Atleast 24 Shia Martyred , Over 100 injured in a Car Bomb Blast By Wahabi Terrorists at Parachinar , Pakistan


JNN 31 Mar 2017 PESHAWAR: A blast outside a Jama Masjid O Imambargah at Shendak bazaar in Parachinar city of Kurram Agency killed at least 22 people and injured over 100 others on Friday. A Shia Muslim Majority area on the Afghan border. Continue reading

50 Martyred over 120 Injured in 3 Bomb Blasts in a single Day in Parachinar, Pakistan


Shuhuda of Parachanar 26.07.13JNN 26 July 2013 PARACHINAR: At least 50 people were Martyred and more than 120  injured in three bombings across Parachinar, headquarters of Kurram Agency, on Friday. Two explosions targeting Shia mosques in Pakistan’s tribal area on the Afghan border Martyred at least 50 people on Friday, a doctor and witnesses said. Continue reading

First time in Pakistani History Shia Political Party announces the list of its Candidates for the Election 2013


MWM fields candidates for Election 2013JNN 2 May 2013 Karachi : With a Number of Political and Religious Parties active in the Pakistani Politics , it is the first time in the History of Pakistan that a Shia Political Party of Pakistan , has nominated its candidates and is contesting the Upcoming Election 2013.

There are even a Number of Shia Religious , Political , Student Parties already Present in Pakistan , but Upto date there has not been a single Shia Party which has Nominated and have contested the Elections , in the history of Pakistan , with such a big Number of Candidates being contesting from the Provincial as well as National Assembly Seats from all over Pakistan.

There are Two Major Shia Parties in Pakistan , Namely “ Islami Tehreek ” Generally know as “ Shia Ulema Council ” led by Allama Sajid Ali Naqvi , and the other The Party which is “ Majlis e Wahadat e Muslimeen ” ( MWM ) , the rest of the Parties and group are either Regional or on the District level .

Islami Tehreek is an Old Party , which has couple of times tried to surface up in the National Elections but have not succeeded in any National or Provincial Seat in any of the Previous Elections , even though it has representation in quite a vast areas of Pakistan , but due to the fact that Shia Vote bank and supporter are scattered all over Pakistan , but if we compare their density constituency wise , then it is very hard to acquire Parliamentary seats , due to the scattered nature of Shia Population.

And in the areas where the density is very rich , in the areas like ParaChinar , Gilgit – Baltistan, Parts of Quetta , Jhang , Karachi, the Shia Vote Bank is being taken Hostage by the Main Stream Parties like PPP , MQM who at the time of Elections Field Shia Candidates from these constituencies , but after winning Elections , they forget all the Promises they have made to give security and Prosperity in those regions , and even the Shia Representative which have won elections from these constituencies toe the Party Policy , instead of safe guarding the Interest of their Voters who are the main source due to which they enjoy all the privileges and Perks,  and thus due to this fact , the Shia Population’s voice could not reach the Parliament or the Senate , where the Legislation is needed to Uphold the security and the right of self determination , which is even guaranteed even in the constitution of Pakistan.

And thus in keeping all these Problems in mind , A New Party has come on the stage of Pakistani Politics been under the title of Majlis e Wahdat e Muslimeen ( MWM ) , and People have been quite Hope full from them , as they have not been tested up till now , and Shia Population have given them all the support which is needed to enforce them as their representatives , and in this scenario MWM has fielded about 125 Candidates from across Pakistan , for Provincial and National assembly seats , and have also made seat adjustments and are backing Some Candidates of Like minded Moderate Parties , which are against extremism and terrorism , and also condemn takfiri Groups which are trying to enforce their form of Extremist Religion in Pakistan.

The MWM has fielded about 21 Candidates for the National Assembly seats , 32 Candidates for Sindh Provincial Assembly , 24 for Punjab Assembly seats and 5 for Baluchistan Assembly seats , while 5 candidates are fielded on Special Women’s Qouta Seats .

Islami Tehreek has done Electoral alliance with the Pakistan People Party , and have thus not fielded any candidates from their own Platform.

