Quetta: A large protest rally was taken out from Central Secretariat of Hazara Democratic Party in Alamdar Road, Quetta, on Friday. The protesters condemned the ATF brutality, and demanded that the Government compensate the families of those injured and martyred in the Hazara Town Tragedy.
Protesters were chanting slogans against the Government and ATF, the military agency that opened fire on the innocent protesters. They also displayed placards and banners. The rally participants marched down towards different main roads of the Quetta and dispersed peacefully.
General Secretary of HDP Abdul Khaliq Hazara, addressing protesters at Mezan Chowk, said that ATF is involved in killing innocent citizens, and that the Government must take stern action against its chief immediately. He added the Government is involved in creating conflicts among the brotherly nations of Quetta, while it has totally failed to maintain an orderly situation. He added that thieves are given an open hand in looting the masses in broad daylight, while the criminals and perpetrators have not been arrested.
Abdul Khaliq Hazara further said that HDP strives against sectarian violence and ethnic conflicts. He strongly condemned the military operation on innocent Balochis in Dera Bugti and other parts, saying the Baloch people are being kicked out of their own lands with sever brutality.
Ibrahim Hazara said that brutality has reached its peak: Forces opened fire on public while the Government has not taken any action against the responsible ATF officer. He demanded the immediate suspension of the concerned Officer.
Other speakers included Shaukat Ali Khaweri and Faqir Agha, who also condemned the violence and the government’s inaction.