JNN 13 Dec 2015 PARACHINAR: At least 26 people were Martyred and dozens atleast 72 wounded on Sunday in a blast at a used clothes market in Kurram Agency’s Parachinar area.
Hospital sources told News that 72 people were injured as a result of the blast out of which more than 18 victims are in critical condition, who were later transferred to Peshawar by Helicopter.
The market was bustling with Poor people who were out shopping for old clothes. As winter season arrives locals throng lunda (used clothes markets) bazaars to buy used and second-hand clothes.
A Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) official told News that, “It was a timed device bomb. Around 30 to 35 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast, which were concealed in a Suzuki Alto Car.”
The Martyrs which were identified are Nazar Hussain, Hashmat Hussain, Muhib Hussain, Syed Shaheen Shah, Johar Hussain, Arif Hussain, Ashiq Hussain and Shaukat Ali.
A doctor at the hospital told AFP most of the injured were in “critical condition” and said the death toll could increase.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi told News that 18 people had died and 27 others were wounded in the blast. He said that the Martyrs of the Incident will be Paid a Compensation of Rs.300 K , for the family of each Martyr , which has been out rightly rejected by the Shia Community Leaders , as this meagre amount could not even wipe the tears from eyes of the families of the Martyrs.
Security forces cordoned off the area as a probe into the blast went under way.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. But as the Shia Population of Parchinar has faced the worst atrocities of the Taliban and their allied groups , and have survived them , and it is Just about 4 years back , after the changes in the strategic Policy of the Pakistani Establishment with the Help of Pakistan Army , which carried a successful deep cleansing Operaion in the area against the terrorist groups , which were trying to divide Pakistan on sectarian Basis , and due to it Peace and tranquility have prevailed in the Region since then.
Security sources said that two suspects have been taken into custody from the blast site.
Earlier, rescue and emergency teams rushed to the blast site and shifted the dead and wounded to District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Parachinar.
Shia Leadership and the Notables have issued condemnation messages against the blast. Allama Abbas Kumaili in his Message on the Blast also deeply condemned the Incident and also Pointed towards the Past Atrocities faced by the Shia Population of the Parachinar, and after years of struggle and the cooperation of the Pak Armed forces a sustainable Peace and tranquility was finally achieved , by carrying out a Deep cleansing Operation against the terrorist groups working against the Integrity of Pakistan , by creating a Sectarian Divide in the country . As the Shia Population of Pakistan was target Killed and Major Terrorist Attacks and Bomb Blasts were carried out against the Shia Population of Pakistan . He also Rejected the Meagre Compensation amount of Rs. 300 K / Family of Martyr , announced by the Governor of KPK , as he said atleat Rs. 2 Million should be paid to each family of the Martyr as the compensation amount .
Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for terrorist movement across the border. It has witnessed scores of such attacks and kidnappings for ransom incidents in the past several years.
The agency is adjacent to North Waziristan where Operation Zarb-i-Azb is in progress against the Tehreek-i-Taliban and other insurgent groups. The military had also launched an offensives against terrorists in 2011.
Parachinar is the administrative headquarters of the agency near the Afghan border.
It is small garrison town developed by the British Army in the foothill of Spin Ghar (White Mountain) in mid-1895. The town total population is about 40,000 comprising people of different tribes, races and faiths, with the Majority of the Urban area of the Town of Shia Population.
Overall levels of violence have decreased this year following a nationwide military-led offensive Zarb-e-Azb against extremists across the country, blocking their sources of movement, communication and funding.
There has also been a Full Scale Army Operaion against terrorist groups across the Borad that were involved in the terrorist activities across Pakistan ,and after a 99% Succesful Operation in the Northern Federally Administered Tribal Areas ( FATA ) , especially North Waziristan , which was the Hub of the all the Major Terrorists Organisation , which was even declared as the Heaven of these terrorist Organizations .
Now to make it 100% successful , Crackdown is also been done against their sponsors , aiders , abettors , collaborators, it is also carried out in the Biggest City and Financial Hub of the Country , Karachi , which has been almost 80% successful in the City till now , and is across the Board been welcomed by the Residents of the City , but the Provincial Govt , which feels that it is the victim of the Operation , as most of the Political Parties of the Country are sponsors of these terrorist Organisation , and even have their Own Terrorist Wings , which was even Pointed out by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in their findings on a SuoMoto Action taken by the then Chief Justice of Pakistan.
The Long term Success of Operation “ Zarb e Azb ” is now based on the success of Operation being carried out by the Rangers , as Politicians have sponsored the terrorists , for their Personal benefits , and overall to Prolong their Rule , and now as the Operation is being carried out by Para Military Units , against these Corrupt Politicians and Official , which were the Major Players behind these Terrorist Organizations as they were the tools for their Prolonged Rule and their Huge ill gotten wealth , which is unaccounted , but Due to this Operation they are being exposed and are Becoming vulnerable , and it is due to this Now almost all of the Major Political Parties Some on the Cover , while others behind the covers have started Opposing the Operation in One form or the Other .
It is now a turning Point in the Future of Pakistan , as if the Operation started across the Board against the terrorists , their sponsors , aiders and abettors goes on till the complete Cleansing and elimination , then Pakistan will be the Most successful Nation of the World in the Near Future , but God Forbid if this Operation is suspended or stopped on any condition or force from any Quarter , then The Citizens of Pakistan should be ready to see the Worst form of Life in the days to come .
GOD BLESS PAKISTAN