Shia families in Quetta Pakistan refuse to bury bombing victims
Quetta sit-in continues, bodies decomposing
The Shia community’s sit-in entered the second day as members braved cold and rain as they sat on Quetta streets with coffins of those killed in Thursday’s deadly bombings, demanding that the military seize control of the provincial capital and protect the Muslim minority community.
Shia leaders also told Reuters they would not allow the victims of two bomb attacks in Quetta on Thursday to be buried until their demands were met. After the passage of two days with lack of response from the government, the bodies started decomposing.
Express News correspondent Arif Mahmood reported even as the protest continued into the early hours of Saturday, the protesters had been in negotiations with the deputy commissioner and FC personnel.
Husnain Baloch, a local at the protests told The Express Tribune that people were staging a sit-in on Alamdar road, near Thursday’s blast, braving heavy rain and cold.
MNA Syed Nasir Shah, talking to Express News lashed out at the government for being incapable of hindering the terrorists. “Either the government has failed or it is supporting them [terrorists],” he said.