Shia pilgrims stage sit-in against forced stay at Taftan on return from Iran

 

Pakistani pilgrims have staged a sit-in at Taftan, a town on the border with Iran, to register protest against their forced stay on return from pilgrimage of sacred shrines of Imam Redha and other Imams, peace be upon them. 

The security officials at the borders didn’t allow them to proceed to Quetta and forced them to stay at Taftan for 15 days.

The effected Shia pilgrims have complained that instead of providing security escort to their motorcades, security officials force them to remain in the border town for 15 days raising their cost of pilgrimage unjustifiably. 

The pilgrims further complained that Taftan lacks essential facilities such as potable drinking water, clean lavatory system, shelter and food, etc. They said they have to pay more money during the uncalled for stay.

 

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