Protest erupts at Quarantine Center Quetta

Zaireen protests against PDMA

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By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: Protest erupted at quarantine center Quetta on Sunday evening against the provincial disaster management authority. The protesters chanted full-throated slogans against PDMA and demanded provision of basic facilities at the quarantine center. The Balochistan government has established a quarantine center at Mian Ghundi area of Quetta and kept over 400 people there. Most of the people quarantine in the center are Zaireen (Shia Pilgrims).

The people started chanting slogans when the member provincial assembly of Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), Qadir Nail visited the center. The MPA along with officers of the PDMA and district administration held successful negotiations and the protest was peacefully ended.

The protesters claimed that the PDMA had not provided basic facilities at the quarantine center, the charge vehemently denied by the authority.

Pakistan had closed its border with Iran and Afghanistan to halt the spread of deadly corona virus in the country. Currently, over 1000 people have been quarantined at Pak-Iran border Taftan.

Pak-Iran border at Taftan temporarily closed

Pakistan had also closed its border with Afghanistan at Pak-Iran border Chaman in the aftermath of corona virus cases in the neighboring country.

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