More than 3,000 members of the Shia Hazara community have been killed since Sept 11, 2011 according to official figures while unofficial reports say 4,000 Hazaras have been killed in the same time, most of whom are men.
Briefing the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday lawyer and human rights activist Jalila Haider said the committee should look into the plight of the Shia Hazara community where 10,000 plus women and children are living in abject conditions with restricted rights of freedom of expression and movement.
The committee was meeting for a briefing on causes for recent attacks and the measures taken to ensure safety of the Shia Muslim Hazara community.
Lt Col Bilal Haider from the Frontier Corps told the committee that the security forces were engaged in what he called fifth generation warfare against sectarian crimes.
“FC deployment is totally focused on the safety of the Shia Hazara community. Forces have been pulled out of dormant sectors and more men have been deployed at the border to prevent target killings of the Hazara community.