QUETTA: The Hazaras protesting the execution of the coal miners in Balochistan’s Machh have introduced that they’ll proceed their sit-in until Prime Minister Imran Khan makes a go to to Quetta himself .
They shared their calls for with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid when he visited the protesters Monday. The inside minister stated he’ll talk the calls for of protesters to PM Imran Khan.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan himself should visit Quetta and look into all these issues,” the chief of the Hazaras stated Monday.
The terror assault on the miners has been claimed by the Islamic State.
Up to 2,500 protesters staged a sit-in, gathered with eight our bodies in coffins and blocked a bypass on the outskirts of Quetta, demanding justice Monday. “We will not end our protest until the arrest of all the assassins,” Balochistan Shia Conference chief Agha Daud stated
“The latest wave of killings will spread to other cities including Quetta if a decisive action is not taken at this stage,” he stated.
The protesting family members of miners demanded resignation of the Balochistan authorities.
Sheikh Rashid meets protesters
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed reached Quetta Monday night and joined a sit-in organised by the Hazaras and households of the deceased coal miners a day after the Machh bloodbath.
He stated he is able to settle for all of the calls for of the Hazara individuals, besides the resignation of the Balochistan authorities.
“Today or tomorrow morning I will inform the Prime Minister about the message of the protesters,” Rashid stated.
Rashid had introduced compensation amounting to Rs2.5 million for every household of coal mine staff.
“Each family of the martyrs will be given Rs1 million by the Prime Minister, while Rs1.5 million by the chief minister of Balochistan,” Rashid instructed the media.
He reportedly flew to Quetta on the directions of PM Khan. The minister was accompanied by National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri and Balochistan’s chief secretary.
“On Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special instructions, I arrived in Quetta alongside Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed to share the grief of the families of the martyrs of the Machh tragedy, assure our Hazara community of immediate justice, and to review the security situation,” Suri wrote on Twitter.
The inside ministry has additionally sought a report on the bloodbath.