Funeral prayer for coal miners who were killed, who were shot dead by terrorists in the Machh Balochistan area on Sunday (January 3), had Saturday offered in Quetta and the bodies were put to rest in the grave of Hazara Town.
The funeral process starts around 11:50 a.m. in the city of Hazara’s cemetery. It was not clear whether all the victims were buried. The Afghan government has claimed seven of them as Afghan citizens and said they wanted the bodies back.
“All our demands have been accepted,” said Member of the Hazara Shuhada Committee to reporters at Quetta. “The family has decided to bury their martyrs,” he said.
The development followed talks between the protesters and senior government functionaries in Quetta.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave Islamabad for Quetta shortly after the burial of Hazara coalminers,” said National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, who was part of the government delegation.
“Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will also accompany him,” he added.