Zamindars blocked National Highway section near Tera Meel area of Dasht in district Mastung of Balochistan province on Saturday in protest over prolonged and unannounced power outages.

According to reports, Quetta-Sibi National Highway was blocked by Zamindars near Tera Meel area of Dasht against the power outages in Dasht and its adjoining areas, causing long queues of vehicles on both sides of the highway.

Following the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Mastung, Syed Samiullah Agha, Station House Officer, Police Station, Levies Station Dasht, Mir Abdul Malik Kurd reached the site of the protest and after successful parleys held with representatives of protesting zamindars under the leadership of social and political leader Malik Ejaz Shahwani persuaded the protesting zamindars to open the highway for traffic.