Shutter-down strike in parts of Balochistan against Arman Luni’s murder

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A shutter down strike is being observed  in different parts of Balochistan against the murder of PTM member.

According to details received by The Balochistan Post, a shutter down strike is being being observed on the call of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) in different cities including Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan.

The strike is being observed against the allegedly murder of a senior member of PTM, Arman Luni, in Loralai city of Balochistan on Saturday.

The shutter down strike is being observed in Quetta, Pishin, Chaman, Qila-Saifullah, Muslim Bagh, Loralai, Barshor, Khanozai, Kan Mohtarzai and some other districts of Balochistan.

A senior member of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Arman Luni, was killed in a police crackdown on a sit-in being held in the Loralai city of Balochistan, the Member of National Assembly (MNA) from North Waziristan, Mohsin Dawar confirmed the news on Saturday.

“Extremely tragic news. Senior member of PTM Arman Luni has been killed by police in a crackdown on ‪#PTMLoralaiSitIn‬.
“This is the worst shape of state terrorism. We request our members to remain calm and non-violent. The state will have to pay for his murder. ‪#StateKilledArmanLuni,” MNA Dawar stated on his official Twitter official.‬

Following his death, Luni’s family and members of PTM claimed that he was killed in a police crackdown on PTM’s peaceful protest demonstration in Loralai which entered its fourth day on Saturday. And they demanded that the Balochistan government take notice of his death.

The sit-in was being staged against continued violence and the alleged forced eviction of locals from the area.

While there has been no official version to Luni’s death as of yet, witnesses claim that police opened fire on peaceful protesters.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan took notice of the death of Arman Luni, on Sunday and sought a report from the commissioner of Zhob district.

Earlier on Sunday, MNA Dawar, said that the government of Balochistan had imposed a ban on his entry into the province, as well as that of his fellow parliamentarian Ali Wazir.

Dawar, in his tweet, alleged that the provincial government had imposed the ban “to stop us from attending the funeral of Arman Luni”. Both Dawar and Wazir are prominent leaders of PTM.


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