QUETTA: A shutterdown strike was observed in the city on Sunday to protest against Saturday’s sectarian attack which killed 11 people.
The strike was called by the Hazara Democratic Party and backed by Aithade Tajeeran-e-Balochistan.
Most business and shopping centres remained closed in Mezan Chowk, Brewery Road, Alamdar Road, Marri Abad, Hazarat Town, Jinnah Road and adjoining areas.
The members of the Hazara Democratic Party burnt tyres and forced shopkeepers to shut their businesses. Police arrested around dozen people who were forcing shopkeepers to close their shops. A police official said that a high level meeting was held to review the law and order situation across the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2011.