QUETTA: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has commanded to start targeted operation in Quetta in the course of nationwide protests and rallies in harmony with the victims of Quetta calamity.
Pakistan's ostracized civilian government is countering condemnation over its functioning in opposition to the radical Sunni organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), which has declared liability for the assault on ethnic Hazara Shiites on Saturday, February 16.
Hazara Shiites have commenced their remonstration in Quetta. They utter they will not bury the dead until a significant military action is engaged in opposition to the offenders.
Recently, Pakistan's antagonistic Sunni fanatics, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, with acquaintances to al Qaeda have increased assails on minority Shiites, who are not Muslims according to their philosophy.
Akin attacks on Hazara Shiites in January took life of no less than 86 people subsequent to which Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf discharged the Balochistan government and backpacked former Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani. The federal government in addition forced governor's rule in the province. Experts articulate the enforcing of governor's rule has not healthier the security condition there.
Influential of the Hazara community summoned the government to perform considerable battle against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and other confrontational groups, on Sunday, February 17.
'The government is accountable for terrorist attacks and killings of the members of the Hazara community for the reason that its security forces have not carried out actions against terrorist groups,' Aziz Hazara, vice president of the Hazara Democratic Party, informed the media. 'We are giving the government 48 hours to apprehend the culprits and later than that we will instigate protests.'
Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi, governor of Balochistan province, also held responsible security agencies for the assaults: 'The terrorist attack on the Hazara Shiite community in Quetta is a malfunction of the intelligence and security forces.'
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Monday strained the demand for communal action and acumen to eradicate terrorism.
“Collective wisdom and action is needed to take care of the challenges which the country is presently facing,” said the prime minister on the floor of the National Assembly, arguing the law and order state of affairs with exacting indication to the current unpleasant episode of Quetta.
“It is not time for political divide. It is not time to discriminate between the government and the Opposition. We only need collective wisdom and action for nation’s deliverance from challenges it is faced with,” the prime minister alleged.
Today (Tuesday), a six-member parliamentary team, comprised by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, will gauge the circumstances cropping up from Saturday’s terrorist assault in Quetta.
The parliamentary committee is compiled up of Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Mir Khizar Khan Bijrani, Maula Buksh Chandio, Public Accounts Committee Chairman Nadeem Afzal Gondal, Senator Sughra Imam and Yasmin Rehman as its members.
The team will visit the influenced families plus representatives of security and intelligence agencies, in addition to meeting with the provincial administration. It will state its opinion and suggestions to Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.
Furthermore, the prime minister has demanded an all-inclusive statement from the intelligence agencies on how terrorists exploded an explosives-loaded truck on Karani Road.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has restated the determination that his government will execute every probable measure to unearth and punish those at the rear of this atrocious terrorist and extremist assault.