Multiple protests in Karachi bring city to a standstill | Pakistan

KARACHI: After the government began an operation in Islamabad against the protestors gathered at the Faizabad interchange protests sprung up across the country with multiple taking places in Karachi. 

Protesters gathered at the Numaish Chowrangi since morning shut down the access roads and forcefully closed all the shops in the area. 

By afternoon much of the city had come to a standstill owing to protests on the city’s main artery Shahrah-e-Faisal near Star Gate where police resorted to firing teargas shells. 

Protests were also reported at Jillani centre near Tower, on Hasan Square, Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway. The sources added that protestors at Al Asif Square also severed the main road link between Karachi and Hyderabad.

Speaking to journalists, SSP Malir Rao Anwar said he had summoned Rangers for assistance and had instructed all the SHOs to seal the lanes from Shah Faisal Colony leading to Shahrah-e-Faisal.

He also confirmed that SHO Memon Goth and a constable were injured due to firing. 

It was earlier reported that  28 people were injured during clashes in Karachi, out of which 7 are said to be critical. 

News Reporter

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