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The students protesting in the University of Balochistan have paused their sit-in after assurance from the government and the university administration regarding the disappearance of their companions. The students were protesting for the safe release of Sohail and Faseeh Baloch, students at the Pakistan Studies department of the university who were reportedly detained by the Pakistani forces from their hostel. Other students suspended their academic activities in protest, forcing the administration to close the university indefinitely.

The students began their protest on November 7 and after failed negotiations with the authorities, the protestors blocked the university gates on November 9 and announced that they will not take the semester examinations.

After another round of negotiations on Friday, the government and the university administration assured the protestors that the missing students will be found. The sit-in protest was thus paused until Tuesday and if the government reneges on its promises, the protests will be reinitiated.

Following the negotiations, the university announced in a notification that the university will be reopened from November 15 and the academic activities will continue as usual.

However, a token protest will continue in front of the administration block of the university and if the missing students are not recovered till Tuesday, then the protest will restart and the university will be shut down once again.


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