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(L-R): Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi,, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill and Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed. — PID/File
  • Authorities representatives query who’s “playing politics” over the our bodies of slain coal miners
  • Ali Haider Zaidi says all calls for have been accepted by authorities, questions why burial shouldn’t be going down
  • Shahbaz Gill claims mourners have been able to bury their family members “the very next day”

Authorities representatives on Friday questioned who’s “playing politics with the bodies” of 10 coal miners who have been brutally murdered in Machh on Sunday.

Their statements got here as protests unfold everywhere in the nation, and because the nation grew anxious to see the redressal of the grievances of the Hazara group who’ve been mourning the bloodbath for the previous six days and have refused to bury their family members till Prime Minister Imran Khan visits them.

Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, who had gone to the protesters camp on Tuesday night time, shared a replica of the settlement made between the protesters and the federal government.

“Attached are demands and the written agreement offered by the government. Although, no one can ever put a value on human life, but for info, the agreed compensation is much higher than what the agreement says,” he started by saying.

He then went on to to cryptically say: “If all is agreed, then who is playing politics with bodies of the martyrs?”

Including additional to the confusion, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill made comparable remarks, saying that from Hazara Celebration Chairman Abdul Khaliq Hazara’s remarks “it is clear that the heirs have been wanting to bury their loved ones since the very next day (of the incident).”

“There are some other elements who wish to create unrest in this matter,” he mentioned.

He added {that a} chief doesn’t make choices primarily based on emotion or underneath stress from the Opposition. “Leaders make decisions that have far-reaching consequences”.

The ministers’ statements got here as Prime Minister Imran Khan, throughout a ceremony in the present day to launch Particular Know-how Zones Authority in Islamabad, mentioned: “One does not blackmail the prime minister of any country this way.”

Prepared to go to Quetta in the present day, however slain miners should be buried first, PM says

His remarks stirred up a storm, with the Opposition criticising the premier for likening simply calls for to “blackmail” and for “lacking humanity”.

Minister for Data Shibli Faraz, in his rebuttal to the Opposition mentioned: “The people who see a tragedy like this one as an opportunity for political point scoring are the ones who do not have any humanity left in them.”

He mentioned the prime minister used the phrase “blackmail” for these very individuals who “politicise every matter”.

Shibli Faraz responds to criticism over PM’s use of phrase ‘blackmail’

‘Govt in contact with protesters’

Minister for Inside Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, in the meantime, mentioned that the federal government is in contact with the protesters and the Hazara group leaders and hoped that the matter would see an amicable decision in the present day.

He mentioned that there are specific causes because of which PM Imran Khan’s go to to Quetta has been delayed “which cannot be made public”.

Sheikh Rasheed mentioned that the prime minister will depart for Quetta “as soon as the deceased are buried”.

We have now sought assist from the spiritual leaders of Ahl-e-Tashee, students, and Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) to persuade the households to bury the martyred, the minister mentioned.

“It is a sad state of affairs that some sections are politicising this matter while there is a lot of time for politics in the future,” he lamented.

He mentioned Particular Assistant to Prime Minister, Zulfi Bukhari and Federal Minister Ali Zaidi are already current in Quetta to condole with the bereaved households.

PM Imran Khan has at all times proven nice sympathy and love for the Hazara group and is pursuing his method of rooting out sectarianism and terrorism from the nation, mentioned the minister.

‘New wave of terrorism’

Sheikh Rasheed mentioned worldwide components have been concerned in concentrating on the Hazara group.

4 such legal teams have been caught from Sargodha, Bhara Kahu and Karachi which have been concerned in instigating sectarian violence and meant to kill spiritual students.

The minister additionally confirmed {that a} new wave of terrorism exists within the nation together with Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar that are on excessive alert.

The incident

The ten coal miners have been kidnapped earlier than daybreak on January 3 as they slept close to a distant coal mine within the city of Machh, some 60 kilometres southeast of Quetta metropolis.

Safety officers who didn’t wish to be named informed AFP that the attackers first separated the miners earlier than tying their palms and toes and taking them into the hills to kill them.

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