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Eric Avebury writes…We must heed the cries of the Hazaras

Just over a week ago a massive bomb was detonated in a packed bazaar on the outskirts of Quetta, killing at least 92 people and seriously injuring more than 200.

Last month a double suicide bombing on Alamdar Road, Quetta took the lives of 108 people

These were the latest in a crescendo of genocidal attacks on the Shia Hazara community in Pakistan since the turn of the century, which was considered in a packed meeting I chaired at the House of Lords yesterday, February 25.

According to published accounts, these atrocities have left over 1,100 dead and 1,300 injured. In fact the …

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    I don't agree with all of "the west's" foreign policy that was meant to say. Sorry, predictive text.
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    Jeez. You can never beat our Paddy when it comes to an anecdote about someone, can you??! :)
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    Good speech. I particularly like the part about willingness to act with partial information. Once the important facts have been established then in an emergency...
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    @ John Marriott, Perhaps the General Public understand rather more than you think about coalitions. a) First past the posts not a appropriate system for...
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    I was going to say I agree with Tony Hill and then, darn it , he said he agreed with Simon Shaw! I do wish...