Shops, educational department and government offices were shut in several part of Balochistan including Turbat, Gwader, Pasi, Thump, Mand, Buleda, Zamran, Panjgor, Ormara, Hoshaab, Shehrak, Awara, Mashky, Jhao region of Makuran divisions whereas Khuzdar, Kalat, Suraab, Zehri, Baghbaana, Naal of Jhalawan regional area were also closed due to the general strike in Balochistan. BSO-azaad members also blocked the main roads linking Balochistan to Karachi from Gwader, Quetta and Kalat.
Several protest rallies and protest demonstration were also organised against unprovoked attack and burning down of Baloch houses in Mashky and surrounding areas. Addressing the crowds the leaders of Baloch students said that Baloch do not fear the military no matter how cruel they may be; the struggle for liberation will continue and will gain further momentum because such inhuman acts of the military. They also vowed to continue their protests in different areas of Balochistan according to their already announced schedules. They appealed to the Baloch Nation to stand up to the Pakistani atrocities and express their hatred against the military by joining the mass public protests and rallies.
The protests were calm and peaceful in most of the areas. However, there has been reports of breaking windows of shops and government offices by unknown persons. In Khuzdar angry mobs at Mir Chakar Khan Road set ablaze a vehicle of Courier Company TCS due to which several parcels, letters and other important correspondent burnt to ashes.
Meanwhile the office of NP (National Party) ‘which considered a pro-parliament and pro-Pakistan party in Balochistan’ has also been set on fire in Khuzdar. The office of the NP was situated in Faisal Market in Khuzdar. According to reports the office was heavily damaged. Some paper-work of the party, the four star flag and a portrait of Party head Mir Ghaus Bux Bezinjo also burnt due to the fire at the office.
The protesters also strongly criticised the Pakistani print and electronic media for shutting their eyes and ears to the constant military operation in different areas of Balochistan.
On the other hand Daily times.com.pk reported that a complete shutter down strike was observed in almost all towns and cities of Balochistan on Friday to condemn the killing of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) senior member Nooruddin Mengal. He was shot dead by unidentified men in Kalat district on Wednesday near his residence. The strike was called by BNP-M to protest the killing.