Shaheed Sikandar Baloch
7 Oct 1992 – 1 April 2022
Lullabies sung by the mothers to her children are not only the first words that build the character of that child but also provide basis of the culture for that nation.
On a stormy night of 07 October 1992 a child was born in Gomazi, a faraway small village of district Kech, Balochistan. The proud father Dost Mohammed named his son Sikandar. This child grew up in the house of a social and political activist in Tump tehsil. His father was popularly known as Chairman Dost Mohammed because he was once elected as the Chairman of Union Council Gomazi, he was affiliated with Pakistan National Party (PNP) a close confidant of Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo.
Mir Mohammad Ali
If after a self-created disaster, instead of remorse, reflection and compunction there is a brazen and unabashed attempt to call it a victory, to score points and look smug and satisfied, the bankruptcy of that system of governance stands categorically exposed. This is exactly what is happening after the Lal Masjid fiasco but then, I suppose, there is nothing to be surprised about because we saw the same response after the May 12th carnage and even after the agonizing ignominy of the loss of Bangladesh. The moral and political bankruptcy of the rulers and system of governance is inexcusable and indefensible.
The Lal Masjid saga has been labelled as a ‘drama’, ‘engineered’, ‘farce’, ‘charade’, etc, but there is much more to it. It was a tragedy with a lot of suffering for the people during its course and is bound to be more tragic in its aftermath. It exposed the gross ineptitude and inefficiency of this and past governments, whose only achievements have been tyranny and bumbling through 60 long years. It signifies the crass incompetence and brutality of the existing system and it was a disaster waiting to happen.