PM Imran Khan arrives in Quetta
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed and Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur accompanied the premier on his journey from Islamabad to Quetta. Another Federal Minister Ali Zaidi and Special Assistant to the PM Zulfi Bukhari were already in Quetta and attended the funerals of the slain coalminers.
Imran Khan made it clear to the Hazara community leaders, who wanted the prime minister to come to Quetta before they bury their dead, that as soon as they bury their loved ones he would be on his way to Quetta.
And, on Saturday, about an hour after the burials the prime minister boarded a special plane from Islamabad’s Noor Khan Airbase bound for Quetta.
In Quetta, the Prime Minister will meet the relatives of the coalminers to express his heartfelt condolences to them.
However, the government spokespersons and advisers defended the remarks and said the premier wanted to highlight those elements that were forcing the coalminers’ relatives not to bury their loved ones.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal along with Federal Minister Ali Zaidi and PM’s aide Zulfi Bukhari succeeded in brokering an agreement with the Hazara leaders on Saturday night where protesters agreed for the burial of the bodies after the government side assured the mourners of the Prime Minister’s visit and setting up a special commission to probe the Hazara killings.
داغ سجود گـــر تیری پیشانی پہ ہو تو کیا۔۔۔— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) January 9, 2021
کوئی ایسا سجدہ کر کے زمین پر نشان رہے#لبیک_یا_حســـــــــین #هزاره #HazaraShiasWantJustice #HazaraKoJeenayDo #HazaraLivesMatter #hazara pic.twitter.com/MA88aTRGQp
Islam’s history is full of valour& strength,but the golden chapters are written by most mazloom whether Karbala or Hazara— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) January 9, 2021
After dust settles&everyone returns,this remains the only reality:graves of most mazloom community in🇵🇰
“Surely we belong to Allah,and to Him shall we return” pic.twitter.com/ltdTgW74IK