PTI Balochistan protests against attack on Imran Khan
PTI supporters in Quetta blocked main airport road as a protest against attack on former prime minister Imran Khan; Photo Syed Muhammad Qaseem

Manan Mandokhail, Syed Muhammad Qaseem:

Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) Balochistan staged protest demonstrations in Quetta against the attack on former prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday evening. PTI workers blocked the main airport road and koaila phatak to vent their anger against the attack on the former premier.

The protesters burnt tires and chanted full-throated slogans against the federal government for its failure to provide security to the former prime minister of the country. “We want the arrest of the attackers”, Muhammad Usman, a young highly charted PTI supporter demanded. He said the present government had deliberately created law and order problems for the Haqeeqi Azadi March.

Long queues of vehicles were witnessed on both sides of the road because of the blockade of the road by PTI supporters. Thick black smoke was also rising from the spot of the protest.

“Imran Khan is our leader and we will sacrifice for him”, Asmat Khan, another highly charged PTI supporter said. He said the government has to arrest the attacker since Imran Khan is the most popular leader of the country.

People used alternative routes to reach their destinations after the blockade of the road.

Balochistan government had tightened security across the provincial capital and other cities in the aftermath of the attack on the former prime minister. Police, levies and personnel of the frontier corps were also deployed on all roads of Quetta to maintain order.

The protesters were peacefully dispersed after recording the protest and traffic was resumed on the main Quetta airport road.


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