PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Despite the reports about a possible
suicide attack, thousands of Tehrik Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafaria (TNFJ)
activists marched in Qissa Khawani Bazar of Provincial metropolis on
September 7 against demolition of Janna-tul-Baqi and Janna-tul-Moalla
cemeteries by Saudi Rulers in Holy cities of Makkah & Madina.
Protest rally led by TNFJ Provincial Nazim Maj (R) Hasnain Kazmi,
Sardar Abbas Ali qazalbash, Molana Zahir Shah Kazmi, S. A. Kazmi,
Molana Khurshid Jawadi, Abbas Ali Kiani, Molana Waqar Kiani, and
others was taken out from Imam Bargah Master Ghulam haider Mohalla
According to Dawn News, a police official said that all the
shopkeepers were directed to close their shops as there were reports
about entry of an explosive-laden vehicle in the city area.
The official said that people were asked to avoid
arranging the procession but they did not agree and so the police
closed all roads leading to the venue of procession. The entire Qissa
Khwani Bazar and adjacent markets remained closed for all kinds of
vehicles while pedestrians were also allowed after thorough body
Protesters performed matam and recited Noha.
A participant Nasir Hussain told JNN correspondent that they were
performing matam to mourn this shameful tragedy of human history on
the call of our leader Agha Hamid ali Musavi.
“We are Hussainis. We are giving pursa to Holy prophet(PBUH) on the
murder of her dearest daughter Fatema(sa)’s grave. Our kids are with
us in rally. We are not afraid of martyrdom,” said Nasir Hussain.
A large number of Mukhtar generation kids also participated in
Heavy contingent of Mukhtar Force was also deputed for
security of the rally. Procession ended at Qissa khwani where Molana
Khurshid Jawadi addressed the participants and conveyed the message of
Pakistani Shiites spiritual leader Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Musvi.