BNP stages protest against spread of narcotics in Sariab Road
BNP activists took out a protest rally against spread of narcotics in Sariab Road area: Photo provided by the author

Manan Mandokhail:


The Balochistan National Party (BNP) staged a protest demonstration against the spread of the curse of narcotics in Quetta’s Sariab Road area on Saturday. The party took out a protest rally from Sariab and turned into a protest demonstration outside the Balochistan Assembly.

The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the provincial government and police for their failure to eradicate the curse of narcotics. “Police must eradicate the curse of narcotics from Sariab Road area”, Malik Naseer Shahwani, the parliamentary leader of the BNP said.

Protesters demand stern action against drug peddlers

The protesters blocked the main road outside the Balochistan Assembly and demanded of the police to take stern action against the drug peddlers operating in the area. “Government should translate words into action”, Malik Naseer Shahwani said.

The protesters also lamented that the residents of Sariab were deprived of basic facilities and that the provincial government was least bothered about the miseries of the masses. The protesters said police and the administration were complicit in the spread of the narcotics in the area.

BNP lawmakers express solidarity with protesters

BNP lawmakers in the Balochistan Assembly also came out of the house and expressed solidarity with the protesters. They assured that the matter would be taken up with the Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo in this regard.

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