Sectarian attack: Gunmen kill 14 people in Quetta

Published: October 4, 2011
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Members of Shia community protest sectarian killings. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Members of Shia community protest sectarian killings. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Pakistani Shiite Muslims mourn the killing of their community members in a hospital in Quetta on October 4, 2011.PHOTO: AFP Members of Shia community protest sectarian killings. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

QUETTA: Fourteen people belonging to the Shia community were killed while seven injured in a firing incident near the Western Bypass in Quetta on Tuesday morning.

About 20 people were on board a bus when unidentified gunmen appeared on a motorcycle and opened fire at the vehicle enroute to Hazara Ganji.

Conflicting media reports stated that the passengers were lined up and subsequently shot by the assailants.

Express 24/7 correspondent Mohammad Kazim reported that the passengers were on their way to the fruit and vegetable market when the assailants opened fire.

“The bus was carrying people mostly from the Hazara community who were returning from Quetta,” senior police Hamid Shakeel told Reuters.

“Four gunmen riding two motorcycles opened fire on a bus in the outskirts of Quetta,” local police official Hamid Shakeel told AFP.

“The death toll has risen to 14. Two of the injured who were in critical condition died in hospital. Now 13 Shiite Muslims and one Pashtun have been killed in the attack,” he said after initially putting the death toll at 10.

Meanwhile, police have cordoned off the area and initial investigations of the incident is underway.

Sectarian violence is on the rise in Quetta as 26 Shia pilgrims were killed in a firing incident last month in Mastung, about 30 kilometres southeast of Quetta, when a group of armed men attacked a passenger bus carrying Shia pilgrims from Quetta to Iran.

(Read: Sectarian atrocity – 29 killed in Mastung, Quetta ambushes)

The Mastung attack was claimed by banned militant outfit Laskar-e-Jhangvi.

Protesting violence

Up to 400 furious Hazaras demonstrated outside the Bolan Medical Complex where the wounded were taken for treatment, condemning the government for inaction over sectarian groups, said police official Wahid Bakhsh.

Angry protesters also reportedly set ablaze the bus that was attacked by the assailants.

“These are not random killings but demonstrate the deliberate targeting of the Shia by armed groups,” said Amnesty’s Asia-Pacific director Sam Zarifi.

“These attacks prove that without an urgent and comprehensive government response, no place is safe for the Shia,” Zarifi added.

(Read: How not to cede space to extremists)

The rights group said it had recorded details of at least 15 attacks specifically targeting Shiites across Pakistan.

“Continued failure to address sectarian violence will only exacerbate the general breakdown in law and order in Pakistan,” it said.

Pakistan’s own independent rights watchdog said the killers had been emboldened by a persistent lack of action against sectarian militant groups, which have been implicated in thousands of deaths in past years.

Tuesday’s attack “exposes once again the diminishing writ of the state”, warned the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).

(Read: Sectarian violence – Strike observed in parts of Quetta)

Balochistan is also rife with militancy and a regional insurgency waged by separatists who rose up in 2004 demanding political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region’s wealth of natural resources.

Updated from Print edition (below):

Sectarian killings: Hazaras wake up to another day of horror

In another ill-fated day for the increasingly vulnerable Hazara community, a local bus was attacked early Tuesday morning leaving 14 dead.

Of those killed in the attack, which occurred on a highway in Akhtarabad near Western Bypass of Quetta, only one person was not from the Hazara community.

Capital City Police Officer Ehsan Mehboob said the bus was carrying more than 20 people and was on its way from Kirani to Hazar Ganji, on the outskirts of Quetta. People from the Shia community often travel on this route to purchase vegetables and fruit for their shops in Quetta.

The bus was intercepted by a pickup that swerved in front of it and blocked its path. Assailants opened fire after distinguishing the Hazaras, said Deputy IGP Hamid Shakil.

The security vacuum in Balochistan has caused so much fear that ambulances did not reach the site for fear of another attack. The driver of the bus had to take the bodies and the injured to the hospital himself. “No one had the courage to shift the victims to the hospital,” the driver told reporters at the hospital.

The bodies and injured were taken to Bolan Medical Complex. The injured were then sent to Combined Military Hospital because of inadequate security and a lack of facilities.

Inspector General Balochistan police suspended the SHO of the Shalkot police station, in whose jurisdiction the attack occurred, while 10 suspects were detained.

The incident sparked protests in different parts of the provincial capital.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (146)

  • Elyas Kakar
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:32AM

    People called Quetta also little london but now it change into Little Baghdad or Little Kabul

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  • Mirza
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:34AM

    Why are Indians, Israelis, Americans and other foreign powers killing Shias and other secular leaders? Perhaps the Whabi/Salafi/Taliban have nothing to do with it? When would we stop lying and stop killing our innocent civilian minorities and smaller Muslim sects?

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  • Jehangir
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:35AM

    Am not a Sunni & so, my words here may not be acceptable by the majority here. But i wish to tell you that theres very little acceptability for other groups like Shias, or other minority groups in Pakistan. Bearing some people who are educated and comment here, the common man on the street has no sympathy for us, while they sympathize with Qadri. This is a reality in Pakistan.
    Government must atleast provide some secure colonies & housing in every city where these affected community can survive/live & practice their faiths in peace. Also, they can provide some facilities like education, jobs, Health Care. We are also as much Pakistani as the rest of populace.Recommend

  • Oct 4, 2011 - 9:46AM

    In past in Iraq, now Pakistan what could be the reason?

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:47AM

    Unfortunate incidents are taking place in Baluchistan and the government has become silent spectator.

    Killing of Shia community people in Quetta took place as some people want that violence should erupt between Shia and Sunni community ahead of the month of Moharram.

    IG Police of Baluchistan should be suspended with immediate effect and inquiry should be held against him as why he fails to prevent the killings of innocent people, as this is his basic duty to secure the lives and properties of the people of Baluchistan and for that he is been paid off by the government.

