"First bury miners then I will come", PM tells Hazara community
Prime Minister, Imran Khan addressing tigers force in Islamabad: Photo grabbed from TV screen

“First bury miners then I will come”, PM tells Hazara community

News Desk :

Prime Minister, Imran Khan has once again urged the protesting Hazara community to bury slain miners. “First bury the dead bodies then I will come”, the Premier said at the launching ceremony of the Special Technology Zones Authority in Islamabad on Friday.

The PM asked the protesters to refrain from “blackmailing a prime minister”. He said all demands of the protesting Hazara community has been accepted. When all demands accepted then there is no justification for holding a sit-in, Imran Khan said.

Braving the biting cold, the enraged community has continued to sit-in for the sixth consecutive day to mourn the killing of coal miners. The protesters have brought the dead bodies on the road and refused to bury them in protest.

“We have accepted all of their demands”, Imran Khan

“We have accepted all of their demands, one of their demands is that the dead will be buried when the premier visits”. “I have sent them a message that when all of your demands have been accepted, you don’t blackmail the prime minister of any country like this”, the Premier stated.

The ethnic Shia Hazara community has been staging a sit-in against the killing of 11 coal miners in Balochistan’s Mach area. For the sixth consecutive day, the community has been staging a sit-in in the Western outskirts of Quetta.

“Anyone will blackmail the prime minister then,” he said, adding that this included the “band of crooks” in an apparent reference to the Pakistan Democratic Movement. “This blackmail has also been ongoing for two-and-a-half years.”

“Bury the dead bodies, I will come today”, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister’s statement has come a day after the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz visited Quetta and met the protesting Hazara community. Both the PDM leaders strongly criticized the Prime Minister for what they called his stubborn attitude.

“First bury miners then I will come”, PM tells Hazara community

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