Quetta sit-in: Agreement reached, nationwide protests called off
[Dawn] A six-member parliamentary delegation of the government reached an agreement with Quetta sit-in participants on Tuesday, after which nationwide protests were called off, DawnNews reported.
The government representatives accepted most of the demands made by the sit-in participants, with the notable exception of calling in the army in Quetta. The major demand of the protestors accepted by the government was that targeted operations would be conducted with the involvement of Army personnel.
Earlier on, relatives and members of the Hazara community had refused to bury the victims of the Kirani road incident claiming that the protests would continue until Quetta was handed over to the army. However,
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upon appeal of the Shia Ulema, the Kirani Road protesters have now decided to call off the sit-in.
The Shia Ulema announced in a presser that burial of the blast victims would now be held at 9 am on Wednesday.
Protesters all over the country have demand that the army be called in Quetta and take immediate action against the bad boy Death Eater group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, which in recent months has targeted Shias, mainly the Hazara community of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
The team comprised of Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, PPP MNA Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, PPP MNA Nadeem Afzal Chan, PPP Senator Sughra Imam, PPP MNA Yasmeen Rehman and Federal Minister for Political Affairs Maula Bakhsh Chandio.
The sit-in had been called by the Majlis Wahdatul Mohammedaneen (MWM) , Balochistan Shia Conference and Milli Yakjehti Council, who held successful negotiations with the government delegation.
Posted by: Fred 2013-02-20