Qaumi Yakjehti Council concludes Alamdar Road sit-in

QUETTA: The Qaumi Yakjehti Council (QYC) on Monday concluded its sit-in on Alamdar Road, DawnNews reported.


A leader of the QYC told DawnNews that since the government had agreed to accept the demands of the protesters, the council had decided to end the sit-in.

Furthermore, the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) also ended its hunger strike which it had been holding in front of the office of Inspector General (IG) Balochistan Police in Quetta.

Thousands of Hazara Shias had been staging a sit-in in freezing cold on Alamdar Road for the last three days along with the bodies of dozens of people killed in bombings in Quetta on Thursday.

The QYC’s announcement came hours after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf announced that the provincial government was being dismissed forthwith and governor’s rule was being imposed in the whole of Balochistan.

“After holding consultations with all the stakeholders, we have decided to invoke Article 234 of the Constitution. Governor’s rule is being imposed in the province and the provincial government is being dismissed,” the premier had announced in front of the Hazara representatives.

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