On Saturday, in a show of solidarity with the Quetta protesters the Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen (MWM) got a peaceful sit-in protest outside the Punjab Governor’s House around 6 pm, obstructing The Mall for traffic. As though by coincidence, the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) blackout the area for almost two hrs. No reason was given for that unscheduled energy outage. All lights outside the Governor House went off, departing the protesters after registering their issues at nighttime.
Unluckily, there was almost no media presence to cover the protest which reflected the apathy from the country’s mainstream media towards the reason for the oppressed Shia minority. 1000’s of protesters had jammed the streets of Balochistan’s capital on Friday and declined to bury their family members before the government met the requirements that incorporated elimination of Chief Minister Aslam Raisani and military deployment within the city. Almost 2 days have passed by since that time, with no action from the government’s side as the protesters continue their sit-in protests along with dead bodies of the family members.