JUI-F protesters continue protest, block Hub River road

Islamabad, Nov 16 : Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) activists on Saturday gathered at Hub River Road to continue their protest against the incumbent Pakistan government.

Earlier, the agitators had halted their protest on Friday.

JUI-F leader Maulana Umar Sadiq said that the party leadership has directed the protesters not to cause inconvenience to commuters and stage a dharna from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. everyday, Dawn reported.

Commuters faced troubles after JUI-F protesters blocked the Karakoram highway.

Earlier, a case was registered against Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leaders and workers for blocking a highway that links Karachi with Balochistan as the party started the second phase of its protest.

A senior police official said the case was registered against 250 baton-armed people, including some JUI-F leaders and supporters, on Friday after they suddenly blocked the highway, causing collision between vehicles and damage to some of them.

The development comes after the JUI-F’s had announced to block the province’s main highways from Friday to November 18.

The protests, led by JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman began with March on October 27 from Karachi. It reached the capital city on October 31.

On Wednesday, Rehman ordered party workers and leaders to disperse across the country and cripple key roads, in what he called ‘Plan B’ to topple Prime Minister Imran Khan.

/IANS

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