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Balochistan shuts down over anti-election strike call

QUETTA: A complete shutter-down and wheel-jam strike was noticed in Baloch dominant region of Balochistan on Thursday on the call of Baloch National Front (BNF) versus the general election.

The Baloch National Front (BNF) had given a 3 days strike call in Balochistan against the general elections. All busy marketplace, business zones and shopping malls continued closed during the day and a sense of fear led in general. The provincial capital also presented a dull look with lesser number of vehicles plying on the highway and most of the shops closed. Tight security measures were seen in the provincial capital with police supported by FC and other law enforcement agencies patrolling the area the whole day.

The strike was noticed in Mastung, Kalat, Surab, Khuzdar, Kharan, Nuski, Panjgur, Hub, Chahgi, Turbat, Mand, Buleda, Tump, Mach, Bolan, Gwadar, Urmara, Pasni, Jiwani and other regions of the province.

Main highways were blocked in several areas of Balochistan and the transporters had already revealed not to run transport throughout the strike. The industrial zone of Balochistan, Hub, also presented a deserted look, as factories remained closed. Moreover, the distribution of newspapers cannot be made possible in Quetta and Baloch dominant districts of Balochistan on account of call for strike.


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