Major highways closed in Balochistan as Opposition parties protest


Protests are continuing across province Balochistan, by the opposition on budget

QUETTA, (June 17, 2021): Protests are continuing across the province Balochistan, as the opposition in budget is being ignored. Major highways have been closed and traffic has been suspended.

Opposition members’ protest camp outside the Balochistan Assembly in Quetta continues for the third day on Thursday, after being ignored in the next budget.

The members of the opposition were present in the protest camp.

Opposition lawmakers began protesting two days ago against being ignored in the next budget.

Opposition lawmakers lamented that they were not taken into confidence over the forthcoming budget.

Opposition parties have also blocked major highways across the province over the same issue.

In Chaman, the united opposition went on strike and staged a sit-in at Kozhik Top and Syed Hameed Cross.

Traffic on Quetta-Chaman Highway was suspended and queues of vehicles formed.

Opposition parties also staged sit-ins in Khanozai, Muslim Bagh and Qila Saifullah and closed Quetta-Zhob highway.

A sit-in was also staged in Mastung, which closed Quetta-Karachi and Quetta-Taftan national highways.

The closure of these national highways has led to long queues of vehicles and passengers are facing severe difficulties.

In April last,

12-day sit-in of Employees Grand Alliance in Quetta

Citizens was ended on the orders of Balochistan High.

The Balochistan Employees and Workers Grand Alliance had staged a sit-in at Edhi Chowk in Quetta.

Roads in the red zone were still closed due to the sit-in.


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