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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

5 Shia killed, three injured in Quetta: Time to arrest Police Chief Nawabzada Humayun Jogezai who is patron-in-chief of Sipah-e-Sahaba in Quetta

Father, three sons killed, two injured in target killing in Quetta

5 Shia killed, tthree injured in Quetta: Time to arrest Police Chief Nawabzada Humayun Jogezai who is patron-in-chief of Sipah-e-Sahaba / Taliban in Quetta

Protest after four shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA, Feb 24 (APP): Four welders, a father and his three sons were killed and their two colleagues were seriously injured when two armed assailants opened fire at them in their welding shop on Tuesday night, police officials told APP.

The incident occured on Munir Ahmed Khan Road near Balohistan University and Sariab Road.

They said that two armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire at the vehicle of welders in front of their shop killing father and his three sons at the spot while two others were seriously wounded.

They came under attack soon after closing their shop when they were about to leave for their homes.

The dead bodies and the injured were shifted to civil hospital.

The doctors said condition of the two wounded workers was critical and they had slim chance of survival.

The hospital sources identified the victims as Rahim Shah, Mehtab Shah, Gulab Shah and Jalil Shah and the injured as Syed Qadir and Syed Agha.

The assailants fled from the scene. A large number of police personnel were rushed to the locality for arresting the culprits.

Hundreds of protesters came to streets in various city`s areas when the news of the incident went public. Protesters also hurled stones on the vehicles and set tyres on blaze

Shops at the main commercial area Jinnah Road were closed soon after the incident.



Shia trader, three sons killed in Quetta attack

By Malik Siraj Akbar

QUETTA: A Shia trader and three of his sons were shot dead in an apparent sectarian attack in Quetta on Tuesday.

Ghulab Shah, a hardware trader of Afghan origin, was travelling home with his six sons at about 8pm when four gunmen ambushed his car on the high-security Sariab Road. Shah and three of his sons died instantly, while two of them were injured. Officials in Quetta’s Civil Hospital said their condition was critical.

Police deployment on the road had been increased especially after an attack on Baloch intellectual and provincial Secretary for Mines and Minerals Jan Muhammad Dashti on Monday. Banned Sunni group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had claimed responsibility for the attack saying Dashti was targeted because of his ‘anti-Islam’ opinions. The official was seriously hurt and flown to Karachi in Chief Minister Aslam Raisani’s aircraft.

According to police sources, Jan Muhammad Dashti was on his way to his office when the gunmen intercepted his vehicle and fired at him. He was rushed to Civil Hospital and given first aid, and was then shifted to Agha Khan Hospital Karachi.

No group has claimed Tuesday’s attack so far. Law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and began a search.

Hazara Democratic Party Chairman Hussain Ali Yousafi and a police deputy superintendent have been killed recently in a wave of sectarian attacks on Shia Muslims in the city. (Daily Times)


Feb. 21: Hazaras in New York protested against the assassination of Shaheed Yousufi.

Feb. 21: Hazaras in New York protested against the assassination of Shaheed Yousufi.

Source: http://hazaranewspakistan.wordpress.com


Police / ISI personnel involved in sectarian terrorism in Quetta in order to protect the Quetta Shura of the Taliban

During the series of attacks on Hazaras and Shias in Quetta, the roles of some high-profile security officials have been controversial. Police Chief Nawabzada Humayun Jogezai is prominent among them. Mr. Jogezai, son-in-law to current Chief Minister Nawab Raisani, was the In charge of City Police Station. He ordered policemen to open fire on Hazara protesters on 6th July 1986 killing, about 25 Hazaras. Following this, Mr. Jogezai was transferred out of Quetta city. With his departure from the city, the situation calmed down and business of life got normal.

With the passage of time, Mr. Jogezai was promoted to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police. He came back to Quetta in 2003. With his arrival, terrorists once again attacked on Hazara police cadets, killing 12 on June 8, 2003. Mr. Jogezai, being the police chief of Quetta, could not make any success in arresting the culprits. Some Hazaras even suspected Mr. Jogezai was behind the attack on Hazara police cadets. With DIG Jogezai in Quetta, 2003 and 2004 proved the most tragic years in the history of Quetta. Suicide bombers attacked on Hazara Mosque 2003 and Ashura Procession in 2004, killing over 100 Hazaras. During the riots after the Ashura attacks, eyewitnesses claimed Anti Terrorists Forces (ATF) opened fire on Hazaras and, killing than a dozen mourners.

