QUETTA - Lawyers, teachers, students and political workers on Wednesday staged protest demos and rallies in Quetta to condemn the blasphemous film against Islam and Holy Prophet (PBUH).

The charged protestors burnt US-flag and shouted anti-US slogans while Balochistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran announced a shutter-down strike in Balochistan on Friday against the blasphemous film.

A rally was organised by Balochistan High Court Bar Association which after passing through various parts of the City culminated into a demo outside Quetta Press Club.

Addressing the protestors, Syed Nazeer Agha Advocate and others strongly condemned the movie saying it had hurt sentiments of millions of Muslims across the world.

“US is directly involved in this shameful act thus Pakistan and other Muslim countries should sever their diplomatic ties with it”, they demanded and later dispersed peacefully.

The activists of Awami Muslim League (AML) and Watan Teacher Association (WTA) district Quetta staged separate demos outside Press Club amid vociferous slogans against US and blasphemous filmmaker.

The leaders of AML and WTA condemning the blasphemous act against Islam and Holy Prophet (PBUH) demanded for capital punishment to filmmaker and his assistants. “The silence of rulers over this act is regrettable,” they said.

“We are ready to sacrifice our lives to uphold the dignity of our Holy Prophet (PBUH),” they said.

Balochistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran has announced a shutter-down strike across the province on Friday against blasphemous film on Friday while Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and other religious leaders announced a series of protests and demonstrations throughout the province.

Meanwhile, protest rallies were also held in various towns of Balochistan, including Dalbandin, Zhob, Loralai, Chaman where protestors condemned the profane film and blasphemy against Islam.