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June 22, 2021

Affected residents stage protest after elderly man commits suicide

 
June 22, 2021

Residents of Gulshan-e-Mustafa Colony in Karachi’s Federal B Area staged a protest on Monday night after an elderly man committed suicide over an anti-encroachment drive within their vicinity.

A large number of family members, relatives and residents of Gulshan-e-Mustafa Colony located in Block 15, Federal B Area, gathered on Rashid Minhas Road and staged a protest. The protesters blocked the flow of traffic leading towards Sohrab Goth from Gulshan-e-Iqbal while setting tyres on road.

The protesters were staging a protest after the funeral prayers of an elderly man, Dodal, son of Muhammad Hussain, who had hanged himself from a ceiling fan earlier in a day. The family of the deceased claimed that the man had been suffering from depression since the authorities announced the demolition of his and other houses in the colony during an anti-encroachment drive ongoing in the city following the directives of the Supreme Court.

The protesters said that they had been living in the colony for decades and now the authorities were going to demolish their houses. Police later reached the protest site to control the situation. The protest had been continuing till the filing of this news story.