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Chaman standoff resolved: Achakzai

In statement, he said that the elders pledged that the protesters would not disrupt the normal life of the town

By APP
February 21, 2024
Balochistan Caretaker Minister for Information Jan Achakzai. — APP/File
Balochistan Caretaker Minister for Information Jan Achakzai. — APP/File

QUETTA: Balochistan Caretaker Minister for Information Jan Achakzai on Tuesday announced the resolution of the situation in Chaman following the release of four detained protesters on the guarantee of local elders.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, he said that the elders pledged that the protesters would not disrupt the normal life of the town.

Earlier, protesters had blocked the Chaman Passport Office, prompting local law enforcement (police and Levies) to remove the barricades.

However, the roadblocks have been cleared and traffic runs smooth. The protests stemmed from opposition to the newly implemented one-document requirement for travel, which stipulates that a passport is mandatory. The local administration has reiterated its commitment to enforcing this state-mandated policy and warned against any attempts to create law and order problems, emphasizing that such misadventure would be met with stern action.