Dead yet to be buried

Relatives Want Army Control Over Quetta

Pak Blast

Islamabad, Feb 18: Pakistan's minority Shia Hazara community has said it will not bury dozens of people killed in a devastating bombing in Quetta till the army takes control of the southwestern city to prevent further terrorist attacks.
Hundreds of Shias have joined a protest with the bodies of some of the 85 people killed in Saturday's attack at Hazara Town in Quetta, the capital of the restive Balochistan province.
The banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the bombing.
A bomb containing hundreds of kilograms of explosives ripped through a crowded market in Hazara Town on Saturday.
Many women and children were among the dead. About 200 people were injured by the blast, which flattened several buildings.
Leaders of the Shia Hazara community, which has been repeatedly targeted by sectarian groups like the LeJ, gave the government a 48-hour ultimatum to launch an army operation.
They accused elements of the security establishment of sheltering the militants.
Quetta police chief Wazir Khan Nasir said officials were engaged in negotiations with the Shia leaders to convince them to bury their dead.
However, Shia leader Qayyum Changezi said the protesters would not bury the dead "until a targeted operation is launched".
Syed Muhammad Hadi, a spokesman for an alliance of Shia groups, said the community wanted security in Quetta to be handed over to the army and targeted operations against terrorists and their supporters.
The paramilitary Frontier Corps is responsible for security in Balochistan but Shias say it is unable to protect them. PTI
Federal Religious Affairs Minister Khurshid Shah today said the latest attack on the Shias had highlighted the failure of intelligence agencies.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM NEWS

  • Kashmir

Don’t beg for return of martyrs’ bodies: Salahuddin

Srinagar, Feb 18:  The Chairman of the United Jehad Council Chairman Syed Salahuddin on Monday called on Kashmiris in general and family of Afzal Guru in particular not to ‘beseech for return of his More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC JAMS IRK COMMUTERS

Chaos due to sudden vehicular rush: SP Traffic

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 18: After a continuous spell of curfew and strikes for nine consecutive days, various roads of the City on Monday witnessed chaos due to long traffic jams.  Long traffic jams were witnessed More




  • Jammu

NC-Cong Govt enhancing people’s pain: Mehbooba

Jammu Feb 18: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the Congress-NC coalition was only enhancing the pain caused by the unholy haste and secrecy adopted in the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru More



  • News

Militants storm govt complex in Peshawar; 7 killed

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 18: Two suicide attackers disguised as security personnel blew themselves up after storming a government complex in the restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, killing five people More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Teaching Social Skills in Schools

We need to teach social skills to our students to deal with personal emotional states

LIFE SKILLS

PUPINDER SINGH BALI

We live in a competitive world and being globally connected, we need to understand and experience diverse culture of our state. We would need to determine whether every child in our state is ready to contribute More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions