Bleeding Dera Ismail Khan: Who Will Heal It?

When the peace talks are underway in the Swat area, the rest of NWFP is as restive as it was. Two blasts were reported in Sirai Norang area of Laki Marwat and the blast in the Dera area is very much the reminder of the grim situation in the tribal belt and its adjacent areas.

Dera Ismail Khan is the target. At least 32 persons were killed and 85 others injured in a powerful suicide blast during funeral procession of Shia elder near Shobara hotel. The funeral procession accompanying the body of Shia elder, Sher Zaman killed yesterday by unknown gunmen, was moving towards the graveyard when it reached near Sobara hotel a powerful explosion took place.

After that it was mayhem. The whole of NWFP dripped in the gloom and doom. Peace efforts have been quashed in Dera Ismail Khan. Its the same hand which is creating unrest and chaos in the country just to destabilize the affairs. Hidden enemy is now trying to fan the flames of sectarian violence.

President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif and NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, should come out of their palaces and visit the restive areas to heal the wounds of surviving people.

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