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Shia Genocide update: 6 non-Hazara Shias killed in Quetta on 3 June 2012

ISI touts want to misrepresent Shia genocide as a Hazara specific ethnic issue.

June 3: Jihadi-sectarian militants (belonging to Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ and Taliban) killed six Shia Muslims and two policemen on Sunday afternoon when they opened fire at a shop in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta.

Shia Muslims killed today were Yousafzai-Qandhari Shias, a Persian speaking clan, ethnically from Kandahar, Afghanistan. They are not Hazaras and do not have features similar to Hazaras, more look like Pashtuns or Persians.

This, once again, proves that Shia genocide in Quetta is not Hazara specific. Of course, LeJ/ASWJ is not an ethnic organization; they seek to attack Shias of all ethnicities across Pakistan.

The incident is the latest in the current wave of genocide of Shia Muslims taking place in Pakistan since anti-Taliban Pakistan Peoples Party came into power in early 2008. The incident took place just hours before the start of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s two-day official visit to Quetta, the provincial capital of southwestern province of Balochistan. While there is relative calm in Punjab, it would appear that the PPP government and its supporters are being punished by mentors of the Taliban and ASWJ for its opposition to right-wing agenda.

The incident spread panic in the city and among law enforcement agencies as the city was on high alert due to Gilani’s tour.

According to the police officials, four ASWJ-Taliban militants armed with automatic guns riding on two motorcycles by hiding their faces with masks reached a shop at the Sirki road (Quetta) and opened fire at people present in the shop.
In the result of the firing five people including the owner of the shop and his son were shot dead on the spot. The attackers succeeded in escaping from the site quickly after the attack. On the way back, two policemen riding on a motorbike tried to halt them but the escaping militants also sprayed bullets at the policemen. Both policemen were killed.

The ASWJ-Taliban terrorists entered a welding shop when workers were having their lunch and killed five people. The dead included members of the Shiite Hazara community and one passer-by.

Four people died on the spot while the other two succumbed to their injuries during treatment at Quetta’s civil hospital.

According to informed sources, Pakistan army and its sub-organizations, Frontier Constabulary (FC) and ISI in particular, are involved in massacre of Shias Muslims because of their lenient attitude towards Deobandi Jihadi-sectarian militants (ASWJ-Taliban).

The dead included Najeebullah, Muhammad Nabi, Tariq, Muhammad Hassan, Abdullah, Constable Hayatullah.

Shia Muslims killed today were non-Hazaras. This confirms our stance that Shia genocide in Quetta (as well as in other parts of Pakistan) is not ethnicity specific. Will Hamid Mir, Ejaz Haider, Imran Khan and others please note?

اطلاعات کے مطابق کوئٹہ کے علاقے سرکی روڈ پر کالعدم ملک دشمن جماعت لشکر جھنگوی کی زیلی تنظیم سپاہ صحابہ(اہلسنت و الجماعت) کے مُسلح دہشتگردوں کی فائرنگ سے 6شیعہ مومنین شہید ہوگئے۔

مزید اطلاعات کے مطابق چاروں شیعہ مومنین حاجی نبی،محمد طارق،محمد حسن، حیات اللہ جو سرکی روڈ پر سمینٹ کی دوکان میں بیٹھے تھے کہ اچانک کالعدم سپاہ صحابہ(اہلسنت و الجماعت) کے مُسلح دہشتگردوں نے فائرنگ شروع کردی جس کے نتیجے میں دو اہلسنت بھائیوں سمیت 4مومنین حاجی نبی اور اُن کا بیٹاطارق سمیت محمد حسن،حیات اللہ بھی موقعے ہر ہی شہید ہوگئے۔ چاروں مومنین کی بوڈی کو قانونی دستاویزات کے لیے مقامی اسپتال منتقل کردیا گیا۔ جہاں سے ایک جلوس کی شکل میں چاروں شہید مومنین کے جسد خاکی کو کندھاری امام بارگاہ منتقل کیا جارہا ہے۔اطلاعات کے مطابق فائرنگ کی زد میں آکر دو اہلسنت بھائی بھی شہید ہوگئے۔