The fact that two of the older Shia parties are still aligned with the PPP the Islami Tehreek headed by Allama Sajid Naqvi has made an alliance with the PPP while the supporters of Tehreek-e-Nifaz Fiqh Jaferia led by Allama Hamid Moosvi are traditionally known to vote for the PPP.
It is difficult to say anything for sure at the moment not just because the MWM is new but also because in the past the Shia community has never voted as a bloc. `The people of Pakistan do not vote for sect-based parties; this has been repeatedly reflected in various election results,` said Haris Khalique, a newspaper columnist and poet based in Islamabad. However he hastened to add that `the MWM case is different because it is benefiting from a reaction to the existing sense of persecution among Shia population in country.

At some level, the party is aware of this paradox which helps explain its threepronged electoral strategy.

At the top are the `core seats`, which are constituencies with considerable Shia votes. In this category the party has fielded its own candidates.

We have strong candidates for constituencies with major Shia population,` said Nasir Sheerazi, secretary of the political wing, MWM.

In the second category it has placed those constituencies where there is a Shia vote large enough to play a role; here the party is trying to form local level alliances or seat adjustment arrangements with other players.

`Negotiations are under way where there is a sizeable Shia population,` he added.

Third are the constituencies where the party wants to play the role of a spoiler or send a message to particular parties. This third category includes seats such as the one in Jhang which is to be contested by Sheikh Waqas` father, Sheikh Muhammad Akram; the MWM will support him against Maulana Muhammad Ludhianvi, the chief of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat.

Similarly, the party plans to support Riaz Peerzada, the PML-N candidate from Bahawalpur. `Our main objective is to block extremists in politics, get rid of criminal elements and pave the way for tolerant people to be active in the electoral process,` Mr Sheerazi said without naming any party.

Despite its public intentions to support PML-N candidates such as Peerzada, the MWM has not held any formal talks with the top PML-N leadership.

In other areas in Punjab, the MWM is also hopeful of making its mark in areas such as Bhakkar.

Local journalists feel that in the current situation the MWM might just make a difference it is difficult to predict the impact though.

`The reaction to the lack of performance by the mainstream parties will reflect in the election results,` said Muhammad Pervaiz Durrani, a journalist who runs a local FM radio in Layyah.

`There is a large Shia population in Bhakkar many of them have arrived from Dera Ismail Khan and other parts of KPK due to terror threats there. A reactionary vote from them could favour the MWM,` Mr Durrani added.The MWM leadership is banking on this reaction as well.

It is noteworthy that in Punjab the MWM can tap into the Shia vote because the sectarian lines overlap with other faultlines for instance in Jhang, the Sunni vote tends to be that of the Punjabi migrants who came over at the time of partition while the Shia voters are the indigenous population. The overlapping, say observer, can make it easier for the MWM.

However, in Karachi this is exactly what can work against the MWM as the Shia voters in the city tend to vote on ethnic lines , as the Shia Community in the Urban Karachi are quite different from the Shia Voter in Rural Punjab or Rural Sindh . Despite this, the MWM is surprisingly hopeful about its electoral fortunes in this city. And Plus the Candidates which are Nominated By MWM in the Karachi City are not any Known Personalities of the Community, as they are exactly fresh candidates for the Election as well as the Community. So it is really a test for the MWM to show its Performance in the upcoming Elections.

Overall however it is difficult to predict how well the MWM will do electorally. Its ability to win over voters as well as to counter the appeal of the Shia candidates of other parties will prove to be no small hurdle.

This is something most voters also realize. `We vote for someone who is known to us as an individual or as a member of clan,` said Syed Sarfraz Hussain Ghardezi, a local leader of Islamabad, who added `Politics is not akin to standing behind a prayer leader during Namaz.

The details of all the MWM candidates can be seen in the list given below :

Election Candidates for Election 2013

MQM is also involved in Target Killing of Shiites – Raja Nasir Abbas


JNN 11 Sept 2012 Islamabad : Senior Pakistani Shia Politician cum cleric, Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri, secretary general of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) has said that the government is responsible for genocide of Shia Muslims. He also accused  MQM of being invloved in Shia Target Killing.  Continue reading

Conspiracy Unearthed to fuel Sectarianism , and to Indict Innocent Shia Muslims in terrorist cases


JNN 25 Feb 2012 ISLAMABAD : MNA Kurram Agency Sajid Hussain Turi on Saturday rebutted the impression that Mehdi Militia or Haideri Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus stop in Peshawar and asserted that extremists were trying to fuel sectarian violence in the country by launching a blame game. Continue reading

Parachanar Bleeds again, as 31 Martyred by Suicide Blast , 8 Martyred By FC Firing


