Shaheed Askari Raza was a philanthropist momin, a very visionary and resourceful person who helped secure release of numerous shia youth falsely implicated by rogue elements within the security apparatus on one pretext or the other. He was especially instrumental alongside his slain colleague Shaheed Mukhtar Bukhari , in bringing peace to the families of many shia individuals kidnapped by yazidi elements within the security apparatus. In a number of high profile cases , the able representation provided by the Shaheed`s Shia Lawyers Forum ,resulted in a lot of embarassment for senior yazidi members of security apparatus. One of Askari`s colleagues recalled in the public mourning gathering in janaza procession that one yazidi member of government security apparatus threatened shaheed with dire consequences in presence of Honourable Justice Maqbool Baqar.
Shaheed Askari Raza was especially given life threats after the famous Muntazir Mehdi case, the shia youth kidnapped from Shah Faisal colony. In this case yazidis had to face a lot of embarassment and humiliation on a lot of legalities ,through the special blessings of Bibi Fatematuz Zehra S.A .Shaheed Askari had by now become a hard pill for yazidis to swallow and they were in want of opportunity to play a trick.
In a bid of revenge the same yazidi officials, implicated Shaheed Askari in false cases to pressurise him. But shaheed understood the conspiracy well and in a properly organized rally, in front of media persons and journalists voluntarily offered him over for arrest earlier in 2011. Since the air from this conspiracy balloon had effectively been blown out by shaheed`s tactical step , he was soon released. But he was continuously receiving threats for which he had intimated the concerning government departments in black and white on several occassions.
It was under these circumstances that government refused to lodge an FIR against the individuals nominated by the family ,one a yazidi officer of security apparatus and another a cleric of a banned outfit. Instead ,all through these hours the administration continued to try to convince family to instead lodge FIR against " Unknown assailants".