Pakistani PM sacks Baluchistan government over massive bombing
Published on Jan 14, 2013 1:18 PM
QUETTA (AFP) - Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf sacked the provincial government in Baluchistan on Monday after meeting Shiite Muslim protesters demanding protection after a massive bomb attack.
Members of the minority community have refused to bury those killed on Thursday in Pakistan's worst sectarian bombings when suicide attackers killed 92 people at a crowded snooker hall in the provincial capital Quetta.
More than 120 were wounded in the attacks claimed by Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in an area dominated by Shiites from the Hazara ethnic minority.
Shiite leaders said protesters would not call off their sit-in and bury their dead until they see official notification about steps announced by Mr Ashraf after day break. Local TV stations showed footage of them still protesting.
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