Saturday, August 10, 2013

Baloch Soccer (Football) fans bombed - Pakistani state genocide continues against Baloch

I could not help noticing that police and representatives of other law enforcement agencies were shockingly slow to show up, reaching the scene an hour after the explosion occurred. In stark contrast to the courage and presence of mind demonstrated by the rickshaw drivers, they seemed too frightened to even talk to any of the witnesses. They failed to cordon off the crime scene and abandoned it altogether after a scant hour of “investigation.” Lyari’s future David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba , Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luís Figo and Nymer were lying in pools of blood. Throngs of older men and women descended on the spot, desperately searching for their loved ones. Those who found their kids alive started kissing them in relief, while those whose loved ones were among the dead or injured went to hospitals or stayed away from the scene. Every Ramadan senior footballers from Lyari organize football tournaments in the streets. An average of two to three thousand people come out to watch these football matches. Lyari’s residents believed that this was a time when it was safe to send their kids out to enjoy watching soccer. Even the gangsters could be counted upon to stop using guns and allow the matches to take place undisturbed. Not anymore. Now, adding to the pain and trauma of the attack itself, the organizers of the Karachi Mohammedan Football Club have declared that “Lyari may not organize any football tournament next Ramadan.” In Lyari all concluding ceremonies and celebrations for this year’s tournaments were suspended immediately after the blast.

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