Baluchistan: Strike observed on Akbar Bughti’s death anniversary

Fifth anniversary of former governor and a leader of the Bugti tribe, Nawab Akbar Bugti was observed in Balochistan Friday with a complete shutter-down in different areas of Balochistan including Quetta.

The call for shutter-down strike was given by Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and Jamhuri Watan Party (JWP). All the business activities and transport were suspended in different areas of Quetta while strict security measures were also taken.

Other areas including Noshki, Turbat, Sibbi, Bolan, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Qallat, Khuzdar Mastong and Panjgor also observed shutter-down.

According to the JWP spokesperson, black flags will hoisted on party office buildings while the workers will use black arm bands to mark the anniversary.

Other Baloch nationalist parties including BNF, BNP along with Pakistan Muslim League (PML) have also favored to observe the strike.

The chief of JWP, Nawabzadah Talal Bugti has appealed to the political parties, civil society, traders and transporters to make the black day successful.

JWP chief Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in a historical operation carried out by security forces in Kohlu on August 26, 2006.