QUETTA - Hundreds of people mostly hailing from Hazara community on Sunday took out a rally and held a demonstration to condemn the incidents of target killing of people belonging to Shia sect in Quetta. The rally organised by Hazara Democratic Party started from Alamdar Road led by its central Secretary General Abdul Khaliq Hazara. Participants of rally marched through various roads of the city and staged a sit-in at Meezan Chowk. Participants of rally were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different demands such as Stop target killing of Hazara community and Stern action should be taken against murderers. They were also shouting slogans against administration for not taking practical steps for curbing the incidents of targeting killing in the Quetta. Addressing on the occasion, Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Muhammad Ramzan and others vehemently condemned the incidents of target killing, saying silence of political parties over target-killings was regrettable and forcing the Hazara community to think that why some political forces did not want to play any positive role in such circumstances. They said that through a well-knit conspiracy some parts of the city were being converted into no-go areas for Shia community and other people which had multiplied their miseries and sense of insecurity. They said some forces were bent up to push the province into chaos in general and Quetta in particularly by fanning sectarianism and it was the responsibility of all political parties to frustrate such nefarious designs in these circumstances. They also criticised government for not playing its due role in curbing the incidents of target killing and other crimes, saying the murders always easily escape after committing the crime in the broad daylight. Todays gathering of hundreds of people is itself a referendum against provincial government and its policies, they added. Later on, the participants of sit-in dispersed peacefully. It may be mentioned here that incidents of target killing are on rise in Quetta and more than one dozen people have been killed and many others injured during last four days.