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Protest chokes Karachi’s II Chundrigar Road

Lyari residents take to the streets against load-shedding

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Posted: Dec 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

A massive traffic jam was reported on Karachi's II Chundrigar Road and adjoining areas after residents of Lyari took to the streets Wednesday evening.

The demonstrators, led by PPP Senator Yousuf Baloch, were protesting against prolonged hours of load-shedding in their area for the last 15 days.

Women, children, and men with placards in their hands staged a sit-in opposite Shaheen Complex. They chanted slogans against K-Electric demanded their problems be resolved immediately.

The protesters have given the company 24 hours to respond to their complaints. "We won't budge until and unless a representative from K-Electric arrives at the venue and talk to us," a protester told SAMAA Digital.

Muhammad Jawed Nagori, PPP Karachi Division General Secretary, said, "We regret troubling people like this but we can't let our families anymore."

Traffic updates

The traffic on Shaheen Complex was suspended throughout the protest for two hours.

Protestors staged the demonstration at 4pm and dispursed around 6pm. It caused a severe traffic jam in the neighborhood.

According to the police, traffic from II Chundrigar road was diverted to Pakistan Chowk and Tower.

Vehicles coming from Sharae Faisal were, on the other hand, being diverted to the Fawara Chowk. Traffic from Club Road has been rerouted to Urdu Bazar.

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