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Quetta blast death toll mounts to 89, heirs refuse burial till demands’ approval

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 18, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 18, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
Quetta blast death toll mounts to 89, heirs refuse burial till demands’ approval

Staff ReportQUETTA: Quetta blast victims’ death toll has mounted to 89 but their heirs have persistently refused to bury them till all demands’ acceptance, SAMAA reported on Monday.Quetta blast victims’ death toll continues climbing gradually as over two hundred people sustained injuries in the lethal attack in Hazara Town of Quetta.Protests started in different cities and parts of the country and sit-ins observed at key roads of the cities to record displeasure and acknowledgement of demands including army’s intervention in Quetta for security.Over 79 dead bodies of the blast victims have been kept inside Imam Bargah Moosa bin Jaffar in Hazara Town while a large number of protesters including women and children are observing sit-in for their demands.The protesting sit-in observers are demanding that Balochistan especially Quetta must be handed over to the army as provincial regime in past and now governor’s rule has failed miserably to provide them protection.They are also demanding targeted operation against the culprits while threatening that their sit-in with dead bodies would continue till all demands are not accepted by the rulers.As sit-in of the heirs with dead bodies of blast victims continues in Hazara Town of Quetta, those all who sustained injuries in the incident and currently are being treated at CMH Hospital, they have demanded that they must be shifted to Karachi in C-130 aircraft for treatment.Apart from Quetta protest and sit-in, many more protest rallies and sit-ins are currently underway in different cities of the country.Many key political leaders, including Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and Altaf Hussain have also condemned killings of innocents in Quetta and demanded immediate action against the culprits involved in the attack.Leaders of Majlis Wehdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM), Shia Ulema Council (SUC) and other parties have vowed to continue their protests and sit-in across the country till admittance of all demands especially calling army in Quetta for security of the people. SAMAA

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