PM confirms Quetta Visit to meet grief stricken Hazara protesters

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

06th Jan, 2021. 03:16 pm

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday confirmed that he will travel to Quetta to meet Shia Hazaras protesting against the massacre of coalminers in Machh.

He took to his Twitter and said

“I share your pain & have come to you before also to stand with you in your time of suffering. I will come again very soon to offer prayers and condole with all the families personally. I will never betray my people’s trust. Please bury your loved ones so their souls find peace.”

Imran Khan went on to say that:

I want to reassure the Hazara families who lost their loved ones in a brutal terrorist attack in Machh that I am cogniscant of their suffering & their demands. We are taking steps to prevent such attacks in the future & know our neighbour is instigating this sectarian terrorism.

The Incident 

Hazara community members are protesting against the recent brutal killing of 11 community members in the Machh area of Balochistan.

A large number of Hazara community members along with civil society activists gathered outside the Karachi Press Club to show their anger over the failure of the government and the law enforcement forces in arresting the terrorists.

Compensation Amount 

Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed earlier announced compensation amounting to Rs2.5 million for the families of each of the deceased coal miners.

“Each family of the martyrs will be given Rs1 million by the Prime Minister, while Rs1.5 million by the chief minister of Balochistan,” he told the media.

After his return to the capital today, he briefed the premier about his visit and the demands made by the Hazara leaders.

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