سانحہ سرکی روڈ کے حوالے سے ایک عینی شاہد کا کہنا تھا کہ حاجی نبی نماز پڑھ رہے تھے اور اُن کا بیٹا طارق وضو میں مصروف تھے۔ کہ اتنے میں ناکاب پوش لشکر جھنگوی کے دہشتگردوں نے اللہ اکبر کے نعرے لگاکر فائرنگ شروع کردی۔ دہشتگرد فائرنگ کرتے ہوئے مسلسل دھمکی دے رہے تھے کہ یہ ملک چھوڑ دوں۔ البتہ کوئٹہ میں بسنے والے غیور شیعہ مومنین نے اس دھمکی کو مسترد کردیا ہے

واضع رہے کہ کوئٹہ میں ایک ظویل عرصے سے شیعہ مسلمانوں کی نسل کشی جاری ہے۔ چُن چُن کر صر شیعہ مسلمانوں کو دہشتگرد نشانہ بنارہے ہے۔ گزشتہ 24 گھنٹوں میں کوئٹہ میں شہید ہونے والوں کی تعددا 6ہوگئی ہے۔ پاکستانی حکومت ان دہشتگردوں کے ہاتھوں یر غمال نظر آتی ہے اور ہماری سکیورٹی ادارہ بے بس تماشائی کا کردار ادا کررہے ہے۔ پورے ملک میں شیعہ مسلمانوں کے اندر پائے جانے والی احساس محرومی میں مسلسل اضافہ ہورہا ہے جو کسی بڑے خطرے کی علامت بن سکتا ہے مگر حکومت اور سکیورٹی اداروں کو کوئی ہوش نہیں۔

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  • شیعہ کلنگ سے عینی شاہد سے بات چیت، اُن کا کہنا تھا کہ حاجی نبی نماز پڑھ رہے تھے اور اُن کا بیٹا طارق وضو میں مصروف تھے۔ کہ اتنے میں ناکاب پوش لشکر جھنگوی کے دہشتگردوں نے اللہ اکبر کے نعرے لگاکر فائرنگ شروع کردی۔ دہشتگرد فائرنگ کرتے ہوئے مسلسل دھمکی دے رہے تھے کہ یہ ملک چھوڑ دوں۔

  • Yes true, ISI touts misrepresent Shia genocide as an ethnic issue, but so do the PPP touts, albeit under a different banner.

    This genocide has got nothing to do with supporting PPP or otherwise, as falsely mentioned in this article. Please stop politicizing our dead bodies for your own benefits.

  • Zardari hum shia tum logon ko election mein es ka jawaab zaroor dain gye vote tum hamaray say laitay ho aur humara tamasha daikhtay ho lanat ha tum par shame on you

  • How long will it be before Shia leaders blame Israel and US for it? Sometimes I wonder if Shia leaders are also on ISI payroll or at the very least afraid of ISI.

  • @ali haider: Who are you going to vote? Nawaz and ISI-Khan are even more close to anti-Shia outfits.

  • @ malik – So you mean to say that we should continue our un conditional support to this Zardari mafia . Shia Genocide in Gilgit , Balochistan and Sindh Should be continue under PPP rule and they are not responsible. Real PPP has Buried with Benizir Bhutto who was also mother of Taliban (Killer of thousand of Shia Muslim in Afganistan AND Pakistan) So if This Bull Shit Zardari AND Gillani Cannot Support us why they are in Goverment What they are doing here you Can see whats going on in Pakistan under there administration

  • @ Malik – I donot know you beleive it OR not But you will see PPP will soon pay price its a fact and what are sentiments of shia muslim you will soon see

    Pakistan People’s Party is losing Shia Muslims support in many areas of the country because of failed policies of the PPP-led government.
    PPP has formed government in Shia majority Gilgit-Baltistan province. PPP wins the constituencies of Shia majority areas of Punjab and other parts of the country as well.

    Unfortunately, PPP has done nothing for the betterment of Shia Muslims. PPP-led government has failed to stop genocide of Shia Muslims. They have failed to stop anti-Shia pogrom that goes on in all over the country in full swing.

