Hazara community ends sit-in after receiving assurances from state minister, Balochistan CM

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Members of the Shia Hazara community, protesting against the Hazarganji suicide bombing, ended their sit-in late on Monday night after receiving assurances from Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alyani and State Minister for Interior, Sheharyar Afridi.

The community had been protesting for the four days against the bombing, which had claimed 20 lives in Quetta on Friday.

"The Haraza community has sacrificed a lot, and also shown their patience despite [the loss of] precious human losses," said Chief Minister Alyani, vowing "to bring to book the perpetrators of terrorist attacks".

Despite rainfall, members of the Hazara community had continued their sit-in on Quetta's Western Bypass, which links the city with highways.

Women and children were also part of the sit-in demanding action against the perpetrators of Hazara killings. The protesters had set up camps and burnt wood to keep warm at night.