The Shuhada Action Committee, led by religious scholar Hafiz Hussain Ahmed Sherodi, staged a demonstration to protest ongoing targeted killings of religious scholars in Balochistan.
The committee took out a procession from Abdul Sattar Road and after marching through Liaquat Bazaar, staged a noisy protest in Bacha Khan Chowk. Student protesters from religious seminaries were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans calling for an end to killing of Baloch youth and religious leaders.
According to the committee, over eight religious scholars have been shot dead in broad daylight in Balochistan in the past two months. “The government and law-enforcement agencies have failed to arrest a single culprit involved in targeted killings, “said Sherodi.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 14th, 2012.