Families of Shikarpur blast victims demand army operation in city

Led by members of the Shuhda Committee, the families started their march from Shikarpur on Sunday afternoon


Rabia Ali February 18, 2015
Led by members of the Shuhda Committee, the families started their march from Shikarpur on Sunday afternoon. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Families of the victims who died in the deadly blast in an imambargah in Shikarpur demanded an army operation in the city after their arrival in Karachi on Wednesday.

Led by members of the Shuhda Committee, the families started their march from Shikarpur on Sunday afternoon.

Women dressed in black sat with solemn faces and shouted that they wanted the criminals to be punished.

"We will keep sitting here till we get justice. Madrassa's run by terrorists in our area should be searched and operations should be carried out," said Shamshed whilst holding pictures of her two deceased nephews and a cousin.



Meanwhile, 15 members of the Shuhda Committee are meeting a delegation from the Pakistan Peoples Party at the CM House today and presenting their demands.

Approximatelt 2,000 protestors, made their way to Karachi along with the deputy secretary of the Majlis-e-Wahday-e-Muslimeen (MWM), Allama Amin Shaheedi, chairperson of the Shuhda Committee Allama Maqsood Domki and others.



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Protestors vowed not to leave till the Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah announced an operation and arrest of the criminals. Theyhave also pleaded for a ban on religious outfits and an operation against Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ).

Food camps were set up at Numaish Chowrangi and facilities to make phone calls had also been set up.

MWM leader Ameen Shaheedi said that no writ of state seemed to be present in either Peshawar or any other city.



RELATED: Pakistan mourns 61 killed in Shikarpur imambargah bombing 



The blast hit the imambargah in the Shikarpur district as hundreds of worshipers attended Friday prayers. Police confirmed the explosion to be a suicide attack.

 

COMMENTS (1)

Lord of the Ring | 6 years ago | Reply Why Karachi citizens are always punished for any crime or terrorism anywhere in the country ??? Why do the protesting people not dare protest in front of the rulers' palaces instead of blocking city's main roads thus making life further miserable for millions of innocent citizens who are themselves a target of crimes, corruption and terrorism ??? Unfortunately it seems that by blocking the road and making life miserable for ordinary citizens these people want a sort of sectarian revenge from the majority.
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