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The political candidate Siraj Raisani from Balochistan Awami Party was killed in a deadly suicide blast that shook the city of Mastung and the entire country on Friday. The suicide blast happened in a corner meeting. The attack claimed the lives of 128 people and injured over 200.
Siraj Raisani was the brother of former Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani. He was a nationalist who was relentlessly thwarting the anti-state elements active in Balochistan.
The news of blast spread like a wildfire while social media exploded with tweets of remorse, condemnation, and tribute to Siraj Raisani for his sacrifice for the country.
Raisani was vocal about his love and support for Pakistan. His close aides, friends, and followers paid him tribute. The social media was abuzz with his passionate messages for Pakistan.
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Renowned figures like Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Asif Ghafoor in his Twitter message condemned the attack but also praised the deceased soul for his unwavering devotion towards Pakistan.
Last interview of #SirajRaisani Shaheed. Says IGFC more nationalist than Baloch leaders. People now Love #FCBalochistan pic.twitter.com/YM0AKZLDHy
— Hussain Saqib (@hsaqib17) July 14, 2018
COAS condemns heinous terrorist attk in Mashtung. Grieved on loss of precious lives. Pak lost a highly devoted & capable politician Siraj Raisani. Attempts of inimical forces to derail important democratic activity shall not succeed. United we all Pakistanis shall IA defeat them.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 13, 2018
Siraj Raisani had created the longest flag of Pakistan in #Mastung in 2017. We did not give him the security he needed, just like the brave Haroon Bilour. Who will answer for pulling their security? Nobody knows in the Govt when we ask in Senate. Have never seen such a vacuum pic.twitter.com/ZKh9IwDDy2
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) July 14, 2018
Pakistan lost a die hard Baluch Patriot today. It’s a staggering loss to us. Siraj Raisani had lost his son few years back. Today we lost him too…
He will be avenged. We will make RAW pay for this but first we need to deal with traitors within our own ranks….. pic.twitter.com/qmMlIN04fJ
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) July 13, 2018
A devoted patriotic Pakistani son of soil politician Siraj Raisani Shaheed killed by terrerists RAW/NDS because of his love for Pakistan & hate for India. Terrorists must know that their attacks wont be able to stop us defending our mother land. Pakistan salutes your bravery. RIP pic.twitter.com/dRWXtAikVj
— Amer Khan (@KhanAmerKhan) July 13, 2018
Didn’t know a lot about Nawab Siraj Raisani Sahab. I was going through his Facebook page, we have lost a true patriot. May Allah bless his soul. Ameen pic.twitter.com/ss6YdyPM4e
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) July 14, 2018
While our politicians were busy propagating their agendas, one son of a soil Nawab Siraj Raisani along with 120 embraced martyrdom. Indian sponsored state terrorism has claimed many precious lives, kindly come out of your political agendas, act and think like a Pakistani #Mastung pic.twitter.com/HwtoKtyydY
— AM Shahid Latif (Retd) (@AMShahidLatif) July 14, 2018
Siraj Raisani in his last video message said that he’s proud of Pakistan Army warriors, he’ll always stood by Pakistan Army & will fight Pakistan enemies alongside Pak Army warriors.
— Esen Paşa (@TheEsenPasa) July 13, 2018
“Pakistan has lost a highly devoted & capable politician. Attempts of inimical forces to derail important democratic activity shall not succeed. United we all Pakistanis, Insha’Allah shall defeat them,” Ghafoor said in his tweet.
Famous social media activist and anchorperson Hamza Ali Abbasi condemned the attack and pleaded people to vote in the upcoming elections to fulfill Siraj Raisani’s dream of gearing Pakistan forward.
Some recalled Raisani’s attempt last year for creating the longest-ever national flag hosted from Mastung to Quetta on August 14th.
Another Twitter user while paying him tribute shared the heartwarming messages of his support for the security forces of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
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Senator Sherry Rehman also took to Twitter and expressed her grief on the death. She stated that the lack of security of important politicians resulted in their deaths.
Renowned political analyst and journalist from Balochistan Jan Achakzai shared Raisani’s message in which he called himself a proud Pakistani.
Besides them, politicians like Imran Khan, Jehangir Tareen, Naz Baloch and others condemned the incident and expressed their grief at the loss of innocent lives.