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  • Q
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:47AM

    Saddening to see a group of peaceful people losing lives for nothing.. God bless Pakistan..

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  • ali
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:53AM

    Can i become an Indian national? I have had enough of the two nation theory.

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  • Arindom
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:54AM

    Strategic Assets demanding pay rise…

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  • Salman Nisar
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:56AM

    May Their Souls Rest In Peace!

    We are heading towards our Doom…May God Bless Pakistan :(

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  • CK
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:03AM

    This is ridiculous.

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  • Junaid
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:05AM

    Express tribune used same pic in the MASTUNG event. So at first i was wondering whether i have opened the old post….:( Can some reader comment on ‘why HAZARA community is on hit list?????’

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  • BruteForce
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:07AM

    An example of a strategic asset gone berserk.

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  • Reasoner
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:08AM

    This is nothing but genocide of Hazara Shias in Quetta !
    I’m wondering why sectarian killers of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sipah-e-Sahaba have been let loose to massacre Hazara Shias ?

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  • BruteForce
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:09AM

    Pakistan has exactly the percentage of Shias as India’s Muslims. You dont hear Hindu bigots doing drive-by shooting every other week at Muslims, do you?

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  • Kallu Mama
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:21AM

    Who so ever suggests that USA did this, or India engineered this attack on Shias ; is Pakistan’s true enemy

    All because of “My Islam is purer than your islam” ; People will think twice befiore saying that Islam is religion of piece.

    Wahabbi ideals + funding from Saudi Arab is surely and steadily having toxic effect on this great religion.

    Khusa Hafiz

    Kallu Mama
    (India)

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  • My name is indian
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:22AM

    Shame on,why these morons killed shia people.whenever people of pakistan not undestand religion is not all about.humanity is all about

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  • ???Why???
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:32AM

    There are Shias beside Hazaras, but WHY are they targeting only HAZARAS??? Its not the question of who but why, what is the concept of killing innocent people??? In Islam itself, taking lives and giving lives goes only to GOD, why are they helping GOD which everyone knows that GOD needs no help.

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  • faraz
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:37AM

    @Moise

    SSP, LeJ and other sectarian terrorist groups are the product of Afghan jihad and Saudi-Iran proxy war. Good taliban killed thousands of Shia Hazara during the 90s civil war, including Iranian diplomats. And hatred for different sects is nothing new; you can log on to websites of madrassas and read fatwas about people of other sects.

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  • Syed Imran
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:44AM

    Every now a than there is target killing and hundreds killed but there doesnt seem to be any action Recommend

  • Danish
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:47AM

    I would like to ask Govt Authorities. What action has since been taken against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, when they had accepted the responsibility of carrying out the last brutal attack on a pilgrim bus. When several ppl were dragged out from that bus and were murdered in cold blood. Had Any sever action been taken against this Recommend

  • abbas
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:53AM

    butchers back in action :(

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  • Murad Ali
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:59AM

    Why the Government of Pakistan is not taking any action against terrorist organizations who are invovled in the killngs of innocent peple of Hazara community evenafter these organizations accepting their invovlment in the genocide of the innocent people of Quetta. It is shameful that one hundred people have been killed in one month Recommend

  • kamran
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:02AM

    @ali:
    i can understand your pain. i am shia from new delhi, i can tell you that we are so lucky that we are here.

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  • So What Else Is New
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:10AM

    And Pakistan wants to wage war against the US. Amazing. What is about these people that they can not tolerate the slightest difference from their opinion? Are these people really worthy of calling themselves civilized? Why not blow up your nukes in the middle of the market and get it out of the system once for all. This slow motion suicide is too painful.

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  • Aftab
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:10AM

    Government of Balochistan is a complete failure. No culprit has been brought to justice till date. In stead of providing security to the HAZARAS it should have arrested the criminals. Pakistan Army should intervene, take control of the city, conduct raids and kill the terrorists without trial. This is the only way to ensure peace and rule of law. Otherwise, Pakistan is not safe for its innocent citizens and the Government should ask United Nation to send peace force in the country like in Kosovo, Haiti, Congo and Liberia etc.

    All content is copyrighted © 2011 The Express Tribune News Network

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  • sad
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:11AM

    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.

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  • Rota
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:11AM

    Islam is a religion of peace and a Muslim will kill you to prove itRecommend

  • z changezi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:13AM

    @Kallu Mama:
    What if we say that Saudi Arabia is an extended arm of USA and Israel?

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  • AG
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:18AM

    Animals, i would suggest executing these barbarians on sight they are not Muslim or human beings…. Till we as a nation take some extremely harsh steps as the Sri Lankans did against the Tamils we will never get rid of this cancer….

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  • saba kamran
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:22AM

    This is yet another unfortunate incident, a new wave has entered our country and the sectarian war has begun which is so sad. Already we have so many problems now we have to deal with another problem. Lets hope we get hold of the situation as soon as possible.

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  • khurram mansoor
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:23AM

    Calm Down guys

    There are sunnis in the dead and iunjured.

    and above all whether its Sunni or Shia its human blood and shows that the govt is weak and unable to protect people. A bullet never identifies whether the one it kills is shia sunni, black or white.

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  • khurram mansoor
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:24AM

    @Junaid: so the express tribune changes the picture.

    Its how you present it. Whether Shias or Sunnis. These are human soul gone astray.Recommend

  • vasan
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:25AM

    The violent face of the SA promoted wahabbism,

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  • ayesha
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:29AM

    I have 2 reactions when I read news like this:
    1) May god give courage and strength to the families of those whose lives were senselessly taken
    2) Thank God my grandfather chose to stay back in India.

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  • faraz
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:30AM

    @Junaid, ???Why???

    Hazara have a Mongol ancestry and possess distinct physical features, and you can easily identify them from rest of the population.

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  • Mudassar.R
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:33AM

    Incident happen which literally make me feel sorry of being a human, a pakistani and a muslim…
    this is not humanity, being a muslim… the say, a muslim cant kill a muslim, i say , a human cant kill a human, a muslim no way even harm any other human,,,thsi is islam,,,
    I have no hope left for us..Recommend

  • Naveed A. Jami
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:36AM

    @Moise:
    Think hard why????

