Citizens suffer amid protest against lockdown

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Staff Reporter

Almost all main thoroughfares of the City remained blocked for hours on Tuesday due to closure of a major road due to protest by owners and employees of restaurants against Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the government in view of the rising coronavirus case.

The provincial government, following the decision of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), has banned outdoor and indoor dinning at hotels but they are allowed to carry on takeaway and delivery services.

The blockades at Main Boulevard in Gulberg near Liberty Roundabout resulted in traffic jams on all connecting roads, causing inconvenience to citizens and patients, who were stuck for hours.

Police officials were also present on the occasion but they looked helpless to disburse the protesters who were damaging vehicles of commuters.

When citizens approached the protesters to ask them for clearing the roads, some young boys started abusing them without caring that an ambulance carrying a patient to hospital was also stuck in the traffic jams.

 

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