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Strike observed in Balochistan amid mourning

By Our Staff Correspondent 2016-10-27
QUETTA: A complete strike was observed in the provincial capital and other cities of Balochistan on Wednesday to mourn the Quetta carnage.

The strike call was given by central traders` organisation and religious political parties.

The Balochistan government had also announced three-day mourning after the attack.

The national flag flew at half mast at all government buildings, including the Governor House, Chief Minister House, Balochistan Assembly and Balochistan secretariat.

`The national flag will remain at half mast for three days,` said Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri.

Bazaars, shops, shopping plazas and markets remained closed throughout the day. Government educational institutions remained closed as well.

The legal fraternity also protested over the tragic incident and said that the government should take steps to ensure safety of the police and public.

Strike was also observed in Loralai, border town of Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Turbat, port city of Gwadar, Panjgur, Pasni, Harnai, Dera Bugti and Zhob areas of Balochistan.

A large number of traders, led by the Central President of Anjuman-iTajran Abdul Raheem Kakar, led a rally carrying placards and banners inscribed with antiterrorism slogans.

Speaking to the participants of the antiterrorism rally, he condemned the attack on the police training college.

He said that all steps should be taken for the protection of people.