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Monday, January 14, 2013
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Protests continue against Quetta blasts


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CHAKWAL: Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen and other Shia organisations staged a sit-in for the second day against Quetta blasts on Bhaun Chowk here on Sunday.


The protesters blocked different roads and chanted slogans against the Balochistan government. A big procession of Shia women was taken out from Imambargah Sadat. They were carrying banners and demanding an immediate removal of the Balochistan government. Malik Ehsan Mahfouz, Maulana Naseer Haider, Syed Tasawar Hussain Shah, Shah Jahan Sarfraz Raja, former MPA Ch Ejaz Farhat, district coordinator PML-Q Ch M Ali Khan, Maulana Qamar Abbas, Mazhar Hussain, Syed Ahmed Ali and others addressed the protesters. They demanded the imposition of Governor Raj in Balochistan. Tehreek Minhaj-ul-Quran women and JI expressed solidarity with Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen.


Chakwal admin put on high alert


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CHAKWAL: The district government has been put on high alert and an emergency has been declared in all hospitals with regard to Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march.


Doctors and other officials were directed to remain in hospitals and ensure ambulance service in hospitals. These directions were issued by DCO Ahmed Aziz Tarrar in a meeting here on Sunday. The DCO directed all the departments concerned to facilitate long march participants and there should not be an undue interference in the long march. Tehreek Minhaj-ul-Quran leader Malik Ehsan and others in a press conference alleged that transport owners on the behest of the Punjab government refused to carry the long march participants and returned the advance money given to them for booking their vehicles. They alleged local administration was creating hurdles in the long march. They vowed to reach Islamabad against all odds.