Protest against Shia killings in Pakistan continues for 7th day

 

Members of the Shia community in Pakistan's northwestern city of Parachinar have continued their sit-in protest for the seventh consecutive day after twin terror attacks killed at least 75 people and injured over 300 there on Friday. 

Pakistani media reports said the relatives of the victims continued the protest action on Wednesday. Business centers across the violence-hit city have been closed down since the attacks. 

Local administration official Basir Khan Wazir said officials were trying to negotiate with the protesters. 

Dozens of protesters on Monday offered their Eid prayers wearing black armbands in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram Agency, a mainly Shia area in the tribal belt. The protesters say the government has failed to provide security in the country.

 

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