Sindh, Balochistan mourn over Quetta killing
17 February, 2013
QUETTA: A day of mourning is being observed in Sindh and Balochistan over the killing of 80 people in Quetta on Saturday, our sources reported.
Mourning day is being observed in both the provinces on government level. The national flag will remain half-mast in Sindh and Balochistan.
Meanwhile, Hazara Democratic Party has appealed for shutter down strike in Quetta against the blast. Political and religious parties have supported it.
Karachi Goods Transporters Association and Oil Tankers Association have also announced to halt supply of goods across the country.
President Asif Ali Zardari telephoned Governor Balochistan Zulfiqar Magsi and directed him to monitor relief operation himself besides providing security to Hazara community.
Meanwhile, announcing compensation for the bereaved families of Quetta blast victims, Governor Balochistan, Zulfikar Magsi, Saturday night pinned the rampant terrorism on the intelligence agencies' failure to do their job, our sources reported.
"Seemingly, the agents are either too scared to go after the terror-mongers or too clueless to even know who they are dealing with", said he talking to media here after visiting Combine Military Hospital (CMH) to inquire after the health of victims,.
They have no idea whatsoever, what's going on, which is alarming, Magsi added.
"It's their job to preempt such attacks. That's what they are paid for. Alas! They failed all these innocent people who died in this catastrophic bomb blast", the governor said further.
Magsi also announced a compensation worth Rs100,000 for the bereaved families of each fatal victim of the Quetta blast.