After the killing of hundreds of people of Hazara community in Quetta, the Australian government has offered asylum to 2,500 families of the tribe, media quoting Australian diplomats and UN officials reported on Thursday.
According reports, 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.
The banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) claimed responsibility for the attacks on the community.