QUETTA: Activists and supporters of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) blocked the highways at different locations on Friday to condemn what they called activities of death squads in Wadh area.

A statement by the BNP-M said that due to the protests, traffic remained suspended on routes connecting Quetta with Karachi, Taftan with Jacobabad, and Gwadar with Karachi.

Booking offices refused to issue tickets to passengers travelling to other provinces by bus or coach. However, coaches in the evening left for their destinations despite the party’s announcement that the highways would remain blocked for an indefinite period.

The party statement said that it had no option but to give a strike call for Thursday and blockade of the national highways the next day so that the government may do something to end the activities of outlaws in Wadh.

It further said the party will not compromise on the rights and resources of Balochistan adding the BNP will continue the struggle till the time its demands were not met.

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