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  • Cautious
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:36AM

    Doesn’t pay to be a minority in Pakistan.

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  • Ali
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:48AM

    They re killing hazara shia’s because they re innocent civilians and easy to identify because of their physical appearance and they live in a specific area of their own where mostly hazara community and shia people live. So, whenever a buss/Van goes out of their area carrying passengers they target it. I wonder what will happen to this country when the most peaceful nation like Shia’s will take arms in their hands.
    Its a whole network working against shia’s…funded by saudia with the logistic support of Taliban under the hatred of lashkar e Jhangvi. They re achieving two goals by doing this, hurting pakistan and killing pakistani civilians and using lashkar e jhangvi so they can be more effective because of their hatred against shia’s…IF Govt will fail to protect us, then I am sure shia’s will retaliate … May Allah Bless the families who lost their precious lives. Ameen.. Recommend

  • UFF
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:50AM

    It is tragic incident and i m very much sad. Who is doing this for what cause? No Muslim can do this. It is a Big conspiracy to divide us. May Alaah destroy such people which are involve in this terrorism. Please think over that why are we divided in different sects? can’t we become MUSLIM? our UNITY will en power us to defeat TERRORISM.

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  • Oct 4, 2011 - 11:52AM

    @faraz:
    Complicating it way too much. You will see sectarian killings where ever you find Imperial interests. Both Sunni and Shia scholar know this. Both Sunnis and Shias live peacefully over the world and also in Pakistan. Recommend

  • breitzer
    Oct 4, 2011 - 12:01PM

    Ali and other guys…

    There is need to find who is behind it…not only protesting agianst it…..but just find who is after this…this is another shamefull act..I believe no muslim could do this…even any illeterate sick uneducated eprson cant do this…this is not a pakistani and muslim i8nvolved in it….Recommend

  • Absar Shah
    Oct 4, 2011 - 12:12PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    dude had they been trying to fuel the shia sunni feud, they would be targeting both sects not just one..

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  • FK
    Oct 4, 2011 - 12:14PM

    I am a sunni and I am deeply deeply saddened by this incident.

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  • Oct 4, 2011 - 12:17PM

    @Jehangir: Your words are striking the right chord and it resonates loudly in my ears, heart and in the minds of educated people. These insane massacres must end.

    Shia-Sunni murders do not take place in Saudia, Iran, Bangladesh, India Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria and other countries. Are they better educated and more sensible than us? ‘Yes’ and ‘no’ is my answer.

    Salams to Pakistan. Recommend

  • Shigri
    Oct 4, 2011 - 12:29PM

    Shameful situation for Balochistan Govt who are completely fail to provide security or they wants to do so, so these Jhangovis and Taliban are openly killing the Shias is Balochistan. Balouch are nationalist and they are not religious tic minded. these are only the rediculious and extremist talibans who are doing daringly.

    The IG and DC should be suspended immediately and the Govt. should show there will to stop these brutal killing.

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  • malik
    Oct 4, 2011 - 12:47PM

    I think we should not get unduly perturbed about such attacks, because such attacks happen every day here and we should move on, taking these things in our stride.We should stop giving publicity to such events; otherwise, people will start to panic.

    The country is still safe.

    The country is not only safe but is also progressing. If you want proof, just look around and see how many are now able to afford mobile phones. Mobile market is a good indicator of economic well-being and good atmosphere of the country!Recommend

  • DJ
    Oct 4, 2011 - 12:59PM

    First “Strategic assets” targeted Hindus, no one spoke, then Christians but no one spoke, now they are targeting Shias, what next? I believe, its time now to make PAKISTAN a SECULAR country and remove all references to ISLAM in particular from the constitutionso that the religious bigots can no longer use religion to propagate hatred.

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  • Bilal
    Oct 4, 2011 - 12:59PM

    The Hazara (Changezi) community is the pride of Balochistan. This small close knit community encompases the major portion of the province’s represntation in the armed forces, acedmic scholarsips, public sector and social work.

    I dont believe that illitrate good for nothing tribals of hte area have any right to impose their caveman judegement let alone killings on this community.

    I think there should be stringent provincial sanctions placed on the province unless they can root out the people responsible for this and the ones who prove them.

    This is simply unacceptable that someone going out for fruit shopping for thier family is subjected to this kind of cowardice!

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  • call me crazy
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:02PM

    just dont understand one thing,what did these hazaras do to deserve this hatred.they were slaughtered mecilessly by taliban in 90’s and now the same thing is happening in pakistan.

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  • ???Why???
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:06PM

    @khurram mansoor:

    You are right the bullet is blind but not the person pulling the triger.

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  • Arifi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:28PM

    “local tools foreign hands” innocent victims. Culprit minds plan this in the name of Sectarianism. People like Malik Ishaq (activist banned outfit) if get free having no problem such things will happen time and again.Recommend

  • ???Why???
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:31PM

    @z changezi & Kallu Mama:

    Kallu Mama is right, tighten yourself, find solution to your prblems instead of point fingers to others.

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  • ???Why???
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:39PM

    @faraz:

    WOW, what a great country and also a great religiion, killing their minotirites!!!

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  • Skin Taj
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:43PM

    I am a SUNNI by Birth..and my heart bleeds for my Shi’ite brothers and their families ..who suffered this on the hands of those BA.s…..ds who did this… MAY GOD MAKE EVEN JAHANAM AAG harram on those people who killed these innocent people…. We in Pakistan need to sort our house…and get our country free from the clutches of these extremist , terrorists and maniacs….

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  • ???Why???
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:46PM

    @malik:

    Someone from your family is not amongst the victomize. Thats why you think we should let it go as if nothing happend.

