Quetta firing incidents spark shutter down strike, angry protests

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QUETTA: Complete shutter down strike is being observed in the provincial capital city against the last two days of target killing incidents on the call of the Hazara Democratic Party here, Geo News reported.

The anguished and angry citizens protesting voiced slogans against the terrorists killing spree and the government’s utter failure to give protection to the life and security of the people. The police unfortunately instead of going after the culprits preferred taking six protesters under custody on the charges of forcing shops to shut down.

Amaldar Road, Barori, Hazara town, Murreeabad, Jinnnah Road, Sharea Iqbal, Liaquat Bazar and many other areas observing shutter down strike on the call of Hazara Democratic Party. The shops and business centres remain closed, while the traffic on the roads is also very thin

Police have made stringent security arrangements by deploying heavy contingents on the main roads, shopping centres and other vintage poits, while the FC trrops were patrolling around the city.

Police have taken six protesters under custody on the charges of forcing shops to shut down, but HDP leaders complained that the police in their attempt to make the strike unsuccessful arrested their scores of workers. Later, HDP activists torched tyres, voiced slogans against police highhandedness and staged demos at Meezan Chowk, Liaquat Bazar and Junction Chaowk

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  1. jawad sadey

    the hazara student of bmiyan university condemn this satanic action of extermist religious in pakistan and we hope that one day whole hazara nation stand for peading for justice and be together

  2. hussain

    hazara people will pay for every second of my life .

  3. Hazaristani

    Hazaras condemn the bias act of police regarding arrest of peaceful protesters. When police can not arrest even a single terrorist than she has no right to stop the people from peaceful protest. The target killings of Hazaras in Quetta, the capital city of Baluchistan province have been started in1999 when the former Provincial Edu: Minister cam under attack. Approximately till now more than 400 innocent Hazaras have been killed and 1000 got injuries. Alas! till now, not a single terrorist brought to justice nor punished bus said all is well. Hazaras want justice and peace.