Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the Hazara community to have faith in the government and not lose hope and vowed to visit the families of those affected.
Earlier, a group of Hazara men were brutally murdered by terrorists near a coal mine near Mach area of Balochistan. As per the media reports, armed men slit throats of more than 11 miners in the vicinity of the mines as they were rounded up before being brutally murdered by the terrorists.
“I want to reassure the Hazara families who lost their loved ones in a brutal terrorist attack in Machh that I am cognisant of their suffering & their demands,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Twitter while adding that “our neighbour is instigating this sectarian terrorism.” He also added that the government and security agencies are taking preventive actions to ensure no such incidents happen in future.
“I share your pain and have come to you before also to stand with you in your time of suffering. I will come again very soon to offer prayers and condole with all the families personally,” he said speaking to the aggrieved Hazaras.
“I will never betray my people’s trust. Please bury your loved ones so their souls find peace.”
Social media was abuzz with the trends of #HazaraLivesMatter after the families of those killed in the attack refused to bury the bodies of their dead members in protest. The families took the bodies to the national highway where they staged a massive protest against the government’s lack of action. The government has said that India is inciting and involving sectarian violence in the country through violent attacks on minorities.