(29.) As an example of the kind of messages that Khamenei delivers to Pakistani Shia
activists, see "Message to Seminar in Pakistan," September 11, 1992, http://farsi.khamenei.ir/message-content?id=2616.
Those who were cheerfully greeting Ahmadinejad were Hezbollah supporters, but they did not represent the whole Shia
They said the entire Shia
community, particularly those living in Pakistan, was saddened by the publication of the cartoon.
In the aftermath of this dastardly attack, members of the Hazara community in Quetta have staged a sit-in, demanding that concrete security steps be devised by the government as well as relevant law enforcement agencies, and that perpetrators of this sectarian violence (which has targeted Shia
community alone) be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of our laws.
They said: The Saudi Shia
community came together today in mourning and to show solidarity with the parents.
Rights Watch (SRW) said the boy was murdered after he was confirmed to be Shia
Rights Watch, a Washington DC-based campaign group, said: "There was no intervention from anyone and no response from authority thus far.
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, Federal Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi, Chief Secretary Balochistan Akhter Nazeer, Provincial Ministers Mir Zahoor Buledi, Saleem Khosa, Advisor to CM Khaliq Hazara, IG Police COS Major General Kaleem, IG FC South Major General Sardar Tariq, IG FC North Major General Nadeem Anjum, and religious leaders from Shia
and Sunni sects participated in the session.
elders were directed to cooperate with the police in fulfilling its duty and making security arrangements.
"Terrorists have been carrying out attacks against Hazara community from past two decades, despite government tall claims, terrorist attacking innocent Hazara community with full impunity." Balochistan Shia
Conference's senior Vice President Syed Musarrat Agha and other members said in a joint Press Conferenceon Monday.
Twenty-two people were injured in Friday's attack in the predominantly Shia
neighbourhood of Dasht-e Barchi and were transferred to hospitals across the city, ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh said.
Attacks on Shias
increased under the presidency of Zia-ul-Haq, with the first major sectarian riots in Pakistan breaking out in 1983 in Karachi and later spreading to Lahore and Balochistan.