KARACHI – The Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) on Tuesday called on the government to close down all US diplomatic missions and expel American diplomats and Zionists from the country if it was serious in easing out the ongoing sectarian tension. The government was also demanded to dismiss Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and arrest Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani for the genocide of Shia Muslims in Balochistan. The demands were made by MWM Secretary General Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri in his telephonic address to participants of a massive sit-in held to condemn recent killing of Shias, at Numaish Chowrangi roundabout.  “Carnage of the Shia Muslims in the country is a clear proof of the government’s failure,” asserted the cleric. The MWM also announced to observe Friday as “mourning day” across the country against the genocide of Shias in Chilas tragedy and other sectarian violence incidents in Karachi, Quetta and Gilgit. Although local transport had thinned out due to transporters’ strike against the fresh hike in oil prices, scores of youth, children and elderly people participated in the sit-in. US and Israel flags were torched by the enraged demonstrators to give vent to their anger. MWM leaders Maulana Shaikh Hassan Salahuddin, Maulana Mirza Yousuf Hussain, Maulana Munawar Naqvi, Maulana Sadiq Taqvi, Maulana Haider Abbas Abedi, Allama Aftab Haider, other eminent religious figures, scholars and intellectuals could also be seen at the sit-in.  The MWM and ISO had jointly called countrywide protests and sit-ins to register resentment over the genocide of Shia Muslims. “The government and judiciary have failed to do justice to the Shia Muslims. MNAs and MPAs have disappointed us,” Allama Nasir Jafri said.“Terrorists are so powerful that even passengers taken captive by them in Chilas eight days ago have not been recovered so far,” he deplored, and asked the government to recover the 70 missing passengers forthwith and penalise their captives.Jafri also asked the authorities to ensure safe mobility on all routes leading to Gilgit-Baltistan. He threatened to call a countrywide wheel-jam strike for an indefinite period, should the government did not meet all their demands. The MWM leader regretted that the chief justice of Pakistan did take notice of issues lesser in importance, but did not take any suo motu of the genocide of Shia Muslims. He also asked the MQM leadership to take notice of the threats hurled to Shia youths by certain MQM officials. The MWM leader also alleged that terrorists and their masters were trying to turn Gilgit-Baltistan into another Balochistan.