Protests continued across the country on Sunday against the Quetta carnage which left over hundred people dead in a series of bombing.
Separately, more than 500 workers and supporters of the Hazara Democratic Party gathered outside the office of the provincial police chief in the city as its leader Abdul Khaliq went on a three-day hunger strike against lack of security.
"We want an immediate takeover of Quetta by the army," Khaliq said.
"The protest sit-in by hundreds of our supporters will continue for three days after which we will decide our future course of action."
A complete shutter-down strike was observed observed in the city on the call of Pashtunkhawa Awami Mili Party.
Demonstrators in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and other parts of the country demanded that the Balochistan government be removed and the Pakistan army be called in.
Protesters belonging to Wahdatul Muslimeen, Yakjehti council and members of civil society staged a sit-in in Rawalpindi while the Imamia Students Organization protested outside the Governor’s House in Lahore. A group of Hazara students staged a dharna in F-6 super market while the motorway police had to close the Chakri Interchage due to protest by Shia organizations against the killings.
Protest demonstrations were also held in Larkana, Sukkur, Jaccobabad,Khairpur, Ghotki, Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Bahawalnagar, Silakot, Peshawar and other parts of the country. The participants blocked roads in different cities. In Karachi, the MQM observed Sunday as a day of mourning over the Quetta and Swat tragedies.
Despite heavy snowfall, protest was also held in Skardu against the killings of Hazara community members in Quetta.