The Shia community ofÂ KarachiÂ staged protest demonstrations on Sunday outsideÂ KarachiÂ press club to protest against the genocide of Shias across Pakistan and a possible witch-hunt against the shia youths ofÂ Karachi. Addressing the protestÂ demonstration,Â Agha Aftab Hyder Jafri, Ali Karar Naqvi, and Maulana Yawar AbbasÂ warned of a countrywide protest against the brutalities being committed against Shias all over Pakistan and strongly condemned the raids on houses – violating the sanctity of their homes – harassment of women and children, arrests of innocent youths and merciless torture. They said the Pakistani government took no action against the terrorists who perpetrated the genocide against the Shias through terrorism in mosques, imambargahs and congregations, and at sacred processions and other places. They demanded the immediate release of all the arrested Shia people and punishment for all those who have humiliated Shia families including women. They also demanded punishment for those who have tortured innocent Shias during detention The demonstration was organized by Shiyan-e-Haider-e-Karrar, a group of supporters registered their protest outside the Karachi Press Club. large numbers of women and men participated in the protest demonstration, they were carrying the placards against the failure of the government to protect the holy procession of Ashura and demanded of the government toÂ immediatelyÂ arrest the terrorists involved in the bomb blast in Ashura procession. TheÂ enragedÂ protesters denounced the arrest of Shia youths in the metropolis.
January 17, 2020