Unbelievable must be believed
Ramazan is the most scared month for Muslims when even some proclaimed criminals abstain to commit crime and many of those Muslims who do not pray daily start coming to mosques during Ramazan. Some of us go much ahead of others by staying in mosques for last 10 days in Ramazan which is called ‘itekaf’.
Rahim Bux Jamali, former MP was sitting in itekaf in Society Jamia Masjid in Nawab Shah when on29th Ramazan at early morning hours some people entered in the mosque and fired upon for former parliamentarian who was seriously wounded in the attack. The attackers fled away leaving behind the victim in pool of blood. Loacl doctor administered necessary first aid and advised that he must be immediately be shifted to a hospital in Karachi for necessary operations and treatment as Nawab Shah lacks in such like facilities.
Jamali was admitted to a hospital in Karachi under very critical conditions and despite all out efforts of the doctors, Jamali life could not be saved and yesterday he died in the hospital. As a matter of fact the attackers have fired upon vital parts of his body ensuring that he does not survive otherwise their purpose were defeated and this is what happened eventually. Needless to mention, what was the emergency to kill him in mosque? Jamali upon completion of 10 days of itekaf must have come out of the mosque in any case and then he could be attacked if need be but why did the attackers did not wait for just a couple of days more is not understandable in any case. For quite many years time and again we read suck like news that innocent people are being killed by unknown hands in their offices; houses; businesses; roads; hospitals; markets; hotels and cantonment areas etc in my beloved Pakistan which was not so when I left it in 1976 and I wonder if anyone can answer the following question.
My only question is to please tell me but very truthfully and not otherwise as to which place, if any, is safe in Pakistan?
Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait