Strike observed in city on Mufti Muneeb’s call


A somewhat complete strike was observed on Monday on the call of former chairman Ruet Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb against the Lahore incident.

All the main markets ramined closed but th shops in th localities were open. The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across the country including Karachi have put on high alert.

The traders of Karachi had announced to support the peaceful strike and kept their businesses closed, while the flow of traffic in the city is also low as compared to routine.

While addressing a press conference in Karachi along with other Ulemas on Sunday, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced a nationwide shutter down and wheel jam strike against the Lahore incident.

On the other hand, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, has said that “we condemn the Lahore incident from the platform of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.”

Sharjeel Goplani, trader leader said all markets of Karachi will remain closed today, while Karachi Electronics Dealers Association has also announced to support the strike.

The former head of the moon-sighting Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman on Sunday gave a countrywide strike call against the Lahore incident.

Later the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) announced their support to the strike call.

Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that the first round of negotiations with the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) remained productive.

The minister informed that the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has released 11 police officials who were made hostage by the activists of the banned outfit and activists who were staging a sit-in in front of Jamia Masjid Rahmat-ul-Lil-Alameen have also dispersed.