Days after 11 coal miners sleeping in their room belonging to the Shia Hazara group were held at gunpoint, blindfolded and trussed before being executed in the early hours of Sunday morning by unidentified attackers in the Mach coal field district, the country is still in shock.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was asked to appear at the sit-in in defiance of the ordeal of minorities and to advise the authorities to reward and express their suffering.
“We will not bury our loved ones until the mourners are personally met by Prime Minister Imran Khan,” said Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) chief Syed Agha Raza, adding that the mourners would not negotiate on the coal miners’ blood.
In exchange, the Prime Minister again called upon the Hazara group to bury those killed in the assault in the
Mach region of Balochistan, calling on them to refrain from “blackmailing the premier,” pledging that he would be there for them.
This did not sit well with the public and many, including Momina Mustehsan, the Baari artist, urged Imran Khan to rethink his position.
Honorable Prime Minister, all eyes are on you,’ Momina began, sharing a message for the world to see on Twitter.
For way too long, the whole country has been well aware of the oppression suffered by the Hazara people. They’re really all of them, and one of them is us. She went on to tell the retired cricket champion that it is important to display unity at this hour, regardless of the conspiracies, those guilty and those seeking to politicise.
We implore you, as our premier, to rethink your stand. “Momina reiterated, “Please do not wait for them to mourn their dead, they need your shoulder to weep on.