Milk shortage looms as sit-ins expand to further spots

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Milk crisis is looming over Karachi as sit-ins in solidarity with the victims of the Machh massacre expended to further locations on Friday. Talking to journalists, Dairy Farmers Association Vice-President Ashraf Gujar said that milk could not be supplied in various areas of the metropolis on Friday owing to the sit-ins and blocked roads. He feared thousands of litres milk would spoil if the road are not cleared. Ashraf Gujar said that hundreds of trucks loaded with fodder were parked outside the city and their animals are facing starvation. It is pertinent to mention here that the sit-ins in solidarity with the victims of the Machh massacre continued at 26 spots in Karachi on Friday morning, causing traffic jams in the port city. The 20 locations where the sit-ins are being held include NumaishChowrangi, Powerhouse Chowrangi, Star Gate, Malir-15, Steel Town Chowrangi, Safora, Safari Park, Abbas Town, JoharMorr, Nipa, Maskan Chowrangii, Nazimabad Chowrangi, Five Star Chowrangi, North Nazimabad, Aisha Manzil, Surjani, and North Nazimabad No.7, according to the Karachi traffic police. The sit-ins are likely to continue until the main protest staged by members of the Hazara community on Quetta’s Western Bypass near Hazara Town ends. The Hazara community has been protesting along withthe dead bodies of the coal miners killed in a brutal attack since Sunday.