To an outsider this all looks like Pashtun nationalism fighting for its version of “pure lands for pure people,” not dissimilar to the earlier movements by Sikhs, Muslims (and even Hindu groups) in the sub-continent.
The only problem is the access to the sea from Peshawar (Khalistan maps used to show a corridor from Punjab to sea- via Karachi). Thus the Pashtuns have decided that they will keep their lands AND re-create Pakistan in their own image.
At least seven bodies were recovered in the early hours of
Tuesday morning from Karachi airport’s cold-storage facility, DawnNews
The rescue operation continued nearly for 28
hours. The rescue workers finally broke down three walls of the
cold-storage facility to retrieve the victims.
to media persons Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed said that the
corpses were immediately shifted to Jinnah Hospital for DNA tests in
order to identify them, after which they would be handed over to their
Ahmed said that the bodies were badly burnt and were
beyond recognition and the process of identification would take three
He added that if the deceased could not be identified, they would be buried after being provided temporary identification.
One of the Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel was still missing, Ahmed claimed.
According to sources, the deceased were employees of a private cargo company.
to the fact that Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) lacked heavy machinery,
many prominent social workers voluntarily sent cranes to rescue the
The army also assisted in the recovery of bodies in the rescue operation.
The deceased had taken refuge in the cold-storage facility to escape the carnage where they were earlier trapped.
are looking into this and according to the families some seven people
were trapped inside the cold storage and were in contact with the
families on cell phone,” said Abid Qaimkhani, a spokesman for CAA.
Earlier last night, the families of seven airport workers had blocked Shahra e Faisal demanding that authorities work towards freeing their relatives who were trapped.