HYDERABAD  – Scores of PPP activists resorted to aerial firing in different cities of Sindh after the Supreme Court’s order to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in Rental Power Plant case on Tuesday.

Angry persons forced citizens close their shops, markets, and petrol pump.

In Larkana, activists of the ruling PPP strongly protested against the SC decision and different areas echoed with intense aerial firing, which created panic amongst citizens. Later, all major markets were closed down. Enraged activists held protest demos in different areas and burnt tires on roads. Police and law enforcers were present; however, they did not take any action.

The activists led by Nisar Bhutto, Khalid Memon, Oshaq Dhoki, Khadim Bhutto and others raised slogans. They protesters forced shopkeepers to close their businesses.

The protesting PPP workers later went to Shahnawaz Bhutto Railway Station and forced Khushal Khan Khattak Express train to stop.

After two hours, they allowed the train to leave for Karachi. The passengers including men, women and children suffered problems due to cold weather and harassment.

Similarly, scores of activists of the Sindh People’s Students Federation, the student wing of the PPP, took to streets in Larkana after the news broke about the SC order. They restored to aerial firing, forcing shopkeepers to close markets. Later, the protestors staged a sit-in near Jinnah Bagh and blocked the road. Heavy contingent of police was also present.

In Jacobabad, the PPP activists staged protest demos after the Supreme Court verdict. On the occasion, intense aerial firing created panic in the town. Armed men riding motorcycles compelled shopkeepers to close down their businesses.

Later, the PPP activists staged a rally which held a sit-in at the DCO Chowk.