The spark of change we had been demanding can be seen on 14th of January, 2013, when unity of the nation forced federal Government to dissolve Provincial Government of Baluchistan. It was the perfect example of peaceful protest, not a single violent incident occur during the protest. Though we cannot feel the pain of people of Hazara but we can imagine what they had been going through in the past. Finally, Shuhda of Alamdar Road laid to rest. The whole nation is now looking forward to what is going to happen in future. Will FC be able to control the violence in Baluchistan?
In the past four days, there was no Shia, Sunni but Muslims and Pakistanis. Unity did not end here; yesterday a number of people from civil society gathered at Liberty Roundabout for candle vigil and Fateha Khawani for the victims of Alamdar Road and LOC. Everyone their showed solidarity with Hazara People and demanded justice for them. Event later on joined by people of Hazara, who appreciated the step taken by the civil society. A message from Hazara community was then passed to people stating:
“Thank you for your support, it was not possible without you. We are heading back to Quetta with many good things from you.”
People held different play cards to show solidarity with the Hazara Community. After Fateha Khawani, all the people present there stood up for National Anthem. Civil Society encouraged such activities and asked if this could happen on continue bases. For me it was the message for Government to look at their policies and also an impression for Government of Sindh to control violent activities in Karachi.
Previously, the spirit of unity was missing in this nation but now I can say it proudly, the nation has awakened. There is a saying “United We Rise, Divided We Fall” and past four days were perfect example of the same.