    PPP government’s supporters and officials claim that it is judiciary that has to take action against the terrorists. As a matter of fact, first step is to be taken by the government. It is the administrative machinery that works under the government that has to adopt measures for arrest of the terrorists with proofs.

    Some incidents occurred in Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab and Sindh, provinces may be cited to prove that government failed to maintain its writ or intentionally ignored terrorists. Federal interior minister Rehman Malik had promised to meet the demands presented to him in charter of demand in Gilgit-Baltistan. He failed to do what he had promised.

    Terrorists perpetrated genocide of Shia Muslims in Kohistan and Chilas tragedies. Government was informed about the identities of the ferocious terrorists but they were not arrested. Government was informed about the terrorists training camps but no action was taken against them. Government was informed about fanatics and their patrons belonging to banned terrorist outfit who incited anti-Shia feelings but they were not punished for violation of Pakistan’s constitutional law.

    In Punjab’s southern parts, some incidents of terrorism took place. Many Shia Muslims were massacred.

    In Khairpur of Sindh province, Shia Muslims were persecuted. Sanctity of Shia Islam was violated time and again in all over Sindh province. Mosques and Imam Bargahs were attacked.

    In both cases of Punjab and Sindh province, no stern action against terrorists was taken. Inaction encouraged the enemies of Shia Muslims and they feel Shias as soft targets.

    Shia leaders and notables voiced their protest but peaceful protest and opposition to injustices were not allowed. Shia leaders were booked for their protest both in Punjab and Sindh.

    In Gilgit Baltistan, operation was launched in Shia areas and Shia Muslims were arrested instead of those terrorists who perpetrated heinous crimes against humanity in Kohistan and Chilas Tragedy.

    Shia Muslim areas remain backward during the tenure of PPP-led government. No alternate route for Gilgit Baltistan from Rawalpindi was constructed despite repeated demands. Nor the PIA flights or aerial travelling was provided.

    Anti-government feelings are growing among Shia Muslims. PPP-led ruling coalition has disappointed them. In the past, they were choosing between two mainstream parties: PPP and the PMLN. Now, their mood has changed about the PPP. They have genuine complaints and genuine demands. They are denied to exercise their inalienable rights and they want to attain all genuine rights for them. PPP-led government has failed to provide these due rights, let alone other perks.

  • Every Pakistani’s heart cry when we heard about Shia genocide in any part of Pakistan. No body can issue license to kill a human.

    PPP has the prime minister, president, representing the majority of Pakistan, so justifying the right to rule.
    The problem is that this blog belongs to strong die hard supporters of PPP. They should ask their leadership what they are waiting for. At the time of swat battle, they proudly claimed that the awami hukumat allowed army to takeout the terrorist in that affected area. Whats holding them since last 4.6 years to take out terrorism from Balochistan?? FAILED RULERS, FAILED VOTERS. When will the pakistani people realise that their elected representatives are here to earn, take their share out of Pakistan and will enjoy their lives in air conditioned cars and homes and offices. Awam bhaarr mai jaye.

    As a voter, you should ask the leadership why common people are angry with you? Kiya sub pagal hain or aap sahee hain? Agar haan, to aap unko vote dete rahain. And enjoy load shedding, corruption, genocide etc.

  • Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    #ShiaGenocide update: 5 Shias killed in Quetta on 3 June 2012 http://shar.es/qiPuz

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz Dear friend, Khadhay Ghulam is nt a constituency from where Qandharis will win and defeat Hazaras. Dont be obsessd @KarrarrHussain

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @KarrarrHussain Obviously not. A few thousand in number. @Aushpaz

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz They might have been incorrect in their analysis. But they thought they’d be spared if PkMAP owned them, stood for them.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz Qandharis need security, which they think PkMAP will provide, and the latter is interested in their donations, votes and support.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz It is simple. PkMAP is indeed a secular/nationalist party. But they are also interested in VOTES/SUPPORT. This is politics.

