of the fact that such processions have been going on from before the creation of Pakistan. The word you would often here for these processions is “riwayati raasta” which refer to the pre Pakistan designated routs for these processions in contradiction to “licensed” routs which were granted after Pakistan’s creation. So all those around here who seem to have taken birth just today, they should know that this day has also been observed just like this even before and right at the time of creation of Pakistan.

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  • pakistani bloach
    Nov 16, 2013 - 5:03PM

    perfect time for government to bring in new laws about such events. Should not be allowed to pass through busy roads. there should be designated places for such events. bringing whole coumtry to standstill is not acceptable at any cost.Recommend

  • Aliya
    Nov 16, 2013 - 6:26PM

    @Hairaan:
    Thanks to people like you is the soul reason why we don’t have peace in this country in the first place!! stop judging others and focus on yourself first. Recommend

  • Aliya
    Nov 16, 2013 - 6:29PM

    @Hairaan:
    Thanks to people like you is the soul reason why we don’t have peace in this country in the first place!! stop judging others and focus on yourself first.Recommend

  • Syed
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:15PM

    @Hairaan: oooh… so how much tax you have paid till now…?

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  • sunny
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:34PM

    our media misguide the people of around the world SHIAA’S martyrs innocent SUNNI’S who attend Friday payers shiaa’s fascist salvage attacked on them the beast beheaded them torcher them and burn alive on MOSQUE and MADRESS I COULDN’T understand how they get combustible material during possession and by leap & bound they burn 25 shops in Rawalpindi this community do the same action what they done in Karachi 2010 torch boltan marked /burn 5 guys alive at NIPA chowrangi KFC at Karachi that’s why we felt that this community depraved for HINDUS’S religion.

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  • truthbetold
    Nov 17, 2013 - 10:34AM

    @Syed:

    “sorry Mariam, public procession won’t end. No matter how hard some people try. Shias are more secure and able to enjoy religious freedom in the West compare to Pakistan and ME. reason is yahan per insaan ke bachay hain.”

    Shias have no problems in India also to practice their faith in peace.

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  • Mehwish
    Nov 19, 2013 - 6:03PM

    I really condemn this attack.Islam is the religion of peace and love.So being a Muslim we should all spread love and prosperity in our country.

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