Shutter-down strike was observed in different parts of Makran division on the second consecutive day on Thursday, against the alleged on-going search operations in Mashkay area of Awaran district by security forces. The strike was observed in Turbat, Mand and Tump area of Kechh district and Gwadar, Jeevani and Pasni of Gwadar and Panjgur districts. All shops and markets remained closed along with private and government offices causing inconvenience to the people. Local administration took strict security measures to avert any untoward incident. Similarly, activists of Balochistan National Party-Awami (BNP-A) took out a rally in Kalat town and staged a demonstration against the search operations. Protestors carrying placards and banners paraded different roads of the city and later culminated in a public gathering at Chowk of Kalat. Prominent BNP-A leaders including Aziz Mughal, Sardar Sidique Dehwar and member of Citizens Action Committee Mir Munir Shahwani addressed the crowd and strongly condemned the alleged operations in Mashkay by security forces.