JUIN stages dharna

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema e Islam Nazriati staged dharna at Hockey chow and GPO chowk here Tuesday. Dharna was staged against behaviour of staff of Passport and NADRA offices and blockade of CNIC by NADRA.

On the assurance by a delegation sent by Balochistan Governor this dharna were lifted.

According to details JUIN tried to stage sit-in in front of Governor House here today against blockade of CNIC and unnecessary conditions by NADRA and Passport office staff. Police erected hurdled at GPO Chowk and Hockey chowk and stopped them from entering into Red Zone.

Then they staged sit in at GPO chowk and Hockey chowk simultaneously and blocked traffic. Central Naib Amir Hafiz Fazal Muhammad Barech and others strongly lashed out at NADRA officers saying they were harassing poor and simple people. By imposing different conditions they stop them from obtaining cards and sometime block their cards. They said they established contacts but concerned officers did not pay any heed. They imposed more conditions instead of issuance o f cards. Due to dharna traffic in the city was jammed causing serious problems to the people.

Later a delegation consisting of MPA Shaikh Jaffar Mandokhel, Secretary Home Akbar Hussain Durrani, Commissioner Quetta Qambar Dashti sent by Balochistan Governor held talks with the leaders and assured that blocked cards would be revived and other difficulties and conditions would be removed. Upon this JUI leaders ended their dharna and opened roads for traffic.