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Hazara protestors refuse to bury 84 victims, call for army action

Staff ReportQUETTA: As countrywide mourning is being observed against more than 80 killings in Quetta, heirs of the victims continued protest sit-in on Monday along with dead bodies of their beloved ones, refusing to bury them unless the culprits are arrested, SAMAA reported.Terror came back to haunt people of Quetta’s Hazara community on Saturday when...

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 18, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 18, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago
Hazara protestors refuse to bury 84 victims, call for army action

Staff ReportQUETTA: As countrywide mourning is being observed against more than 80 killings in Quetta, heirs of the victims continued protest sit-in on Monday along with dead bodies of their beloved ones, refusing to bury them unless the culprits are arrested, SAMAA reported.Terror came back to haunt people of Quetta’s Hazara community on Saturday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laded water tanker in a packed bazaar at Hazara Town. The death toll has mounted to 84 with nearly 200 injured.In Quetta‚ people of Hazara tribe, including women and children, are holding a protest outside an Imambargah since Sunday evening, placing the dead bodies of the martyrs of Kerani road blast. The community on Sunday gave the government an ultimatum of 48 hours to bring the culprits to book and kick start an army operation in restive parts of Balochistan.Shia organizations – Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM), Balochistan Shia Conference, Quetta Yakjehti Conference – which are leading their community, have called for strike in Balochistan today. Political and nationalist parties also announced to support the strike.A final decision regarding burial the dead would be taken today following government’s negotiations with the protesting Shia people.Countrywide protests were held on Sunday and Monday in wake of Quetta tragedy, with national flag lowered at half mast in the Punjab and Balochistan today. Shia Ulema Council has given a strike call in Karachi for today (Monday). MQM, Sunni Tehrik and Jamaat-e-Islami have announced to support the strike.Scores of people took to roads to stage protest demonstrations in different areas of Karachi on Sunday, urging the government to cope with the terrorists.Last month three bomb blasts in Quetta killed nearly 100 people, one of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks. Thousands of Shi'ites protested in several cities after that attack.Reports say the government has formed two investigation teams to probe into the carnage. The case has been registered at Barori Police Station, Balochistan Police said.Under instructions of Governor Balochistan, who is also the chief executive of the province, two investigations teams headed by DIG Investigations Fayyaz Sumbul were formed. They are directed to submit the report within 10 days. -SAMAA

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