KARACHI/Hyderabad On the call of nationalist forces of Sindh, a shutter down strike was observed in Karachi and Hyderabad besides other parts of the province on Monday against the withdrawal of notification of the Commissionerate System. All the shops and markets remained closed in Sindhi dominated areas in Karachi. Some miscreants resorted to heavy gunshots on Sunday night and threatened the shopkeepers of dire consequences for opening markets and business centers. However, in some of the areas shops remained open. The public transport on city roads was low in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Steel Town, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Sacchal, Baldia Town, Ittehad Town, Safora Goth and Malir where commuters faced immense difficulties in reaching their destinations. Fuel and gas stations were also covered to avert any kind of loss. Heavy contingents of Rangers and police were deployed at Sacchal, Baldia, Safora and Steel Town to maintain peace but they remained unable to bring the law and order situation under control. Incidents of fire and violence were also reported especially at Maripur and Jauhar where miscreants torched three passenger vehicles. A 16-year-old Amir, son of Iftikhar, sustained bullet wounds at Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 16 where unknown armed men resorted to aerial firing to force the shopkeepers to pull down their shutters. In another incident of violence, Nasir, 40, son of Nazir, was hit by multiple bullets at Mehmoodabad area. On late Sunday, the law enforcement agencies detained over a dozen suspects from the affected areas and later released them after formal interrogation. Meanwhile, all business activities in Hyderabad, Latifabad and Qasimabad remained suspended since Monday morning and traffic remained low on the roads. Though business activities in some localities of Hyderabad and Latifabad continued, no rush of the shoppers was witnessed there. The aerial firing continued in urban and rural parts of the district while unknown persons set the tires on fire for blocking traffic on various roads. However, complete shutter down was also observed in Kotri, Jamshoro, Tando Jam, Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Allahyar. All four universities of Jamshoro and Hyderabad districts besides the educational institutions remained close. The workers of Awami Tehreek took out a protest rally from Haider Chowk to Hyderabad Press Club led by party chief Ayaz Latif Palijo. The workers set ablaze an effigy of former law minister Babar Awan and also offered his token funeral prayer. The lawyers of Hyderabad rallied from Civil Court to Hyderabad Press Club under the banner of Voice of News Generation. Addressing the participants, Ayaz Tunio Advocate and Khuda Bux Leghari Advocate condemned the withdrawal of notification of the Commissionerate System and restoration of Nazim System in Sindh. Sindh National Front and Sindh Hari Committee also took out a rally and condemned the restoration of Local Govt System in Sindh. The women wing of Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party also staged a protest rally against the govts move in the province. It was led by Hakim Zadi. Following Karachi and Hyderabad, the Local Government System 2001 has been restored throughout the Sindh province. A higher-level meeting was held in the Chief Ministers House wherein a draft was prepared to remove the Commissionerate System and restore the Local Government System 2001 in the province. Later, Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad signed the Sindh Local Government Amended Ordinance 2001 on the early hours of Monday and it came into force immediately.