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Graphic: Pictures of 2 of 5 Shias killed in Quetta today by ISI-backed ASWJ-Taliban: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.391289297574381.77327.293364207366891&type=1 #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @KarrarrHussain They can’t. ISI is too powerful for PkMAP.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz You’re assuming without evidence. They are apolitical, VERY RELIGIOUS, and business-oriented people. How closely do you know them?

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @KarrarrHussain Because they do not want to disclose they were Shia, killed by ISI assets. At best, they’ll tell their ethnicity. @Laibaah1

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @KarrarrHussain Obviously they do not have a favourable opinion of PkMAP, but not targeting them either as of yet.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @KarrarrHussain And probably one of them was a Policeman

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @KarrarrHussain The 2 Pashtoons weren’t targeted, they were probably pedestrians or visiting the shop when the Shias were attacked.

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    @Aushpaz @AnwarChangezi Shias will always be killed, whichever party they join.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz And this was never a secret. Except those who want to present this as some great political conspiracy against Hazaras.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz This is no secret. You made it sound like one. I am not arguing whether or not what they did was right. Just telling the reason!

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz Yes a non-Qandhari, who is somehow even privy to the meeting in which it ws SUGGESTED for the 1st time that they should join PkMAP 🙂

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz They joined PkMAP solely for security reasons, protection of their businesses.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz I am talking about having spoken to Qandharis, not PkMAP leaders. Yes, I know many, very closely.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz And if you know Qandharis closely, they are quite apolitical, very religious, interested in business for 6 days, & picnic on Friday

    3 Jun Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri
    @ShahidQazi1 PM Gilani, COAS Kayani, CM Raisan, IG FC have the blood of innocent Shias on their hands. #ShiaGenocide
    Retweeted by Anwar Changezi

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz Because I have talked to their leaders personally, in detail.

    3 Jun Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri
    Where are those pseudo-liberals and their hero Hamid Mir who said Shia killing in Quetta is a Hazara ethnic issue? #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @ShahidQazi1 Dulha-Dulhan jab ghar ayein tau janwaron ki qurbani tau honi chahye! #Gilani #Kayani #Quetta #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Shahid Qazi ‏@ShahidQazi1
    PM & COAS arrived in Quetta, Honoured with FIVE Shi’a Dead Bodies at their arrival…(Karlo jo karna hai #ASWJ)
    Retweeted by Anwar Changezi

    3 Jun Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri
    @AnwarChangezi Shias of Pakistan, even if you join DPC, HDP or Jinnah Institute, ASWJ-Taliban will still treat you as Wajibul Qatl.

    3 Jun Sheherzade Adil ‏@sheherzadey
    @anwarchangezi We are being killed because, we have no place in #Pakistan #State strategic obsessions n ideology in the genesis @airbilal

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @AbdulNishapuri They had joined PkMAP, the Pashtun nationalist party in Balochistan a few years back to ensure their safety. Alas!

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @AbdulNishapuri Some say they are basically Persians, but have lived in Kandahar for centuries, and have become Afghans.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @AbdulNishapuri They do not have features similar to Hazaras, look like Pashtuns or Persians.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @AbdulNishapuri They were not Pashtuns. Yousafzai-Qandhari is a Persian speaking clan, basically from Kandahar, Afghanistan.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Razarumi It shows Jinnah too was scared of identifying as a Shia. Would have lost support, dented his credibility. Serious issue!

    3 Jun M Usama Kabbir ‏@MUsamaKabbir
    6 Shias killed in #Quetta by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (Read GHQ). #Shame on d silence

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @airbilal Why was Imam Hussain & his family martyred? Whom did they abuse? In fact it was opposite, Muaviya abused Imam Ali a.s from pulpit

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @airbilal Why did the Najdis attack Karbala 200 years ago?

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @airbilal Shias in Saudi Arabia are not even allowed to speak, they dont INSULT anyone, why are they persecuted?

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @airbilal These people kill Shias because they are paid for it by the fascist state of Saudi Arabia, & are tolerated by the fascist Pakistan

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @airbilal First prove that it is happening because of a few Zakirs. You are unimaginably under-educated.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @airbilal You mean if someone in Toba Tek Singh abuses someone, an unrelated person can be killed in Tando Mohammad Khan?

