By: Bari Baloch
QUETTA – A complete shutter-down and wheel jam strike was observed in Hub town while protest rallies were taken out in different districts of Balochistan by Baloch nationalist parties and student organisations to protest the alleged target killings of Baloch in Karachi allegedly by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
A complete shutter-down and wheel jam strike was observed in Hub, the industrial town of Balochistan on the call, jointly given by Baloch National Front (BNF), Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) and Baloch Students Organisation (BSO-Azad).
All shops, markets and main business centers in Hub town remained closed throughout the day while the activists of BNF and BSO placed barricades and burnt old tyres on highway linking Quetta and Karachi that resulted in suspension of vehicular traffic between Hub and Karachi causing great inconvenience to commuters.
Employees of different industries in Hub, coming from Karachi faced difficulties to reach their work while attendance in government offices was also thin.
Administration had taken extraordinary security measures in Hub town and personnel of police and other law-enforcement agencies were deployed at different parts of the City to avert any untoward incident.
Mobile squads of police continued patrolling the City. However, no any untoward incident was reported from any part of the City.
They activists of nationalist parties took out a protest rally holding party flags and chanting slogans against govt and MQM demanding for the arrest of culprits involved in the killings of Baloch people in Karachi.
Addressing the rally, former MNA and leader of BNP-Mengal leader Abdul Rauf Mengal strongly condemned the brutal murder of Baloch in Karachi allegedly by MQM and ,added, that target killing of Balochs in Karachi and Balochistan was being continued for the last four years.