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Pakistan

November 26, 2017
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Google Map: Karachi’s traffic flow as sit-ins continue

Pakistan

Sun, Nov, 17
A view of traffic jam on Sohrab Goth near super highway.-INP

Life in Karachi came to a halt on Saturday amid sit-ins across the city at various points creating chaos and panic among the masses. Sunday was not different either when long queues of vecles could be seen at the Sohrab Goth and other city exit points.

The city’s situation was a spill-over effect of the crackdown in Islamabad where the authorities started clearing the Faizabad Bridge of protesters responsible for disrupting daily life for 18 consecutive days.

This Google Map shows current traffic situation in Karachi. (IMM)

The demonstrators affiliated with religious parties had occupied the interchange connecting Rawalpindi and Islamabad because they smell a conspiracy in the passage of the Elections Act 2017 in which the Khatm-e-Nabuwat oath was “deliberately modified”. The government termed it a “clerical error” and has already rectified it, but the protesters seek Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation.

The Islamabad crackdown’s repercussions were felt throughout the country, as supporters of different religious parties caused unrest in various cities through protests. Clashes also broke out in different parts of the metropolis, where police tried clearing the roads of the agitators.

Panic gripped the country’s financial hub following the appearance of masked men, who forcibly closed shops, markets and business centres in response to the crackdown in the capital.

Following the violent clashes which left over 40 people injured public transport too disappeared from the roads multiplying the difficulties of the Karachiites.

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