PESHAWAR - In order to condemn the brutal attack on Imamia Imambargah, Shia Ulema Council and Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen held a protest rally in Kochi Bazar, Peshawar, and demanded immediate arrest the of killers.

The demonstrators chanted slogans against the government. They were holding placards inscribed with demands.

They claimed that the government is offering only lip service while on ground, the security situation is deteriorating day-by-day. They urged the government to fully implement the National Action Plan against terrorists.

They also said that both Shiite and Sunni sects are united against the perpetrators of hate and bloodshed in the country and no one will be allowed to destroy peace of the country.

They asked the government to resign if it fails in protest lives of people. They threatened that if the current series of attacks against the Shiite community was not stopped immediately they would lead their march towards Islamabad. Later, they dispersed peacefully.

Meanwhile, following last week’s terror attack on an Imambargah in Peshawar, the KP government has decided to provide more security guards to Shia leaders and deploy additional police on Imambargahs in the city.

According to details, a representative delegation headed by Jamia Imamia Hayatabad Peshawar Imam Nazir Husain and other senior leaders of the community held a meeting with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peshawar Riaz Mehsud to secure more security for their leaderships and Imambargahs.

The Shia leadership demanded deployment of the personnel of the Frontier Constabulary on the security of their leaders and Imambargahs.

Besides, they asked for issuance of arms licenses to them.

The DC assured them all-out support by deploying more guards at Imambargahs and providing additional security personnel to their Shia leaderships.

The delegation was also assured that compensation money would be distributed among those killed in the Imambargah in a day or two.