PPP Balochistan President requests PM to dissolve National Assembly

QUETTA: In a meeting with Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, PPP Balochistan President Sadiq Imrani has requested that the provincial government be dissolved.

Prime Minister Ashraf arrived in Quetta earlier on Sunday and was briefed by Advocate General Balochistan over the law and order situation in the province. The Advocate General informed the prime minister that the army could be summoned to the province under article 245 of the constitution.


The prime minister is expected to meet members of the Hazara community who are protesting at Alamdar road along with bodies of the deceased for the third consecutive day. Protestors are demanding that the army be called into Quetta as the provincial government has failed in protecting their lives.

At least 100 people were killed on Thursday in twin suicide attacks in an area which is dominated by the Hazara community.

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