QUETTA: Following the successful talks with the State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi, the Hazara Shia community on Tuesday announced to end their four-day long sit against the Hazarganji blast.
The minister reached Quetta earlier in the day to hold talks with the protesting Hazara community members.
Afridi assured the Hazara community, “We are standing shoulder-by-shoulder with you in every difficulty and trial.”
“The state will take action against those responsible for the Hazarganji attack,” he asserted. “The state will take every possible step for the elimination of terrorism and is also taking measures to protect all our borders,” the minister of state for interior added.
“I request the Hazara community to not doubt our intentions. The state will respect each and every native of Balochistan,” Afridi added.
The protestors of the minority Hazara community were protesting from the last four days and had vowed to carry on with their sit-in until higher authorities give them assurance of their protection.Earlier on Friday, at least 20 people got killed including eight belonging to Hazara Shia community and more than 60 persons sustained severe injuries after a bomb went off in a fruit market in Hazarganji of the city at 8:05 am.
The remaining body parts of the suicide bomber who blew himself up in Hajazarganji’s fruit market and claimed 20 lives were sent for carrying out DNA tests, officials of Counter-Terrorism Department said.
The CTD officials added that they will contact NADRA for identification of the suicide bomber and also carry out geofencing of the crime scene.