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20 Shias killed in Quetta again. Reason? Already stated; being Shias!

Security officials examine the wreckage of a destroyed bus after a bomb explosion on the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday. – Photo by AFP

Related post: Anti-Shia violence in Balochistan is getting uglier by the day – by Malik Siraj Akbar

Quetta, Pakistan – A roadside bomb ripped through a bus in Pakistan Thursday, killing at least 20 Shia passengers and wounding 25 others, local media reported. The blast took place around 6.00 p.m. in Hazarganji area of Balochistan province, Xinhua quoted the Urdu channel AAJ TV as saying. About 50 Shia Muslims were aboard the Quetta-bound bus from Iran.

Eyewitnesses said that the bus was carrying pilgrims from Taftan and it was targeted when it was passing near a fruit market in the Hazarganji area. The vehicle was completely destroyed. Authorities said about 50 kg of explosives were used for the blast. One of the two police vehicles providing security to the bus was also attacked, leaving at least one policeman dead and three others injured.

Police are unsure whether the bus was hit by a car bomb or explosives buried next to the road, said Quetta police chief Mir Zubair Mahmood.

The attack has all the hallmarks of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ, also known as LeJ or SSP) which is an affiliate Jihadi-sectarian organization of Al Qaeda and Taliban. The banned ASWJ-LeJ-SSP has been blamed for a series of attacks on Shias in Quetta and other parts of Pakistan since mid 1980s. Same organization is responsible for series of attacks on Sunni Barelvis and other moderate Sunnis, as well as on Ahmadis and Christians.

It may be noted that attacks on Pakistan’s Shias, Balochs, Pashtuns, Sunni Barelvis, moderate Deobandis and Ahmadis have increased exponentially in the last five years, since November 2007 when Pakistan’s current army chief General Kayani assumed his duties as commander in chief of army and its various intelligence agencies. Due to General Kayani’s allegedly indirect role in massacres of Shias, Balochs, Pashtuns etc, he is known as Butcher Kayani in Pakistan.

A similar attack took place on 18 June 2012 in Quetta, claiming the lives of four Shia students on a bus.

While the ISI-influenced Pakistani media (see reports by Dawn, Pakistan Today etc) and lazy foreign correspondents (see reports by AFP, BBC etc) continue to misrepresent the ongoing attacks on Shia Muslims as a part of Sunni-Shia sectarian violence, there is now a growing perception in Pakistan that it is ISI-backed Jihadi-sectarian militants, not Sunnis, who are responsible for attacks on Shias.

Footage on television showed the bus was reduced to a mangled heap of blackened metal. Rescue workers and local residents could be seen pulling bodies and injured out of the bus. Later, a crane was brought in to pry apart the twisted metal so that the injured could be removed. Sources are facing difficulties identifying the victims as several martyrs’ bodies are unrecognizable.

Only 10 have been identified till now.

1. Baba Ali
2. Taswer Nisa
3. Hussain Ali
4. Ejaz Ali
5. Muhammad Ali
6. Shah Hussain
7. Amir Hussain
8. Ali Yawar
9. Roshan Ali (Police ASI)
10. Ghulam Rasool (Police Constable)

Yet another incident where Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (Sipah-e-Sahaba / Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat) will accept responsibility, government ministers will condemn, interior minister will blame foreign powers, relatives will grieve, mothers will wail after their lost sons and daughters, perpetrators will continue living a sheltered existence in a morally corrupt system and society. In the meanwhile, army will continue with fake attacks on prisons to secure release of their trained assets while the judiciary will continue to find inadequate evidence against Malik Ishaq to convict him.

While Pakistan’s civilian government is asleep, military is securing release of arrested terrorists through prison breaks, judiciary is releasing self-confessed Jihadi-sectarian terrorists, media is either silent or misrepresenting ISI-sponsored Shia genocide as Sunni vs Shia sectarian violence of Hazara vs Baloch/Pashtun ethnic violence, it is important that all oppressed groups, Shias, Balochs, Pashtuns, Ahmadis, moderate Sunnis etc remain united against killers and their mentors and facilitators.

Video reports:

Dawn News: Hazarganji Quetta Bomb Blast

Video by Shia Killing website

Announcement:
Tomorrow on 28 Juen 2012 at 10am, a peaceful protest rally will held in Quetta towards Governor House from Nichari ImamBargah, Alamdar Road along with the dead bodies of innocent Shias killed today. Please participate, it’s time to stand up and snatch your rights from all oppressors.

