PM condemns act of terrorism in Mach, expresses resolve to apprehend killers
Nefarious designs of Foes against Pakistan will be defeated: Shibli
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the condemnable killing of 11 innocent coal miners in Mach Balochistan is yet another cowardly inhumane act of terrorism. In a tweet today (Sunday), the Prime Minister said that he has asked the FC to use all resources to apprehend these killers and bring them to justice. He said the families of the victims will not be left abandoned by the government. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has strongly condemned the tragic incident of Mach Balochistan. In a tweet today (Sunday), expressing deep grief and sorrow over the incident, he said the external enemy is trying to destabilize Pakistan and constantly attacking. He said the foes of the country will face failure in their nefarious designs. The Information Minister said, on the other side, the political elements which have been rejected by the people, consciously or unconsciously, are becoming tools of the external invaders and spreading chaos and anarchy in the country. At least 10 colliers were killed after being abducted by armed men in Mach area of Bolan district on Sunday. According to Levies sources, the victims were working in the Field Coalmine in Mach when they were kidnapped by the armed assailants, who took them to a nearby hills and massacred them. After the incident, the Levies and other law enforcement forces personnel rushed to site, cordoned off the entire area, and started search for the miscreants. The bodies of the deceased were being shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. The deceased were identified as Aziz, Muhammad Naseem, Anwar, Shair Muhammad, Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Sadiq, Chman Ali, Hassan Jan, Muhammad Asif, and Abdullah. Most of the victims belonged to the Hazara community. Meanwhile, a large number of people, including relatives of the dead, blocked the National Highway with the bodies of miners. They demanded the provincial government to take all possible measures to arrest murders as soon as possible. The traffic between Sindh and Balochistan was disrupted with a lot of vehicles were stuck on the National Highway. Police said armed men took the coal miners to nearby mountains where they shot them. At least 11 were confirmed dead and the injured were said to be in critical condition. The wounded colliers were taken to the Machh hospital for treatment. After news of the incident broke, police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel arrived at the coal mine. CM Kamal prays for speedy recovery of wounded Taking notice of the Machh coal field incident, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal expressed sorrow over the loss of life and sought a report from the concerned authorities.
Kamal also directed the authorities to spare no effort in arresting those responsible for the terrorist attack, vowing for the elements involved in terrorist incidents to be brought to justice. The chief minister also directed for the best possible medical treatment for the injured and prayed for
Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said the incident was an act of terrorism. “Investigative institutions are probing the incident from every angle to determine who is responsible for this,” he added. Terrorist activities in Balochistan are on the rise, Shahwani said, adding that the Levies personnel are present in the area to provide security. The Balochistan government official said security in the area would be increased after assessing the situation. He vowed that those responsible for the incident would be brought to the book. Speaking about the tragic incident, Balochistan Interior Minister Mir Ziaullah Langau said the victims of the attack on colliers by cowardly terrorists could not be identified
“Irrespective of the sect, race and religion, our innocent brothers were targeted. The evils behind the tragedy will be unveiled soon.