QUETTA: A complete strike was observed here on Tuesday in protest against killing of eight innocent people in a suicide blast on Monday.
The strike was called by political parties, including the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Awami National Party, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Pakistan Peoples Party, Balochistan National Party-Mengal and traders’ organisations.
All shops, markets, shopping malls and business establishments remained closed in the city throughout the day to condemn terrorism.
The Quetta city and areas on its outskirts presented a gloomy and deserted look. Traffic also remained thin as majority of the vehicles remained off the road. Most of the banks closed their main shutters, but served customers through small doors.