QUETTA: Life in some districts of Balochistan remained stand still on the occasion of 7th death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti who was killed during Pervez Musharraf regime.
Complete shutter-down as well as wheel-jam strike was observed in Quetta while other districts including Sibi, Mastung, Nasirabad, Turbat, Kalat and others witnessed partial strike.
It should be mentioned that strike was jointly called by Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) and Baloch Republican Party (BRP).
Moreover, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Nazriaty (JUI-N) and many other political as well as nationalist parties had also supported the strike call.Transporters, trade bodies, and various social groups also joined the strike.
Programmes and references were arranged throughout the province to pay tributes to the late Nawab Akbar Bugti.
Former president Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf ordered an operation against him. On August 26, 2006, Bugti was killed when material hidden in a cave located in Kohlu about 150 miles east of Quetta, exploded and the cave collapsed.
Bugti remained Governor Balochistan in 1972 and Chief Minister in 1978. He also served as defence and interior minister.