Machh massacre: Funeral prayers for slain coal miners offered in Quetta

Machh massacre: Funeral prayers for slain coal miners offered in Quetta

Quetta (Web Desk): The funeral prayers of the slain coal miners, who were shot dead by the terrorists in Machh area of Balochistan, have been offered today (Saturday) in Quetta.

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Federal Minister, Ali Zaidi, Provincial Ministers and leaders of different political parties and a large number of people attended the funeral prayers.

Earlier on Friday night, Protests sit-ins by members of Hazara community and their sympathizers in big cities of Pakistan ended after families of the slain coalminers decided to bury their loved ones after successful negotiation with the government.

Talking to newsmen in Quetta, a member of the Hazara Shuhada Committee said that the development came after all of their demands had been accepted.

Meanwhile, Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) also announced to end their symbolic sit-ins in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Peshawar, Gilgit-Baltistan and other cities.

On January 3, ten coal miners were killed and several others injured when terrorists opened fire on them in Mach area of Balochistan.

The colliers were kidnapped by unidentified armed men and taken to nearby mountains where they were shot dead.

 The Hazara community members were holding sit-in protest in Quetta along with the bodies of the slain miners for the past six days saying the burials would only take place if Prime Minister Imran Khan himself visited the camp to give them an assurance that the unabated targeted killing of the Hazaras would end.