Today marked the thirteenth day of the sit-in and protest of the Baloch Solidarity Committee in the federal capital, Islamabad. The protestors have called on the authorities to take action to locate the missing people.
According to the media reports, the protestors include women, children, and senior citizens from Balochistan. A strike was called in Dalbandin, Mastung, Kalat, Hub, Khuzdar, Nushki, Panjgur, and Turbat by the Baloch Solidarity Committee. The business community, commercial districts, banks, and gas stations all stopped operating as usual. Even though Baloch protestors are having trouble getting around, they continue to fulfill their demands.
Earlier, the Islamabad Police were ordered by the High Court to desist from intimidating Baloch demonstrators and ejecting Baloch families from the vicinity of the National Press Club. The case was heard by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani. During the court, attorney Attaullah Kundi stated that the Baloch demonstrators held a dharna outside the National Press Club while the police filed a report and took the women and children into custody. A court application resulted in the release of women and children.
According to Lawyer Attaullah Kundi, there was an attempt to force ladies onto buses to send them back, and the police harassed and stopped everything that was headed in our direction.