Difficulties for Arbaeen Pilgrims from Pakistan
The third issue as regards to Pakistan and especially for Shias is that people are preparing for Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s). A big number visits there. The system of sending the pilgrims from the border to Iran first is very painful. There are issues from all regards for pilgrims especially from Quetta to the border there are big difficulties for believers. They go there and sit for weeks in Quetta and on border to send them securely. These transporters have become Mafia and take ransom from the people, disturb them and trouble them. They stop them in Quetta and on border, so that they can give ransom whatever they decide. Taftan is such a place where if you stop someone for a day also, people will be ready to give everything to come out. It is a dessert where there is nothing to eat, pray and for weeks the pilgrims are made to sit and trouble them, and then they will collect thousands from everyone so that they can be sent out. This is the mafia who takes advantage of Shia emotions. There are some Shias also involved in this who share their part. If we make demands from government that is useless. We have done rallies, protests on the streets this will not solve the issue. This government will not solve anything and they have never done. It is useless to demand from them. This work should be done by pilgrims and the leaders of caravan. They take so much money from people that they can make arrangements. There are organizations who beat the drums of community they don’t solve any problem but earn for themselves in the name of pain for community. These organizations have funds as well. They should make a department whose duty is to keep the pilgrims secure, make arrangements for making them reach safely from Quetta to border. They should not leave them on the mercy of these Mafia. The pilgrims take all the threats and go for pilgrim but these mafia are more dangerous then terrorists there. The pilgrims will be visiting for Arbaeen in big numbers and the mafia will trouble them. Those tours which are earning money from the pilgrims should make arrangements.
In global issues; the same old situation is going on and some painful issues have come