Balochistan riot continue for fourth day

April 13th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Quetta, Apr. 13 (ANI): One police constable has been killed and several others were injured in rampant riots that erupted in Balochistan following the murder of three Baloch nationalist leaders.

Banks, vehicles and government offices were set on fire in different towns and a complete wheel-jam and shutter-down strike paralyzed life in Balochistan, The Nation reports.

The strike call was jointly given by all Baloch nationalist parties.

During the fourth day of Balochistan violence, all shops and business centres remained closed on Sariab Road, Brewery Road, Liaquat Bazaar, Jinnah Road, Joint Road and other areas in Quetta.

Angry mob blocked various roads of the city by burning old tires and erecting barricades. Different groups of protestors pelted stones on vehicles in different areas.

“Due to timely action, fire was extinguished and bank was saved from complete destruction by fire-brigade,” said a police official.

Strict security arrangements were made in provincial capital where police backed by Frontier Corps and Balochistan Constabulary were deployed in different areas to maintain law and order.

Protesters blocked the Quetta-Karachi highway at two places in Mastung.

Pak-Iran and Quetta-Sibi national highways were also blocked in different areas. (ANI)

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