Police officials on Monday reportedly manhandled and dragged disabled persons to clear the route for a government official during a protest demonstration in the Hockey Chowk area of Quetta.

The disabled persons were demanding the provincial government to ensure implementation of disabled persons quota in government services and were also demanding a special package for them.

“Four to five of our colleagues were injured by the police,” said Izatullah, the head of voice for disabled person in Balochistan.

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He added the police dragged him on the road to clear the route for a senior government official.

Another protester, Asmatullah, said they were tortured without any justification.

The disabled persons have been protesting for five months to press the authorities for acceptance of their demands.

The district administration, after receiving news of the scuffle between police officials and the disabled persons, held dialogue with the aggrieved party.

Deputy Commissioner Abdul Wahid Kakar held negotioans with the disabled persons after which the protests was called off.

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