KARACHI - A sit-in was held outside Bilawal House here on Sunday to protest the targeted killings of Shias in the country, particularly the blasts in Quetta. The protesters demanded the president and prime minister take concrete steps to stop ongoing sectarian violence in Balochistan. They said the Balochistan provincial govt should be sacked for being incapable of controlling the law and order situation.

A large number of children were also seen holding placards and shouting slogans during the protest.

The police brought in water cannons and asked the protesters to disperse within 10 minutes, however, the protesters refused saying they will leave only after their demands are met. The police also blocked routes leading to Bilawal house.