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Karachi updates: Petrol stock exhausts as protests continue on third day

Protests continued on Friday in major cities across the country, including Karachi, following Supreme Court’s Wednesday verdict acquitting Christian woman Asia Bibi from the blasphemy charges.

According to the Petroleum Dealers Association, petrol stock has been exhausted at 50 percent of the petrol pumps in Karachi as no fuel supply is being made for the last 3 days.

Tension continued across the city, as protests and sit-ins continued for the third day. There were sit-ins at 40 different locations of the city, many are still continued and few lasted after the Friday prayers. But according to the latest traffic updates:

1.Protest has finished from Radio Pakistan, National Highway, Mai Kolachi Phatak, Garam Chasma, Ijtema Gah Road, infront of Manghopir Police Station.

2.Protest finished from Qayoumabad, Bilal Chowrangi and Korangi Crossing.

3.Protest finished from Samama Chowk towards Continental Bakery.

4.Shahra e Faisal is all clear and road is also clear at Korangi Rd (DHA) near NMC Hospital and open for traffic.

Protest also finished, from Habib Public School towards PIDC, Shalimar Hotel. Traffic is playing normal now.

As per the latest information received from news source following routes have been cleared for the traffic: Khayaban e Ittehad, Korangi Rd, (DHA) NMC Hospital, FTC, Sahra e Faisal, Shahra e Quaideen, PP Chowrangi, Gurumandir

Main sit-ins and protests are still being continued at Teen Talwar, Star Gate, Numaish Chorangi,Sohrab Goth, due to which traffic is disturbed and alternate routes are being advised.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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