In the days of social media and first-hand journalism, Pakistan hitherto succeeded in keeping its most brutal secret under wraps for nearly 10 years. Although Pakistan’s brutalities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and in Baluchistan are one of those horror stories that have shaken the conscience of the entire world but this brutal secret has broken every record of State terrorism by Pakistan. In a recent revelation about Pakistan, a Pashtun separatist leader Umar Daud Khattak gave out that the Pakistan army is using chemical weapons (long banned under the Vienna Convention) against the Pashtuns.
Umar Daud Khattak disclosed that it has been 10 years now since the Pak army has been using chemical weapons in the Pashtun-dominated areas like Waziristan and certain parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Khattak shocked countries all around the globe when he divulged that Pakistan army has been poisoning their water supply and using poisonous gas on civilians.
These pictures that bring out in macabre detail Pakistan army’s cruelties on Jamshed’s (name changed) family. When Jamshed and his family developed severe blisters on their skins, they had to rush to Bannu, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as IDPs (Internally displaced People). It was then, that the doctors in Bannu discovered that these wounds and blisters have been caused by chemical weapons used by the Pakistan army on the population of Waziristan.
Pakistan army has always used fighter jets, artillery & heavy weapons to kill its citizens. Now they have started using inhuman means like chemical weapons to stifle the popular demand for a separate independent state of Pashtunistan which the oppressed and tortured Pakhtuns, more commonly known as Pashtuns, have been seeking for a long time when Pakistan army bombs Waziristan, people flee to different areas in neighboring Afghanistan or get internally displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mostly in the district of Bannu. According to the WHO report of 2014, there are approximately 9, 50,000 internally displaced people living in Bannu.
Pakistan army is deliberately flushing out the inhabitants and indigenous people of Waziristan so as to make Waziristan, a hotbed, and sanctuary for terrorists where they can be trained to carry out their cruel and bloody trade at the behest of their Pakistani masters. Not only in Waziristan but Pakistan Army has also gassing the innocent people in Baluchistan and displacing them downwards through China-Pakistan Economic corridor.
Written by Faraah Khan