'I'm Siraj Raisani & I'll die as Pakistani'

As Pakistan faces a string of suicide attacks against political candidates facing up to its general elections on 25th of July, the most recent one that has shocked the nation has claimed at least 128 innocent lives in Baluchistan on Friday.

The deadly suicide attack which ripped through a political rally of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has since claimed lives of around 128 people including BAP leader and candidate, Nawabzada Siraj Raisani from PB-35 (Mastung).

Remembering the noble sacrifice that Siraj Raisani has given for the nation, elder brother Haji Lashkari Raisani who is also contesting for Baluchistan’s National Assembly seat said, “My brother Siraj Raisani has been martyred,”

COAS condemns heinous terrorist attk in Mashtung. Grieved on loss of precious lives. Pak lost a highly devoted & capable politician Siraj Raisani. Attempts of inimical forces to derail important democratic activity shall not succeed. United we all Pakistanis shall IA defeat them.

— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 13, 2018

Michael Kugelman, deputy director at Asia Program and South Asia senior associate The Wilson Center went on to tweet that both Raisani and Bilour (who had been slain earlier on Tuesday) have lost close family members to terrorist attacks previously.

Both Raisani and Bilour had lost close family members to terror previously. And now they’re both gone. RIP. https://t.co/1fxoow8WRn

— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) July 13, 2018

Actor, anchorperson and activist, Hamza Ali Abbasi tweeted his condolences for the families most affected by the recent wave of violence and prayed for the martyrs who have lost their lives in these suicide attacks

#Mastung Absolutely heart breaking. Ya Allah have mercy, reward the Shaheeds & give patience to their families. We must defeat this wave of terrorism by holding elections on time with a record turn out and make Pakistan go forward insha Allah.

— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 13, 2018

Some celebrated Raisani’s attempt last year for creating longest ever flag that was hosted from Mastung to Quetta.

He , The Siraj Raesaani Shaheed, came from Mastung to Qta with longest Pak flag to make world record on 14 Aug 2017.#Mastung #SirajRaisani pic.twitter.com/D2aUbJzuaa

— Qalander 🇵🇰 👽خلائی مخلوق👽 (@AllahSoldier042) July 13, 2018

While others honoured Raisani for his patrioism and love of Pakistan.

— Fahad Malik (@Fahad4014) July 13, 2018

Another big loss in space of just 3 days! Siraj Raisani martyred along with 15 others in a suicide attack in Baluchistan. May Allah have mercy on departed souls and may He give all bereaved families the strength to bear this huge loss.

— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) July 13, 2018

Strongly condemn the attack in Mastung, deeply shocked & saddened at the loss of Nawabzada Mir Siraj Raisani & all those martyred in the convoy. This is the third terrorist attack on a candidate ahead of general polls. May Allah keep everyone safe & protect our country.

— Naz Baloch (@NazBaloch_) July 13, 2018

— 🕯🔱Zindagi🔱🕯 (@usman_saffah) July 14, 2018

Strongly condemn the terrible attack in Mustung. Sad to hear about the death of Siraj Raisani & others.Prayers with the families for the tragic loss. Have argued in Senate that security for political workers is Zero, and govt is only shuffling paper while our campaigns burn

— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) July 13, 2018

Message on Defence Day of Pakistan, 23rd March 2018, by the brave son of Pakistan, Nawabzada Siraj Raisani Shaheed.

May Allah Almighty grant you & all those martyred in #MastungBlast the highest honours.

🇵🇰 Paindabaad! pic.twitter.com/2vNh4pream

— Baba kodda باباکوڈا (@Babakoda1) July 13, 2018

A brave Siraj Raisani died for Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/juMyalYWcu

— Jan Achakzai (@Jan_Achakzai) July 14, 2018

— ⚔️Sabaz Hilali🇵🇰 (@Sabaz_hilali) July 13, 2018

Words of Martyr #SirajRaisani! #Mastung #MastungBlast #BAP #BalochistanAwamiParty #Balochistan #NawabZadaSirajRaisani pic.twitter.com/ObOERYXMQA

— PKKH | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz (@PKKHTweet) July 13, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Martyr Siraj Raisani and the 40 plus martyrs who lost their lives in #Mastung. Their supreme sacrifice will not go in vain. Their blood will be avenged. pic.twitter.com/8j174tuVox

— Anjum Kiani (@AnjumKiani) July 13, 2018

Original news : https://tribune.com.pk/story/1757643/1-im-siraj-raisani-ill-die-pakistani/