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Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and the human trafficking gold mine – by Raza Changezi


Hazara Democratic Party has been misrepresenting Shia Genocide as ethnic killing and continues to deny the martyrdom of at least 200 non-Hazara Shias in Quetta.

I have previously written on the same blog about the reasons due to which HDP continues to misrepresent Shia Genocide as Hazara Genocide. Those reasons include HDP’s service to ISI, not allowing Shias of Pakistan unite, weapons smuggling to and from Afghanistan, and its political interests in Quetta for e.g. flaming ethnic tensions and winning 2 provincial assembly seats from Quetta. But there is another important reason due to which HDP continues to represent the situation in Quetta as Hazara-specific killing.

The worst reason for which HDP misrepresents deaths of hundreds of Shias is because it doesn’t want its human trafficking business to be compromised. HDP earns millions of dollars through its human trafficking rackets in Europe and Australia.

HDP people are active on two levels. At the domestic level, they try to convince Hazaras of Quetta that only they are being targeted, and on the international level, they claim that only Hazaras are being targeted so that Hazaras are easily accepted as refugees in Australia or European countries.

I have no problem with Hazaras going to Australia or Europe to save their lives or earn better living. But this is not why HDP is smuggling Hazaras to these places. It is doing this for business. HDP members are charging high fees from their own people and sending them to these places through dangerous routes.

Hundreds of poor people have already lost their lives by drowning in the seas while going to Australia or killed by the harsh weather or border police while going to Europe. It doesn’t mean that only HDP as a party is involved in human trafficking. Other people also do this in Pakistan as well as in other countries. But while in other places such as Punjab, KPK, and FATA, and in other third world countries this is done by organized mafias, in Quetta, HDP as a party is the mafia which does it.

HDP is not only responsible for deaths of hundreds of people who have lost their lives to the sea waters or harsh weather or border police, but also responsible for emptying Quetta of Shia-Hazaras and helping Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in its goal. Actually, HDP itself is carrying out ethnic cleansing of Hazaras in Quetta by smuggling them and charging very high fees which in some cases exceeds 20,000 dollars per person by the time a person reaches a refugee camp. Some people even sell their houses to pay this money.

This is also reflected in the presence of their active members on the social media who are a part of this racket and live abroad in huge numbers. Some people who are not directly linked to HDP but do this job also pay HDP a percentage of their earning in order to get HDP support.

This is not only shameful but also criminal. HDP is misrepresenting Shia Genocide on one hand to serve ISI and work along with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and on the other hand it is involved in human trafficking of Hazaras, for which it needs to present the situation as Hazara specific killing.

The people of Quetta are fed up with HDP and even aware of this fact but some of them have been convinced that HDP is actually doing them a service by charging thousands of dollars and sending to the Australia via dangerous routes. But majority of the people have reject HDP and it is evident in the support Sardar Saadat Ali Hazara has received from Hazaras of Quetta in the last 2 years. HDP is becoming more and more of an outcast among Hazaras. Very few people join their rallies and processions. In fact, even their call for unity processions and rallies on 1st October was rejected by Hazaras across the world when no one showed up on their calls.

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  • HDP media tout Saleem Javed is hiding in Sweden pretending to be in Quetta. HDP touts on Twitter would never admit that Saleem collected lacs of rupees from innocent Hazaras and deceived them.

  • Well, this article seems weird. Khaliq doesn’t have a good reputation among hazars in Quetta. Misrepresenting–as you say–of Shia genocide as ethnic genocide doesn’t help Hazaras to get accepted in the office of UN as asylum seekers/refugees. They can get accepted both ways being Shi’a or Hazara.

    Anyone who is facing threat to his/her life or freedom in his country or a country where he resides and flees from the fear of harassment or persecution, can apply for asylum in the office of UN in the country where he/she harbors newly. So, this has nothing to do with being hazara or Shia.

    This is pointless to say that UN does or should accept hazaras only as asylum seekers. UN has its own mandate and “misrepresentation” can’t change it.

