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Police again ‘confiscate’ containers to block roads

Police again ‘confiscate’ containers to block roads

KARACHI: Police and law enforcement agencies have once again ‘confiscated’ containers and heavy vehicles from the transporters to block the main roads in the backdrop of countrywide protests against the Rawalpindi incident.

The confiscation of containers and other heavy vehicles causing troubles to the importers, exporters and transporters, and also halted trade activities in the country.

In Karachi, the roads adjoining Gurumandir have been blocked by placing containers, tankers and heavy vehicles.

Wafaqul Madaris al-Arabia is observing countrywide protest day today against Rawalpindi tragedy. All the educational institutes in Islamabad would remain closed while a rally would be taken out which would start from Lal Mosque and culminate at the Islamabad’s National Press Club after Jumma prayers.

Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Ahmed Ludhianvi will lead the prayers outside the mosque and seminary torched by rioters on 10th Muharram.

Difae Pakistan Council and traders bodies have announced their support to a ‘peaceful protest’ while the Punjab government said it will deploy army and paramilitary Rangers as part of security arrangements.

Traders and transporters said they will make any decision keeping in view law and order situation.