کوئٹہ: ہزار گنجی کے مقام پر تفتان سے کوئٹہ آنے والی زائرین کی بس پر دہشتگردوں کا حملہ، 13 سے زائد شہید متعدد زخمی

کوئٹہ: صدائے مظلومین کوئٹہ: 29 جون 2012: ہزار گنجی کے مقام پر تفتان سے کوئٹہ آنے والی زائرین کی بس پر دہشتگردوں کا حملہ، 20 سے زائد شہید متعدد زخمی ہو گئے۔ اطلاعات کے مطابق شیعہ مسلمانوں کی بس جو کہ زائرین کو لے کر کوئٹہ آ رہی تھی پر ہزار گنجی کے مقام پر حملہ کیا گیا۔ دھماکے کے نتیجے میں بس پاس کھائی اُٹل گئی، بس میں 40 سے زائد زائرین سوار تھے۔ دھماکے کے نتیجے میں متعدد شہادتوں کا خدشہ ہے۔ آخری اطلاعات کے مطابق 20 افراد شہید ہوچکے ہے۔ جن میں 2 پولیس اہلکار اور 18 زایرین شامل ہے۔ جبکہ 35 سے زائد زخمی ہے زخمیوں کو سول اسپتال، سی ایم ایچ،اور بولان اسپتال منتقل کیا گیا ہے عینی شاہد کا کہنا ہے کہ زخمیوں میں بچے بھی شامل ہے۔ جبکہ کچھ زخمیوں کی حالت تفتیش ناک بتائی جاتی ہے۔ اطلاعات کے مطابق شہدا میں زیاداہ تر کا تعلق ہزارہ قبیلہ سے بتایا جاتا ہے۔ شہید ہونے والوں میں دو خواتین بھی شامل ہیں۔ ایران سے آنے والی اس بس میں 40 سے زائد افراد سوار تھے۔ نمائندہ صدائے مظلومین کے مطابق اکثر شہدا کی باڈی کو مختلف امام بارگاہوں میں غسل کیلئے پہنچادیا گیا ہے۔ نمائندے سے ملنے والی اطلاعات کے مطابق کچھ شہدا کے نام جن کی شناخت ہوئی ہے یہ ہیں

فتح محمد کانسٹیبل، علی بوستان ولد قربان علی، علی حسین ولد شاہ محمد، سرور علی ولد محمد سلطان، زینگل خان ولد شہباز، علی زمان ولد شہباز ہزارہ، غلام رضا ولد قربان علی ہزارہ، جبکہ 4 افراد کی شناخت نہیں ہو سکی

زخمیوں کے نام جو معلوم ہو سکے یہ ہیں: بابا علی ولد احمد علی، تصور نسا، حسین علی ولد حسن علی، اعجاز علی ولد عبدالرحیم، محمد علی ولد علی رحیم، شاہ حسین ولد نوروز علی، عامرحسین ولد رمضان علی، علی یاور، روشن علی ولد فیض علی، غلام رسول، میر واعظ۔

ملت شیعہ اور ہزارہ کیمونٹی کی جانب سے کل 10 بجے علمدار روڈ نچاری امام بارگاہ سے شہداکے جنازوں کے ساتھ گورنے ہاوس کی جانب پر امن مظاہرے کا اعلان کیا گیا

Sources:

Zee News: http://zeenews.india.com/news/south-asia/20-killed-in-pakistan-blast_784437.html
Express Tribune: http://tribune.com.pk/story/400570/blast-targets-bus-carrying-pilgrims-in-quetta/
Shia Killing: https://www.facebook.com/shiakilling3
Karbala-e-Quetta: https://www.facebook.com/Karbala.e.Quetta
Jaag Pakistani Jaag: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jaagpakistanijaag/
SMNetwork: http://web.smnetwork.com.pk

Since 2007, Butcher Kayani has overseen an increasing number of massacres of Shias, Balochs, Pashtuns and other oppressed groups.

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  • Butcher Kayani is responsible for murders of more Shias than any of his predecessor in Pakistan.

    He was ISI chief from 2004 to 2007 and from 2007 to date he is army chief, the most powerful man in Pakistan.

    Under his leadership, army has continued to have illicit links with Taliban, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Jamaat-ud-Dawa and other terrorist groups. Same groups are responsible for murder of Shias, Balochs, Pashtuns, Ahmadis, moderate Sunnis, Christians in Pakistan.

    In October 2004, Ashfaq Kayani was made the director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He led the ISI during a bleak period, with insurgencies in North-West Pakistan and Balochistan, Abdul Qadeer Khan’s nuclear proliferation scandal, and waves of suicide attacks throughout Pakistan emanating from the northwestern tribal belt. In October 2007, after three years, he was replaced at the ISI by Lt Gen Nadeem Taj. In October 2007, Kayani was promoted as a full general, and made the Vice Chief of Army Staff. At the time of promotion, Kayani superseded one officer, Lt Gen Khalid Kidwai who was on an extension for a year. He took over as the new army chief of Pakistan Army after Musharraf’s retirement on November 28, 2007.

    His two brothers are currently alleged to be involved in massive corruption in NLC logistics and also NATO supplies.