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  • Abdullah
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:52PM

    Simple reaction to what is happening with sunnis in Iran

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  • omg!
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:54PM

    who is our BIG enemy who made fight in us

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  • Adeel759
    Oct 4, 2011 - 1:54PM

    I ve been telling you guys, this country its not for minorities. Whatever Quaid said about pluralism, secularism and equality, they buried all that with him, in his coffin. And imported Saudi islam which its vicious, intolerant and poisonous.Recommend

  • Please Wakeup
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:02PM

    The people who are doing this in the name of religion will not be able to avoid God’s wrath. They will soon be destructed !!! either we will see it or generations following us will witness it.

    God is all fair.

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  • goggi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:07PM

    He who allows oppression, shares the crime. Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin

    Pointing a finger towards others is easy, but one need to watch the rest of them! Isn’t it a fact, that our society have raised us with repulsive, sick stone-age religious, sectarian and caste beliefs? Then we wonder hypocritically, when many of us run amok. Recommend

  • FJ
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:22PM

    This is too much!!!!!!

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  • Chauii Sb
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:25PM

    May all the victims of today’s killing rest in peace.
    Malik Ishaq is showing his true colors. Recommend

  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:40PM

    Very sad! Killing someone due to his religion or his sect is not acceptable in Isalm. What is wrong with these barbarians. They should be hanged in the open streets

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  • Asif
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:40PM

    @khurram mansoor: people identified and then gunned down because of their ethnicity is a sectarian killing. the sunni guy in this case might have been a mistake. calming down won’t solve matters now.

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  • Syed
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:43PM

    @Cautious:
    20% is not a minority

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  • Oct 4, 2011 - 2:45PM

    terrible and very unfortunate, my heartfelt condolences go to the Hazara people. I hope we control the beast of talibs and extremist as well as the terrorist organizations originating from Punjab. Are these Hazaras not our brothers, are they not equally Pakistanis? Shame on these fanatics.

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  • Oct 4, 2011 - 2:48PM

    @malik:
    Oh please mr musharaf, connecting countries development with mobile phones. People like you have made this country a living hell. Are the Hazaras not our brothers, are they not equal to us. This is ridiculous, what if this happened to you today, seeing 4 janaza going out of your home, how will you feel?

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  • FJ
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:52PM

    My heart is aching looking at this man;s crying pic…. Allah help us…help or shia hazara brothers and sisters…beat the beast!

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  • Amer Khan
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:56PM

    Well some very interesting political statements and we going into a tangent rather than facing the real problem.
    1. If you visit any country of the world and i have found majority’s discrimination towards minorities, whether that is based on religion, ethnicity, language, color or anything else
    2. There is always a small lost set of people who teach hatred
    3. You cannot blame the whole country for that
    4. A Muslim brother of mine choosing to stay back in India instead of coming to Pakistan is not true to the real fact on the ground, there is big time discrimination wrt the minorities
    5. Yes, it is government’s responsibility to protect all and sundry
    6. Baluchistan has been on the list of target for the US, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Israel lead by our Indian friends
    7. Now they have been choosing the soft targets after security forces are protecting the natural resources there
    8. Indian RAW uses SSP and LJ to implement their goals in PK
    9. and we are a sitting duck doing nothing for now
    10. Will hopefully pass by this bad patch of our history

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  • Shafiq Nasery
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:01PM

    @Elyas Kakar:
    thats what happens when you play with fire a lot, you will get on fire someday, samething is happening with Pakistan.

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  • Fahed
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:06PM

    We have to strongly condemn the merciless killing of innocents people whether they are belong from different religion / perish

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  • Oct 4, 2011 - 3:09PM

    This is disturbing. We are moving towards anarchy and it is scary and sad. I feel for those that have been so mercilessly murdered. I feel for their families and i share their remorse and anger. This is insane. May Allah make these murderers perish into nothingness and in such a way that they become an example to the rest of these mad men. Ameen.

    We are with you as Pakistanis and Muslims. There is no shia, sunni, balochi, pathan, punjabi or sindhi. You hurt and we bleed.

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  • epicurus
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:23PM

    it is tough to speculate HOW pakistan as a nation is going to survive?

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  • Dare to speak
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:27PM

    Saudi funding or Arabnaization must be stopped . The amount of funding coming for saudi is hurting peace and promoting Extremist whabisim through proxy channels.
    like lasker e janghve…

    Further more the real culprit for all this happening is General zia who radicalised and talibanized the country.

    may all the souls rest in peace !! Ameen

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:28PM

    Riots in treets over electric load shedding.
    Shias getting killed every other day
    People displaced in massive floods
    Dengue deaths everyday.

    Whole world calling Pakistan the epicenter of terrorism

    Isn’t it time for the whole nation to pause and think seriously?

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  • mukul
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:31PM

    Pakistan is great but it failed as a nation.The only hope for the pakistan is young secular and modrate people

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  • Homo sapien
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:31PM

    These cold blooded satanic killers have declared war against ALLAH and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of ALLAH be on him). Enemies of humanity and ALLAH will rot in hell forever InshaALLAH.

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  • Sanity
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:35PM

    Yesterday I read: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything”.

    At the moment onus lies on the rest of the people (other than minorities) to publicly show their solidarity with Shias and other minorities. But, this can only happen, if rest of the people are truly sincere.

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  • Raza
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:45PM

    the Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam was not this, he didnt accept the loan offered by the federal reserve bank in 1948 because they demanded that Pakistan accept Israel as a soverign state which our Quaid strongly oppposed and also went on to make bold statements against the zionist regime. no one brings this up now. i dont hear such things in the rally of the gloriously corrupt blockheads sitting on every stage in every show on every channel. everyone is just busy proving that he/she is right. there is nothing right in pilgrims being slaughtered. nothing human or islamic in it. instead of providing 18 police mobile armed with 50 gunmen to protect a single life of a corrupt feudal please provide two policemen in every bus bound for a religious destination.
    our nation is bleeding…..its hurt and more vultures are coming. instead of making our identity follow-able, we are wasting ourselves in becoming a nation we were never supposed to be.
    wake-up Pakistanis…… wake-up …… ‘YOUR NATION’ calls you!!!! Recommend

  • Lobe
    Oct 4, 2011 - 3:58PM

    I cannot even express how sad i felt when i saw the photo of the guy crying. He needs help but is anyone capable of providing a helping hand to him. I am from India and incidents like this are testing man’s faith towards god and clearly i am losing my faith in supernatural power that supposedly is controlling us. Who has the answer for why is so called god not doing anything to protect his/her/its children and why are gods children doing such crimes is there no humanity left in Pakistan.

