Provincial law minister holds protest outside Balochistan Assembly over Hazara killings

A number of community members also blocked the western bypass

Mohammad Zafar April 30, 2018

QUETTA: Following the killing of two men belonging to the Hazara community in Quetta, yet another protest was held by Law Minister Agha Raza outside the Balochistan Assembly.

Two Hazara tribesmen, sitting inside their electronic shop, were gunned down by unidentified terrorists near Jamaluddin Afghani Road on Saturday.

The incident sparked anger among the community being targeted by the sectarian groups for over a decade with demonstrations across the provincial capital.

Two Hazara men shot dead in Quetta attack

Where one protest is being staged outside the assembly, another is being held at the Quetta Press Club while a number of community members have also blocked the western bypass.

On Saturday, the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) had blocked the Bacha Khan road to protest against the government and law enforcement agencies.

Hazaras protest against ‘targeted killings’ of community members

Meanwhile, civil rights activist Advocate Jalila Haider along with other Hazara community members set a hunger strike camp outside the press club.

The protesters were demanding full implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to bust terrorist networks active in Balochistan. “We will not end our fasting till the visit of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa,” the advocate demanded.

The protesters, spread across the city, are demanding arrest of terrorists behind the attacks.


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