JNN 07 Jan 2011 PARACHINAR : As a first Step the Elders of the Shia Community in Parachinar had given a call for a Complete shutter down strike, which was successfully observed in Parachinar and adjoining areas, the headquarter of Kurram Agency.
The call of the Shutter Down Strike was against the Brutalities of the Local Terrorists belonging to Taliban’s, for which Law enforcement agencies have miserably failed to take any action. According to details on Wednesday complete shutter down strike and protest observed in Parachinar on the call by trade unions and tribal elders of the area which they now say that they are protesting against the State for harboring terrorism.
Now They have given seventy two hours deadline to Govt and security forces to take action against Terrorist Taliban and their local supporters who looted and burnt seven civilians trucks at Shasho and Pirqyum area in Sadda Lower Kurram on tuesday which were bound for Parachinar escorded by security Forces.
Otherwise the tribals will take revenge according to tribal traditions by punishing the Taliban. It is worth mentioning here that on Tuesday Terrorist Taliban and thier local supporters came with heavy weapons near Shahso & Pirqyum area of Kurram Agency and burnt the civilians trucks which were coming from Thall, in order to besiege Parachinar, while the convoy was going from Thall to Parachinar escorted by security forces under the command of a Col rank officer and dozens of Armed security Personnel .The truck driver who escaped from scene by saving his life told the media that Taliban attacked just the civilian trucks while they did not hurt the security forces nor attacked them which is surprising for him that is why he escaped in fear of being killed by Taliban. It is worth mentioning that in same place of Pirquym and Shasoo convoys were attacked earlier twice before as well and it exposed the tall claims of authorities of clearing the area from terrorists. Turi and Bangash tribes elders after this incident in reaction told that military establishment want to put pressure on Turi & Bangash tribes of Parachinar & Kurram Agency to give shelter to taliban of haqani network by prolonging the siege of the Parachinar , but they emphasized that these coward action will not do so.
They further added that It is the worse kind of state terrorisim against its own people by military establishment in support of Taliban .They told that with this incident the LEA have done the hatrick of sponsoring the Terrorism , which is done in the presence of Officer of Col Rank of Security forces , which reminds the brutality in the presence Col Majeed at same spot in year 2008 when Taliban militants burnt the trucks along with four civilian truck drivers and slaughtered the rest of eight after kidnapping them belonging to Turi bangash tribes while Col Majeed and security forces did not took any action , for which video evidence is also present, they add. Tribal elders also criticized the Main Stream media for not covering these acts of brutality and blamed that media was just focusing on single High Profile murder and did not give coverage to these acts of Taliban and security forces joint brutality , on same Tuseday, when the terrorist under the sponsorship of the LEAs , are trying to Anhilate the whole population of the Parachinar ,which is continuing till this day.
At last they issued a combine resolution by demanding the Civil Society and International humanitarian Organizations to highlight the state sponsored terrorism, in shape of siege of Parachinar for the Last four years , as what they call this area now is Pakistani Gaza , where the conditions are worse then the state or terror in Kashmir & GAZA.
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