    You are lamenting drowning of people because of the HDP who has smugglers (as you say) who in turn help themselves getting rich by trafficking people to Australia; while quite ignoring or unaware of or trying to misdirect people from those *reasons* which make people flee. You are blurring those facts. Now it is true that people are fleeing for their lives but this shifting of the people is not limited to this time or the hazara-tribe only. It is decades that people are fleeing from Pakistan and many third world countries.

    The smugglers don’t provide the reasons for, rather they only benefit from the situation.

    There are bigger Mafias, the states and governments are the real mafias who actually provide the reason for this. People burn themselves alive, lie on the train rails to get killed, selling their kidneys for what? Because the die every moment before they physically die.

    I’ve seen people who are selling their children here in Pakistan. It is neither a crime nor a sin that people should flee for a better life. If they can do so, they should do so. Only rich and the army are living according to a standard life-style in this country. This country belongs to rich and powerful now, there is no space for common man/woman.

    There is only death and misery left for them. They are subjects to test new medicines, technology and weapons.
    Pakistan has become a shit-hole where people are dying of abject poverty now.

    Yet you are pinpointing HDP that it is serving ISI and helping LeJ in achieving their objectives. Tell me please, whom in turn ISI or LeJ is helping to get their objectives? There must be stakeholders!

    Why you are not pointing towards Urdu media who are trying to misrepresent hazaras as traitors and saboteurs of the city? Hazaras are the victims and yet demonized by the media.

    Why there has been a totally dead silence on every side? Judiciary, government and the law enforcement agencies all are silent. I bet they are more powerful than HDP yet totally helpless, unwilling and apathetic towards what Shi’a or Hazara or the common people of Pakistan are facing in general.

    PPP must fight for its two seats in Balochistan; one in National Assembly and the second in Provincial Assembly and must seek support of shias in general other than just hazaras. They should demonize HDP. Therefore it is quite reasonable that it should publish things like this on LUBP and also support/hire those who can be reckless enough to write such rubbish.

    PPP wants the *seats, Sardar Saadat wants the seats or seat and so does HDP.

    Those who are in power (including everybody in power) can stop these ghastly murderous plan for the destruction of all minorities; but alas! this is the only way left to rein. They can’t do otherwise than spilling blood. The offices are sweet; the riches, the fame they enjoy are intoxicating. Who cares for the common people? They are animals! Yes animals!

    LUBP is doing the same thing as Tribune but at a different and more treacherous level by presenting “half truth” to the people which is of course more dangerous that flat lies.

  • In U.S., HDP smuggling agent is Diana Valerie. In Europe, it is Saleem Javed. In Australia, it is Eliya Hazara (alias).

    Other members of smuggling racket: Zia Ali Zada (Zia Chang), Haider Changezi (Auspaz) and some others.

  • عبدالخالق ہزارہ اور ہزارہ ڈیموکریٹک پارٹی کے لوگوں نے کوئٹہ میں ہزارہ قوم کو برباد کر کے رکھ دیا ہے – خالق فوجی جرنیلوں کے تلوے چاٹتا رہتا ہے اور شیعہ قوم کو اندر سے کھوکھلا کر رہا ہے – ہماری تمام امیدیں سردار سعادت ہزارہ سے ہیں جو ہزارہ قوم کے سربراہ ہیں اور تمام شیعہ مسلمانوں اور سنی مسلمانوں سے وحدت پر یقین رکھتے ہیں

    کوئٹہ میں ایسے درجنوں معصوم ہزارہ افراد مل جایں گے جن سے خالق ہزارہ کے ایجنٹوں نے لاکھوں روپے ہتھیا لیے اور ان کے پاسپورٹ بھی کھا گئے – سلیم جاوید ، حیدر چنگیزی و دیگر نے کروڑوں روپے کھا لیے – ان کے ہاتھوں پر مظلوم لوگوں کا خون ہے – یہ لوگ شیعہ قوم اور شیعہ ہزارہ قوم کے دشمن ہیں

  • Propaganda by HDP touts and human smugglers. It is in their interest to misrepresent Shia genocide as Hazara specific issue because it adds to the prospects of human smuggling and their own commission.

