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Imran meets Hazara community, assures protection

–PM says National Action Plan will be implemented to eliminate extremism

Quetta: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met members of Hazara community in Quetta to pay his condolences nine days after a deadly bombing in Hazarganji market killed 18 people, including 9 Hazaras.

The community had also staged a sit-in for three days after the bombing. They called off the protest after the visit of the interior minister Shahryar Afridi who assured that the government would protect the community.

The premier met the delegation of the Hazara community at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), where he also launched a project of the government’s flagship housing programme.

The PM, who arrived in Quetta on a short visit, expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in the incident and said that the government shared the grief of the bereaved families.

He said the implementation of the National Action Plan was inevitable and the government was committed to eliminating terrorism and extremism from the country.

He said the federal and provincial governments were responsible to provide security to their citizens and “if God willing, we will accomplish this mission.”

He said time was not far when the government would provide a peaceful atmosphere to its citizens.

The prime minister said the anti-state elements wanted to create division and chaos among the masses, which required joint efforts to foil such nefarious designs of the enemies.

He assured the victim families that the government stood by them and the perpetrators of the Hazarganji incident would be brought to justice. No laxity would be tolerated for maintenance of peace, he added.

He said the Pakistan Army, security forces, police and FC personnel as well as the people had rendered numerous sacrifices, which also helped improve the security situation.

The prime minister also announced five percent quota in the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme for the families of the martyrs. He also prayed for peace of the departed soul and early recovery of the injured.



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