Faisalabad transporters call for strike today after students set buses ablaze | Pakistan

FAISALABAD: Motor Transport Owners Association called for a strike on Saturday here, a day after a student was killed in a bus accident, leading other students to resort to violence and set six buses on fire.

The transport association summoned a session at 12 PM today. General Secretary Mohammed Amjad said that in the session, the entire issue will be discussed at length.

The strike is likely to cause great inconvenience to the citizens.

On Friday, a student named Haider Maqbool was killed after getting crushed to death. Following the accident, other students got provoked and started burning buses.

The bus drivers then clashed with students, though police reached the area and brought the situation under control.

Police started detaining people from the site and registered a case against 250 ‘unknown students’.

Later on, the CCTV footage emerged which showed that the student, who was student of the Government Islamia College, was trying to get on a speeding bus when he got under the hind tires of the vehicle.

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