QUETTA - Strongly condemning the recent wave of sectarian target killings in Quetta, PML-N President Nawaz Sharif said that under a well-knit conspiracy law and order was being deteriorated in Balochistan.

He said the incidents of sectarian targeted killings were stoking hatred amongst people while the government seemed helpless to curb these incidents. ‘We should not be late even a single moment to wipe out terrorism,’ he added.

He expressed these views while talking to Shia Conference leaders – Ashraf Zaidi and Haji Abdul Qayyum of Hazara Qaumi Jirga via telephone on Thursday. People of Shia community and General Secretary of PPP Women Wing Rukhsana Ahmed Ali were also present on the occasion.

PML-N leader and former MNA Marvi Memon visited Nichari Imam Bargah on the special directives of Nawaz Sharif to condole the recent killings of members of Hazara community.

Expressing serious concern over the mounting incidents of targeted killings in Quetta, he said the helplessness of both provincial and Federal governments was quite surprising.

‘If such incidents were not curbed immediately their results would be horrible. Thus provincial and Federal governments should take prompt steps to end targeted killings,’ he pointed out during conversation with Shia leaders.

He said that incidents of targeted killing were aimed at fuelling hatred amongst people belonging to different nationalities and pushing them towards further divisions.

‘All people, including political leaders and members of civil society will have to play their responsibility to frustrate these nefarious designs’, he stressed.

On the occasion, Marvi Mehmon said that everybody knew who was backing extremist forces but despite it neither action was being taken against them nor Hazara community was being provided security.

Like Hindu community now Hazara community had also compelled to move other safer places, she regretted.

Marvi said that PML-N had always voiced against targeted killings in Balochistan and would continue its effort to end killings of innocent people.

The heads of different Shia organisations told PML-N leader that more than 600 Shia Muslims had been killed in different targeted killing incidents but the government miserably failed to arrest the culprits, therefore, Hazara community demands imposition of Governor’s rule in the province.