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Pakistan Oil Tanker blast claims at least 180 lives - Revenge of Mad Man

Pakistan Oil Tanker blast claims at least 180 lives - Nature Revenge for a Mad Man

Friday, June 30, 2017
Written By: M Osama Shahzad

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Multan: Sight of Villagers looting the fuel from crashed tankers isn’t something new in Pakistan but last Sunday was different. A day before Eid this sad incident happened in Ahmedpur East.

Tire of the tanker burst which caused the tanker to crash. Tanker was reportedly carrying 25,000 liters (5,500 gallons) of fuel from Karachi to Vehari.
Villagers working in mango gardens and passengers passing by in cars and bikes all gathered to loot the fuel and fill up their tanks. Reportedly this tanker’s crash was announced in a mosque nearby so that villagers at home too can benefit from the opportunity, Ironically in Ramzan and while fasting.
Women, Children, Old as well as young men, all were filled with energy and were present at the scene with pots. While all of this was going on, someone decided to calm his nerves in this excited and tensed situation, hence lit up a cigarette.

That cigarette lit up and so did the oil. There was a huge blast and all the thieves were burning without discrimination, just like they were stealing without discrimination. Approximately 100 people died in an instant on the scene.


Army rushed on the scene with helicopters to transfer wounded to the nearby hospitals which was as near as 100km in Multan (Nishtar Hospital), as the nearest hospitals didn’t have any burn units because apparently Punjab CM Mian Shahbaz Sharif thought that hospitals, health and education is over rated so let’s make something cool in Lahore and ate the province’s funds to construct a classy train in Lahore. PM also thought to visit Pakistan from his hometown London after constantly being bashed for not even offering condolences to families. Well Canadian PM filled the gap and apparently that’s too is the success of Nawaz Sharif and his government. All became politics and 180+ lives were played, played a dirty game of point scoring.
This story ended here but this wasn’t the start!
It all started on July 6th 2012 when an announcement was made on a mosque in the same area.
Ghulam Abbas, a mental patient was arrested on the accusation of burning Holy Quran Pages and taken into custody. Religious cleric announced on the load speaker about this blasphemy and sentenced that mental patient as a criminal. His wear about were also announced to be in Police custody.
This Moulana lit the match and had his cigarette while the fire lit up. Approximately mob of 2000 people got out and blocked Lahore-Karachi Highway (Same highway where tanker crashed). This mob attacked the Police Station and took custody of that mental patient.
He was soaked in fuel and lit up. This mob kept hitting him with stones until he was no more. Many vehicles too were torched by the mob and police quarters too were damaged.
According to Police that person was homeless, abnormal and was in his early forties. Independent Human Rights Commission (HRCP) condemned, Amnesty International condemned, London based rights groups too made some noise but at the end all forgot.
But, did nature forget?? Nature came back and gathered them all of the same area, on the same place, from the same source and Ghullam Abbas after 5 years took his revenge. Indeed God knows the best and nature strikes back, not today, but eventually.
Just before Eid 180 people burned by the greed of Rs/-500-Rs/-1000….

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