Karachi’s Sharae Faisal has been closed for traffic due to an ongoing protest, traffic police said Monday.
The workers and supporters of Jeay Sindh Tehreek are protesting the killing of their Karachi president, Irshad Ranjhani.
A union council chairperson, identified as Raheem Shah, has been arrested in connection with his murder.
“Around 2,000 people have staged a protest demonstration at the Awami Markaz,” Karachi traffic police said in a statement.
The police have advised commuters coming from the airport to use Drigh Road and Rashid Minhas Road. People travelling from the National Stadium to Karsaz are advised to use Drigh Road to reach Star Gate.
Ranjhani was shot dead last week in Karachi’s Bhains Colony. He was left to die on a street as passersby looked on. No one took him to the hospital or offered aid. When the police arrived, they took him to the police station instead of the hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
The man who shot him, Raheem Shah, says that Ranjhani was a thief and had been following him after he withdrew Rs3 million from a bank near Nursery. He said two men on a motorcycle intercepted him near the Bhains Colony turning, off the National Highway.