Karachiites faced difficulties on Friday due to the closure of roads around the National Stadium as part of security arrangements for a training session of the Pakistan cricket team ahead of the South Africa series.
According to details, routes from Dalmia, New Town, Karsaz Road and Hasan Square will remain closed for the duration of the team’s presence at the stadium.
A massive traffic jam had seized different parts of the city on Thursday as well due to the JUI-F’s million march and the Pakistani team’s practice session. Severe snarl-ups were observed in Saddar and adjoining areas and near the stadium, due to which commuters making their way back to home after work remained stuck for hours.
Curfew like situation
The residents around the National Stadium are awaiting a huge curfew-like situation from January 25 until the end of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa, which will begin here from January 26.
A senior police official told The News that from 8am on January 25, the areas around the venue will be completely sealed. If the Test goes on for a full five days, the area residents will face major issues in their movement.