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    Abbas Town attack: Shia, Sunni residents stick together amid heart-rending tragedy

    Rizwan Abbas chose to spend the night of Sunday’s deadly attack in Karachi on a hard pavement rather than his comfy bed to protect his Sunni neighbour’s abandoned house.

    Although his own house escaped damage, he stayed under the open sky to watch over the damaged house of his friend, Babar, who fled the area with his family.

    The 25-year-old received injuries when the massive blast ripped through Abbas Town, but as soon as the doctors bandaged his head, he returned home to provide a helping hand to the victims.
    “When my brothers are in pain and in need, how can I stay away and not help them?” Abbas said as he walked around the rubble the next morning, helping remove the heavy concrete blocks.

    The attackers are mistaken if they think that Sunday’s blast would inflame the ongoing sectarian violence. Living peacefully for years in the apartments that were heavily damaged in the blast, Sunnis and Shias have become even more united amid pain, grief and devastation.
    Regardless of the differences in their religious views, the area’s residents have risen together to console one another and help victims get back on their feet.

    “There is no Sunni or Shia here. We are all Muslims,” said Mohammad Nasir, a volunteer.

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    Sunni volunteers were on guard on the road leading to Mustafa Imambargah, allowing no one to go near it. Others stopped people from getting too close to the blast site, as rescuers attempted to remove the debris.

    Inside the residential blocks, two young men, who live behind Abbas Town, were handing out chicken biryani to whomever they could find. “Take this. Take this,” one of them named Mohammad Raza said to a man in a green turban.

    “If everyone would have helped only those who belonged to their own sect, there would have been no survivors,” said the young man.
    Since Sunday night, he and his friends had pulled out two bodies, donated blood and distributed food amongst the stricken families out of their own pockets. “My own sister’s house has been damaged. But my other relatives are with her. Right now I am more needed here,” said Raza.
    Shama, whose uncle, Ghulam, was amongst the 18 Sunnis killed in the attack, said, “It is the government who wants the Shias and Sunnis to fight. We have never fought and will never fight.”

    Some women were seen trying to console Kaneez Fatima, who lost her cousin in the blast. “Don’t cry. It will be okay. We are in this together,” her neighbour Jameela said. Two Shia women turned up to tell the affected women that temporary residence was being offered for all at the Pakistan Sports Board hostel.

    The residents disclosed that they had never witnessed tension between Shias and Sunnis in the area, even though there have been attacks in the past.

    “Our children play cricket together. At nights, we all sit together. This attack is not on Sunnis or Shias, it is on Muslims,” said one, Imran, while handing out water bottles to others.
    Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2013.

    Abbas Town attack: Shia, Sunni residents stick together amid heart-rending tragedy – The Express Tribune
     
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    After the bloodletting, Karachi opens a vein for survivors


    Over 50 students from various educational institutions turned up at Teen Talwar to help raise money for the blast victims.

    At least 60 bags of blood and one million rupees arrived in donations for the survivors of the Abbas Town bomb blasts barely 24 hours after the terrorists struck.
    Fortunately though, by Monday night all needs were met.


    We are silent majority and fighting a peaceful war against terrorists,” commented Noman Lakhani who came to the camp set up by the National Hematology Centre and Blood Bank at Imambargah Yasrab Monday afternoon. After donating blood, he opened his wallet. “My friends from America have also requested me to donate money,” he explained.
    The Aga Khan University Hospital took in the most number of patients, 100 initially. Six people died and 60 are still admitted. Three surgeries were scheduled Monday, said their spokesperson Rasool Sarang. Up to five people were standing by to donate blood for every patient, he said, adding that thus there was no shortage as such.

    Nonetheless, Dr Hina Hasan and Dr Farrukh from the National Hematology Centre said that they would be able to help anyone who approached them as the response had been good. (Contact 021 35224318-9). News of their blood camp spread via text message and social media. “There was a tremendous response from our youth,” said Dr Hina. “It is a good omen that our youth is energetic and wants to help victims of terrorism.

    It wasn’t just young people but even house workers who turned up at the camp. “I don’t know who has been targeted and why, but I know one thing, that the people of Karachi are victims,” said Shaukat Ali who hails from Sanghar but works in Karachi. “I am not interested in who will be given my blood – a Sunni or Shia.”
    The general sentiment was of an outpouring of desire to help in whatever way possible, no matter how small. In fact, some teenagers and underweight girls were disappointed when they were told they could not donate blood. “I wish I could help,” sighed Anum Jang, a student of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture who was turned away.

    Over 50 students from different institutions gathered at the Teen Talwar intersection in the afternoon to raise funds for the families. The mobilization had started on social networking websites hours after the blast and was not backed by any organization. The volunteers just came together through Facebook connections and mutual friends.
    “We don’t know if we’ll be able to raise any substantial amount here,” said Raza Minhas, a final-year student at SZABIST, explaining that the donations will go to Shaheed Foundation. “But we are out on the streets and that shows that people want to do something. This is a message for all the traumatized families that they are not alone.” Sitting on the footpath with a dozen other girls, Amrina Irfan helped by making the posters. “This is just a small gesture on our part,” she said. Some of the posters said ‘With every bomb we die as a nation’ and others said ‘Show we are one against terrorism’. The students fanned out to all four traffic signals to collect money at each red light.


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    As they had gathered at a time when all major markets were closed and there was barely any transport, the spontaneous gathering attracted the attention of rangers deputed nearby. “Which political party are you representing,” one of them asked as a volunteer struggled to explain that they belonged to none. “Okay, carry on, but we need to inform the headquarters,” said the jawan.

    Little did he know that security was the last thing on the minds of the volunteers who were stopping anyone who was willing to help.
    “As a nation our memory span is very short,” said Jibran Nasir, another volunteer. “We tend to forget tragedies. This campaign might just turn out to be a way to make sure that we don’t forget.”
    Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2013.

    After the bloodletting, Karachi opens a vein for survivors – The Express Tribune
     
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    Re: Abbas Town attack: Shia, Sunni residents stick together amid heart

    Pakistan koh apna kalima padh layna chahiyeh. Khel ab Khatam hai. BD bengalies first started the talk of two nation theory which was lapped up by mouka parast capitalist nawabs/mullahs of India to create Pakistan. bengalies demolished the two nation theory in 1971 and now thru their Shahbaag agitation they have demolished the whole concept of religion based nations.
     
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    shia sunni together only in abbas town,karachi. what about whole pakistan ???:confused::confused::lol::lol:
     
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    Re: Abbas Town attack: Shia, Sunni residents stick together amid heart

    Emotional bakwas...
     
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    Re: Abbas Town attack: Shia, Sunni residents stick together amid heart

    this article indicates the sunni-shia love(majority atleast above 99.7%)
     
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    There are 100,s of article which dont show shia-sunni love:lol::lol:
     
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    Re: Abbas Town attack: Shia, Sunni residents stick together amid heart

    Except Uzbeks and Hazaras!!!
    Farhan_9909 - the so called Pashtun - your hypocrisy is boundless.
     
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    Re: Abbas Town attack: Shia, Sunni residents stick together amid heart

    uzbeks are sunni and on top deobandi like pashtun

    hazara are twelver shia like iranian and different from any shia in both pakistan and india or iraq or other countries shia except iran
     

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