QUETTA: Balochistan was cut off from Sindh and Punjab on Sunday as workers and supporters of different political parties held protest sit-ins on main highway against alleged election rigging. The traffic was blocked, compelling commuters to face torments for hours.
Train service between Quetta and Chaman was also disrupted due to the protest. The Election Commission has issued notices for counting of ballot papers and consolidation of the results in five constituencies of the province.
The Provincial Election Commission has issued results of 11 National Assembly and 51 Provincial Assembly seats. According to the result, PPP had 11 seats in Balochistan Provincial Assembly, JUI-F 10 and PML-N 10.
However, other political parties of the province has rejected the election. A protest sit-in of National Party, Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Pushtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, and Pakistan Peoples Party and JUI-F continued on Sunday outside the office of Deputy Commissioner, Quetta.
Separately, Hazara Democratic Party and Mazlum Ulasi Tehreek staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club. The protest demonstrations were also observed outside the offices of Returning Officers in Loralai, Naseerabad, Suhbatpur, Kalat, Noshki, Killa Abdullah, Dalbandin, Kharan, and Sibi.
The political parties have demanded recounting of ballet papers. Due to protest.
Balochistan remained cut off from Sindh and Punjab as different highways and roads were blocked by workers and supporters of different political parties against election rigging.
Train service between Quetta and Chaman was also disrupted.