Hazara community members’ four-day long sit-in protest, demanding better security measures to ensure safety of Hazara community ended, after receiving assurances of better security measures from CM Balochistan Jam Kamal and State Minister for Interior Sheharyar Afridi.
The protests was started after blast in Hazarganji, Quetta, which killed 22 people including eight Hazara members. The protesters argued that Hazara community was a particular target in the blast. Women and children were also part of the sit-in demanding action against the perpetrators of Hazara killings.
State Minister for Interior Sheharyar Afridi and PM’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfiqar Bukhari visited Hazara Town on Monday to condole with the bereaved family members. Speaking to the media, Afridi said “The federal government will play its role in making sure that these heinous crimes end,” he said. “I stand with the community and I assure you that the government has been working to ensure that such crimes end. That is why this was the first such incident to occur over the span of nine months.
Our Hazara Community calls off sit in; reflecting the tradition of high values & trust they hv on state of Pak.Thanking Prov & Federal Govt for sharing their pain.I am indebted to respect bestowed by community elders for ending sit in.Thankful to CM Balochistan & @sayedzbukhari
— Shehryar Afridi (@ShehryarAfridi1) April 15, 2019