Quetta, January 26: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani condemned the assassination of Hazara political leader, Husain Ali Yousafi.
In their separate statements on PTV, they termed the target killing as a cowardly act of terror.
Meanwhile, Amir Jama’at -e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, said, “It is the failure of the Government in providing security to its citizens.”
Qazi expressed his sorrows and sympathy with the bereaved family members of Hussain Ali Yousafi, and prayed for his departed soul.
Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi and Chief Minster Nawab Raisani also condemned Yousafi’s murder, directing immediate probe into the case and arrest of responsible elements.
Talking to PTV outside Parliament House, a Member of Parliament from Awami National Party strongly condemned the incident, demanding the Government to take serious action for security of the masses.
Politicians like Yousafi, who believe in non-violence and social justice, are being killed ruthlessly, he said.
Mutahida Qawmi Movement and Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Paksitan Muslim League-Awami and Jamhuri Watan Party also condemned the incident, asking the masses to remain calm.
Balochistan Provincial Minister for Education, Shafiq Ahmed Khan, said external hands are behind Yousafi’s murder. Such elements want to destabilize the province, he added. The Minister promised the Government will soon arrest the killers.
President Jamhori Watan Party, Talal Akbar Bugti, also condemned Yousafi’s murder.
Jamhuri Watan Party, Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Awami announced support for HDP’s call of wheel-jam strike on Tuesday.