Minister of State for interior Sheharyar Afridi spoke to Corps Commander Southern Command (Quetta) and other officials for shifting Shia Zaireen from Taftan border town to Quetta immediately.
This development came after MWM delegation led by Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari called on him at his office to discuss the issue of Shia pilgrims who are stuck at Taftan border town on return from Karbala pilgrimage.
The Minister assured the MWM delegation that he would ensure that Shia pilgrims (Zaireen) are provided essential facilities at Taftan border town. He said those Zaireen now stuck at Taftan border town would be shifted to Quetta immediately.
Allama Raja Nasir informed him that three Shia pilgrims had died and dozens suffered from illness at Taftan due to cold weather.