First the blast took away 44 lives and injured several and then in continuation of this terrorism an apparent well planned riot was staged on M A Jinnah Road and Sadar area.
The riot resulted in the loss of around 40 billion rupees with thousands of shops and vehicles burnt by the mobsters.
These riots have the signatures similar to that which happened after Benazir’s assasination on 27th December 2007.
It’s now time to investigate not only this incident but also it’s links with past incidents like 27th December 2007, 9th April 2008 and 12 May 2007 and bring to justice who were responsible for these horrible crimes.
Also the traders losses needed to be compensated by the government as the responsibility of the security was of the government especially when they took over the control of markets and shops in the area from the traders.
We as tax payers of Pakistan are justified in demanding that what is the purpose of financing these state institutions with our taxes if they can’t protect the lives and property of our people.
The shopkeepers pointed on the rioters among the mob and were requesting the police and rangers to stop them but according to reports the security officials said they don’t have orders to stop them. Then the question is needed to be asked why they were there and why all the containers were placed which eventually resulted in creating obstacles in fire fighting operations?
Government has CCTV and media records available to identify the criminals . It’s time these things are needed to be stopped once and for all if government itself is not involved.