    DianaValerie ‏@DianaValerie
    “@Zia_Chang: Then the moment of peace ends. Today one more #Hazara killed in #Kuchlak area near #Quetta. #HazaraGenocide continues.”

    Saleem Javed ‏@mSaleemJaved
    Sikandar Ali, a #Hazara officer & his colleague target-killed in #Kuchlak #Quetta this morning. #Pakistan

    Haider Changezi ‏@Aushpaz
    @StateDept – 3 #Hazara’s killed in Kuchlak (north of #Quetta) today. This is Taliban’s HQ after US invasion of Afghanistan. @CNN

    Zia Alizada (Hazara) ‏@Zia_Chang
    All 3 three from #Hazara Community confirms #BBCUrdu. @RaihanaAzad

  • Well it’s not an article, it’s a nonsense. The author doesn’t seem focused on what he wants to say. Moreover the sentence ” HDP continues to misrepresent Shia Genocide as Hazara Genocide…&.. not allowing Shias of Pakistan unite ” Unite the Shia of Pakistan at the cost of Hazara Genocide ???? Sorry sir, no more sectarian politics at the cost of Hazara lives. Leave us alone.

  • The fact is that the writer of this article is a religious person, an Iranian agent concealing his identity and pretending to be Hazara, who supports Syed Sardar Sadaat Naqvi as leader of Hazaras. It is an undeniable fact that Hazaras committed the greatest blunder in their history when they left their peaceful religion of Bhuddism and embraced the violent religion of Islam, the religion of piss due to which Hazaras have been subjected to perpetual genocides for the last over a century due to this religion of piss. Now, religious elements do not let the Hazaras to live their own life with their own identity and culture by imposing Arab and Iranian culture on Hazaras in the name of religion of Islam. In fact the writer of this article wants that Hazaras should not have their own identity and political party. I do not support Hazara Democratic Party for its many policies, but it represents Hazaras politically and being the sole political party representing Hazaras. Shiite religious fanatics oppose to any political party representing Hazaras rather they demand that ISI’s proxy Syed Sardar Saadat Ali Naqvi be supported by Hazaras, this link supports Sardar Saadat & ISI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvtk9u5jiOM . Further, the article does not have any evidence to support its arguments. Again, the Hazara Genocide & Shia Genocide. Many Shias with their South Asian faces cannot be recognized whether they are Shias or otherwise. But, the Hazaras are being subjected to ruthless genocide on the policy of “shoot at sight” as they can easily be recognized by their Mongolian faces. Shias live from Quetta to Naseerabad and none of them is killed. Today, Sikandar Hazara who was martyred aimlessly at Kuchlak, near Quetta, was recognized because he was Hazara, otherwise, by belief he was an atheist and used to fuck Muhammad (piss be upon him) with his pIslam. Hazaras are identified as Hazaras and being killed, but religious fanatics catch them as being Shias. If you claim to be Shia then you must be killed under philosophy of Islam as Shiiasm is heretics, even, apostates and considered by Islamic philosophy as worthy of dead. If Shias are killed in pursuance of Islamic philosophy, the religion of peace or piss,and why they mourn on their deaths. It is Islam leave it and embrace the real Islam, which is Salafism

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    IP address [?]: 182.183.223.162 [Whois] [Reverse IP]
    IP country code: PK
    IP address country: Pakistan
    IP address state: Balochistan
    IP address city: Quetta
    IP address latitude: 30.1990
    IP address longitude: 67.0097
    ISP of this IP [?]: Pakistan Telecommuication company limited
    Organization: PTCL
    Local time in Pakistan: 2012-10-05 14:37

  • As long as Hazaras are glued to follow Islam and they do not use their brains about reality of Islam and liberating from it, then, they are continued to be fucked by Islamists

  • Yasa and Ghulam you people are racist. All HDP people are racist. You cannot impose on people which religion they want to follow. You are not dictators of Hazara, not their theykeydar. But you people try to look liberal but are all racist.

