Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Quetta today after the Hazara families signed an agreement with the government and allowed the burial of slain victims, Geo News reported Saturday citing unnamed sources.
The prime minister was earlier expected to visit the provincial capital soon after the talks were successfully concluded and condole with the aggrieved families whose relatives were killed in the Machh incident.
According to the TV report, PM Imran will be accompanied by Interior Minister Shaikh Rasheed and other federal ministers. He will meet with the leaders and religious scholars of the Hazara community to share their grief and condole over the Machh tragedy.
The concerned authorities will also apprise the prime minister on the progress made in the investigation.
PM Imran had on Friday clarified that he will not visit Quetta till the dead are buried. His statement that the prime minister can not be blackmailed invited strong criticism from all the major Opposition parties.
Meanwhile, the funeral prayers of the victims were offered in the Hazara Town. SAPM Zulfi Bukhari and National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri and other provincial ministers were also present.