NAZIR SIYAL, SIKANDER B KHOSO & AFAQ AHMED LARKANA/JACOBABAD/MIRPURKHAS - A complete shutter-down and wheel-jam strike on the call of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) was observed in many areas of interior Sindh on Friday against the killings of nationalist leader Qurban Khuhawar, Rooplo Cholyani and others. On the call of JSMM many areas in interior Sindh including Larkana, Kamber-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmor-Kandhkot, Naudero, Ratodero, Mirokhan, Arzi Bhutto, Sijawal and other areas observed strike. Several rallies and protest demonstrations were observed in Larkana where protestors chanted slogans against the killers. All the shops, bazaars and markets remained closed in protest, while the main Resham Gali, Shahi Bazaar, Anaj Mandi, shopping centres and all petrol pumps remained close to express solidarity with JSMM and other nationalist parties. A large number of activists and nationalist leaders gathered in Shahdadkot at the residence of Sirai Qurban Ali Khuhawar, where the funeral prayer was offered on Friday and he was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard. During the funeral activities, heavy contingents of Rangers and police were deployed at various chowks and corners of Shahdadkot and Larkana cities. On the occasion, a large number of JSQM leaders during protest demonstrations set tyres on fire. Meanwhile in Mirpurkhas, about two-dozen persons who were forcing the shopkeepers to shut down their shops in morning were arrested by law enforcement agencies. However no response was given in Mirpurkhas to the strike call of nationalist organisations. Most of the bazaars and markets remained open while rangers and police were patrolling the city to maintain law and order. Police personnel were deployed at main roads, chowks, sensitive areas and entry and exit points of the city to arrest the miscreants. Report received that in Digri and Tando Jan Mohammad towns, partial strike was observed and miscreants also damaged the glasses of the various vehicles by pelting stones on them.