    Butcher Kayani is the master mind behind the Difa-e-Pakistan Council and PTI.

    He is the same man who restored a pro-Taliban Chief Justice in the guise of a fake movement in which right wing lawyers and Sipah-e-Sahaba activists were united with PML-N.

  • While Pakistan’s media continues to remain silent or worse misrepresents Shia genocide, LUBP offers an alternative view, the voice of truth.

    Jeo Hussainio

  • in today’s busy world, we’d be lost without them. The logistics of the modern world and business place simply demands that things can be transported about business premises with ease, where possible automation taking over what goes where.

  • Godfather IV ‏@godfatheriv
    #FF @alisalmanalvi @mSaleemJaved Momin Bros working towards a great cause,Peace & against killings of Shia’s. #Nara-e-Haidari

    Ali Salman Alvi ‏@alisalmanalvi
    @mSaleemJaved Thank you Dr. Sb 🙂 By the way LUBP (Let Us Bully Pakistan) is bullying @sharmeenochinoy yet again. @godfatheriv

    Saleem Javed ‏@mSaleemJaved
    @alisalmanalvi I humbly requested @sharmeenochinoy to absolutely ignore LUBP propaganda. Don’t give importance. @godfatheriv @aliabbastaj

    Haider Changezi ‏@Aushpaz
    LUBullyPakistan (LUBP)says those highlighting #Quetta issue as #Hazara&#Shia #Genocide r ISI agents! I wish I was one-maybe I cud end this!

    Haider Changezi ‏@Aushpaz
    @mSaleemJaved LUB(Destroy)P is doing the most harm by propagating Mullas cause @alisalmanalvi @sharmeenochinoy @godfatheriv @aliabbastaj

    Saleem Javed ‏@mSaleemJaved
    Why are the ‪#Shias‬ of ‪#Karachi‬ chanting slogans against the US while protesting against the Shia killings in ‪#Quetta‬? How naive!

    4h Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi
    @mSaleemJaved Beware the Mullahs will divert all attention towards you and declare you as the genocide organiser!

    3h Saleem Javed ‏@mSaleemJaved
    @Razarumi They claim to be protesting against the Shia genocide & end up condemning Israel for being a Jewish state. Laughably miserable.

    Ahad Hussain ‏@ahadhussain
    @mSaleemJaved @Razarumi Secular people only notice chants against US. When we hold rallys and condemn army,govt,ksa&taliban v get ignored

    2h Saleem Javed ‏@mSaleemJaved
    @ahadhussain And you hold Ayatullah Khamnie’s portraits up high in the sky to further enable Shia killings. Pity. @razarumi
    anjum kiani ‏@AnjumKiani
    #LUBP is working as an Arm of #Zionist intel agency #Mosad in order to create ethnic divide in #Pakistan #ShiaSunniunite no ##ShiaGenocide

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    @AnjumKiani I saw Marvi Sirmed and Beena Sirmed tweeting the opposite. They suggested that LUBP folks are establishment touts. Perplexed.

    Abbas ‏@Abbas100
    @AnjumKiani If Shia killings had taken place under Islamist Party Govt #Fakeliberals would have said Govt is responsible but not PPP Govt

    anjum kiani ‏@AnjumKiani
    @Abbas100 we need to be active to stop this drama from LUBP

    beena sarwar ‏@beenasarwar
    Aha RT @munnazir: @sophiaahmed @sharmeenochinoy @marvisirmed at twitter this campaign was launched by #lubp , no condemnation of them why?

    Nadeem F. Paracha ‏@NadeemfParacha
    RT “@mSaleemJaved: Dear PPP do you know Hazaras voted for you? For how long would you ignore ‪#HazaraGenocide‬?”

    Saleem Javed ‏@mSaleemJaved
    Extremely graphic images of burned bodies of Hazara Ganji incident circulating on the internet. Stop ‪#Hazara‬ geocode. ‪#Pakistan‬

    4h Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi ‏@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi
    @mSaleemJaved regarding Hazara Genocide – thousands of non Hazara Shias have been killed too

    Saleem Javed ‏@mSaleemJaved
    @Ali_Abbas_Zaidi I never forget the humiliation in Lahore when only 25 people showed up to protest against Mastung incident. No Shia there?

    Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi ‏@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi
    @mSaleemJaved lack of unity doesn’t mean we paint ourselves in their colours. From Karachi to Gilgit, it’s a genocide of a faith

  • balochistan govt involved .and terrorist back is shazain bugti and goram bugti.muhmmed ali agha hazara ne j.w.p party kyu chord de .because j.w.p involved target killing of hazara.3 terrorist arested ,all 3 r bugti men.

  • I really like your viewpoints in this article. It appears you have took the thoughts right out of my head. Your views are right on in my opinion and I really like your writing style.