  • Diana Valerie is a fake account run by some sexist HDP thug who use women names to pursue their cause. Just as Khaliq Hazara pimped ….girls to further his political career. …

  • Yes, Haider Ali Changezi. You are right. These religious fanatics who say themselves Changezi do not know the history of Changez Khan and Mongols how they fucked Arab girls. and, now these religious bigots impose these Arabs on us

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    IP address [?]: 182.183.223.162 [Whois] [Reverse IP]
    IP country code: PK
    IP address country: Pakistan
    IP address state: Balochistan
    IP address city: Quetta
    IP address latitude: 30.1990
    IP address longitude: 67.0097
    ISP of this IP [?]: Pakistan Telecommuication company limited
    Organization: PTCL
    Local time in Pakistan: 2012-10-05 14:37

  • It is an organized fact that criticalppp is dancing at the fingures of Shiite exteremists-cum-Iranian agents. This site fans sectarianism in Pakistan by destroying it in disguise of building it. If it builds Pakistan how it propomotes Shiite fanatacism by condemning Dewbandi extremism in the country. Can Pakistan be built upon sectarianism by promoting Shiite extremism and congratulating the killing of a robber showing him Takfiri Dewbandi, this site on September 30, 2012 reporting the robbery incident in Liaqat Bazaar partially. Hazara Shia Muslims are leaving Islam (silently)which is unprecedented in the history of Hazara. WHY? This Islam, the religion of peace, has inflicted the gravest loss to Hazaras by subjecting them to genocide time and and again. Fuck HDP, fuck Islam, Fuck Shiism, I am converted to religion of my forefather, Bhudhism, the most peaceful religion. No doubt Hazaras have committed the greatest blunder when they accepted Islam

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    IP address [?]: 182.183.223.162 [Whois] [Reverse IP]
    IP country code: PK
    IP address country: Pakistan
    IP address state: Balochistan
    IP address city: Quetta
    IP address latitude: 30.1990
    IP address longitude: 67.0097
    ISP of this IP [?]: Pakistan Telecommuication company limited
    Organization: PTCL
    Local time in Pakistan: 2012-10-05 14:37

  • @Abbas Ali Changezi. Hazrat Ali (AS) was [abusive words deleted]??? His wife Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) was [abusive words deleted]. I think Hazrat Muhammad also [abusive words deleted].

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    IP address [?]: 182.183.223.162 [Whois] [Reverse IP]
    IP country code: PK
    IP address country: Pakistan
    IP address state: Balochistan
    IP address city: Quetta
    IP address latitude: 30.1990
    IP address longitude: 67.0097
    ISP of this IP [?]: Pakistan Telecommuication company limited
    Organization: PTCL
    Local time in Pakistan: 2012-10-05 14:37

  • @Raza Changezi: The world moves on racism. Go to Arab Islamic countries and Iran Islamic state. Non-Arabs & Non-Iranians cannot own a properties or businesses of their own, and nationality are far to question in Islamic countries. But, Hazaras own nationality, business and properties of their own in Australia, the countrty of human beings (Kafirs under philosophy of shit Islam) as well as in other countries of humans. In short, Hazaras are being killed rightly under philosophy of true Islam, because, they say themselves Sias, and Shias, being heretics, are worthy of death under philosophy of Islam. Leave Islam and become human being (Kafir)

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    IP address [?]: 182.183.223.162 [Whois] [Reverse IP]
    IP country code: PK
    IP address country: Pakistan
    IP address state: Balochistan
    IP address city: Quetta
    IP address latitude: 30.1990
    IP address longitude: 67.0097
    ISP of this IP [?]: Pakistan Telecommuication company limited
    Organization: PTCL
    Local time in Pakistan: 2012-10-05 14:37

  • The policy of criticalppp is extremely critical which uploads IP addresses of its readers to motivate the extremists to resort to violence. criticalppp (Let Us Build Pakistan-LUBP)builds Pakistan in a very tolerent way by promoting intolerance. I strongly suggest the admn to moderate comments before their publications/displaying on the site instead of publishing their IP address. It is highly unethical and unbecoming of a political discussion forum to incite violence against someone. Thanks

  • I will email his comments along with his IP address to PTA and initiate a case against this abusive troll. I do not care even if he is charged under blasphemy laws.

