No sooner did people forget the incident of Jaffar Express, than another shocking incident occurred in Islamabad Fruit Mandi when a five kilogram bomb explosive material was detonated that claimed 24 innocent lives, injuring 116 others. In this way, 41 innocent people lost their lives whereas 161 others were injured in two days and perhaps some of them are in serious condition.
In both of the incidents, two different Baloch separatist organisations including United Liberation Army (ULA) and United Balochistan Army (UBA) claimed responsibilities of both the incidents respectively. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, after the bomb blast in Fruit Mandi, reached at the site and later issued his statement, rejecting the United Balochistan Army’s claim for the blast.
[junkie-alert style=”white”] On the other hand, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan condemned the blast, stating that the Taliban still abided by the ceasefire pact. [/junkie-alert]
In addition, TTP’s statement ‘’killing innocent people is forbidden’’ is appreciable. As Chaudhary Nisar rejected the UBA’a claim for the blast in the Mandi, he is now responsible to unveil the secret hand, being involved in the explosion. When Islamabad, the capital city, is not saved from blasts and killings of innocent labours or fruit sellers, how can other cities be saved from such incidents? Who is responsible for security lapses? Such incidents mark questions on Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies and their performance and it feels that none can freely spend their lives here.
About Author: Hafiz Muhammad Noman is a working journalist, associated with the mainstream news channel of Pakistan.