LAHORE - City witnessed complete shutterdown strike on Saturday, as all the business centers, markets, and commercial plazas remained closed to protest the brutal killing of Allama Sarfraz Naeemi Al-Azhari in a suicide attack on Friday. The roads and streets were presenting deserted look with no business activities in the City as the police cordoned off all the sensitive areas of the provincial metropolis to avoid any further untoward happening. Leading markets and business centers including Panorama, Naqi Market, Liberty Market, Moon Market Iqbal Town, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Firdous Market, Main Market Gulberg, Anarkali, Neela Gumbad, Hall Road, Main Boulevard Gulberg, Iqbal Town, Model Town Link Road, commercial centers in DHA and cantonment area, Shah Alam Market, Yakki Gate market, Circular Road, and Auto-Market Badami Bagh remained closed on Saturday. The traders and business community of the City had announced to observe complete shutterdown strike on Saturday against the merciless killing of top religious scholar Dr Sarfraz Naeemi. The public transport was also not available in many parts of the City due to the strike while the leading City arteries including The Mall, Jail Road, Ferozepur Road, Main Boulevard Gulberg, Multan Road and Lower Mall were presenting a deserted look. The Anjuman-e-Tajran Lahore gave the strike call in the City while all the other trade bodies supported the call, and closed down their shops and markets throughout the day. Even the small and roadside makeshift markets remained closed in the congested areas of the City. The car-dealers at Jail Road also closed down their businesses and observed complete strike against the killing of Allama Naeemi. The traders said that the attacks on religious scholars, mosques and other worship places by the terrorists, were a shameful and cowardice act. President of Anjuman Tajran Anarkali Lahore said due to series of terrorist blasts in the City, traders have suffered loss of billions of rupees as main business centres had to remain closed for a long period of time. It is to be noted that the routine life was almost paralyzed on Saturday with no business, no transport and no work for the daily wagers. The Brandrath Road, Anarkali, Urdu Bazaar, McLoad Road, Hall Road, and Mall Road were closed down on Friday, shortly after the suicide attack at Jaamai Naeemia in the vicinity of Garhi Shahu. Some leading foreign banks also shut down its main branches in the City on Saturday due to security reasons, sources said. More over, the Punjab government had declared holiday on Saturday to condemn the callous murder of the great scholar Dr Al-Azhari. The government observed the day as a mourning day to mark his death all over the province, while the funeral of late Dr Naeemi was held at Nasir Bagh under tight security. It is important to mention here that leading bodies of the industrialists and traders in the City, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front, PIAF, and Anjuma-e-Tajiran were unanimous in condemning the bomb blast at Jamia Naeemia and supported the strike call.