Religious party’s protests cause massive traffic jams in city


Massive traffic jam swere witnessed on several roads of the city due to protests staged by a religious party on different areas of the metropolison Monday.

According to details, hundreds of vehicles have stuck in traffic due to the closure of several Karachi roads.

The traffic jam was observed at Shahrah-e-Faisal, University Road, Gulistan-e-Johar, Baldia, Tower, I.I Chundrigar Road, JoharMor, Drigh Road, M.A Jinnah Road, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, and other adjacent areas of the megacity.

The road is closed for traffic at Orangi No 5 due to the protest of the religious party. Traffic is diverted from Orangi No 1/5 and Z.M.C.

As per traffic police, the road leading towards Baldia No 4. has been closed while traffic coming from DabaMor is diverted from 24 Market.

Hundreds of vehicles including ambulances were stuck for hours with emptied fuel tanks on the roads, increasing the miseries of the citizens and rescue teams attempting to reach homes and hospitals.

It may be noted that the worst traffic jams were witnessed in several other cities of the city due to protest demonstrations by the religious party.

According to the details, Police and security personnel have so far arrested dozens of protesters trying to sabotage the law and order and forcing shops to shutter.

Traffic Police said in a statement, “Road is closed for Traffic at Orangi No 5, due to protest of religious party.” It also said Baldia No 4 is also closed for traffic due to the same reason.

Separately, Zainab Market, Bolton Market, Mobile Market, Electronics Market, Gul Plaza, Zaibunnisa Street, Parking Plaza of districts South, amongst Malir, East and West are also suffering prolonged gridlocks.


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