KARACHI: Thousands of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) protesters continue to block highways across Pakistan for a third consecutive day on Saturday as part of the party’s ‘Plan B’.
According to details, Hub River Road, which connects Karachi to Balochistan, has been closed for heavy traffic.
Police said traffic was being diverted to Northern Bypass from Hub Toll Plaza.
Similarly, JUI-F and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party workers were also staging a sit-in on Dera Ismail Khan National Highway in Balochistan’s Zhob District, suspending all the vehicular traffic.
The sit-in has cut off contact between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, where passenger buses and cargo trucks have been stuck in large numbers.
JUI-F workers have also been protesting on the GT Road after pitching tents in Malakand district of Khyber Paktunkhwa.
Protests and road blockades are also continuing in other parts of the country.