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Shia Hazara massacre: Pakistanis protest outside their Consulate General in New York

Shia Hazara massacre: Pakistanis protest outside their Consulate General in New York

Hundreds of expat Pakistanis gathered outside the Consulate General of Pakistan in New York last night to protest against the brutal murder of 11 Shia Hazara coal miners in Machh Balochistan on Sunday. The Protestors demanded end of impunity enjoyed by the terrorists involved in Hazara genocide. The protest was organised by Jaffria Alliance New York.

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Meanwhile, local Pakistani media revealed that several areas in Karachi witnessed massive traffic gridlocks and suspension of business activities as people from Hazara's Shiite community launched protests at major thoroughfares over the Machh massacre.

As reported by India Narrative yesterday, members of the minority community have decided that they will not end their sit-in in Quetta until Prime Minister Imran Khan visits them and accepts their demands.

The protestors have blocked a highway in Quetta with the bodies of slain coal miners said they will not withdraw until Khan meets them and the killers are brought to justice.

However, as reported by the Pakistani media, Sheikh Rashid, the Interior Minister of the country, said on Wednesday that he did not know whether Khan will be visiting Quetta or not.

"Rashid added that seven out of eight demands of the protestors have been accepted, adding that “they [protestors] need to understand it is a global conspiracy," reported the Express Tribune.

The PM isn't in a mood to meet the protesters as of now though. Khan tweeeted Wednesday afternoon saying that he "will come again very soon to offer prayers and condole with all the families personally." He said that he will "never betray" the people's trust asked the community to "bury your loved ones so their souls find peace".