File Photo: A view of the Pak-Afghan border Chaman

From Our Correspondent:

CHAMAN: At least one person was killed and another eight were injured during a violent clash between Frontier Corps (FC) and protesters at the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman on Saturday evening. Violence erupted between the FC and protesters near the border, where a large number of Laghris (daily wage workers) have been staging a prolonged sit-in against the introduction of visas and passports.

The protesters accused the security forces of unprovoked firing. However, the officials vehemently denied the claim. The body of the young man who lost his life was brought to the district headquarters hospital in Chaman.

The injured were also rushed to the district headquarters hospital in Chaman for medical treatment. An emergency was declared in the hospital after the injured were brought in.

Security was tightened in and around the Pak-Afghan border in the aftermath of the violent clash. Political parties, traders, and Lagharis observed a shutter-down strike in Chaman as a protest against the incident.

The protesters also blocked the main Quetta-Chaman highway at the Kozhak pass against the incident. Senior security officials reached the spot and held negotiations with protesters. The situation remains tense in the border city of Pakistan with Afghanistan after the incident.

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