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.
The worst Part of the speech is “I SPOT A POLITICAL AND ETHNIC COLORING TO
THIS LOOT AND PLUNDER THAT IS UTTERLY UNBEARABLE.”
Either someone gave him the wrong information or he is intentionally giving it an ethnic color
so as to find a new “problem” to solve and a reason to “rule”. He is speaking the language of
PML-Q (or you can say Chaudhry brothers of PML-Q are speaking his language)
Our President is doing the best he can to destroy the country and damage its integrity.
Below is the Dictator’s Address to the Nation.
MY PAKISTANI BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
THE NATION FACED A GREAT TRAGEDY. I OFFERED CONDOLENCE TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY INCLUDING ASIF ZARDARI, SANAM BHUTTO OVER THE SAD DEMISE OF BENAZIR BHUTTO.
AFTER THE DEATH OF MOHATARAMA BENAZIR BHUTTO, THE CONDITIONS OF THE COUNTRY WORSENED VERY BADLY. THE UNCERTAINTY PREVAILED OVER THE WHOLE COUNTRY.
I REALIZE THE GRIEF OF BENAZIR’S SAD DEMISE PERMEATES THE RANK AND FILE ESPECIALLY MY SINDHI BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I AM ALSO GRIEVED AND ANNOYED OVER THIS. I FULLY VALUE THE SENTIMENTS OF THE WHOLE NATION.
THE RECENT LAWLESSNESS CAUSED THE NATION AND COUNTRY TO SUFFER A IRREPARABLE LOSS.
PEOPLE LIVING ON DAILY WAGES COULD NOT GO TO THEIR WORK AND FACED SEVERAL HARDSHIPS. THE VEHICLES WERE TORCHED; PAKISTAN RAILWAYS RECEIVED THE MAXIMUM DAMAGE; TRAINS AND TRACKS WERE SET ABLAZE THAT LED PASSENGERS TO PASS THROUGH VARIOUS TROUBLES.
MOREOVER, THE BANKS WERE LOOTED AND GUTTED; THE SHOPS WERE RANSACKED; THE PRISONS WERE ATTACKED AND THE SEVERAL HUNDRED IMPRISONED PEOPLE WERE RELEASED, WHO ARE NOW CREATING LAW AND ORDER PROBLEMS.
EC OFFICES WERE SET ON FIRE CAUSING MUCH DAMAGE. I WAS TOLD THAT CERTAIN ILL-NATURED ELEMENTS ARE STILL BEING WITNESSED WANDERING SPORTING MACHINE GUNS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS.
I SPOT A POLITICAL AND ETHNIC COLORING TO THIS LOOT AND PLUNDER THAT IS UTTERLY UNBEARABLE.
THE LOSS AND DAMAGE IS BEING ESTIMATED AND IT IS TOLD THAT LOSS IS WORTH SEVERAL BILLIONS OF RUPEES.
I ASKED THE PRIME MINISTER TO INSTITUTE A COMMISSION TO ESTIMATE THE LOSS AND DIRECTED THE CONCERNED OFFICIALS TO TAKE SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST WHOSOEVER FOUND GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE IN THE RECENT TUMULT.
THE FIR’S SHOULD BE REGISTERED AGAINST THE INSTANCES OF LOOT AND PLUNDER. THE PRISONERS UNLEASHED IN THE RECENT PAST, SHOULD BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE PRISON. ANYONE SPORTING WEAPON SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS.
WE APPOINTED RANGERS AND ARMY FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. THESE FORCES WILL REMAIN POSTED TILL AFTER THE ELECTIONS.
WE WILL STERNLY DEAL WITH ALL THOSE WHO WILL TRY TO CREATE LAW AND ORDER SITUATION TILL ELECTIONS OR DURING ELECTIONS.
THE PACKAGE WOULD BE GIVEN TO COMPENSATE THE PEOPLE.
A BRITISH TEAM OF SCOTLAND YARD WILL BE INVITED TO ASSIST OUR INVESTIGATORS IN CONDUCTING THE PROBE INTO THE ASSASSINATION OF MOHTARMA BENAZIR BHUTTO.
IN THIS REGARD I THANK THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN. I HOPE THAT THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER CASE OF MS BHUTTO WILL HELP REMOVE ALL THE DOUBTS.
THE OTHER IMPORTANT THING IS THE ELECTION DATE WHICH HAD TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR HOLDING POLLS.
THE ELECTIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN HELD ON JANUARY 8. BUT THE RECENT RIOTS ERUPTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY DAMAGED THE ELECTORAL PROCESS. MAXIMUM DAMAGE WAS CAUSED TO ELECTION COMMISSION’S OFFICES IN SINDH.
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO GO INTO DETAILS OF HOW BENAZIR WAS MARTYRED. IT IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE NATION’S CONFUSION OVER. I REQUEST MEDIA NOT TO SPREAD THIS CONFUSION.
I WANT THE ELECTIONS TO BE HELD IN FREE, FAIR, TRANSPARENT AND PEACEFUL MANNER.
FIRST, I HAD NO INTENTION TO DEPLOY THE ARMY IN THE COUNTRY DURING THE ELECTIONS BUT NOW DUE TO THE LAW AND ORDER SITUATION, IN MY OPINION, IT HAS BECOME VITAL TO UTILIZE THE ARMY AND THE RANGERS.
THEREFORE, SERVICES OF THE ARMY AND THE RANGERS WILL BE UTILIZED FOR MAINTAINING THE LAW AND ORDER SITUATION AND HOLDING THE ELECTIONS IN PEACEFUL MANNER ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, UP TO THE ELECTIONS AND EVEN AFTER THE ELECTIONS.
NO AGITATION AND RIOTING WILL BE ALLOWED DURING AND AFTER THE ELECTIONS.
I APPEAL TO ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO COOPERATE IN MAINTAINING THE LAW AND ORDER SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY.
THIS IS THE TIME OF POLITICAL RECONCILIATION AND NOT FOR CONFLICTS.
I REQUEST YOU TO PREFER PAKISTAN TO ALL MATTERS. CONSIDER PAKISTAN OVER ALL POLITICAL INTERESTS.
THE MISSION OF BENAZIR BHUTTO WAS THE PROMOTION OF DEMOCRACY AND ELIMINATION OF TERRORISM. I HAVE ALSO THE SAME MISSION.
THIS IS MY CONVICTION THAT THE STABILITY, DEVELOPMENT AND PERPETUITY OF THE COUNTRY RELY ON THE SUCCESS OF THIS MISSION.
INSHAALLAH, AFTER THE ELECTIONS, A CONSTITUTIONAL AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT WOULD BE FORMED WHICH WILL TAKE PAKISTAN TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPERITY DURING THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.
IF WE DO NOT UNDERTAKE TO WORK AGAINST THE EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM, THE FUTURE OF PAKISTAN MAY GO BLEAK.
I WANT TO PINPOINT TWO PEOPLE IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERRORISM—BAITULLAH MEHSUD AND FAZLULLAH. I REQUEST THE MEDIA TO UNCOVER THEM. I WANT THE ROOTS AND FOUNDATION OF SUICIDE ATTACKS FULLY EXPOSED.
I PRAY TO ALLAH TO DIRECT US TO WALK ON THE RIGHT PATH. I WISH ALLAH TO HELP AND AID PAKISTAN.
LONG LIVE PAKISTAN.