K-P governor refuses to term Fata attacks as sectarian

Engr Shaukatullah asks local residents to keep a lookout for the entry of foreigners into their areas.


Web Desk July 27, 2013
Engineer Shaukatullah Khan. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: A day after twin blasts tore through a market and a vehicle stand in the Shia dominated town of Parachinar, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Governor Shaukatullah Khan said on Saturday that the attacks were not sectarian, Radio Pakistan reported.

Talking to a delegation of elders of Islamabad based residents of Kurram Agency‚ he said that terrorist attacks in Kurram Agency target innocents.

The Governor also directed the authorities concerned to make strict security arrangements in the Agency and urged residents to keep a close watch on the entry of foreigners into their respective areas.

As many as 52 people were killed and over 100 people were injured in twin bombings at the main market of Parachinar and a vehicle stand.

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Muhammad Hussain | 7 years ago | Reply

Shiite Muslims are in in the worst situation since last four decades in Pakistan. The Shiite Community thinks that basically the States are the responsible for these discriminations as the protection of the citizens is the basic constitutional responsibility of every state and basic right of every citizen irrespective of his/her faith, race, gender and language according to the UNO declared charter of Human Rights. There are terrorist training camps in the tribal areas of Pakistan where the terrorists are brain washed and trained. The suicide bombers and target killers are prepared to target specially the Shiite’s mosques, public places and people. The terrorists enjoy moral support from the supporting or silent majority, lots of funds, latest weapons and training for the so-called holy mission of massacre the innocent people. The violence rises high when some so-called radical Muftis give Fatwa for political and materialistic interests marking killings of Shiite as a holy Jihad/war, the greatest service to Islam and the fastest way to enter into the Paradise. The sectarian cleric exaggerate their followers in their sermons for moral and financial supports to the so-called Mujahid (Terrorists and Suicide bombers). They are still expecting peace, protection and justice from the respective states and International Community through the democratic ways of protests so they have never targeted any faith group and never challenged the states’ writ in return yet nor any Shiite cleric give any Fatwa against any faith group based on hatred. The Shiite community around the world requests The UNO, International Human Right Organizations, Sovereign States, Media Organization, Peace and Justice Organization to utilize their influence; 1. To convince the Pakistan to take the notices of the frequent acts of terrorists. 2. To help the Pakistan to handle the case of terrorism. 3. To legislate for religious freedom, freedom of expression and hatred speeches as they are in the developed countries. 4. To legislate strict laws against the terrorists who violate the human rights. 5. To develop effective mechanisms against terrorism. 6. To Train the law-enforcement agencies to tackle the terrorism. 7. To stop the funding for terrorist groups from the Pakistani State and other states. 8. To stop the provision of weapons and other mass destructive items. 9. To arrest and prosecute the terrorists for the sake of peace and Justice. 10. To demolish the terrorist camps to protect the rest of the population. 11. To break the Terrorist networks based in some of the above states. 12. To alleviate poverty which is one of the basic cause of terrorism. 13. To educate the new generation and to ensure every school-age child to be in Schools. 14. To transforming the curriculum and removing the hatred contents from the textbooks. 15. To train the religious and civic leaders for peace building and interfaith harmony. 16. To promote religious tolerance and harmony at large scale at grassroots level through engaging religious leaders and the youth in organizing activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops and peace festivals, rallies etc. 17. To incorporate the message of peace and tolerance in the curriculum of educational and professional institution’s courses. 18. To propagate the peace, tolerance, and religious harmony through Media films, drama etc. 19. To develop strategic policy to bring the non-state religious educational and training institutions into the mainstream. If the above steps are sincerely taken then we expect protection, peace and justice for every peaceful human being without any discrimination of faith, race, gender and language. It would make a better result for the global peace and Justice as well. If these steps are sincerely not taken, these discriminations may be changed into threats to the global peace in which every state would suffer. The writer is a Peace Activist and a Shiite Muslim from Islamabad, Pakistan. Email:[email protected]

Muhammad Hussain | 7 years ago | Reply

This is not Secterian Rathar IT Is A Genocide of Shia Muslim. Shiite Muslims are in in the worst situation since last four decades in Pakistan. The Shiite Community thinks that basically the States are the responsible for these discriminations as the protection of the citizens is the basic constitutional responsibility of every state and basic right of every citizen irrespective of his/her faith, race, gender and language according to the UNO declared charter of Human Rights. There are terrorist training camps in the tribal areas of Pakistan where the terrorists are brain washed and trained. The suicide bombers and target killers are prepared to target specially the Shiite’s mosques, public places and people. The terrorists enjoy moral support from the supporting or silent majority, lots of funds, latest weapons and training for the so-called holy mission of massacre the innocent people. The violence rises high when some so-called radical Muftis give Fatwa for political and materialistic interests marking killings of Shiite as a holy Jihad/war, the greatest service to Islam and the fastest way to enter into the Paradise. The sectarian cleric exaggerate their followers in their sermons for moral and financial supports to the so-called Mujahid (Terrorists and Suicide bombers). They are still expecting peace, protection and justice from the respective states and International Community through the democratic ways of protests so they have never targeted any faith group and never challenged the states’ writ in return yet nor any Shiite cleric give any Fatwa against any faith group based on hatred. The Shiite community around the world requests The UNO, International Human Right Organizations, Sovereign States, Media Organization, Peace and Justice Organization to utilize their influence to protect them for the sake of humanity and Global Peace.

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