Sindh govt backs down from decision to close off several Karachi neighbourhoods
KARACHI: The Sindh government has backed down from its decision to cordon off several neighbourhoods in Karachi’s East Zone, less than six hours after ordering them sealed. According to the earlier decision, 11 neighbourhoods of Karachi were ordered by the deputy commissioner to be sealed, with police and Rangers told to ensure people stay within the marked off areas. In a late night development, Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah said that the government will not seal entire union councils, rather “only those specific areas where cases have been reported will be sealed”. – Statesman