The targeted killings of four innocent Hazaras on Masjid Road Quetta exemplifies that the federal and provincial governments are not doing enough to provide foolproof security to the masses. Despite claims of tight security, check posts and deployment of security personnel in Quetta city, this is the second major attack on Hazaras in the last two weeks.
Over 10 days ago, Jannat Ali Hazara – a mid cadre government employee – was abducted from the premises of Balochistan Civil Secretariat in broad-day light who has not been traced as yet while today’s targeted killings have deepened the wounds of the Hazaras.
The DIG Police has confirmed the number of assailants (4) while talking to the media but failed to show interest in apprehending the culprits.
The law enforcement departments and intelligence agencies require immediate overhaul to curb the menace of extremism and ethno-religious attacks on minorities.