QUETTA - A complete wheel-jam and shutter-down strike was observed in various Baloch-dominated towns of Balochistan on Saturday against the alleged extra-judicial killings of political workers, enforced disappearances and recovery of bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch political activists and members of the civil society.

The strike call was given by Baloch National Front (BNF), following a surge in the incidents of more mutilated bodies. All the streets and trade centres were closed all the day.

Transport remained suspended for all kinds of vehicles and routine life was paralysed in Baloch-dominated districts. The strike was observed in Mastung, Kalat, Surab, Khuzdar, Hub, Turbat, Gwadar and other districts.

It is worth mentioning that journalist Abdur Razzaq Baloch’s body was found in Karachi after he went missing some time ago. Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Chairman Nasrullah Baloch has said that around 70 bodies were found in different areas of Balochistan during the era of the current government.

Addressing a press conference along with VBMP Vice Chairman Qadeer Baloch at the hunger-strike camp set outside the Quetta Press Club for the recovery of Baloch missing persons, he said 26 missing persons’ bodies were found in various areas of Karachi. He alleged the missing persons were being killed in fake operations in Bolan, Ispalinji and other areas.

He urged the government to take practical steps against the officers involved in the kidnapping of Baloch political activities.

They had provided evidence to the Supreme Court and the apex court had passed the orders against them, but no step was taken by the government for the arrest of those involved in enforced disappearances of the Baloch missing persons.

He appealed to the United Nation and international organisations to take notice of human rights violations in Balochistan.