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The Balochistan government, in an apex committee meeting, on Wednesday announced the formation of a high level inquiry commission to probe the Quetta police college carnage which left over 60 people dead and over a hundred others injured on Monday night.

The inquiry commission would submit its report to the provincial government after conducting a thorough probe into the attack.

The meeting was attended by the chief minister of the province, inspector general frontier corps and commander southern command.

It was decided during the meeting to increase coordination among all the law enforcement agencies in order to avert such attacks in the future.

The apex committee also decided to arrange for refresher courses for the police force and to have the police trained by Pakistan Army to boost their capability.

Earlier today, the provincial government also announced the formation of an investigation team to probe the Quetta police college attack.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Investigation Aitzaz Goraya will lead the investigation team.

Deputy Inspector General Police Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema said, "The support of Punjab's forensic agency will also be sought."

"The team will visit the site of the carnage and speak to survivors of the tragedy to probe the incident," Cheema said.

The team will soon submit its report to the Balochistan government.

Strikes across Balochistan

Markets and shopping centres remained closed in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan on the first of a three-day mourning period announced after Monday's carnage.

A strike was called by nationalist and religious political parties to mourn those who lost their lives in the attack and pressure law enforcement agencies into taking action against the elements involved the carnage.

The traders community of Quetta also expressed their support for the strike.

"We voluntarily closed our shops to mourn the killing of innocent cadets", Allah Dad Tareen, a central leader of Anjuman-e-Tajaran Balochistan said.

Traffic remained thin in Quetta as result of shutter down strike.

Police and Frontier Corps personnel have been deployed at all sensitive areas of Quetta to avert any untoward incident.

Strikes are also being observed in Chaman, Pishin, Loralai and other parts of Balochistan.