The public in Hazara resident areas, like in most areas of Quetta, suffer due to non-availability of food items, closure of petrol pumps and public transportation system.
The prices for flour hiked to Rs560 from Rs415 per sack within one day, as all supply mills and shops remained closed due to the three-day shutter-down strike after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Vegetables, fruits and other items of daily use were in short supply in local shops.
People with flights to foreign countries such as Australia were reported to have faced difficulty due to transport woes. Some of their flights were delayed, and they had difficulty getting to the airports.
The returning Hazara haji pilgrims, however, flew on schedule, as the first batch touched down in Quetta International Airport.