Maryam Nawaz on Thursday said that wounds of Hazara community cannot be healed and state, which is like a mother for its subjects, must take such measures to alleviate the sense of deprivation of the Hazara Community, which has been victim of terrorism since long.
“I am going to Quetta at the request of Nawaz Sharif and carrying the message of Nawaz Sharif for the bereaved community.”
Maryam Nawaz was talking to the media before leaving for Quetta here on Thursday.
Maryam Nawaz said that they share the grief of the families of the terror victim and equally aggrieved on the oppression happening with poor people. “I am sorry that the nation is not feeling the grief of the Hazara Community”, she expressed, adding that she was not getting security clearance either, whereas the government was sending advisers and ministers.
Maryam Nawaz has reached Quetta to condole with killings of innocent miners with the Hazara community. The PML-N vice president said that mothers and daughters of the nation are waiting for the ruler but he is unmoved. “This oppression has been continued against the Hazara community since long but the government failed to take stock of the situation. The bodies of the victims are lying on the road which is a very sad and heartbreaking incident.
“I will ask them to bury their loved ones”, she added.
On the other hand, on the direction of PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the PDM delegation will offer condolences to the Hazara community today. PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal and JUI Secretary General Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri left Islamabad for Quetta. In Quetta, the PDM delegation will jointly express solidarity with the Hazara community. Before leaving for Quetta, the message of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also conveyed to Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri. Maryam said, I hope they will get justice. Bilawal Bhutto could not leave for Quetta. In a tweet, Bilawal said that he was trying to go to Quetta with Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Yousuf Raza Gilani but they were offloaded due to non-start of the engine of the special plane.
Saying that alternative arrangements are being made for going to Quetta, Bilawal Bhutto demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to accept the demands of Hazara protesters.
“This is a national tragedy. We ought not do politics over it,” she suggested, adding members of the Hazaras community protesting in bone-chilling cold with the coffins of the slain miners await the prime minister’s visit to show solidarity with them.
Maryam Nawaz lamented that Prime Minister Imran Khan was not visiting Quetta himself but sending his ministers and advisers.
“I am going to Quetta to offer condolences to the bereaved families on Nawaz Sharif’s instruction,” she said, adding she would request them to bury their loved ones.