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Poll rigging: Balochistan highways closed for traffic on fourth day

QUETTA: Main sections of Balochistan highways remained closed for the fourth consecutive day owing to protest sit-ins being staged by different political parties there against alleged election rigging.

Train service between Quetta and Chaman was also disrupted due to the protests. Provincial Election Commission has issued results of 11 national assembly and 51 provincial assembly seats.

According to the result, PPP has secured 11 seats in Balochistan Provincial Assembly, JUI-F 11 and PML-N 10. However, other political parties of the province rejected the election. The protest sit-in of National Party, Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Pushtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and JUI-F continued today outside the office of District Returning Officer, Quetta.

Hazara Democratic Party staged a public meeting in Marriabad area of Quetta, urging the authorities to accept the mandate of HDP in PB-42-Quetta and PB-40-Quetta constituencies.

The protest demonstrations were also held outside the offices of Returning Officers in Loralai, Naseerabad, Suhbatpur, Kalat, Noshki, Killa Abdullah, Dalbandin, Kharan, Sibi. Political parties are demanding recounting of ballet papers.