Here another name came on scene. Anti-Terrorist Force SP, Rahim Mandokhel, was said to have ordered ATF forces for targeting Hazara mourners. Later, the Judicial Tribunal Report of Balochistan High Court, probing the attack on Ashura Procession 2004, released on June 29, 2004, clearly said that Anti-Terrorist Force led by Rahim Mandokhel was involved in firing on mourners.

During the Ashura Procession attack riots, ATF forces killed about 40 Shias/Hazaras. Later on, after large protests by Hazaras, Humayun Jogezai and Rahim Mandokhel were transferred from Quetta. A new Police Chief, Shoaib Suddle (Now Director General of Intelligence Bureau, IB), played a vital role in breaking the circle of masterminds of target killings of Hazaras. During his appointment in Quetta, five masterminds of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi were arrested and later sentenced to death by a court. Mr. Shoaib Suddle, relative to former President General Musharraf, was transferred from Quetta. Security in Quetta remained calm till 2008.

Once again Nawabzada Jogezai came back to Quetta after the new Chief Minister Nawab Raisani’s government was formed. Right after his arrival, five masterminds of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, having links with Ramzi Yousaf of Al-Qaeda, broke away from a high-security ATF Jail in Quetta last year. Regardless of the slow and corrupt system that failed to carry out the punishment, the escape was more serious question raising doubt on ATF and its jails. How could high-profile terrorists escape from a high-security Jail where a mosquito can’t fly?

With the beginning of 2009 and just months after Jogezai’s appointment in Quetta, several attacks were carried on Hazaras. In a riot after 2 Hazaras were gunned down in July 2008, police and ATF forces once again opened fire on Hazara protesters, killing 6 people in Hazara Town. Provincial Minister Jan Ali Changazi, talking to media, strongly condemned ATF for killing innocent citizens. The situation got severe when two weeks ago a Hazara Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Hassan Ali and 3 others were killed. Despite several target attacks on Hazaras in January, City Police Officer Humayun Jogezai failed to arrest any terrorists. We lost a great leader, Hussain Ali Yousufi, on Junuary 26. Mr. Yousafi had been critical of Police role in arresting the terrorists. Following the riots in which non-Hazaras burnt down private property, Mr. Jogezai warned to deal with with the protesters with iron hands.

This gang is not limited to CCPO Nawabzada Jogezai and SP ATF Mandokhel. Two other names are also taken by some sources. DIG Operations Wazir Khan Nasir and SP Investigation Ismail Lehri are also said be part of the gang. Sectarian elements such as Lashkar-i-Jhangvi are given free hand.

Source: http://letusbuildpakistan.blogspot.com/2009/01/police-chief-nawabzada-humayun-jogezai.html

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Shaheryar Ali said...

just today i wrote comments at another blog on Ahmad Rashid's book and now i m posting here

"Ahmad Rashid is perhaps the best analyst on Taliban. The situation in Pakistan is slowly getting out of hand but the security establishment of Pakistan hasnt learned anything from the past. The Sharia deal in Swat was an attempt on their part to shift power to more loyal of the fascist { Sufi Muhammed was an ISI construction] and prevent the spill over to those areas where such controls dont exist. What they dont understand that popular discontent in those areas will not be checked by Sufi Muhammed and those who have done ceasefire. The militancy now will emerge with a sectarian turn , Sufi’s Sharia is strongly anti Shia , Pakistani state by dealing with Taliban have diverted their attention to already threatened Shia population. DI Khan, Parachinar and Hangu are already in grip of Anti Shia militancy, now it will spread further. On the other hand state’s colonialism in Baluchistan is pushing things to worse, there has been an increasing crackdown on socialist political parties resulting in emergence of violent and racist Baluch resistance, indications are that some of these groups are being sponsored by Pakistan , through the Jind Ullah this resistance can take an Islamist turn itself.
What Pakistani establishment doesnt realize that state is already stretched to the brink of collapse and it can no longer play these dirty games"

Anonymous said...

whatever written agaisnt Nawabzada Hammayun Jogezai is a lie,he is not a coward to do any sorts of target killings,if he does it he does it and he admits it,its his duty to bring down the wrong people and to help the helpless,he is not into target killings,he wants to build peace in the city,whoever destroy's the peace in the city should be punished,there is no sunni no shia,all are pakistani muslim and non-muslim brothers,thats what he says.from C.Zehri

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