  • The criticalppp is Shia site promoting secteraism. Admn posts its own comments on its own site with fake names and show IP addresses of HDP activists as their comments to implicate and ostricize them in society. Extreme unserious forum for political discussion with such intolerent towards freedom of expression. The admn shouuld also show IP address of Mehdi

  • do not worry.it is the real face of CRITICALPPP and the method of its debate.is it civilized way to show privacy of someone it may be fake or real whatsoever?????????????????????????????????

  • it is condemned to write comments by admn own and show IP addresses of HDP members if it is true.Admn should be serious and disapprove comments in place of displaying with IP addresses or make inactive comments.the commentators whose IP address are same if true true is condemned also.religion is respectable.arguments should be seriuos rather abusive it Mehdi or Yasa

  • very inserious. ip address is privacy. behes bayad serious bashad. wa admn ham bayad serious bashad. ip address ago nafar bayad show na kana. admn should not show ip address it is fake or real. it uncivilized. may be ip address of HDP worker or may be not.admn must show secret-ness of users

  • Exposing the ip address of the HDP writer who comes with many names show the mentality of HDP. it also show how low they can go and abuse the sacred personalities. Almost 85% leadership of workers of HDP are from Afghanistan who come to Quetta to do politics of racism and then go to Australia and Europe illegally. HDP is also known for writing pamphlets that mocked the belief of last Imam, and asked why don’t someone comes when Shias are killed. Who don’t know HDP?

  • See the Hazaras who settled in Australia and Europe. Majority are from Afghanistan. Its old Quetta Hazara residents who are being martyred and suffering. HDP leaders are only making money in the name of target killing by smuggling the people

  • Yasir is correct.
    All these people are illegitimate children of Afghan war. They are not even Hazara who them claim to represent. They are not Pakistanis or people of Quetta. They are all Afghanis.

  • don’t worry all. My best friend is in PTA and i reported him.he himself will case against this ip address.

  • don’t worry all. My best friend is in PTA and i reported him.he himself will case against this ip address in blasphemy law.

  • I have also reported to PTA against these IP address. what happen will happen under law of land & blasphemy law.

  • WoW! Such a brilliant article. Most of what’s written is true. The illegal human trafficking of Hazaras to Australia and Europe is one of the main sources of income for HDP. There are dozens of agents in Indonesia and Europe who belong to HDP, the most famous being HDP leader Ahmed Kohzad’s younger brother. The commission earned from the miserable refugees is shared between the agents and HDP’s people here in Quetta. HDP Office in Burori is used as the headquarters for making fake Afghan and Pakistani passports. HDP members spread chaos and despair among the Hazaras of Quetta and then persuade them to migrate to foreign lands.
    Well done Raza Changezi for writing the truth and Salute to LUBP for publishing it.

  • To the most embarrasing comment to hear from a Kufi Yasa Changezi. He pissed off himself by speaking out shit about the Shia Hazaras. Not a single word he has uttered gives sense. One should be just enough to hand this cretin his real self, dollars makes one bark. But to this extent, I could never imagine.

    Sikandar was a Shia Hazara. He along his friends with a non-Hazara Shia were all targetted for being a Shia. To the most shameless shame, , this person also degraded a Martyr by labelling him an atheist just to fill up his pockets.

