Terrorism at peak – a string of attacks in the nation against the political candidates continues taking its toll as the dark cloud of 3 suicide attacks raises the death count. The last and the third attack so far has taken the lives of 128 individuals while injuring 200 more in Mastung, Balochistan.
The suicide attack in Mastung ripped apart the political rally of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) which also led to the killing of the BAP leader and political candidate Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, PB-35. This attack was claimed by the Islamic State (IS).
“My brother Siraj has been martyred,” uttered Lashkari Raisani, the elder brother of Siraj Raisani, who is also contesting for the National Assembly, Balochistan.
While recalling the brilliance and the sacrifices made by Siraj Raisani, notable Pakistani and international figures remember the martyred who died fighting for the prosperity of this nation.
“If I die, don’t waste a shed of your tear,
Instead, continue to prosper for Pakistan.
For then I shall know that we have won.
I am Siraj Khan Raisani Baloch and I will die as Pakistani.”
Siraj Raisani wrote these words on his Facebook in 2014.
Pakistanis Are Bleeding With the Passing Away of Siraj Raisani
Both Raisani and Bilour had lost close family members to terror previously. And now they're both gone. RIP. https://t.co/1fxoow8WRn
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) July 13, 2018
Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor Called Siraj Raisani a ‘Highly Devoted and Capable Politician’
COAS condemns heinous terrorist attk in Mashtung. Grieved on loss of precious lives. Pak lost a highly devoted & capable politician Siraj Raisani. Attempts of inimical forces to derail important democratic activity shall not succeed. United we all Pakistanis shall IA defeat them.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 13, 2018
Imran Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi Condemned the Attacks as Well
Another condemnable terrorist attack on a political gathering – this time in Mastung. Saddened to learn of Nawabzada Siraj Raisini's shahadat in this targeted attack as well as the shahadat of 15 other innocent citizens.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 13, 2018
#Mastung Absolutely heart breaking. Ya Allah have mercy, reward the Shaheeds & give patience to their families. We must defeat this wave of terrorism by holding elections on time with a record turn out and make Pakistan go forward insha Allah.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 13, 2018
Pakistanis Were Remembering the Longest Pakistani Flag Record that Was Organized by Raisani
In 2017 on the Independence day, Siraj Raisani attempted to make the longest Pakistani flag from Mastung to Quetta
— Qalander (@AllahSoldier03) July 13, 2018
A Message by Siraj Raisani on the Defence Day
Message on Defence Day of Pakistan, 23rd March 2018, by the brave son of Pakistan, Nawabzada Siraj Raisani Shaheed.
May Allah Almighty grant you & all those martyred in #MastungBlast the highest honours.
?? Paindabaad! pic.twitter.com/2vNh4pream
— Baba kodda باباکوڈا (@Babakoda1) July 13, 2018
His Words Leave Us Speechless
A brave Siraj Raisani died for Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/juMyalYWcu
— Jan Achakzai (@Jan_Achakzai) July 14, 2018
This is indeed heartbreaking and to see what is happening to the innocent in our country. Rest in peace, Siraj Raisani and all those individuals who lost their lives. May we defeat the terrorism one day, Ameen.