Friday, February 3, 2012

Balochistan remains shut for second day over Domki murders

QUETTA - On a call given by the Baloch Republican Party, a shutter-down strike was observed in the provincial capital and various parts of Balochistan for the second consecutive day on Friday to protest the killing of Balochistan MPA Sardarzada Bakhtiar Khan Domki’s wife and daughter. The deceased, who were also the sister and niece of Baloch BRP chief Bramdagh Bugti and granddaughter of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, were gunned down in Karachi on January 31. A complete shutter-down strike was observed in Dera Allahyar, Naushki, Khuzdar, Mastung, Hub, Washuk, Khuzdar, Sibi, Turbat, and other towns of the province. The strike was also supported by Balochistan National Party-Mengal, National Party (NP) and other nationalist parties. Business and trade activities remained shut as all shops, markets, trading centres, commercial establishments and educational institutions remained closed.

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