Violent protests against LG system continue across Sindh


Several cities of Sindh continued to witness protests, sometimes violence, on the second day running on Tuesday against the approval of Local Government Ordinance.
Per details, enraged protesters blocked roads, burnt tyres and demonstrated against the local bodies’ system.
Major cities, including Karachi, and other towns across the province remained closed on a call given by nationalist parties in protest against the law. Public and private transport also remained off roads as the transporters supported the strike call.
Members of nationalist parties continued protesting against the Sindh People’s Local Government Ordinance and observed a strike and staged protests across the province. Police and demonstrators clashed with each other in Ghareebabad, Sakrand, Hospital Road and Press Club Road in Nawabshah. A policeman was wounded in cross firing in Sakarand, and the force responded with tear gas shelling and aerial firing. Some miscreants set a car on fire on Sakarand Road and five motorcycles close to the airport police station. The Sindh Bachao Committee also called a strike against the imposition of local bodies’ system five districts of the province. Other cities where protests were staged included Khairpur and Noshero Feroz, where lawyers also boycotted court proceedings. The Sindh People’s Local Government Ordinance (SPLG) bill was passed in the Sindh Assembly on Monday amid an uproar by the opposition members. The bill was presented by Law Minister Ayaz Soomro. It got the support of 149 members and was opposed by 18.