President, Karachi Transporters Action Committee (KTAC), Mohammad Ashraf Banglori has urged the city administration to ensure alternative routes for public vehicles during sit-ins frequently staged, on thoroughfares, by different political parties and organisations.

In a statement on Sunday, he said sit-ins that have emerged to be a routine affair in the metropolis are also contributory to massive traffic jams, which are not only a cause of inconvenience but also lead to loss of fuel and environmental degradation.

Banglori said that situation also gets aggravated as side lanes installed with barriers, are also kept forcefully closed restricting movement of the vehicles.

"There is again no logic to turn masses vulnerable for security of a few selected," he contended.  The office bearers of another transporters' body Anjuman-e- Ettehad Bus Malkan, Karachi including Chaudhri Mazhar Hussain, Tanzeem Khan and Mazhar Banglori have also appealed to the concerned authorities to take notice of the situation. They said that no organisation must be allowed to stage sit-ins on thoroughfares and that their grievances must be addressed without causing any inconvenience to the public.