QUETTA: A complete shutter-down strike was observed in Khuzdar district on Thursday to protest against the abduction of a lecturer of Engineering University Khuzdar, Abdul Hameed Mengal.
Mengal was kidnapped on Tuesday night by a group of armed men. The strike call was given by Baloch Student Organizations (BSO-Azad) Khuzdar chapter.
All shops, markets and restaurants remained closed for the day.
Teachers and students have boycotted classes to support the strike call and register their protest against the kidnapping.
Spokesperson of BSO-Azad accused security forces of abducting the lecturer.
“We have apprehensions that the security forces will soon torture him to death and dump his bullet-riddled body in any area of Balochistan like they have done with other Baloch missing persons,” he alleged.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2011.