Sit-ins in Karachi against Faizabad crackdown continues for second day

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KARACHI: Likewise other parts of the country, sit-ins in various parts of Karachi by a religious group continued for second day against security forces’ crackdown on protesters in Faizabad area of Islamabad.
Protesters have occupied 10 different areas of the city, including Numaish Chowrangi, Tower, Al-Asif Square, Orangi, Landhi and Hub River Road.
Meanwhile, containers have been placed on the road leading to Governor House as well as the road from Teen Hatti to Jehangir Road.
Protesters agreed to open a route from Tower leading to II Chundrigar Road after talks with Rangers, after which traffic flow from Saddar to II Chundrigar was back to normal.
Shahra-e-Faisal is open for traffic today after it remained close till late Saturday due to protests.
At least 30 people were reported injured in different incidents across Karachi on Saturday after demonstrations sprung up in response to the government’s operation against protesters gathered in Islamabad.

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