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Shutter down strike observed in Northern areas of Balochistan including the capital Quetta against the murder of ANP leader.

Sutter down strike was observed against the abduction and murder of Awami National Party Balochistan leader Asad Khan Achakzai. All business centers in Quetta and other cities remain closed.

On the call of ANP, all business centers and shops remain closed in Chaman, Pishin, Zhob, Loralai, Ziarat, Musa Khel, Qila Saifullah, Harnai, Dukki, Sanjawi and Qila Abdullah.

Asad Khan Achakzai was the information Secretary of Awami National Party Balochistan who was abducted from Quetta Airport Road five months ago by unidentified men. His dead body was found in a well in the Nohsar area of Quetta on Saturday.

Funeral prayer of ANP leader offered in Chaman, on Sunday. Thousands participated in funeral prayer and mourn Achakzai’s killing.

According to police, a Levies official was involved in Achakzai’s murder and he has been arrested.

ANP’s President Asfandyar Wali Khan strongly condemned the brutal murder of ANP leader. He said the protection of citizens is responsibility of the state but state has completely failed to protect its citizens.

In reaction of Asad Khan’s killing, the vice chairman of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Mama Qadeer Baloch said that we have been repeatedly saying that the policy of “kill and dump” is still going on in Balochistan. Asad Khan Achakzai’s’s incident is describing the real situation in Balochistan.

He further said that no one is safe in Balochistan. Despite the heavy presence of security forces in cities and highways, recovery of dead bodies after enforced disappearances is pointing that who is behind these acts. Despite repeated appeals, the United Nations and the international communities have also turned a blind eye to Balochistan and its people, he added.

Mama Qadeer expressed his views on VBMP’s 4237th day of protest camp in front of Karachi press club on Saturday. Mama Qadeer and many other families have been continuously protesting in front of Quetta and Karachi press clubs for more than a decade for the recovery of their loved ones.


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