Religious parties again block Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road

KARACHI (PPI): Workers of religious parties once again gathered on one of the metropolis’ main artery, MA Jinnah Road, on Monday evening and blocked it for traffic.

The protesters have been staging a sit-in at the main Numaish roundabout.

They have blocked one of the tracks leading from Numaish roundabout to Sea Breeze Hospital, closing it for traffic and causing hardship to commuters.

The vehicles entering into Saddar via Guru Mandar are being diverted through People’s Secretariat, said traffic police.

Similarly, traffic on Shahrah-e-Quaideen is being diverted through Kashmir Road and Corridor-III, they added.

Protesters have been staging sit-ins at the major artery of the city for the past three days and have said they will not move till the demands of the protesters in Islamabad are met.

Two religious parties have been camping at the key route linking Islamabad and Rawalpindi for nearly two weeks in protest against the government’s change, and then reversal, of the finality of Prophethood oath for lawmakers when it passed the Elections Act, 2017 last month.