With less than 3 days left to the elections, the political landscape has heated up beyond belief – and safe to say how the entire nation is charged up with emotions to defend their own stance.
Last night, Jibran Nasir and his workers were beaten by the workers of multiple parties as they tried to enter Bizerta Lines – which is one of Karachi’s most centrally located areas.
Our workers were beaten in Bizerta Lines by TLP & challenged to enter again. We led our team through every lane of…
The reason? Jibran refused to call Ahmedis non-Muslims or condemn them, even when he was forced to do so. Can we just talk about how brilliantly he shut them all down?!
Here’s footage of the altercation.
But did they back out? They didn’t. In a Facebook livestream, Jibran and his workers can be seen going back in the area, while responding to all of the hate with endless love
Election campaign at Bizerta Lines
Gepostet von Mohammad Jibran Nasir am Freitag, 20. Juli 2018
The live stream begins with a worker describing the events from when they first tried to enter the Bizerta Lines area.
“We were peacefully arranged at the main market area when a few members from TLP came to us and asked us to leave. Then they hurled abuses at Jibran. Then came a truck and around 50-60 men from Jamaat-i-Islami, while we were only 20 something. They stopped us, and then slapped our workers and we ran. Then came Musharraf’s party workers and we were being chased by everyone who had sticks to beat us.”
Another worker added that they were threatened as well by the other parties workers.
“Agar waapis idhar aaye tou tum logon kou tor phor ker waapis bhejaa jayega.”
Jibran Nasir’s campaign faced intolerance and violence at bizerta lines by workers of TLP and MMA combined. Re-grouped intercepted the campaign at least three times.
Watch the account of the first encounter:@theRealYLH @ZarrarKhuhro @marvisirmed pic.twitter.com/0Ls2meSmgC
— 〽️adiha (@XIX_II_III) July 20, 2018
However, Jibran and his team remained determined and marched in, only to be stoned and beaten by a mob – but that didn’t make them lose their composure, either
“Inkey mustakbil ki dua kero, parhe likhay, nokri keray, nafrat aur mar pitai nahi,” said Jibran after being attacked.
Jibran later took to Twitter to talk about more incidents which happened in the same day
Lives of our workers and voters at large is being put at risk. See the thread about 3 incidents today 20th July:
1. Ghausia Masjid at Hijrat colony declared all our voters "Qadiyani Agents" and condemned all workers to hell and labelled me a blasphemer
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) July 20, 2018
They’ve been labelled as “Qadiyani Agents” by various parties as a move to defame
We're reporting all incidents to the Authorities. The Pulpit of the Prophet SAW who came as a Mercy to all Mankind (Rehmat ul Alameen) is being used to spread hatred and violence. We will stand out ground but now Police Authorities and State should do it's job arrest the culprits
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) July 20, 2018
People have been rightfully concerned after the violence against a candidate of one of the most crucial constituencies in Karachi
Don't think many people realize how dangerous all this is. Terrorists sent to mess up @MJibranNasir's corner meetings being instructed to so. That's extremely frightening. The average Pakistani seems to be growing dumber by the minute & there's no room for anyone in the middle.
— Dr. Jamshaid (@JammanKhattak) July 20, 2018
Everyone’s rooting for the fight against bigotry, no matter how seemingly impossible it looks right now.
Thoughts and prayers for the safety of @MJibranNasir and his team. The fight against bigotry feels impossibly difficult at this moment, (and it also makes all claims of there being 'two extremes' in Pakistan appear completely ridiculous).
— Umair Javed (@umairjav) July 20, 2018
Some also pointed out the two extreme kind of candidates that we have around.
The symbolic image of these elections is Jibran Nasir standing against a mob – alone – and Khadim Rizvi arriving at Karachi airport with state security. It says a lot about this country.
— Jahanzeb Hussain (@hussainjahanzeb) July 20, 2018
But all in all, people have been praying for him and are now rooting for him more than ever!
Muhammad Jibran Nasir is definitely a distinguished person who is taller than the party heads of all Political parties of Pakistan. May God save you from every evil and grant you healthy long life.#JibranNasir
— Burhan Ahmed (@BurhanAhmedsh) July 21, 2018
I request all of you that whenever you offer namaz, pray for safety of Jibran Nasir and all his volunteers.
— Ahmer Ahmed (@ahmerahmed07) July 21, 2018
No one’s sure what the next three days will bring for Pakistan’s, and Karachi’s political landscape, but all people are hoping for is that people get together to bring the change that they all rightfully deserve.
What do you think about the incident? Let us know in the comments.