Sep 14, 2011

Balochistan: Strike in Parts of Balochistan Against Killings, Kidnappings

A strike was observed in most of Balochistan on Monday to protest against forced disappearances and killings.

Below is an article published by Daily Times:

A complete shutter-down strike was observed in most parts of Balochistan on Monday [12 Sept] to condemn the kidnapping of the Baloch National Movement’s (BNM) central finance secretary, who is also a journalist, and the recovery of bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch missing persons.

The journalist, Javed Naseer, a district correspondent in a local Urdu daily in Hub, was kidnapped from IT Chowk Hub, an industrial town of the province. All shops, banks, schools, markets and restaurants remained closed for the day during the strike, paralysing life in the areas. The strike was also observed in Turbat, Mand, Khushab, Tump, Panjgur, Hub and its adjourning areas. A large number of security personnel were deployed in the areas to avoid any untoward incident.