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MQM Chief Altaf Hussain. -File Photo

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Saturday deplored the brutal killings of people belonging to Shia Muslim community, DawnNews reported.

He termed the gruesome bloodshed a wanton act of slaying the humanity itself.

Addressing a conference organised to promote harmony between different sects of Islam, the MQM chief said that enemies of the country will take advantage by creating rift between Sunnis and Shias.

Assailing the judicial system, he said that acquitting murderers over lack of evidence can not be justified for having ‘free judiciary’ in the country.

Hussain said that the innocent people belonging to the Hazara community in Balochistan were being subjected to genocide, and targeted for their association with Shia school of thought.

“MQM leaders and religious scholars believing in sectarian harmony and unity among Muslims had called for stopping these acts of savagery, which could not be done. Seven more innocent people were gunned down in Quetta after their identities were verified,” he condemned.

Hussain said that every peace-loving citizen of the country besides members of the Hazara community is questioning the existence of government, and law-enforcing in stopping criminals prowling freely to target the specific community.

The MQM chief extended sympathies to the grieving families who lost their loved ones and expressed unity and solidarity with them.

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