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300 caterers protest in Karachi, demand reopening of wedding halls

Protesters have blocked the Five Star Chowrangi-Sakhi Hassan road

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 28, 2020 | Last Updated: 10 months ago
Posted: Jun 28, 2020 | Last Updated: 10 months ago

Over 300 caterers, decorators, valet parking employees and wedding photographers staged a protest Sunday morning at Five Star Chowrangi against the closure of wedding halls in Karachi.

The protesters made garlands out of naan and roti and wore them to protest against the government. They said that due to the lockdown, their families have been forced to starve.

The protesters have warned that if the government does not announce the reopening of wedding halls by July 3, they will take things into their own hands and resume business themselves.

Due to the protests, the road from Five Star Chowrangi to Sakhi Hassan has been completely blocked. The protesters are only allowing ambulances to pass.

The police have reached the site but negotiations have so far been unsuccessful.

All public places including wedding halls across the country have been closed due to the novel coronavirus spread. Pakistan has reported more than 200,000 cases so far.

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