Condemning the discovery of bullet-riddled bodies of the Baloch missing persons, Kech district observed a complete shutter down strike on Friday.
All shops in Turbat, Mand, Oshab, Nasirabad, Tump, Buleda and nearby townships remained closed for the day in support of the strike call given by the Baloch National Front (BNF).
Most of the streets remained deserted throughout the day. All educational institutions were closed and even attendance at government offices was minimal.
According to a statement issued by the BNF, the strike was meant to draw the attention of humanitarian organisations towards the deteriorating human rights situation in Balochistan. Specifically, they were protesting against the involvement of security personnel in the abduction and killing of Baloch political opponents.
“Every day we receive bullet-riddled and mutilated bodies which are recovered from rivers and along the deserted highways,” said a press release.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2011.