Islamabad: After the killing of hundreds of people of Hazara community in northwestern city of Quetta, the Australian government has offered asylum to 2,500 families the Pakistani tribe .
According to Express Tribune, a representative of Australian immigration department met with United Nations officials last week to make the asylum offer on humanitarian grounds.
At least 89 people of the minority community including nine women and two girls aged seven and nine were killed when a tonne of explosives packed in a water tanker detonated in the middle of a busy bazaar on February 16.
It was the second deadly blast in the city in little over a month.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the bomb blast and called on authorities to act quickly against those responsible.
Baluchistan has increasingly become a flashpoint for surging sectarian bloodshed between Pakistan’s majority Sunni Muslims and Shiites.
A double suicide bombing on a snooker club in Quetta on January 10 killed at least 92 people, the deadliest-ever single attack on the community in Pakistan.
The banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) claimed responsibility for the attacks on the community.