  • ISLAMABAD:
    Speakers at a seminar on Saturday termed that the target killings of Hazara community in Quetta a systematic way of genocide. They said the violence in Quetta has nothing to do with sectarian violence in Giligit-Baltistan and Kuram Agency. They implored all of Balochistan’s nationalities — Baloch, Pashtun, Hazara and others — to come together and prevent the province from being plunged into a mini-civil war.

    Jointly organised by the National Students Federation (NSF) and Hazara Students Federation (HSF) at the National Press Club, the seminar was attended by students and progressive political activists from across the twin cities, along with Balochi students and workers in Islamabad.

    Sajjad Changezi of the HSF said that the media and state authorities continue to depict the situation in Balochistan as a case of the “foreign hand”, falsely portraying the Hazara community as a proxy for the Iranian Shia regime. He said that it is misleading to depict Hazaras only as Shias without recognising that they consider themselves a separate race with distinct language, culture, and other characteristics that go beyond their religious identity.

    Renowned security analyst Dr Ayesha Siddiqa said, “The situation in Balochistan reflects the establishment’s unwillingness to allow a substantive political process to take root which empowers all of Balochistan’s ethnic communities.” She said that over the years, the volume of funds provided for strengthening religious seminaries in Balochistan is higher than the education budget of the provinces. “The province is infested with intelligence operatives from all of the country’s agencies,” she said.

    Later, the participants also record a brief protest outside of the press club, holding banners and placards condemned the killing of the Hazara community.

    Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2012.

  • And Sardar Saadat is not Syed or Naqvi
    He is 100%Hazara. So there racist HDP thugs can’t bark on that.

  • Shias of all ethnicities have been killed in Quetta during the last decade. Of recent, these killings have started to gain some media attention, but not without the careful assurance that they shall be projected, not as religious, but ethnic killings. The media, as well as some of our own Hazara brothers associated with Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) deliberately efface religious connotations off these killings, without even considering that hundreds of non-Hazara Shias have also been targeted in Quetta. In fact, one of the first people martyred by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Quetta was an Urdu-speaking Shia, Syed Abid Naqvi. But it seems that Hazara blood is redder to these people than the non-Hazara Shia blood.

    My family has been living in Quetta for two generations. It had certainly not occurred to my grandparents who moved here that someone from their progeny shall be writing this painful group obituary one day. I grew up hearing sweet stories about the past and hopeful prayers about the future. I can recollect passionate religious accounts from my childhood, associated with a sense of solidarity with my country as well as the land that I had assumed to be my own. When I grew up, things were starkly different.

    I had to grow up with the sorry realization that both my land and my country have cheated me. The land I had assumed to be mine had never owned me and my country had branded me as treasonous and driven me to the edge of being declared apostate. Quetta’s dust smells of blood to me and Pakistan’s air carries the odor of hatred.

    A few days ago, strategic assets of my country killed an Urdu-speaking Shia, Sheraz Baig, in Quetta, because they considered him apostate. This was painful, but not as much as when I came across a few of my Hazara brothers – who I have a religious bond with even if they deny it – asking whether not the person killed was a Hazara. On the same day, two Shia-Hazaras were also targeted by the same terrorists near Kuchlak. My heart wept for them as much as it did for Sheraz Baig, but their blood was at least mourned on the land where it was spilt and by the people they considered their own. Sheraz wasn’t privileged enough to receive any of these honors. He remained unmourned and unmentioned.

    The state has abandoned the entire Shia community, leaving it at the mercy of merciless killers. However, appalling as these acts of mass slaughter are, my cynicism and despondency are increasing equally due to the apathy within the Hazara community. The irony is that while the first question invariably is if the person killed is Hazara, no more than 50 people show up in the funeral of the martyr. And, those bent upon ostracizing the non-Hazara Shias are the ones who do not attend the funerals of even the Shia-Hazara martyrs.

