More than 500 innocent Shia Muslims mainly Hazara Shias were killed due to targeted terrorist attacks in Quetta, according to a report released by National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR). However, the regional head of Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) places the figure much higher than what was being quoted by NCHR.
Targeted killings, suicide attacks, and bomb blasts have inflicted harm to daily life, education, and business activities of Shia Hazara community members in Quetta, read the NCHR report.
“Fear and intimidation forced them [Shia Hazaras] to migrate to foreign countries,” Fazeela Alyani said.
The report, however, mentions that 19 platoons of Frontier Corps were deployed at Marri Abad and Shia Hazara Town for the protection of Shia Hazara community.
Moreover, law enforcement officials continue to provide security to thousands of Shia pilgrims travelling from Quetta to Taftan in the aftermath of repeated acts of terrorism, read the NCHR report.