JNN 18 Feb 2012 PARACHINAR: An uneasy peace in an area beset by violent sectarianism was short-lived. Parachinar bleeds again. At least 31 people were killed and 36 others were injured when a suicide bomber attacked a crowded market in Kurram Agency on Friday, in the deadliest attack for a month, officials said. Continue reading

Shia Target Killing claims life of two more men in Karachi & Quetta


JNN 19 Jan 2012 Karachi : Another case of Target Killing is reported in the Metropolis of Karachi , in which Shia Police Officer of CID ,S. Asghar Karrar. Rizvi was targeted by the terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan in the Limits of Orangi Town  NO. 10, in which he embraced Martyrdom , while his two Minor Kids , were reported Injured . While another Shia Man Ahmed Nisar s/o Sardar Muhammad embraced Martydom on Saryab Road , Quetta , by the firing of Lashkar e Jhangvi. Continue reading

3 Shia Men A Doctor , DSP & ASI embraced Martyrdom within 48Hrs , in the Ongoing target Killing across Pakistan


JNN 07 Jan 2012 Karachi :  A Senior Shia Dr.Syed Jamal’s Body was found near Jamrud area, who was abducted about a month back from Peshawar. In another incident DSP Ibrahim also embraced Martyrdom, when he was targeted and fired upon by the terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan in the Nagarel Kashrote , link road to  Gilgit , Baltistan. And in the third such incident ASI Ghulam Abbas was also targeted at Nawa Kali , Quetta by the terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan . Continue reading

3 Shia Men A Doctor , DSP & ASI embraced Martyrdom within 48Hrs , in the Ongoing target Killing across Pakistan


JNN 07 Jan 2012 Karachi :  A Senior Shia Dr.Syed Jamal’s Body was found near Jamrud area, who was abducted about a month back from Peshawar. In another incident DSP Ibrahim also embraced Martyrdom, when he was targeted and fired upon by the terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan in the Nagarel Kashrote , link road to  Gilgit , Baltistan. And in the third such incident ASI Ghulam Abbas was also targeted at Nawa Kali , Quetta by the terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan . Continue reading

TTP Terrorist kill seven Shia passengers coming from Parachanar


JNN 01 Sep 2011 , Parachinar : Seven Shia Men embraced Martyrdom in a firing incident , by terrorist of Tehrik eTaliban (TTP)  on a passenger van in Makhizai area of Lower Kurram Agency, reported By Our correspondent on Thursday. Continue reading

Overcoming all the Obstructions The ” Aid Caravan ” reached Parachanar safely


JNN 02 Aug 2011 Parachanar : The Aid Caravan to Parachanar , to break the long awaited siege of Peshawar – Thal Road has reaches its destination , where it was received by great enthusiasm by the residents of Parachanar. Continue reading

Overcoming all the Obstructions The " Aid Caravan " reached Parachanar safely


JNN 02 Aug 2011 Parachanar : The Aid Caravan to Parachanar , to break the long awaited siege of Peshawar – Thal Road has reaches its destination , where it was received by great enthusiasm by the residents of Parachanar. Continue reading

Aid Caravan to Parachanar Blocked by biased Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Government


JNN 27 July 2011 Peshawar : The “Aid Caravan for the People of Parachanar ”  Dispatched after the Token Sitin Infront of the Parliament House , for the Beleaguered Besieged citizens of Parachinar was stopped at the Attock Bridge , in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Province , given the reason of the Ongoing Militarty Operation against the terrorist outfits supported by the Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan involved in the terrorist activities in Kurrum Agency and all over Pakistan and the segment of these elements , who have runaway from North Waziristan ,  and who are  trying  to take shelter from the Operation in Kurrum Agency , which may be started in the North Waziristan .

