QUETTA - A complete shutter-down strike was observed in Quetta on second consecutive day on Sunday against Quetta bombings in which more than 120 people were killed and 150 others sustained serious injuries.

Pakhtun Khawa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) had given strike call to condemn the bombings at Bacha Khan Chowk and Alamdar Road. The strike was also supported by other political and religious parties.

Shopping malls, business centers, markets and shops located in City center, including Jinnah Road, Shara-e-Iqbal, Liaquat Bazaar, Prince Road, Abdul Sattar Road, Brewery Road, Double Road, Sirki Road and other areas remained closed throughout the day. However, no untoward incident reported from any part of the City.

Meanwhile, the hunger-strike camp set up by Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) against Thursday’s bombing in which more than 100 members of Hazara community were killed entered its second consecutive day, on Sunday. Besides other workers of HDP women and children also attended hunger-strike camps and condemned that brutal killing of members of Hazara community.

Leaders of different political parties visited HDP’s strike camp set up outside office of Balochistan police chief and express solidarity with Hazara community. President HDP Abdul Khaliq Hazara criticised the provincial government, police, Frontier Corps and intelligence agencies for what he termed their inaction against terrorists involved in the blasts.

He criticised IG Police, stating that he was misleading the people by stating that police and other intelligence agencies were unaware about the hideouts of terrorists. He said that 900 people of the Hazara community had been killed and thousands wounded in sectarian attacks in the City over the past four years.

He said that the government and law-enforcement agencies were not serious in arresting culprits or curbing terrorism.

HDP chief regretted that attacks on Hazara community were being committed everyday but none of culprits had been brought to book that showed inability of government and its functionaries.

He said that Raisani was present in the country but due to his criminal negligence he could not face public and media.

Meanwhile, National Party (NP) President Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch visited the sit-in protest of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen and strike camp of HDP to express solidarity with the Hazara community.

Dr. Abdul Baloch Malik Baloch expressed his sympathies with the family members of the victims and strongly condemned the killing of innocent people.

He said that provincial government had completely failed to ensure security to people thus it should immediately resign and quit the govt.