PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday appealed to the Hazara community protesting on the Western Bypass to bury the slain coal miners and not wait for Prime Minister Imran Khan. He called him a sensitive and sensitive man.
Speaking on Twitter, Maryam said the killing of coal miners was no small tragedy. “The whole nation shares your grief. My father and I are also grieving.”
He told the mourners not to wait for a “heartless and heartless” man and called for burying the slain coal miners. May Allah Almighty elevate their ranks in the Hereafter and grant you patience and beauty. “
A local government official said the 10 miners were abducted just before dawn on Sunday as they slept near a remote coal mine in the hilly Machh area, 60km southeast of Quetta city.
According to AFP, the attackers first tied the hands and feet in the Bolan district of Balochistan and separated the miners before taking them to the hills.
The attacker has claimed responsibility.
Thousands of mourners from the Hazara community blocked the highway with the bodies of 10 slain coal miners for the past three days in severe cold weather. He refuses to end the sit-in until Prime Minister Imran Khan meets the mourners in person.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) leader Syed Agha Raza has insisted that the mourners would not compromise on the blood of coal miners.
Earlier today, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan visited the protest camp and urged the protesters to end the sit-in and bury the slain coal miners.
He also met members of the Hazara community at the Imambargah Wali Asr in Hazara Town and assured them that his government would work to eradicate terrorism only after taking office.
Late Tuesday, Assistant Prime Minister Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari arrived in Quetta with Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi to talk to protesters.
Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had also visited the city and met with Hazara community leaders and provincial government officials. He announced a compensation of Rs. 250,000 for the families of the workers killed in the coal mine.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit soon
Prime Minister Imran Khan assured the Hazara families that he was aware of their plight and demands, and urged them to bury the slain coal miners.
He said the government was taking steps to prevent such attacks in the future and accused India of inciting sectarian terrorism.
“I share your pain and have come to you even before I stood by you in your time of need,” he wrote.
“I will soon come personally to offer prayers and condolences to all the family. I will never betray the trust of my people. Please bury your loved ones so that their souls may rest.”