Traffic jam was observed on Thursday in areas near Karsaz, University Road, Stadium Road, Hassan Square, Jail Chowrangi, Liaquatabad and others.
A statement from the Central Police Office said the traffic was jammed due to the Chup Tazia procession, which is held to commemorate the death of Imam Hasan Askari on the 8th of Rabi-ul-Awwal every year.
Taking notice of the issue, IGP Sindh A.D Khawaja directed the city’s traffic police to guide the stranded commuters towards alternative routes and clear the gridlock at its earliest.
Many people took to Twitter and various social media platforms to release the frustration for getting stranded in the gridlock for hours.
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