Hundreds of Shia pilgrims have been forced to prolong their stay at the Taftan border on the pretext of security threat for more than two weeks but government and security agencies have failed to counter that particular threat and provide foolproof security for their motorcade, so far.
The ill-fated Shia pilgrims are being treated step-motherly at Taftan, the border town of Pakistan near Iranian Mir Javeh border. The border cross lacks shelters, hygienic condition and essential facility that is needed for a comfortable stay.
The pilgrims have to remain under sky in this sweltering summer season.
Three weeks forced stay means three weeks’ heavy expenses on food, water and everything they utilize even though they don’t get potable drinking water there. Now, road route pilgrimage too, cost them dearly and also put their life under threat.