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All women, children of Baloch protesters detained in Islamabad released

On the direction of Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, all the women and children of Baloch protesters, detained in Islamabad, have been released. This was stated by Caretaker Minister for Privatization Fawad Hassan Fawad at a joint news conference with federal ministers Murtaza Solangi, Jamal Shah and other senior officials of Islamabad administration in the federal capital this evening. Regarding the male detainees, Fawad Hassan said around 90 percent of them have also been set free as identification of the rest has not been completed yet. He said the Islamabad High Court has too sought a report from the Inspector General of Police, Islamabad about the protestors and the government does not want to take any decision on a sub-judice matter. Giving detailed context of the arrests, the Privatization Minister said the Prime Minister has constituted a committee to resolve this issue through talks. He said we have complete conviction that the people coming from Balochistan have done nothing wrong, but some local elements exploited the situation, which led to clashes between the protesters and the law enforcers.