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State failure (Killing of Hazaras in Baluchistan)

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Friday Times (Pakistan), 23-29 September 2011
In his editorial, Najam Sethi reports that ‘[o]ver 500 Shia Hazaras have been killed in Balochistan by Sunni extremists in the recent past. Last Tuesday, a bus was waylaid near Quetta by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists who mowed down 26 Shia passengers in cold blood. A month earlier, a story in this paper had warned that such a massacre was being planned in Quetta by self-avowed “Shia killers” of a “banned” organisation’ and he laments that signs indicating this happening, as well as in the broader picture of Islamist terrorism in Pakistan, were ‘blithely ignored by the establishment’.


Hazara Pakistan