Major markets closed, public transport thin on Karachi roads in response to strike call

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KARACHI: Life has come to a standstill today in Karachi in response to a wheel-jam strike call given by Ahl-e-Sunnat Ulema including Mufti Muneebur Rehman.

Major business centres are closed while the public traffic is remained thin on the city roads.

According to the traffic police, traffic is normal on the Lyari Expressway, Maripur road, Hub River road, Northern Bypass, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Shahrah-e-Pakistan and Sher Shah Suri Road as no blockade is reported there.

They added that an incident of stone pelting was reported near Drig Road on the Shahrah-e-Faisal in the morning. However, situation is under control now and the traffic is normal on the city’s main artery.

Earlier on Sunday night, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman had called for a wheel-jam strike on Monday to protest police action against the banned TLP workers in Lahore.

Addressing a presser here at Darul Uloom Amjadia, Mufti Muneeb appealed to the businessmen to keep their business closed on Monday.

He urged people to make the shutter down strike a success.

Th scholar requested to the protesters not to harm anyone during the strike.