Protestors torch Pakistani flag in Badakhshan
FAIZABAD (PAN): Hundreds of angry protestors burnt Pakistan's national flag during a protest against the murder of former president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani in the northeastern province of Badakhshan on Saturday, officials said.
Chanting slogans against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the demonstrators sought deterrent punishment for the killers. "The salvation of our country can come through jihad and international peace," the participants shouted.
Speaking on the occasion, religious scholars said the assassins of the High Peace Council chairman should be arrested and brought to justice without any delay.
"The government should urgently investigate the murder," a third year student at the Badakhshan University, Syed Safi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Another protester, Gul Ahmad, warned of continuing their protest until the government took concrete steps towards investigating Rabbani's assassination.
On Thursday, hundreds of people took to the streets in Faizabad, the provincial capital, condemning their leader's assassination and asking the government to detain the murderers.
Also on Saturday, well-attended condolence ceremonies for the Jamiat-Islami leader were held at a number of mosques in his native province, as well as in Nimroz and Samangan.
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