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  • Rahman
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:13PM

    Inna lillahe wa inna alaihe rajeon!
    Since we did not stop the injustice at the first place, when Ahmadis and other minorities were the target of this religious mafia, it is coming to haunt us. Believe me it will not stop but Brailvis will be their next target. We are just waiting for our turn. Martin Niemöller has a lesson for us provided someone brings us out from the state of denial, ignorance and hardheartedness. He wrote (for German people)
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

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  • riyaz
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:23PM

    Pakistanis wake up
    Your Islamic Fundamentalism is the reason for all this
    if these killings need to stop stop being a addicted to Islam

    Learn from India

    Guys,Im a Muslim too.believe it if you want

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  • Sahar
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:37PM

    I am so sorry for what is happening and even more saddened by the authorities silence…it is absolutely heartbreaking! we are all humans FIRST and NOONE has the right to take another person’s life! its THAT simple. no matter which religion, sect u come from, human values are universal..right and wrong is universal. and what is happening is just wrong! have some humanity!!

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  • Jameel ur Rasheed
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:39PM

    I still remember what happened in Quetta on April 4th, 2004. It was Yaum-e-Aashoor, the rally was attacked and Hazaras in retaliation took arms and burnt major markets of Quetta. Something like that is going to happen it seems!

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  • Khan
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:40PM

    What is the essence of religion HUMAINITY, people have now forgotten or intentionally ignoring the true meanings that why people have transformed into human butchers, misusing the name of religion. STOP BLINDLY FOLLOWING SO CALLED ‘SELF-RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS’ AND AND START TO THINK USING YOUR OUR BRAINS, GOD HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY OF REASONING

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  • THIS IS COWARDNESSS
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:47PM

    HOPE THE MOTORCYCLE GUY WILL BE FOUND IN 24 HOURS.

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  • JeeshanAli India
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:53PM

    @ali:
    You should(as a nation) try to clean your country. Try to be accommodating and tolerant of differences. Learn these things from India. I agree, we are not a perfect nation with a myriad of problems among communities but we don’t kill fellow Shias as you do in Pakistan. Earlier, we had mixed feeling regarding Pakistan, in the sense that some times I would ponder whether we the Muslims of India did the right things in staying back.Looking at the travails of Pakistan these days I feel the choice we made were perfectly right.I wish all Pakistanis brothers Happy Dussera. Yes that is what we learn in India, to celebrate differences and wish each others on such occasions, though you don’t celebrate the festival yourselves. Perhaps there in lies lesson for you, Pakistan.

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  • jerry
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:53PM

    Animal kills for food. Human kills human for what? Which relegion is teaching to kill humans each other.

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  • Sajjad Hussain
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:09PM

    The Hazara people are being butchered while government and people just look on.I am a Sunni but it is disgusting to see our people being mercilessly killed whether they are religion minorities or sectarian minorities.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:17PM

    In a country where some groups are allowed to have all kinds of weapons, an agenda and will to use them against their rivals, others who don’t have courage to fight these monsters will die in vain.

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  • Babloo
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:18PM

    That picture breaks my heart. May God bless and give strength to the families.

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  • Fortune Cookie
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:26PM

    The problem lies with a few misguided MULLAHS. People can be influenced by these MULLAHS. Get RID of these so called MULLAHS and 70% of the problem is solved. The rest of the problem can be solved with emphasis on EDUCATION (Religious and Acedemic). Only if their is the WILL left in the current government.

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  • S Vohra
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:28PM

    Disgusting. This is criminal negligence on part of the government. Killing of Shiite Muslims in Balochistan has become a routine affair now.

    Please Stop it.

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  • Mubeen
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:30PM

    it will happen when our judiciary release the terrorist with 100 murders , this killer is the residency of my city (Rahim Yar Khan). Residents including me knows well that he is the killer, but unfortunate our “courts” has no “proof”.
    Thanks to courts.
    This is the story of one case about a terrorist, while today a Judge orders media, not to publish “supported material” and media need not to worried about terrorist’s threat , as they (Judges) are not : … 2 face :(Recommend

  • Fortune Cookie
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:36PM

    Food for THOUGHT.
    1400 years ago, the words Sunni, Shia, Ahmeddi, Wahabi were non existant. It does exist NOW. So please inform me as to whom is the true BELIEVER? To me a MUSLIM is a MUSLIM. A brother, sister, father and mother. To take a life in todays circumstances defies all logic. If we all believe in ALLAH then living in todays world, we should not be killing each other.

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  • Prasad Mumbai
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:50PM

    @Amer Khan
    Blaming India for your woes seems the easiest wayout – u r behaving like an Ostrich. If you are so convinced about the Indian role, why not march upto ur local politician/police/army post and demand an explanation? Do come back with their explanation.Recommend

  • _____________
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:13PM

    The fact of the matter remains that a religious sect is targeted. we as a nation have failed to secure ourselves from our own hands and we are going on a downwards path from inception of this state.

    The government, people, religious scholars, teachers and every single person who can even do something are either turning their heads away or feeding the minds of the populace with their own self righteousness.

    The question is that how long are we going to suffer as mental slaves.Recommend

  • Musthaq Ahmed
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:30PM

    @z changezi:
    You hit the nail on the head. You are right !

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  • Musthaq Ahmed
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:34PM

    @kamran:
    Dear Sir,
    Mohd Ali Jinnah saved India when he demanded a separate land for these bigoted people , who were as bigoted as they are today , but lacked the occassion and means to wield the holy sword.

