Firing At Protest Kills 3 Protestors Including Woman In Chaman
Three people including a woman were killed while 13 others sustained injuries in firing at a protest against the closure of border in Chaman, Balochistan.
The protestors were demanding the relevant authorities to re-open the Pak-Afghan Chaman border that was closed due to the coronavirus lockdown. Reportedly, the security forces had opened fired at the protestors killing three people including a woman.
BBC News Urdu quoted the officials of Chaman Hospital as saying that due to the firing, 13 people were severely injured and were transferred to a hospital in Quetta for further treatment.
Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove held a press conference in Quetta on Thursday in this regard. He said that the protestors who were killed, had entered ‘red-zone’ area to cross to border. “They had also damaged government offices, including a quarantine centre and NADRA office,” he added.
Pashtun rights activists have took to Twitter to condemn the incident demanding a judicial probe to penalise those who created the public unrest.
PPP leader Farhatullah Babar posted a tweet to express his opinion on the matter. He said, “All Pushtuns irrespective of their political affiliations, indeed all patriotic citizens & democrats anywhere, please join hands, raise voice, condemn FC firing in Chaman today. Demand judicial probe & bringing perpetrators to justice.”
All Pushtuns irrespective of their political affiliations, indeed all patriotic citizens & democrats anywhere, please join hands, raise voice, condemn FC firing in Chaman today. Demand judicial probe & bringing perpetrators to justice.
— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) July 30, 2020
At least 20 protestors have been injured in firing by the security forces of Pakistan at Pak-Afghan Chaman crossing points. The stakeholders have been protesting for weeks for the reopening of the gates. Today, the security forces injured 20 people by firing on the protestors. pic.twitter.com/A5iYtPHX4h
— The Pashtun Times (@thepashtuntimes) July 30, 2020
At least 20 protestors have been injured in firing by the security forces of Pakistan at Pak-Afghan Chaman border. Pakistan has closed the Chaman border thus breaking havoc on the local trade done through the Chaman border. #stateattackedchamansitin
— Jawad Hussain (@Jawadhussain529) July 31, 2020
Activist Ihtesham Afghan, who is associated with PTM, uploaded a video on Twitter claiming that the security forces’ personnel “opened straight fire at unarmed peaceful protestors”.
Exclusive footage from today’s incident when FC open straight fire on unarmed peacful protesters. A helpless serious injure lying on road, nobody can evacuate him due to excessive firing.#StateAttackedChamanSitIn pic.twitter.com/wRJX76m0SF
— Ihtesham Afghan (@IhteshamAfghan) July 30, 2020
— Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) July 30, 2020
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