KARACHI: A protesting sit-in outside Sindh Governor House, staged by Pasban-e-Jafriya against the killing of their key leader Askari Raza, has at last come to an end after the authorities assured their demands would be met. Meanwhile, the agitators have left for Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard for... Show More >>
KARACHI: A protesting sit-in outside Sindh Governor House, staged by Pasban-e-Jafriya against the killing of their key leader Askari Raza, has at last come to an end after the authorities assured their demands would be met. Meanwhile, the agitators have left for Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard for burial of the deceased, reports SAMAA on late Sunday.
According to details, the protesting sit-in, outside Sindh Governor House jointly staged by several Shiite organizations, lasted for no less than 10 hours against the killing of a key leader, Askari Raza and against the police.
During the sit-in, a large number of protestors including women, children, elderly men and youth were sitting on the road of Governor House located in the heart of the city, defying the roughness of chilly weather. It was a peaceful sit-in which continued for several hours without any eventuality.
Later, the authorities assured the demonstrators that their demands would be met which prompted the attendees to offer funeral prayer of deceased Raza outside Governor House. The dead body has been moved to Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard for burial.
Earlier in the day, the central leader of Pasban-e-Jafriya, Askari Raza was shot dead amid an assassination attack in Gulshan-e-Iqbal locality, leaving deceasedâ��s friends critically injured on the spot. The assailants were riding motorcycle when they opened indiscriminate fire at the car of PJâ��s leader.
The assassination triggered violence and panic in the metropolis since Saturday evening which turned out to be a massive protest gathering in front of Governor House by the end of the day.
Earlier, the heirs of Askari Raza announced to offer funeral prayer on Sunday but later a large number of Shiite protestors rallied to stage protest at Shahra-e-Pakistan, demanding registration of FIR against the culprits and also asking for nominating SSP CID Aslam Chaudhry in the FIR, because police had refused to do so.
Subsequently, the protestors marched up to Governor House from Ancholi as the night falls and staged there a 10-hour long protest.
Seeing the number of demonstrators rise, a six-member committee was summoned in Governor House for dialogue. Following the successful talks, Sindh Governor Ebad and Faisal Raza Abdi, Advisor to the President, assured the committee that the killers would be booked soon.
On the occasion, Ebad assured that the judicial inquiry would be initiated into the slaying, accepting the demand of case registration against SSP CID Chaudhry Aslam and Orangzaib Farooqi. Moreover, the lawsuit was registered with Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station upon the complaint of Dr. Samar Abbas and the brother of deceased Raza.
Consequently, the protestors scattered, concluding the sit-in at 6am on Monday after viewing the copies of FIR. SAMAA Show Less >>
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