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Thousands attend MWM's Protest rally and a stage Sit in infront Parliament


JNN 25 July 2011 Islamabad : On Sunday the 25th of July , A  Protest rally and a sit in front of the Parliament House arranged by the MWM , which gained a huge Momentum ,but under the Instructions of Government  , Pemra  the Main Digital Media abstained from the coverage of the event ,while Only the second line of defence  , the Shia Blogs and Online Papers are giving the coverage of this great event. Continue reading

Thousands attend MWM’s Protest rally and a stage Sit in infront Parliament


JNN 25 July 2011 Islamabad : On Sunday the 25th of July , A  Protest rally and a sit in front of the Parliament House arranged by the MWM , which gained a huge Momentum ,but under the Instructions of Government  , Pemra  the Main Digital Media abstained from the coverage of the event ,while Only the second line of defence  , the Shia Blogs and Online Papers are giving the coverage of this great event. Continue reading

22 out of 30 abucted Shia Men from Parachinar , reaches Home safely after Paying Huge Ransom


JNN 22 June 2011 Parachinar : 22 Shia Men Belonging to  Parachinar who were abducted by the terrorists of Tehrik e Taliban ‘Pakistan On 25th March 2011 ,the 22 abducted were released after receiving Rs30 million as ransom money, tribal sources said. The Hostages reached their Homes on Tuesday s after suffering the three months detention. Continue reading

Naval Base attacked by terrorists , But the Loyal Patriotic forces repulsed the attack


JNN 23 May 2011 : PNS Mehran was attacked by the terrorists ,as about 6 attackers entered the PNS Mehran , by scaling the wall , and cutting the fence above the wall , which was towards Malir Nadee , they immediately took their Postions ,as they were quite trained , any were moving as per plan , but  they were pointed out  by the watch and ward department of the Base , and on their call the Rapid Response Team , acted immediately and reached the spot , with in 3 mins ,who challenged them and engaged them in the exchange of fire, and put a hard resistance for the terrorists to continue their Plan . Continue reading

4 Shia Men Martyred several others Injured in an attack on the Funeral Procession in Kurram Agency Pakistan


JNN 22 May 2011 Kurram Agency : At least nine persons were killed and several others injured during an armed attack on the Shia tribesmen  in Lower Kurram Agency on Sunday morning. Continue reading

YoP Hold rallies in Karachi , Lahore , Islamabad to Protest over the Closure of Only Land Route to Parachinar


JNN 11 May 2011 : Demonstrations in Different Cities of Pakistan were held by the YOUTH OF PARACHINAR (YoP) , to highlight the closure of the Thall Parachinar Road , which has been under siege by the terrorist of Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan for the last Four years , and the Pakistani Government looks like helpless and ineffiecient in combating with these terrorists , or either  they have taken side with these terrorists , as the Miseries of the People of the Kurram Agency are getting from Bad to worse . Continue reading

8 Kidnapped Shia Men Martyred in Kurram Agency, 2 Shia Police Men Martyred in D.I.Khan , Students from Parachinar stage protest infront of Parliament


JNN 22 April 2011 Parachinar : The bodies of eight kidnapped passengers, found in Shahidano Dhand area of lower Kurram, were handed over by the political authorities to elders of Turi tribe on Thursday. Continue reading

10 Shia Martyred & 16 Kidnapped in Hangu, By Taliban Terrorists


JNN 25 Mar 2011 Parachanar : Gunmen attacked a minibus carrying mostly Shiite Muslims and killed eight people on Friday in a stretch of northwestern Pakistan that has seen a recent peace deal between rival Sunni and Shiite tribes, a government official said. Continue reading

10 Shia Martyred in an attack near Hangu , By terrorist of Tehrik e Taliban.


JNN 14 Mar 2011 PESHAWAR : Terrorist of Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan  opened fire on a passenger van carrying Shia families in a lawless northwestern Pakistani town on Sunday, killing at least eight Shia Muslims and wounding seven others, police said. Continue reading

18 Shia Passanger Injured by a IED Blast on Thal-Parachinar Road , Agreement Breached By Terrorist


JNN 03 Mar 2011 Parachinar : Terrorist from the Wahabi Clan Sponsored by the US violated Kurram Peace Agreement on Wednesday by Detonating a  remote controlled Device (IED) , which was Planted on the route  from Parachinar to Peshawar. Continue reading

Haqqanis’ interest in Kurram deal — US & West worried & Afraid


JNN 19 Feb 2011 ISLAMABAD : No doubt, the Kurram peace deal, which has eased tension in the valley and ended the four-year blockade of the main Thall-Parachinar road and caused jubilation among tribesmen, but it is yet to be seen how long the pact holds ground and helps to maintain normalcy in the region. Continue reading

Parachinar Siege ends – Road to Kurram reopens after four years


JNN 10 Feb 2011 PARACHINAR : Strife-torn Kurram Agency burst into joyous scenes on Tuesday as local tribesmen celebrated a peace deal between the Shia and Sunni sects that led to the reopening of Thall-Parachinar Road after four years. Continue reading

