Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: Protest demonstrations were held in various parts of Balochistan in response to the arrest of Baloch women by Islamabad police. Balochistan National Party (BNP) Chief, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, led a demonstration in Khuzdar, demanding the immediate release of the detained women in the federal capital. Participants, including women and children, echoed the demands of the Baloch Yekjehti Committee (BYC) in Islamabad.

Sardar Akhtar Mengal, addressing the protesters in Khuzdar, urged the authorities to heed their demands and release the Baloch women. The demonstrators, in solidarity with BYC, blocked the main Khuzdar Chowk. Similar protests unfolded in Awaran, Gwadar, Turbat, and other parts of Balochistan, with participants supporting the BYC’s demands.

Governor Met Federal Ministers

Governor Balochistan, Malik Abdul Wali Kakar, engaged with caretaker federal ministers, including Fawad Hassan Fawad, Murtaza Solangi, and Syed Jamal Shah, seeking intervention for the release of the Baloch women. The federal ministers assured that the government was actively investigating the incident, committing to exhaustive efforts to resolve the issue promptly.

Governor Kakar’s visit to the federal capital followed BNP Chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s announcement that the Governor would meet the President and the caretaker prime minister to address the arrest of Baloch women. In a recent press conference in Quetta, Sardar Akhtar Mengal stated that the Governor would resign from his position if the government failed to secure the release of the Baloch women.

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