Balochistan target killings claim four lives
QUETTA: Four people were shot dead in Balochistan on Sunday as incidents of target killing continued unabated in the province. Gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at Rahib Ali in Quetta’s Qambrani road area, killing him on the spot.
Mohammad Yasin was gunned down in Musa colony on Sariab road. His relatives placed the body in front of the Balochistan High Court building and urged Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, to take notice of the targeted killing of people belonging to the Shia community.
The protesters chanted slogans against the chief minister, Frontier Corps and police for their inability to arrest the terrorists and bring them to book. They said the government and police had failed to provide security to Shias.
The protesters dispersed peacefully after the local administration assured them that the killers would be arrested. In a statement, Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen’s district president Allama Wilayat Hussain Jafari condemned the killing of Rahib Ali and Mohammad Yasin and said the perpetrators were the enemy of humanity because no religion allowed the killing of innocent people.
The Tahafuz-i-Azadari Council announced a three-day mourning in protest against the killings. In Khuzdar, armed men riding a motorbike opened fire on three people on Sultan Ibrahim road. Nazir Zehri and Haroon Zehri died and Yousuf Zehri was injured.