QUETTA: A complete shutter-down strike was observed in various parts of Balochistan on Tuesday to condemn the killing of National Party leader Yaqoob Baloch in Karachi.
Yaqoob Baloch, a KESC employee and National Party (NP) leader, was targeted at the KESC office within the precincts of Rizvia Police Station on Monday.
The strike call was given by the National Party (NP) and was supported by various student organisations. All the shops, markets, commercial establishments, banks and even chemists remained closed for the day, while traffic was thin on roads as people preferred to stay home.
The strike was also observed in Panjgur, Gwadar, Turbat, Nushki, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Mastung, Mongechar, Awaran, Tump, Hoshap, Mand, Buleida, Khuzdar, Naal, Surab, Kalat, Hub, Dalbandin and other areas of Balochistan.
Meanwhile, the National Party took out a protest rally from its secretariat on Jinnah Road, which culminated peacefully after passing through various parts of the provincial capital. The participants of the rally also staged protest demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club. National Party District President Niaz Baloch, Central Labour Secretary Rehmat Baloch, provincial General Secretary Abdul Khaliq Baloch, Dr Shama Ishaq and Farzana Raisani also condemned the killing. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C07%5C04%5Cstory_4-7-2012_pg7_13