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  • Protests and sit-ins in opposition to the Machh tragedy proceed in at the least 25 areas throughout Karachi for a fourth day on Friday.
  • In keeping with police, some commuters tried to succeed in Shahrah-e-Faisal utilizing sidewalks and alleys, which led to a spat with protesters.
  • 5 bikes burnt by unidentified individuals; police say an investigation of the matter is underway.


KARACHI: 5 bikes have been set ablaze in Karachi as sporadic clashes escape between protesters holding sit-ins in round 28 completely different areas of town in opposition to the Machh tragedy and annoyed commuters navigating town amid widespread street closures.

In accordance to police, some commuters attempting to succeed in Shahrah-e-Faisal utilizing sidewalks and alleys exchanged scorching phrases and blows with protesters.

Learn extra: Machh tragedy: Site visitors disruptions as protests in solidarity with Hazaras proceed in Karachi

Following the incident, the commuters deserted their motorbikes and fled the scene. 

5 of these motorbikes have been later set on hearth by unidentified individuals, police mentioned. They mentioned that an investigation of the matter is underway.

Protests and sit-ins in opposition to the Machh tragedy proceed in at the least 25 areas throughout the port metropolis for a fourth day on Friday. 

Karachi visitors police, in a press release, have suggested residents to take various routes and keep away from areas together with Numaish to Nawai-e-Waqt, Kamran Chowrangi, Airport to Natha Khan, Shah Faisal Colony, Johar Mor to Johar Chowrangi, Stargate, and Safoora Chowrangi amongst others.

The demonstrations are being held in solidarity with the hundreds of Hazaras, together with girls and youngsters, staging a sit-in on the Western Bypass in extraordinarily chilly climate for the final six days in opposition to the execution of 10 coal miners in Machh. 

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