| GEO Pakistan|
| Shutter-down strike in Quetta; school closed|
| Updated at: 1352 PST, Saturday, April 17, 2010|
QUETTA: Quetta is observing the shutter-down strike on call from trade organizations in the city in the wake of bomb blast and firing incidents at Civil Hospital yesterday, Geo News reported Saturday.
The entire city looks draped in mourning air with all educational institutions including Balochistan University closed.
The blast killed at least 11 people including two DSPs and a cameraman of a private news channel and injured 35 others.
The Anjuman Tajiran Balochistan gave a call of shutter-down strike against this mishap and other incidents of target killings in the province.
Pashtoonkhaw Mili Awami Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) and other religious and political parties also announced to support the strike call.
All the shops and commercial centers are closed with thin traffic on roads.
The FC contingents have been positioned in the city to keep up the law and order situation.
Hazarah Democratic Party is observing three-day mourning in the city; while, Balochistan Union of Journalist and Quetta Press Club are mourning on the killing of cameraman of a private news channel Malik Arif and seven injured journalists.
Also, the journalists will organize protest demo today.
The deceased were laid to rest in Hazrah, Kasi Road, Hazrah Town, Brori Road and Sariab Road cemeteries.
A case of the suicide attack has been registered at Civil Lines Quetta.
Police announced Rs500,000 for the one who will reveal the identity of the attacker.