    I share the pain of my Shia-Hazara brothers. I understand what they have to go through every day in their homes and their workplaces. Being confined to one-kilometer radius, being under the constant threat of death, being physically identifiable and being routinely killed by barbarous terrorists have had disastrous social and psychological effects on them. But don’t they know that even the non-Hazara Shias have to go through the same every day? Can they not comprehend what we go through, when apart from everything else, we have to bear even the coldness of our Hazara brothers?

    Quetta is a small place and people usually know each other. It is not a typically urban setting where people wouldn’t know about a Shia family living in the neighborhood. The non-Hazara Shia families too live under the constant threat of death in their homes. Their subordinates at work do not take them seriously because they are aware of their superior’s awkward situation. They cannot sell their houses situated in non-Shia areas in order to shift to relatively safe areas because there are no buyers, only vultures waiting to either usurp or buy off their homes at very modest prices. The only oasis they see in this time is Alamdar Road. Is it too much for them to expect of their Hazara brothers not to turn this oasis into a mirage?

    I personally have some good friends among Hazaras, but again the primary bond between is religion. Even today I know there are many Hazaras who consider us their own, but their voices are silenced by the ugly shrills of an ethnocentric party that doesn’t shy away from even stealing our blood; a party that shamelessly claims that all of the 700 people killed in Quetta were Hazara; a party that wipes off deaths of over 200 non-Hazara Shias as if they never existed.

    The sorry reality is that we all are drowning in Quetta. The Shia-Hazara are in majority amongst us and it is only natural that we extend our hands towards them for support, or at least expect them to embrace us in this time of distress. The last thing a drowning person expects is to be shirked by the one he considers the last hope. Shias have all been disowned by the Pakistani state, but we, the non-Hazara Shias of Quetta, are unluckier because we have been disowned even by some of our Hazara brothers who are not ready to share our pain. We do not expect them to save our lives because they are themselves in danger. All we expect of them is to embrace us, mourn our martyrs, stand with us and consider us their own.

  • Quetta is a small place and people usually know each other. It is not a typically urban setting where people wouldn’t know about a Shia family living in the neighborhood. The non-Hazara Shia families too live under the constant threat of death in their homes. Their subordinates at work do not take them seriously because they are aware of their superior’s awkward situation. They cannot sell their houses situated in non-Shia areas in order to shift to relatively safe areas because there are no buyers, only vultures waiting to either usurp or buy off their homes at very modest prices. The only oasis they see in this time is Alamdar Road. Is it too much for them to expect of their Hazara brothers not to turn this oasis into a mirage?

    I personally have some good friends among Hazaras, but again the primary bond between is religion. Even today I know there are many Hazaras who consider us their own, but their voices are silenced by the ugly shrills of an ethnocentric party that doesn’t shy away from even stealing our blood; a party that shamelessly claims that all of the 700 people killed in Quetta were Hazara; a party that wipes off deaths of over 200 non-Hazara Shias as if they never existed.

    The sorry reality is that we all are drowning in Quetta. The Shia-Hazara are in majority amongst us and it is only natural that we extend our hands towards them for support, or at least expect them to embrace us in this time of distress. The last thing a drowning person expects is to be shirked by the one he considers the last hope. Shias have all been disowned by the Pakistani state, but we, the non-Hazara Shias of Quetta, are unluckier because we have been disowned even by some of our Hazara brothers who are not ready to share our pain. We do not expect them to save our lives because they are themselves in danger. All we expect of them is to embrace us, mourn our martyrs, stand with us and consider us their own.

  • Do not preach hatrate here. We are all one Hazara and you can not break us with your rubbish propoganda. Do not call this as LET US BUILD PAKISTAN. YOU SHOULD IT LET US DESTROY PAKISTAN.

    what a waste of time reading these stupid articles….

  • Why should we call our self Shia when we are the Hazaras. You do not call English People Christian do you???

  • Mr Changezi(s)
    A lucrative offer from me!Get your community including your wife, children, brothers and yourself killed by islamists and then proceed for Europe and Australia. Agreed????? HaHAHa.
    If you can write few words of english this means you become blogger?? open your eyes and know the facts.

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