Worst traffic jam in Lahore as visually impaired people stage sit-in on Mall Road

  • Visually impaired people demanding an increase in employment quota
Pakistan

LAHORE – Commuters and motorists are facing heavy traffic jam on major city roads due to protest of visually impaired persons for their demands on Mall Road, Lahore.

The blind people have staged a sit-in in front of the Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s office, demanding an increase in quota of employment in public departments. The protest has entered its second day.

The protesters have vowed not to end the demonstration until their demands are met.

Due to blocking the Mall Road, the traffic got disrupted on Davis Road, Edgerton Road, Jail Road, Mughalpura, Garhi Shahu, Governor House, Dharam Pura, Lawrence Road and Canal Road.

The traffic jam has expanded to Moulana Zafir Ali Road, Garden Town, Jinnah Hospital, Muslim Town, Barkat Market and other areas due to disruption on Canal Road.

People, who want to go to their officer or study institution, are unable to move, while ambulances are also struck in the worst traffic jam.