Hazara Shias began burying the dead in Hazara Town graveyard on Wednesday as Pakistan government had detained 170 and killed four militants in a ‘targeted operation’ as demanded.
Pakistan`s minority Shia Hazara community refused to bury victims of a devastating bombing in Quetta that claimed 89 lives till the Army takes control of the southwestern city.
Influential cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri began a "long march" from Lahore to Islamabad with thousands to pressure Pakistan government to carry out wide-ranging reforms ahead of the upcoming general election.
Civil society and Shia groups protested in Pakistan against bomb attacks that killed nearly 100 Hazara Shias and demanded action against militant groups that are targeting the minority community.
Against Balochistan government`s failure to prevent terror attacks against minority Shias, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf ordered paramilitary Frontier Corps to assist in law and order.
Despite the biting cold, the Shias said their protest would continue till authorities acted to improve security.
Three Hazara Shia men were killed and two others injured when gunmen opened fire at a taxi.
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