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18 Nov 2020 | 01:03 PM UTC

Protesters block traffic in Quetta November 18

Pakistan News Alert

Residents protesting over service disruptions block Sariab Road in Quetta (Balochistan province) on November 18; further protests possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Quetta, Balochistan

Event

Residents blocked traffic on Sariab Road in Quetta (Balochistan province) on Wednesday, November 18, as they gathered to denounce recent disruptions to gas and electricity supplies. Traffic has severely disrupted in the area but there have been no reports of clashes or arrests.

Further protests over the issue are possible in the near term and will likely be accompanied by a heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport.

Advice

Those in Quetta are advised to minor the situation, anticipate transport disruptions in the vicinity of any further protests, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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