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Authorities in Dera Ghazi Khan have imposed Section 144 in anticipation of the arrival of the Long March, which is protesting against “Baloch genocide,” enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings of detainees. This measure has led to several arrests in the region.

Having previously passed through Kohlu and Barkhan, the march is now en route to Dera Ghazi Khan. The Baloch Yakjehti Committee (BYC) reports that the marchers are encountering obstructions, including barriers set up at various locations and the enforcement of Section 144 in D.G. Khan.

In D.G. Khan, there have been incidents of violence and arrests, particularly against individuals who gathered to welcome the Long March. The BYC commended the people of Barkhan for their support, noting that their participation has bolstered the march’s cause.

The BYC has accused state forces of creating obstructions, conducting arrests, and using violence against protesters, cautioning that such measures could escalate existing tensions. They assert that the Baloch nation, spanning from Makuran to Kohlu and Barkhan, has united in resistance against what they term “state terrorism.”

A convoy from D.G. Khan, which intended to welcome the march, was allegedly attacked by Punjab police, leading to over 20 arrests, including youths and women. Several others were reportedly taken to unknown locations. The police have notably increased their presence in the Gaddai Chungi area.

The BYC announced that, despite these challenges, the march will proceed to D.G. Khan, led by participants from Barkhan. A sit-in is planned in D.G. Khan, with the BYC calling for a complete shutdown of the city until the arrested activists are released.

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