Days after 11 coal miners belonging to the Shia Hazara community sleeping in their room, were held at gunpoint, blindfolded and trussed up before being executed by unidentified attackers in the Mach coal field area in the early hours of Sunday morning, the country is still in shock.
Protesting the ordeal of minorities and urging authorities to compensate and share their pain, Prime Minister Imran Khan was requested to show up at the sit-in.
“We will not bury our loved ones until Prime Minister Imran Khan personally meets the mourners,” Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) leader Syed Agha Raza said, adding that the mourners would not compromise on the blood of the coal miners.
In return, the Prime Minister once again appealed to the Hazara community to bury those killed in the attack in Balochistan's Mach area, calling on them to refrain from "blackmailing the premier," promising he would be there for them.
This did not sit well with the public and many, including the Baari singer Momina Mustehsan have urged Imran Khan to reconsider his stance.
"Honorable Prime Minister, all eyes are on you," Momina began, as she posted a note on Twitter for the world to see.
"The entire nation is well aware of the persecutions faced by the Hazara community, for far too long. They are one of us and we are one of them. It is crucial to show solidarity at this hour — regardless of the conspiracies, those responsible and those trying to politicize," she went on to remind the former cricket champ.
"As our Premier, we implore you to reconsider your stance. Please do not wait for them to bury their deceased, they need your shoulder to cry on," Momina reiterated.
Wishing those grieving, patience, and sending them our love.