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  • Noise
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:34PM

    It would be better for Pakistan to join India. Enough is enough.Innocent people are dying, the life of a single innocent human is worth more than any ideological justification for Pakistan.Recommend

  • A.Khan
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:34PM

    So there is certainly some forces which are trying to disturb and exploit every single sensitive issue in Pakistan. They dont know yet Pakistan has grown much wiser. The solution will be found for each case and dealt with.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:47PM

    Yet another attack on us. The crippled government has no plans for protecting Hazaras. They are all mouth and no trousers. Whatever happened to the governments plan of extracting special force from ATF to safeguard Hazaras?

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  • Kallu Mama
    Oct 4, 2011 - 7:03PM

    @z changezi:

    “What if we say that Saudi Arabia is an extended arm of USA and Israel? “

    Pakistanis have to rethink what they are and where are tey going, still after 60 years of its birth they are debating about their ideology – the so called 2 nation theory (my god it is real TNT!!)

    Just read a tweet that Islamabad Highway blocked by protesters who are protesting against Mumtaz Qadri’s (who killed Punjab Governor Taseer) sentence by court.

    Why are Pakistanis not protesting against killing of fellow Shias?

    One more tweet also suggests that Madrassas in Pakistan have grown by 400% in last few decades

    What you expect- what must be coming out of these Madrassas in Pakistan where mullahs spew nothing but hatred for Shias, Hindus, Ahmadis, Christians or any soul who does not agree with their brand of Islam

    When murderers like Mumtaz Qadri are hailed as Gazi , you have a sure shot recipe for blood and gore which we are seeing now

    This is the pernicious effect of fundamentalist gone astray; or should we say strategic assets gone haywire ?

    Khuda Hafiz

    Kallu Mama
    (India)Recommend

  • Oct 4, 2011 - 7:23PM

    The best part about thread is that whenever any similar news breaks, a bunch of our ‘neighbors’ come crumbling to post their views under pseudo name. Please before you comment you should know that hindus christians and all sort o minorities live on PAkistan and we take them as our own brothers. We all share the green passport and each and everyone of us is proud of that.

    We do not burn and massacre Minorities in our country we also don’t hold their land and abuse UN regulations. We have lived together here for over 60 years, why only this has started happening now? Why were all minorities and sects co-existing peacefully since 47? Your enemy will not attack you from front when it is startled by your existence, hence it will find mir jafirs amongst us!

    Is parcham k saye talay hum ek hen!
    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD..

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  • Kallu Mama
    Oct 4, 2011 - 7:42PM

    @Amer Khan:

    You said :
    6. Baluchistan has been on the list of target for the US, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Israel lead by our Indian friends

    Indian RAW uses SSP and LJ to implement their goals in PK

    My take is – if Indian RAW is using SSP, LJ and also TTP if we believe you ; then what your army is doing ? why cant you do something?

    why dont you show the world what Indian RAW is doing ?

    Amerbhai you are fooling yourself , believe me and trust me – india is not doing this, and if you still believe in these rotten conspiracy theories then you are biggest enemy of Pakistan

    Wake up ! catch the bull by its horn and take control of situation; this is not CIA or RAW gameplan the rot is inside , t was stinking lot and now that rot has spread virus harming the health of your country

    Y’day only my PM Manmohan Singh said – we wish nothing but peace and prosperity for Pakistan

    Shun these horrible conspiracy theory , no one else but you are your own enemy

    Khuda Hafiz

    Kallu Mama
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  • goggi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 7:46PM

    “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty! ”
    Bertolt Brecht

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  • javed
    Oct 4, 2011 - 7:48PM

    indeed very sad

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  • Aamir
    Oct 4, 2011 - 7:54PM

    Sovereignty does not apply when Shias are slaughtered in the country.

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  • Oct 4, 2011 - 8:09PM

    why Shia and other minorities being targeted in Pakistan? why don’t have right to live with their own faith. When ISI will control their offspring and when our political parties will call APC to save Pakistanis not Pakistan. We strongly condemn the coward actions by terrorist groups under the nose of ISI and CIA.

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  • Real Bangladeshi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:10PM

    @ Sarmad – we saw how well you treated fellow Muslims in 1970, I can only imagine how full.of lies your statement with respect to other minorities is.

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  • Faisal
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:20PM

    The picture breaks my heart…

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  • Ali Baba
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:24PM

    When the judiciary bows down in front of tyranny and a mass murder is unleashed who never stopped preaching hate and openly confessed to killing as many as 70 Shias then innocents are rest assured culled like animals.

    Why is the government so afraid of going hard on LeJ? Strategic depth n all that eh? We Hazaras are being very patient. Do not test us please. We don’t want to pick arms up just like we did against government back in 1996. I miss Milo and the likes of him who showed the government that force has never been a solution to any problem.

    God bless Pakistan and down with the corrupt leaders.

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  • Lal Bahadur
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:24PM

    It fair to say that Shias and other minorities are better treated and respected in India then in Pakistan, even in Wahabi country like Saudi Arabia, These countries may not share the religion or culture of minorities but certainly does not act like animals. I find respect and tolerance in a Christian country more so then in Pakistan. The true value of Islam are practiced by them Then by the so called Muslims. Senseless killing like these and then we wonder why are treated the way we are treated.

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  • Maulana Diesel
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:44PM

    My dear Hazara brothers and sisters

    I deplore these barbaric killings and I want to say that I will stand with you side by side to defend you against these animals. I do not understand why the government is not standing up for you but I think you should not expect these corrupt politicians to leave their air conditioned homes. It is time that all citizens of Pakistan get together and stand up for our minorities. Enough is enough. Stand up now!

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  • Mumtaz.Rizvi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:51PM

    @BruteForce:
    very true brute force i agree with you

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  • Ali
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:17PM

    @Junaid:
    Because they are Shias….

    Shias are killed all Pakistan. In other cities Shias are in strong numbers and very strong politically as well. Balochistan is now very much full of taliban and anti shia groups that is why its happening more.

