Monday, November 28
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Ban rallies on main roads: PMA

Karachi:Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has demanded to ban all sorts of rallies on main roads, as resultant traffic jams create a lot of trouble for people including emergency patients being rushed in ambulances.

In a statement here Monday, the PMA said it is extremely concerned about the problem of road blockage in Karachi. It said the busy Shahrah-e-Faisal was blocked by a rally of a political party on Sunday, 1st July, 2018.

It is regrettable that the government has failed to provide relief to the Karachiites. This rally blocked the roads and paralyzed routine life in the megacity. Women, children, sick people and ambulances were stuck on roads for more than five hours.

The PMA said the use of roads for rallies, processions and for any other purpose anywhere in Pakistan causes immense miseries for the people, particularly for the healthcare providers and the ailing people.

The PMA requested all the political parties of Pakistan that they should include in their manifestoes not to block the main roads and link roads inf any city of Pakistan in any situation, so that ailing people, doctors, paramedical staff and ambulances can reach at their places of work conveniently.

We also request Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan to immediately take a suo-moto notice of such situations, particularly in the month of elections, and ban permanently the use of roads for rallies, processions, sit-ins and for other purposes to provide relief and convenience to the people, demanded the PMA.