12 tribesmen including 2 soldiers kidnapped from Kurram, Orakzai


JNN 20 Jan 20111 PARACHINAR/SADDA: Gunmen reportedly kidnapped two personnel of the Kurram Levies from a checkpoint and five tribesmen from Ali Sherzai area of Kurram Agency on Wednesday while another five tribesmen were kidnapped from Orakzai Agency, tribal sources said. Continue reading

Govt responsible for Pakistani GAZA ,Terrorists still siege Kurram Agency after 4 years


JNN 16 Jan 2011 PARACHINAR: Armed militants snatched a vehicle carrying 7,000 chickens after manhandling the driver and his helper in the Bagan Parao area in lower tehsil of Kurram Agency on Sunday, local sources said. Continue reading

Shia Community of Parachinar have given 72 hours deadline to Pakistani Government


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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Nine shia’s from Parachinar injured in a attack on a Passenger Convoy by Taliban


JNN 22 Dec 2010 Kurrum Agency : Civilian convey escorted by Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel’s was targeted by Terrorists of Taliban in Chapari Village of Lower Kurram.

After so many weeks a Civilian passengers convey was announced by Commandant FC Col Tausef on Wednesday morning. Passengers from Parachinar Tehsil Upper Kurram traveled to Tehsil AliZai Lower Kurram covering 60 km without any fear & without convoy as this area is free of militants Taliban and controlled by Turi & Bangash tribes.

Eye witnesses said that when the convey reached at AliZai Tehsil in Lower Kurram Security forces escorted the Civilians  Convoy to Provide them Security for just 30 km from AliZai Lower Kurram to Tehsil Thall of Distt Hangu.

They added that that When Convey escorted by FC reached the Chapari Village near chapari checkpost in Lower Kurram at that Points ambushed militants opened fired on vehicles.

But The drivers of Civilian convoy did not feared the firing and  without stopping the vehicles continued driving and due to the bravery of these drivers lives of dozens of People in the convoy remained safe but nine persons including children and women were injured while  one of the injured a bus  conductor is in critical condition. Eyewitness further told that when the civilian passenger convoy was attacked the security forces did not responded to the attack of the Terrorist Taliban , while they acted as silent spectator instead of taking action against the terrorists.

Meanwhile emergency meeting of Tribal Elders Council held in headquarter of Kurram Agency in which representatives of six tribal participated. They declared the latest convoy attack as breach of the Muree agreement and termed it as  state sponsored terrorism against the lawful citizens of Kurram Agency.

They council of Elders added  that two weeks ago ISPR issued a statement in newspapers that main Parachinar Thall Road is safe and open for passengers by ignoring the ground realities. Elders Council added that if the concerned road was 100% safe to travel then why the  escort was  arranged by FC even after so  many weeks so ISPR announcement, and if it was an ambush then why the terrorists were not counter attacked and brought to book , as deceiving innocent Shia Population  Parachinar is it self a crime.

They further told that since April2007 for more than ten times official convey escorted by FC were targeted by militants Taliban in different occasions but all the time neither Security forces FC single soldier injured nor the FC official vehicle was damaged which creates questions that either Taliban are friendly to security forces FC.

Elders added that in these mentioned attacks on convoys more than one hundred Turi and Bangash tribe men, women children were murdered, kidnapped , slaughtered and even burnt alive but FC was silent spectator instead of taking action against the attacking Terrorists.

Elders council passed a combine resolution demanding Government to collect Rs.40Millions fine from the rival party according to Muree agreement signed by all the stake holders including government as it is mentioned in Muree agreement that whoever will attack on Road in Kurram Agency jurisdiction will be liable to pay the said fine while it has already been twice violated once in village Charkhel on July 17, 2010 &  on Wednesday Dec 22, 2010, they warned the Government , if the accord is not respected in letter and spirit then  they will not cooperate with government in any negotiations and talks.

Nine shia's from Parachinar injured in a attack on a Passenger Convoy by Taliban


JNN 22 Dec 2010 Kurrum Agency : Civilian convey escorted by Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel’s was targeted by Terrorists of Taliban in Chapari Village of Lower Kurram.

