The recent series of back to back suicide attacks resulting in loss of hundreds of lives has undoubtedly shocked the entire nation. Yesterday was absolutely grieve-stricken for the entire nation as after a long break we witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country’s history. With death toll approximately reaching 200 by certain sources, the tragedy is being called greater in magnitude than the Peshawar attack – whose wounds are yet to heal.
Hitting an election rally in Mastung district, Balochistan, the bombing targeted candidate of Balochistan Awami Party and the younger brother of former chief minister Aslam Raisani, Nawab Siraj Raisani. Unfortunately, the brutal attack not only took the life of Nawab Siraj but also dozens of families were left mourning for the rest of their lives.
This bloody massacre in country’s South Western province, where people’s concerns are already unaddressed has left entire Pakistan heartbroken, disappointed and completely, emotionally shaken. Nawab Siraj Raisani was celebrated as a true patriot who has been a bold voice against the anti-state elements that are quite active in the province and are aggressively doing their part in destabilizing it.
Nawab Siraj’s Shahadat put forth a summary of his passionate life-long efforts in front of Pakistanis and people of Balochistan, who have often taken this men’s shelter, expecting him to be their voice when they themselves struggled to barely whisper. Vowing to live and die as a Pakistani, Siraj on countless occasions assured that his loyalties will always lay with his beloved soil and if needed, he won’t be reluctant to provide his own life to the service either.
Like his four-year-old Facebook page post read:
‘’If I die, don’t waste a shed of your tear. Instead, continue to prosper for Pakistan. For then, I shall know that we have won. I’m Siraj Khan Raisani & I will die as Pakistani’’
The social media community united to condemn the irreplaceable loss the country faced.
Another big loss in space of just 3 days! Siraj Raisani martyred along with 15 others in a suicide attack in Baluchistan. May Allah have mercy on departed souls and may He give all bereaved families the strength to bear this huge loss.
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) July 13, 2018
Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack in #Mastung Pakistan.Grieved over the loss of precious lives. Our heartfelt condolences with the families who lost their loved one's.Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured.
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) July 14, 2018
I still don’t understand how #HaroonBilour #SirajRaisani and hundreds who have died in recent attacks were aiming for martyrdom. Leaders wanted to get elected to serve their constituencies; supporters wanted to vote& be heard.They wanted to live but were MURDERED.Plain & simple.
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) July 13, 2018
Another condemnable terrorist attack on a political gathering – this time in Mastung. Saddened to learn of Nawabzada Siraj Raisini's shahadat in this targeted attack as well as the shahadat of 15 other innocent citizens.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 13, 2018
Siraj Raisani had created the longest flag of Pakistan in #Mastung in 2017. We did not give him the security he needed, just like the brave Haroon Bilour. Who will answer for pulling their security? Nobody knows in the Govt when we ask in Senate. Have never seen such a vacuum pic.twitter.com/ZKh9IwDDy2
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) July 14, 2018
COAS condemns heinous terrorist attk in Mashtung. Grieved on loss of precious lives. Pak lost a highly devoted & capable politician Siraj Raisani. Attempts of inimical forces to derail important democratic activity shall not succeed. United we all Pakistanis shall IA defeat them.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 13, 2018
Message on Defence Day of Pakistan, 23rd March 2018, by the brave son of Pakistan, Nawabzada Siraj Raisani Shaheed.
May Allah Almighty grant you & all those martyred in #MastungBlast the highest honours.
?? Paindabaad! pic.twitter.com/2vNh4pream
— Baba kodda باباکوڈا (@Babakoda1) July 13, 2018
A brave Siraj Raisani died for Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/juMyalYWcu
— Jan Achakzai (@Jan_Achakzai) July 14, 2018
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