The interim minister stated that the police crackdown on Baloch protesters was intended to prevent a potential ‘disaster.’

After facing widespread criticism for the police crackdown on Baloch protesters in Islamabad, the interim federal government clarified that the use of force was aimed at preventing a “catastrophe.”

During a joint press conference accompanied by caretaker ministers Fawad Hasan Fawad and Jamal Shah, Information Minister Murtaza Solangi stated that, as per the directives of interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, a committee had been established to engage in discussions with the Baloch demonstrators.

Solangi added, “Fawad Hasan Fawad represented the government in talks with the protestors.”

The committee, chaired by the privatization minister, pledged to address all grievances raised by the protesters.

In response to these developments, the government issued orders for the release of all detained women who were apprehended during the police action the previous night.

Notably, the protests were sparked by the alleged “extrajudicial killing” of a Baloch youth by Counter-Terrorism Department officials in Turbat earlier in the month.

The Baloch women, leading a prolonged march that commenced on December 6, arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday.

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