QUETTA: Shutter-down strike is being observed today across Balochistan including its capital city on call by Awami National Party (ANP) against Kuchlak bloodshed yesterday, SAMAA reports Saturday.
It should be mentioned here that the senior vice president of Pashtun Students Federation and five others were killed and at least 22 people injured yesterday in Kuchlak where a bomb went off near the venue of public meeting of the Awami National Party.
The injured included the ANPprovincial president Aurangzeb Kasi, his wife and some other party activists. A seven-year-old girl, who was passing through the area at the time of the explosion, is also among the dead.
The commercial areas and other business centers of Quetta including Liaquat Bazaar, Jinnah Road, Abdus Sattar Road are closed with less than routine traffic being witnessed on roads.
Expressing grief over the killings and condemning the Kuchlak massacre, Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Anjuman Tajiran (traders’ organization) announced complete backing for the strike.
The strike is effectively being marked also outside Quetta in areas including Pishin, Kuchlak and Chaman on the ANP’s call with shutters of shops pulled down.
Meantime, the ANP also announced three-day mourning against the terrorist incident. There is security high alert in the city with security agencies on mark around the city to avert any untoward situation. SAMAA