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Machh’s slain coal miners laid to rest after seven days in Hazara Town, Quetta

The funeral prayer was led by Allama Raja Nasir Abbas at Hazara graveyard

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Machh’s slain coal miners were laid to rest on Sunday after seven days in Hazara Town, Quetta.

The funeral prayer was led by Allama Raja Nasir Abbas at Hazara graveyard in Quetta nearly a week after the coal miners were killed by unidentified attackers on Sunday, January 3 at Machh coalfield in Balochistan.

The funeral procession was attended by nearly 5,000 people including mourning families, friends, and relatives of the victims.


National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, Federal Maritime Minister Ali Zaidi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Imran Khan Zulfi Bukhari, Provincial Home Minister Mir Zia Langu, and other provincial ministers and civil society leaders also attended the funeral.

Funeral prayers for the coal miners were offered after the deadlock between the government and the protesters came to an end on Sunday. While Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to reach Quetta today and meet with the bereaved families.

Protesters had refused to end the sit-in until the arrival of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.