Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Saturday reiterated his government’s resolve to eliminate terrorism from the southwestern province.
Malik made the remarks during his visit to Hazara Town, two days after eight members of the Hazara Shia community were gunned down in Balochistan’s provincial capital.
The attack was claimed by Lashker-e-Jhangvi, following which the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and Shia organisations observed a shutter-down strike on Friday in protest against the killings.
During his visit to Hazara Town, the chief minister met with the bereaved families of the slain community members and offered his condolences.
He also met with leaders of the leaders of the HDP and said his government was resolute and would take all measures in order to fight the scourge of terrorism.
The chief minister added that law enforcement agencies were working tirelessly to nab those behind the attack in Hazarganji, saying the state was now close to apprehending them.