Quetta January 27: Martyrd Hazara politician Hussain Ali Yousufi was laid to rest at Hazara Graveyard, Quetta on Tuesday January 27, 2009. Thousands of mourners including leaders of Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, Balochistan National Congress, Jamhuri Watan Party, Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Q attended the funeral procession.
Body of the slain leader was taken from Hazara Nechari Imambaragah at 3 pm amid emotional scenes of grieved mourners. Funeral prayer was offered in Hazara Graveyard at 4:30 pm. Thousands of mourners chanted slogan against the Government and and security forces.
———————————————— Usman Kasi, Provincial President of Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party addressing the mourners strongly condemned the Government for being failed to maintain law and order situation. He doubted intelligence agencies are involved behind such incidents to create tensions among brotherly nations of Quetta city. He said Pakhtoonkhwa Party shares the deep sorrows of Yousufi’s martyrdom.
Usman Kasi also condemned President Zardari and Prime Minister Gailani for taking no serious action on the series of target killing in Quetta.
President of Balochistan National Congress, Dr. Abdul Hakim Lehri also termed intelligence agencies responsible for the murder of Hussain Ali Yousufi. He said agencies are trying to create hatred among deprived Balochistanis; Baloch, Pushtoons and Hazaras.
Dr. Hakim Lehri said intelligence agencies are targeting Hazaras since july 1985 to destroy the harmony among brotherly nations of Quetta. He condemned the Govt’s failure to arrest the responsible elements behind such incidents.
General Secretary of Hazara Democratic Party, Khaliq Hazara criticized the Federal Government for taking no notice of the target killing in Quetta and said its a conspiracy against the peaceful atmosphere of Quetta city. He added that the religious extremist groups were established by Intelligence agencies for the devilish aims of the state. We should fight state-terrorism jointly. Baloch nation strong condemn terrorism. Some Balochs are being used by elements for political aims.
Khaliq Hazara said “our leaders are being targeted to demoralize the nation, but the conspirators should bear in mind, we are more united.” He accused the Government and agencies behind Hazara leader’s murder.
Ibrahim Hazara, former President of Hazara Democratic Party urged the nation to get united. He asked all the political parties and civil society to be united and fight jointly for national rights.
Chairman, Tanzeen Nasle Nau Hazara Mughul, Ghulam Ali Haider also addressed the nation. He said after Baba Mazari, Shaheed Yousufi’s martyrdom is the most tragic for Hazara nation. He added that Shaheed Yousufi started the journey of struggle for Hazaragi cause since adolescence with him. He praised his dedication and sincerity for the nation.
Shah Gul Rezai, a Hazara woman member of parliament from Kabul also addressed the nation live on phone. She condemned the cowardly act of terror and demanded of the Government of Pakistan to immediately arrest killers of Hussain Ali Yousufi.