After being a silent spectator of the hideous killing of miners, the Pakistan government faces the wrath of protesters.
Thousands took to streets to protest the persistent atrocities meted out against the ethnic minority of the country.
Tens and thousands from the Shia community gathered beside the bodies of the miners killed in an attack that was claimed by ISIS.
Demanding justice for the miners, about 2,500 protesters blocked a bypass on the outskirts of Quetta, capital of and gas-rich Balochistan province as they refused to bury the deceased until the shooters were arrested.
The protesters have also called for the resignation of the provincial government.
Ten miners, all of whom belong to the ethnic Shia Hazara community, were abducted and shot dead by the terrorists in the remote mountainous Machh area.
While four were beheaded, two miners who hailed from Afghan, those bodies were sent to Afghanistan for burial.
The chief of Balochistan Shiite Conference, Agha Daud, said: “We will not end our protest until the arrest of all the assassins.” While also contending that the killing spree should stop before it spread to other cities.
Ethnic Hazaras make up most of the Shia population in Quetta, the country’s largest and poorest region, rife with ethnic and separatist insurgencies.
Although the Pakistani government has condemned the act, it blatantly claims there is no presence of ISIS despite a number of attacks claimed by the extremist group.