Date :Thursday, February 19th, 2015 | Time : 11:35 |ID: 9272 | Print

Pakistan : Masood Domki announces end of sit-in protest at Numaish Chowrangi

SHAFAQNA – The leader of Shikarpur Shuhada Committe Allama Masood Domki has announced the end of sit-in protest at Numaish Chowrangi are of Karachi after successful talks with Sindh government officials today at CM House on February 19, 2015, The Shia Post reports.

Addressing the demands of Shikarpur blast victims, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said on Thursday that the case for the incident will be heard in a military court for speedy trial, while Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah added that a security operation – led by Rangers and police – will be conducted in the city to eliminate terrorism.

Led by the Shikarpur Shuhada Committee formed following the Imambargah attack, the families were supported during their various stopovers at Sukkur, Khairpur, Bhit Shah, Hala and Hyderabad on their way to Karachi.

The Shuhada Committee presented 22 demands to the government, where the main demand was operation against Takfiri Deobandi terrorist group of Sipah-e-sahaba aka Ahle-e-sunnat-Wal-Jamaat.

The families who left their homes in Shikarpur weeks after the Imambargah blast to seek justice in Karachi demanded written assurances on Wednesday evening from law enforcement agencies for the security of the Shia community and Imambargahs.

At least 61 people were killed and 50 others injured in an explosion at an imambargah in Shikarpur on January 30 during Friday prayers. Families of the victims had demanded an army operation in the city after their arrival in Karachi on Wednesday.

Shah addressed a press conference in Karachi along with Memon and announced that Rs2 million will be given to the families of each victim. ”Shikarpur tragedy is a condemnable incident,” Shah reiterated.

Memon added that the operation will originate from Karachi and will expand to other areas of Sindh to wipe out ‘terrorist activity’. He further said that “suspicious foreigners” living in Karachi will be arrested and questioned.

Source : Shia Post

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