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Machh murders: PM to visit Quetta very soon

ISLAMABAD: While the sit-in, with dead bodies, staged by members of Shia Hazara community enters 4th day, security concerns are keeping PM Imran Khan from visiting Quetta as demanded by the mourners.

However, due to augmenting criticism, PM has decided to go to the camp of protesters, who had refused to bury the bodies of slain coal miners shot dead by IS on Sunday after identifying them as Shia.

It is pertinent to mention here that the opposition parties are attempting to take advantage of this grim situation.

Vice President of PML-N Mariam Nawaz, who is expected to visit the camp in Quetta today (7th of Jan), has appealed the members of Shia Hazara community manifesting there, to bury their dead relatives.

Meanwhile, in several cities of Pakistan (particularly Karachi) symbolic sit-in have enormously disrupted flow of transport.

On Wednesday, UN Secretary General and UNGA President both condemned the murders of eleven members of Hazara Shia community.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.