KARACHI: Transporters in Karachi have announced that public transport will not be available today (Sunday) on most of the city routes as police have impounded dozens of vehicles for Pakistan People’s Party’s, Samaa reported.
According to President of Karachi Transport Ittehad, Irshad Bukhari, PPP had booked at least 1100 minibuses and coaches, but despite this, police have impounded 150 more vehicles late night.
Various thoroughfares in Karachi were sealed on Sunday with shipping containers ahead of PPP’s rally that is being taken out to observe martyrdom anniversary of 200 ‘jiyalas’ who were killed near Karsaz in Oct 18, 2007 bomb blast on motorcade of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
According to our correspondent, Shahrah-e-Faisal was closed at Drig Road. Besides, all link-roads connecting to M.A Jinnah Road have been sealed with containers.
Sadar’s Corridor and Shahrah-e-Qaideen (Tariq Road) were also closed.
Tight security arrangements have been made for the rally, with thousands of policemen deployed at different areas.
The rally will start from Bilawal House and culminate at Karsaz after passing through Lyari, M.A Jinnah Road, Numaish Chowrangi and Shahrah-e-Qaideen.
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will lead the caravan and address his supporters at various points. Workers from across the province will attend the public meeting. – Samaa