Hundreds of Pakistan's Shia Hazara Muslims ended their protest against frequent terror attacks targeting the minority community in the restive
Balochistan province after the government assured to take more measures to protect them.
The Shia Muslims began their sit-in in Quetta on Friday after the suicide bombing by the ISIS at an open-air market killed 21 people in Balochistan last week. Those killed included 10 members of the Hazara Shia community, two children and security personnel.
The protesters were demanding an effective security plan to ensure the protection of the Hazara Shia community.
The Hazara community members ended their sit-in late on Monday night after receiving assurances from Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alyani and State Minister for Interior Sheharyar Afridi, the Dawn reported.
The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) last year stated that 509 members of the Hazara community were killed and 627 injured in various incidents of terrorism in Quetta from January 2012 to December 2017.
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