Quetta: January 26: Chairman of Hazara Democratic Party, Hussain Ali Yousafi, has been assassinated by gunmen on Jinnah Road. The terrorists fled the scene. |Click here to see pictures|
Yousafi was attacked in front of his office, a travel agency on Jinnah Road, near Balochistan Provincial Library.
Yusafi sustained heavy injuries to his head and face, and died on the spot.
Ali Haider, spokesman of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, has claimed responsibility for the incident in a phone call to Quetta Press Club.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had slo claimed responsibility for killing DSP Hassan Ali and two other Hazara policemen on January 14.
People were outraged and vigorously protested on Jinnah Road. Police is used teargas and aerial firing to disperse protesters.
Unknown elements also burned down Banks and other official buildings on Jinnah Road. About 6 people are reported injured.
Prime Minister Gilani and President Zardari, along with a number of other public figures and politicians, have condemned the events.
Chief Minister Aslam Raisani assured a delegation of Hazara leaders that the perpetraters would soon be arrested.
Hazara Democratic Party has announced a 40-day mourning period and a wheel-jam strike. Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jamhuri Watan Party have declared support for the strike.
Yousafi’s funeral prayer will be offered on January 27, in Alamdar Road.