After so many weeks a Civilian passengers convey was announced by Commandant FC Col Tausef on Wednesday morning. Passengers from Parachinar Tehsil Upper Kurram traveled to Tehsil AliZai Lower Kurram covering 60 km without any fear & without convoy as this area is free of militants Taliban and controlled by Turi & Bangash tribes.

Eye witnesses said that when the convey reached at AliZai Tehsil in Lower Kurram Security forces escorted the Civilians  Convoy to Provide them Security for just 30 km from AliZai Lower Kurram to Tehsil Thall of Distt Hangu.

They added that that When Convey escorted by FC reached the Chapari Village near chapari checkpost in Lower Kurram at that Points ambushed militants opened fired on vehicles.

But The drivers of Civilian convoy did not feared the firing and  without stopping the vehicles continued driving and due to the bravery of these drivers lives of dozens of People in the convoy remained safe but nine persons including children and women were injured while  one of the injured a bus  conductor is in critical condition. Eyewitness further told that when the civilian passenger convoy was attacked the security forces did not responded to the attack of the Terrorist Taliban , while they acted as silent spectator instead of taking action against the terrorists.

Meanwhile emergency meeting of Tribal Elders Council held in headquarter of Kurram Agency in which representatives of six tribal participated. They declared the latest convoy attack as breach of the Muree agreement and termed it as  state sponsored terrorism against the lawful citizens of Kurram Agency.

They council of Elders added  that two weeks ago ISPR issued a statement in newspapers that main Parachinar Thall Road is safe and open for passengers by ignoring the ground realities. Elders Council added that if the concerned road was 100% safe to travel then why the  escort was  arranged by FC even after so  many weeks so ISPR announcement, and if it was an ambush then why the terrorists were not counter attacked and brought to book , as deceiving innocent Shia Population  Parachinar is it self a crime.

They further told that since April2007 for more than ten times official convey escorted by FC were targeted by militants Taliban in different occasions but all the time neither Security forces FC single soldier injured nor the FC official vehicle was damaged which creates questions that either Taliban are friendly to security forces FC.

Elders added that in these mentioned attacks on convoys more than one hundred Turi and Bangash tribe men, women children were murdered, kidnapped , slaughtered and even burnt alive but FC was silent spectator instead of taking action against the attacking Terrorists.

Elders council passed a combine resolution demanding Government to collect Rs.40Millions fine from the rival party according to Muree agreement signed by all the stake holders including government as it is mentioned in Muree agreement that whoever will attack on Road in Kurram Agency jurisdiction will be liable to pay the said fine while it has already been twice violated once in village Charkhel on July 17, 2010 &  on Wednesday Dec 22, 2010, they warned the Government , if the accord is not respected in letter and spirit then  they will not cooperate with government in any negotiations and talks.

Ashura Processions in Parachinar, while it still bleeds due to 4 years siege By Taliban


JNN 19 Dec 2010 : Tens of thousands of Shia Muslims in a Pakistani tribal region called for end to a 4-year siege of northwestern city allegedly by Taliban militants, as the blockade has increased difficulties of the people.

The demand was made by Shia Muslims in the Ashura day procession in Parachinar, the center of Kurram tribal agency.

Some two hundred thousands Shia Muslims took part in the Ashura procession, which started at 8 a.m. and continued till late night on Friday.

The procession was started from main Imambargah in Parachinar city and after passing via Kurram militia, Turi graveryard, katchery road and hazara graveyard ended in Central Imambargha at night time.

During Aazadari procession juma prayer were offered at central imambarghah while maghreeb prayer at Katchery Chowk near post office.

Through out the route of Procession mourners including all ages and children with addition to non-Muslims even Christians and hindus were beating their chests by doing ‘matam’ and zaadari. Azadars were also chanting Labik Ya Hussain, Down with USA, Down with Israel, Down with Taliban.

Addressing the biggest gathering of aazadars, ulema and scholars told that the people of Parachinar and martyrs set a new example of resisting and defeating the Taliban.

In Aazadari procession certain resolutions were adopted demanding the govt to lift four years of inhuman siege of Parachinar immediately by opening and securing main Thall- Parachinar Road.

They condemned attacks on Shia Muslims in Quetta, Peshawar and Hangu, murdering innocent children and women by yazeddi forces.

They said that if the govt does not lift the four years imposed siege and economic blockade, then they will start armed long march from Parachinar to Thall to open the main road and the responsibility will be on all concern