Pakistan

PTI switches to Plan C in Karachi, protests underway

KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are staging protests in different parts of Karachi as the party implements “Plan C” in the metropolis on Friday, ARY News reports.

PTI workers are staging simultaneous protests in 28 localities of Karachi including Teen Talwar, Numaish, Hassan Square, Native Jetty, National Highway and Sher Shah against the alleged rigging in the general elections of 2013.

The roads leading to the protest sites have been closed whereas citizens have to take alternative routes to reach their destination. The citizens are facing severe problems in reaching the educational centres and offices.

Sindh Government had announced that all educational centres will be open despite the protests across the city. The students, who are to sit in their examinations today, are also facing problems in reaching their respective school, college and university.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan will arrive in the provincial capital at 12:30 P.M. However, it is still unknown from where he will address the protest.

He has said that the protest will be peaceful and he is arriving in Karachi within few hours.

The party, in its schedule, has stated that PTI leaders Arif Alvi, Azam Swati, Asad Umar, Ali Zaidi, Firdous Naqvi, Subhan Sahil and Naz Baloch will lead the protests here in Karachi.

The protest at Teen Talwar area of Clifton commenced on Thursday night.

The party chairman had said that the business will not be forced shut on the occasion.

PTI MNA Arif Alvi has said that the entire city will be shut down today and not a single vehicle will be allowed to come on the road.

It should be noted that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Sindh Government has given PTI the go ahead to stage protests given that the law and order situation is not violated.

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