The Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) has threatened to implement drastic measures to prevent what it has called the ethnic cleansing of the Hazara community if the government fails to curb attacks against it, a press release sent out by the party said.

In its statement, the HDP has asked the government and the army for a targeted operation to remove elements involved in the killings of Hazaras in Quetta. The party has also called for the dissolution of the provincial assembly and the installation of a caretaker government set-up in Balochistan.

HDP chairman Abdul Khaliq Hazara would also observe a three-day-long hunger strike starting Sunday morning at 10 am at the Mission Chowk (I G Chowk) in Quetta to draw attention to the plight of the Hazara people.

Meanwhile, friends and families of those killed in Thursday's bombing in Quetta are continuing their sit-in which has now been going on for over 24 hours. Here are a few images from the ongoing sit-in.


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saqlain hazara
Jan 13, 2013 07:25am
it is possible and it will be inshallah........
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Jan 13, 2013 10:06am
federal government and provincial government alongwithand all heads of publicoffice holder from sho to onward must be sacked and put them 10 years jail and all the protester start the long march to governor house.this corrupt system should be stoppedand put the care taker chief dr kadeer khan.
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Jan 13, 2013 10:09am
where is the constitution of pakistan for the protection of humanrightsand protection of lives of the nation and present federal government with alliance and provincial government must be sacked.
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Jan 12, 2013 02:26pm
It is totally unacceptable and The Army should be called in Quetta and other parts of Baluchistan wherever the locals request for it or deem it right.
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Jan 12, 2013 10:29pm
It's a shame that top political parties in our openly support terrorist groups who claim responsibility for these attacks. Being a Pakistani it shames me to say this but our Government is Sponsoring terrorism just to become politically stronger. God bless the families of the victims.
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Jan 13, 2013 01:05am
If the government can't protect the citizens and can only stand there watch them being butchered they have right to call for protection... They are not asking for anything but a basic human right to live and be protected!!!
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Jan 13, 2013 02:20am
why are they killing the Hazaras ? Are they bad ? I heard they were the most peaceful of all Pakistanis. Highly tolerant and the most educated.
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Jan 13, 2013 04:17am
When there is a systematic ethnic cleansing going on, when innocent masses are killed just because of their religion and very distinguishable facial features, when entire neighbourhoods that don
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