ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan told the Hazara group that he was aware of their pain and demands, and asked them to bury the bodies of the coal miners killed.
I share your sorrow and have come to you before to stand with you in your time of suffering as well,” he said, adding that very soon we will come back to offer prayers and personally condole with all the families.”
“I’ll never sacrifice the trust of my people. He urged the community, “Please bury your loved ones so that their souls find peace.”
Since Sunday, members of the Hazara group have blockaded a highway in Quetta with the bodies of slain coal miners, insisting that they not leave until Prime Minister Imran Khan meets them and the killers are brought to justice.
On Sunday, militants of the Islamic State cut the throats of 11 miners in a residential compound near a mining site in Balochistan, filming the whole incident and uploading it online later.
A rally has since been staged by thousands of Hazaras, arranging the coffins around a highway in the provincial capital.
The premier promised in a series of tweets that the government was taking action in the future to stop such attacks.
Without naming a country, the premier further mentioned that the government was well aware that this sectarian terrorism was instigated by Pakistan’s “neighbour.”