Religious, political parties call for shutdown in Quetta

QUETTA (Web Desk) – Shutter down strike in being observed in the southwestern city of Quetta on the call of religious and political parties to protest against satirical French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing blasphemous caricatures, Dunya News reported.

Markets and shops were closed in the city while major roads witnessed thin traffic.

Different parties including Islami Jamiat Nazriati, Alhe Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Balochistan Muttahida Muhaaz and other groups will take out rally from Hockey Chowk which will conclude at Bacha Khan Chowk.


Earlier on Thursday, thousands of people marched in Karachi against Charlie Hebdo as anger remains high in Pakistan over the publication of images depicting Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The march through the streets of Karachi was the biggest in a series of demonstrations against the magazine, whose Paris offices were attacked on January 7 by gunmen, killing 12 people.

Protesters carried green flags and chanted anti-Charlie Hebdo slogans as they marched.

“Down with Charlie Hebdo, down with the blasphemers,” they shouted.

  • Jay Currie

    Interestingly, there was a nation wide power outage in Pakistan yesterday but the lights were out long before the electricity went off.

  • simus1

    A muslim third world shit hole where there is a massive shortfall of imported oil for refining because the government run monopoly that imports the oil can no longer obtain foreign currency bridge financing from private banks to buy the oil ………..
    Suggests that there are far more pressing problems at hand than some excessively inbred fanatics offended by French cartoons.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    This is what’s going to happen to us…

  • While the rest of the world is busy with advancing society, Islam is busy looking like a foolish killing cult over a bunch of satirical cartoons.

    And that is what Islam is – a killing cult.

  • Petrilla

    And then the lights went out.