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  • Mumtaz.Rizvi
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:59PM

    Dear Hazara Peoples and all other minorities i want to see you alive. please leave this country .Two nation theory has been blown away in the consequence of suicide blasts and every day it is shot in such incidents.its not indians its LEJ and SSP making mockrey of two nation theory.

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  • Ram Bharose Singh
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:02PM

    Wrong photo. The photo has a chinese guy crying.

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  • Jameel
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:48PM

    @Sarmad:

    We do not burn and massacre Minorities
    in our country we also don’t hold
    their land and abuse UN regulations.

    Are you denying burning of Christians in Gojra incidents? Why were Salman Taseer and Shehbaz Bhatti killed? Why is the judge in Mumtaz Qadri case in hiding?

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  • Ali
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:13PM

    It’s makes my heart cry, what has happened to my beloved country. Everyday innocent people are being killed like animal’s. Where is the government? Where are the security agencies? We Pakistan’s have lost the human spirit and love, our hearts have become stone as we no more feel the pain of our brother’s.
    Allah give us Hid-ayah, and the courage to stand up to fight for this nation and make a Pakistan of our Quiad. Ameen.

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  • XakwaN
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:21PM

    its not the matter of Saudia’s interventions or Iran’s intentions. Actually the fire of hatterd is on both side.My some brothers mentioned Sunni Madrasas to check the fatwas against Shiates,but he forgotten that Shia scholers have same belives about Sunnis. Here am not proving any side right,but fire is on both sides,which should be cooled down,by Us.
    Another thing to be noticed that is it action or reaction.It can be a reaction because Balochistan is the neighbour of Iran where Sunnis are more in numbers than Shias in Pakistan. These are facts ,those are always dumbed by Us. This wave of Sectism have a globel prospective and can’t be solved without facing the realities.

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  • Jawad
    Oct 4, 2011 - 11:39PM

    feel like my heart is crying out…

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  • Hadi Ali Khan
    Oct 5, 2011 - 12:00AM

    A line from the famous movie Troy says: ‘..there are no pacts between lions and men..’
    I guess the time has come to cut all half -measures, and quit talking about the long forgotten peace, because that is not surely coming. The only solution to all this mayhem is to retaliate with full force against the ‘known’ perpetrators; and by god, everyone knows who does this. Its all LJ! Dealing with obstinate, crazed and an illiterate mass requires force and terror. There seems no other option other than teaching these self-obsessed and self-proclaimed warriors of Islam a lesson; lesson from their own book. Enough of these stupid discussions on blogs with no results and even more innocent Shia blood being spilled. Ask those who lose their loved ones. Its easy to comment here and propose idiotic conspiracy theories alleging RAW and so on. The final thing is that the Muslims are themselves involved in these killings and none else- a bitter pill to swallow.

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  • Delhi Belly
    Oct 5, 2011 - 12:37AM

    No words can heal the wound left on soul of the people who lost the loved ones. I sincerely pray for the strength to them to overcome this unimaginably deep grief and sense of loss. As a human if I can contribute in doing anything to alleviate their pain I will feel very thankful to have this life. Lots of love to those who lost their dear ones and even to those who survived.

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  • kazim
    Oct 5, 2011 - 12:40AM

    no one but our agencies are involved in all such crimes. who trained these terrorists? who’s providing them weapons? who’s giving them exact information? why not one terrorist as captured? why they set free those terrorists whom they them self had announced as terrorist (like kareem kurd)? they are showing the world that they are killing talibans in north of pakistan, the one of strongest army cant finished them after several months? on the other side they do not take action against the taliban with in the country and politician like of PLMn help malik ishaq and other taliban to kill innocent people of pakistan. with all this hazara leaders are also involved in these killing as people of quetta have not forgotten 6th july…………

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  • z changezi
    Oct 5, 2011 - 1:05AM

    @Jehangir:
    you are demanding so much from a government, which is seriously busy (24/7) in resolution of issues EXCEPT those of public interest.

    instead our only demand should be that please do not stop us from protecting our lives.
    please note that in QUETTA innocent people are not allowed to carry any kind of licensed arms for their self-defense but there is no one to stop the TERRORISTS from claiming their lives.

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  • Pessimistic Paki
    Oct 5, 2011 - 1:41AM

    First of all, my sincere condolences to the bereaved families.
    Here is how we can stop this:

    Remove all references to religion in our constitution. Pakistan has an overwhelming 97 % Muslim majority, and Islam and Muslims were never in danger here. If anyone needs protection, it is minority groups under the present state of affairs.
    Close Madrassas that preach hate against other denominations (I expect 99.99% of madrassas will close!)
    Islamiat curriculum to include an introduction to Islamic History and world religions.
    Teach that it is not right to resort to violence to settle religious differences.
    The state should not become party to religious disputes in any way.
    Vigorously prosecute anyone who incites or attempts to incite violence against any group or individual based on their religious beliefs.
    Teach the majority that minority groups have also contributed to Pakistan since its inception. Name roads, universities and public buildings after some of them.
    Try and teach reason and rationality rather than dogma and ritual.

    All these steps have to be taken by the majority, and the mindset that promotes violence in the name of religion (the extreme/fringe element, but rapidly increasing), advocates discrimination based on religious belief, or teaches contempt of individuals or groups based on religious beliefs, needs to be changed. If not, this will continue and become worse, and after the minority groups have been all killed or driven out, this will extend to groups within the majority.

    Unfortunately, the majority is nowhere close to swallowing this bitter pill, and the disease is far more pervasive than would be cured by just arresting and prosecuting the perpetrators of any one incident……

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  • Ali Abbas
    Oct 5, 2011 - 1:48AM

    @Cautious:
    So what do you want us to do? Convert? We are still Pakistanis regardless of our religious beliefs.Recommend

  • l'humaniste
    Oct 5, 2011 - 1:49AM

    I am amzed by this insensitive and down-right vulgar remark by Malik in the comments. Killing = economic well being. This is so outrageous. You can shove these cell phone in your ears and talk on subjective progress. Please study economics before using cell phone as an economic parameters.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 5, 2011 - 2:58AM

    Really sad. Zia-ul-Haqs period will come to haunt us over and over again.

