Shia Muslims observed a vigil in Quetta’s Shia Hazara area in commemoration of those Shia pilgrims who were massacred in Taftan, border town near Iran.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen organised the vigil on a call of Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari, secretary general, MWM, to commemorate the soyem of the martyrs of Taftan and Karachi airport.
Supporters of the MWM lit the earthen lamps and staged a rally from Baltistani Imam Bargah Alamdar Road to Martyr Chowk where they began observing candle-light vigil. The mourners prayed for the martyrs, beat their chest reciting nohas and also recited manqabats to pay homage to the martyrs.
Meanwhile, MWM Quetta Division rejected the statement of federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali that Pakistani pilgrims should opt for air travel for pilgrimage in Iran, according to the Shiite News Correspondent.
“In reaction to the Mastung massacre, the minister said, government will take revenge from terrorists for Shia genocide but they failed to keep their words. Now, they are trying to cover-up their failure by an illogical and unjust advice to the Pakistani pilgrims that they should not travel by road to Iran,” a statement of the MWM Quetta said.