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Monday, April 23, 2012

PkMAP protests against targetkillings in Quetta


Muhammad Ejaz KhanTuesday, April 24, 2012

QUETTA: The office bearers and activists of the Pakhtunkhawa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) took out a protest rally in the provincial capital on Monday against the target killings of members of the Hazara community in Quetta. They also denounced the killings of Pashtoons in Karachi.

The protest rally, led by provincial president of PkMAP Usman Khan Kakar, Dr Hamid Khan Achakzai, Abdul Raheem Khan Ziaratwal and others, was taken out from the central secretariat of the PkMAP and marched through various roads and streets of the city. The protestors carried out placards and banners inscribed with slogans ìstop target killings at Quetta and Karachiî.

The protestors chanted slogans against target killings and failure of the Balochistan government, demanding immediate arrests of the culprits involved in the heinous crime. One of the slogans inscribed on a banner was “Provide us security and restore peace of Quetta and Karachi”.

The protest rally of PkMAP later turned into a public meeting at Bacha Khan Chowk where the leaders of the PkMAP strongly condemned the killings of innocents people at Quetta and Karachi and demanded of the government to provide them security. They observed that the government was oblivious about the gravity of the situation, while the target killers were playing havoc on the city’s roads, they remarked.

The held the federal and provincial governments responsible of the killings of innocents people and demanded that the government should fulfill its constitutional obligations. If the government could not provide security to the life and property of the citizens then the people would be left with no other option but to press the government to step down, they added.

The leaders of the PkMAP asserted that the Pashtoons had always rendered greats sacrifices and foiled the nefarious designs and added that the Pashtoons had defeated the designs whenever conspiracies had been hatched for extremism, terrorism and sectarians.

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