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16 Jul 2020 | 05:00 AM UTC

Pakistan: Traders schedule nationwide demonstrations on July 18

Pakistan News Alert

Traders schedule nationwide demonstrations on July 18; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/16/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/19/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan, Islamabad, Lahore


Traders in Pakistan have announced that they will protest on Saturday, July 18, if the government fails to meet their demands and do not announce a relief package to aid traders affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. If traders decide that the demonstrations should take place, they will gather in Lahore and other cities on Saturday and drive to Islamabad to demonstrate from 15:00 (local time) in front of the Parliament House.

Associated business and transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be anticipated near all demonstration sites. Protests are possible elsewhere in Pakistan.


Individuals in Pakistan are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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