Islamabad famous Jinnah Avenue has been blocked off by traders protesting the closure of Centaurus Mall after the Capital Development Authority (CDA) sealed the premises in an overnight raid over lack of safety measures following a huge fire.
According to the details, the authorities raided Centaurus Mall on late Monday night and sealed the premises over lack of safety measures, which led to widespread protests in the capital by traders who operated shops and businesses in famous mall.
Protest by Trader’s Union has blocked the famous Jinnah Avenue for traffic. Traders and PTI leaders have condemned the Islamabad authorities’ move to seal Centaurus Mall claiming that it was a political revenge after criticism of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif by Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) premier, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, who owns Centaurus Mall.
The premier of AJ&K criticized Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif over his failure to mention “the sacrifices of Kashmiri people” during a speech on Monday when he inaugurated the refurbishment project of units 5 and 6 of the Mangla Dam Hydroelectric Power Plan, built on the Jhelum river in Mangla area of AJ&K.
Taking to Twitter, Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, said, “Sealing of Centaurus Mall by PDM mafia in response to PM AJK censuring SS [Shehbaz Sharif] for not mentioning sacrifices of Kashmiris shows there is law of the jungle in Pakistan since last 8 months.”
He added, “Sends negative signals to Kashmiris too.” as he asked Honorable Judges, “Are they not upholders of the Law?”
Sealing of Centaurus Mall by PDM mafia in response to PM AJK censuring SS for not mentioning sacrifices of Kashmiris shows there is law of the jungle in Pak since last 8 mths. Sends negative signals to Kashmiris too. Q for our Honourable Judges: Are they not upholders of the Law?— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 6, 2022