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  • Aamir
    Oct 5, 2011 - 3:16AM

    Indian monkeys are gloating over these killings.

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  • A reader
    Oct 5, 2011 - 7:50AM

    @breitzer

    Being born and raised a Muslim doesn’t mean you will be a good one. Same is true of all faiths. Do not try to pin this on others just because of the term “no Muslim could have done this.” The term is actually “No GOOD Muslim could have done this.” A bad one could easily do so.

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  • islooboy
    Oct 5, 2011 - 9:28AM

    isnt asif ali zardari also shia he should take action against these sectarian groups

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  • badmash
    Oct 5, 2011 - 9:37AM

    @Aamir: wow, ur more bothered about indians commenting on this post rather than the problem itself,even if the indians dont comment on this post (which they should coz they can) the problem will not go away,shias wud still have been killed mercilessly.

    i live in australia and have a afghan hazara work colleague who came to australia in 2001 as a refugee.he is probably the nicest and the most respectful person ive ever met, dont know why somebody wud want to kill them.god bless everyone.

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  • R S JOHAR
    Oct 5, 2011 - 11:02AM

    Lot of Pakistanis who hate secularism must do some rethinking since Islamic Republic of Pakistan due to intolerance is close to disintegeration. Being secular is not Hinduism but giving equal respect to all religions and allowing all to practice their own faith without fear. Some of my Pakistani friends would quote some incidences of the past in India but they donot not happen on regular basis unlike Pakistan. I am happy for all minorities in India especially for my Muslim brothers that there is no discrimination against them which is the ultimate truth as I too belong to a minority community.

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  • Amer Khan
    Oct 5, 2011 - 11:38AM

    @Prasad
    Don’t be emotional about this. It is true that any regional power be it India or KSA, in their region or US in North America, they have to protect their economic, geographic, cultural interests and this is what India is doing too but with coercion. You visit any country in SEA and you will see that India is making trouble and destabilizing most of the things, even when i was in one of he neighboring countries of India, there was a bid textile strike and the South Korean textile conglomerate’s CEO saying that it is only the big neighborly power behind this. So, lets accept the facts as facts and not as Indians or Pakistanis and let me assure you that will keep on happening till the time one country discriminates against the other or one community discriminates against others.

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  • ???Why???
    Oct 5, 2011 - 12:23PM

    @THIS IS COWARDNESSS:
    Keep dreaming my dear.

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  • Amer Khan
    Oct 5, 2011 - 12:46PM

    @Kallu Mama
    well then my innocent brother, you don’t know what intelligence agencies do and why they have so much budget and why they recruit so many permanent people and buy so many foreign agents, no use to talk to you my friend, first go and learn the basics and understand what is happening under the surface all around the world, who gets leaders killed, who influences what and then we will talk.

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  • ???Why???
    Oct 5, 2011 - 1:19PM

    @Ram Bharose Singh:

    Please think before you leap. The Hazaras as discussed earlier in this post, are ancestors of Mongol (Genghis Khan).

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  • Amar
    Oct 6, 2011 - 9:48AM

    @ali: No Sir. Why don’t you try and fix Pakistan and make it good

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:52AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.This is all happening just due to brain washing and misguidance by the teachings of Islam in the revenging directions and prospects.Now the true guidance in the light of Quran and Sunah has been the need of the hour.Did ever Christians kill Christians,Hindus kill Hindus,Jews kill Jews,Sikhs kill Sikhs?Never even they have also strong religious differences amongst themselves.But only the muslims are defamed to kill each others.You can never kill any Kalima learner man provided that when you see that 2nd Kalima learner is harming the Muslim.

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  • Hassan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:23PM

    so called Muslims from the banned outfits like SSP,Lashkare Jhangvi are involved in these massacres.Its very easy to put blame on America,India and Israel but they dont need to do anything like this because in Pakistan, Muslims on their own are sufficient to destroy the country and do massacres like these.Why would these countries waste their energy on already mad people filled with religious extremism and wrong ideologies?And somebody above truely said that nobody cares about the killings of Shia people but everybody cares about the murderer, Mumtaz Qadri………..this shows our people’s mentality and knowledge and belief of Islam.I think we would have been much better if were living in a non muslim country because there is no use of a country where a specific group of people even dont have freedom of movement what to say of offering prayers in open.Recommend

  • Mumtaz.Rizvi
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:49PM

    Isn’t an attack on our so called sovereignty? or only strikes from Americans in hotpursuit are count in this account? where are all those peoples who staged sitting strikes against drone strikes, where are those who offered funeral prayers of bin-laden? do they have courtsey to atleast recite surah-e fatiha for the victims of Mustang and Akhtar Abad.

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  • Mumtaz.Rizvi
    Oct 6, 2011 - 5:02PM

    @Pessimistic Paki:
    Well said man i agree with you.the day isn’t faraway when your suggestion will be practically implemented

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  • Rahman
    Oct 6, 2011 - 6:32PM

    I am really very sorry at the demise of our Shia brothers. Nothing could be more barbaric than to kill an innocent human on the name of religion, sect, or ethnicity. At the same time I have a question for my Shia brothers, where were they when Ahmadis and other minorities were getting discriminated and killed by the religious and secular authorities? At that time, you were either silent or with the authorities. Now this nation has become so heartless that they do not care about anybody other than themselves. If not directly, indirectly you are part of this psychosomatic state of this nation. I wish you had the courage to follow Hazarat Imam Hussain in real sense and called a spade a spade at that time, openly and clearly. Anyway, if authorities and people could not fix the root cause of this insanity, Brailvis will be the next target. Apart from theological differences, people need to stand up against injustice and compulsion on the name of religion or sect. Selective justice always haunts you in one way or other.

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