The Hazara community ended their four-day long protest and hunger strike against the unabated target killings in Quetta, after meeting Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday night.

The leaders of the community met Gen Bajwa in Quetta and informed him about their concerns over the spate of target killings.

According to ISPR, Chief of Army Staff shared their grief and offered fatiha for the departed souls. He assured the Hazara community that while nothing can compensate the loss of dear ones, those who have targeted them shall suffer twice as much.

Chief of Army Staff said that state is responsible for security of its citizens and all state institutions are concerned for this.

“Each and every casualty including from Hazara community is of concern to us and our brave security forces are performing their best and willingly offering monumental sacrifices to bring lasting peace to the country. During 2018 alone, so far 37 security forces personnel have laid their lives in Quetta. Through a unified national effort, we have turned the tide of terrorism, however a lot is still being done against inimical designs to reverse the gains by exploiting various fault lines. We have busted many terrorists’ networks and we know how these networks are being supported by hostile agencies. We are Muslim first and then anything else. Every Pakistani irrespective of religion, sect, language or caste has to stay steadfast and united to defeat hostile forces trying to create divisions,” asserted the COAS.

He stressed that the army shall defeat hostile attempts through national cohesion. Anything and everything which is for the betterment of security of people of Pakistan shall be done, added the army chief.

“I expect the youth to stay focused on their positive endeavors towards self and nation building. Trust and assist state in taking Pakistan forward to its rightful destination,” Chief of Army Staff said.

Hazara community posed full trust in Pakistan Army and pledged their support in defeating hostile agenda.

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