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Laibaah1 Few words of praise (& pet-like treatment) by a few fake liberals have blinded Saleem Javed. He will do anything for them.

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Dear Beena Sarwar, you offer peace to India as a member of ISI’s Aman ki Asha, why no such concern for Pakistan’s Shias?

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Where are Beena Sarwar, Raza Rumi, Marvi Sirmed, Ejaz Haider, Hamid Mir silent? Why don’t they mention 5 Shias killed today in Quetta?

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    If known Shia-phobe Saleem Ali and Jinnah Institute’s director Raza Rumi are promoting ISI tout in Quetta (Saleem Javed), tells us something

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Review Jinnah Institute’s Director Raza Rumi’s timeline. Right now he is busy in flattering CM Shahbaz Sharif. Who cares for 5 Shias killed!

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Cafe Pyala, Five Rupees, Samad Khurram, Tammy Haq, Kala Kawa, PTH, other liberal bloggers. Did they ever write on #ShiaGenocide?

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    آج پھر کوئٹہ میں 4 مومنین شہید، یہ شہادتیں اُن لسانی ٹھیکیداروں سے سوال کرتی ہے جو کہتے ہے کہ کوئٹہ میں “ہزارہ نسل کشی” جاری ہے

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Laibaah1 Whatever their ethnicity, they will be killed for being Shias. Those killed in Quetta were Qandhari-Yousafzai, not Hazara.

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Establishment touts in Quetta will never tell you that both Hazara and non-Hazara Shias are being killed by ASWJ-Taliban terrorists.

    3 Jun Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Dear Sir @CMShehbaz, 5 Shia Muslims killed today in Quetta by ASWJ-Taliban terrorists. Please raise your voice against #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri
    Stop doing whatever you are doing and watch “Russia Today” video in this post: http://worldshiaforum.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/saudi-sponsored-salafi-militants-responsible-for-houla-massacre-in-syria/

    3 Jun Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri
    RT@WorldShiaForum Saudi-sponsored Salafi militants responsible for Houla massacre in Syria http://wp.me/p1w9pX-3D
    Retweeted by Anwar Changezi

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz One of the Policemen who chased the killers was perhaps a Hazara. Will confirm, not sure yet.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @zeenazbaloch Indeed! But when a fascist state wants to hide the identity of those killed, highlighting their identity is importnt @Aushpaz

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    Yousafzai-Qandhari clan had joined PkMAP. But today’s killing proves it is #ShiaGenocide. Whether in PkMAP or HDP Shias will be killed!

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz Yes, but in this case they werent Hazara. In fact WE Hazaras have been claiming tht Yousafzai/Qandhari are safe after joining PkMAP

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    All 6 victims belonged to the same Yousafzai family (2 brothers and their children). Killed for being Shia. #ShiaGenocide #Quetta

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    The policemen who were killed had chased the assailants after they killed 6 Shias in a shop. #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    The total number of Shias martyred in Quetta is 6. Total casualties, including 2 policemen is 8 in Quetta Sirki Road incident. #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Aushpaz The people killed were not Hazara. Please correct. They were Qandhari/Yousafzai.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    Four Shias killed in Quetta again. Belonged to Yousafzai tribe, owned a welding shop. #ShiaGenocide @iamthedrifter @NadeemfParacha

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @BalaachMarri They were Shias, killed by ISI sponsored Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists.

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    @Rezhasan They were Shias, probably belonging to Yousafzai tribe, targeted by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists. #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    4 Shia shop-owner/workers, police and a pedestrian assassinated by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists. #ShiaGenocide

    3 Jun Anwar Changezi ‏@AnwarChangezi
    Firing on Sirki Road on a welding shop, NON-HAZARA Shias targeted. The victims belonged to Yousafzai tribe. #ShiaGenocide

    2 Jun Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri
    Is it #Hazara ethnic genocide or #ShiaGenocide? – by Musa Changezi http://wp.me/p1w9pX-2A via @WorldShiaForum #Misrepresentation #Proxies