Army chief arrives in Quetta to address Hazara community grievances

Two people belonging to the community were shot dead by unidentified gunmen last week

News Desk May 01, 2018
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa during a meeting in Quetta on May 1, 2018. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Quetta on Tuesday, days after two people belonging to the Hazara community were shot dead in the provincial capital.

"COAS arrived at Quetta for an update on security situation and meeting with notables of Hazara Community," said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in a statement.

Earlier today, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal during his visit to the sit-in staged at Zarghoon Road near Balochistan Assembly assured the community of security, and said that law enforcement agencies had been directed to apprehend the culprits behind the recent attacks.

Interior minister assures Hazara community of security

During the visit, Iqbal also reviewed the security situation with Inspector-General Balochistan Moazzam Jah Ansari and Inspector-General Frontier Corps Major General Nadeem Anjum and met with the families of martyred policemen.

The Hazara community members staged demonstrations at three separate locations of the city. They are demanding protection from law enforcement agencies and have requested the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to visit Quetta.

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Asad | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Very good move by Gen Bajwa. The Army should apprehend and bring the terrorists to justice through military courts.
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