Hazara United Movement (HUM), United Kingdom denounces the acts of terrorism and attacks in Ziarat and Quetta which occurred the same day, targetting the Quaid-e-Azam’s last abode in Ziarat and the bomb blasts on the bus of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, followed by preplanned firing spree in parts of Bolan Medical College, Quetta.
This is, indeed, a sad day in the history of Pakistan to blow up the Ziarat Residency which is respected and people of all walks of life pay homage to the place for preserving the memories of the Foundar of the country.
The federal and provincial governments must exercise all available resources to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice as the attack on Ziarat Residency is viewed as an attack on people of Pakistan.
HUM is also saddened on the bomb blast of the bus, taking female students to SBKWU which took the lives of innocent students while the terrorists’ subsequent spate of firing and suicide bombings at Bolan Medical College, taking the lives of scores of people including government executives; demand overhauling of the intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Although the attack on Ziarat Residency and the bomb blasts and firing in western part of Quetta do not have overt connection, there is no denying the fact that the Islamist terrorists such as Lashker-e-Jhangvi have strengthened their relationships with other terrrorist organisations to coordinate their activities with ease.
HUM has always demanded operation cleanup against the terrorists of Lashker-e-Jhangvi whose hideouts are known to the security personnel and intelligence agencies. Quetta, in particular, and the Balochistan province, in general, can become a peaceful place if the government makes sincere efforts to start immediate operation against these terrorists.
HUM pays tribute to the martyred government officials and the citizens of Pakistan who exhibited unprecedented courage and harmony on this sad day to share their grieve and sorrows together.
HUM also appeals to the citizens of Pakistan, especially the people living in and around Quetta city to exercise great care and beware of their surroundings when renting their property and inform the security personnel if they notice anything suspicious as the terrorists have devised new way of mingling with the locals and living at rented property with their families.
HUM mourns the callous attacks on Ziarat Residency and the deaths of innocent civilians who became the target of Islamist terrorists.