QUETTA: A shutter-down strike is being observed in Quetta on Tuesday on the call of the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) in protest against yesterday’s killings of seven persons belonging to Hazara community.
Three people were killed and two others injured in a firing incident in Quetta’s Khuda-e-Dad Road around midnight. In the second incident of firing, four people were shot dead when unknown gunmen opened fire on a local trader’s vehicle on Masjid Road.
Following the incidents, the HDP called for shutter-down strike in Quetta on Tuesday whereas Balochistan Shia Conference announced a day or mourning.
Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Malik Baloch took notice of the incident and sought a report from IG police.
A heavy contingent of police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel have been deployed in various parts of the city today to avoid the occurrence of another untoward incident in the provincial capital.