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Balochistan CM urges Hazara mourners to bury slain coal miners



Balochistan CM urges Hazara mourners to bury slain coal miners

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan  has as soon as once more appealed to the mourners of the Machh tragedy to bury the slain coal miners.

“The religious obligations may not be held back,” he wrote on Twitter. “I request you all again.”

Thousands of mourners, together with ladies and kids, have blockaded the Western Bypass for the previous 5 days in extraordinarily chilly climate, protesting in opposition to the Machh tragedy whereby 11 miners had been kidnapped earlier than daybreak on January 3 as they slept close to a distant coal mine some 60 kilometres southeast of Quetta metropolis and shot to dying.

Security officers who didn’t wish to be named informed AFP that the attackers first separated the miners earlier than tying their palms and ft and taking them into the hills to kill them.

The members of the Hazara neighborhood have refused to bury the slain coal miners till Prime Minister Imran Khan personally meets the mourners.


On Wednesday, fourth day of the protest, CM Jam Kamal Khan visited the protest camp and Imambargah Wali Asr in Hazara Town  and urged demonstrators to finish the sit-in.

An evening earlier than that, the prime minister’s aide Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari arrived in Quetta with Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi to carry talks with the members of the Hazara neighborhood.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had additionally visited the town on Monday and held conferences with the Hazara neighborhood leaders and provincial authorities officers. He introduced a compensation of Rs2.5 million for the households of the slain coal miners.

PM Imran Khan to go to ‘quickly’

PM Imran Khan reassured the Hazara households that he was cognisant of their sufferings and calls for and urged them to bury the lifeless in a tweet on Wednesday.

“I share your pain and have come to you before also to stand with you in your time of suffering,” he wrote. “I will come again very soon to offer prayers and condole with all the families personally. I will never betray my people’s trust.”

Bilawal, Maryam head to Quetta

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N vice-president Maryam introduced that they’d be visiting Quetta at present to supply condolences to the affected households.

Bilawal mentioned he was attempting to succeed in Quetta with Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah and former premier Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani however they needed to off-load from the airplane because the engine wouldn’t begin. “Trying to make other arrangement,” he wrote.

The PPP chairman mentioned PM Imran Khan should settle for the calls for of the victims’ households.

Meanwhile, Maryam additionally left for Quetta from her Jati Umra residence. “A premier is like a father figure for the country. But this government is showing indifference,” she informed reporters. “I am going to Quetta with my father’s [Nawaz Sharif] message to the victims of the Machh tragedy.”

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