KARACHI- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Plan C, kicked into action in Karachi, and aimed at forcing an inquiry into alleged rigging in the May 2013 general election.

Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staged protests in 28 localities of Karachi including Teen Talwar, Numaish, Hassan Square, Native Jetty, National Highway and Sher Shah against the alleged rigging in the general elections of 2013.

The roads leading to the protest sites have been closed, whereas citizens have to take alternative routes to reach their destination. The citizens are facing severe problems in reaching the educational centers and offices.

Sindh Government had announced that all educational centers will be open, despite the protests across the city. The students, who are to sit in their examinations today, are also facing problems in reaching their respective school, college and university. Due to the Karachi shutdown, court activities were heavily affected and prisoners could not be presented before the courts. Litigators are also facing problems. Port operations were also severely affected due to the closure of roads.

PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi said that those who agree with us that rigging was committed during the 2013 General Elections will support our movement for justice. “We have shown what we had been trying to show all along that our party can peace fully shut down any city and in fact the whole country,” he said while talking sources.

He said that the party’s shutdown in Karachi would end by dusk today, as Chehlum activities will commence after that. Responding to a question he said, “We are not only prepared to shut down Lahore next but the whole country. I will thank Nawaz Sharif for this.”

The Sindh government has said it will not allow a strike, stating earlier that government machinery would swing into action if anyone attempts to shut the city down by force. PTI's earlier shutdown in Faisalabad saw one PTI activist killed during violent clashes with Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supporters and police.