LAHORE - City witnessed complete shutter down on Thursday as the traders and shopkeepers observed strike and closed down their business to protest against the disqualification of Sharif brothers. The traders and shopkeepers observed complete shutter down on the strike call of All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran here in the provincial metropolis on Thursday. Mostly all the leading commercial markets, business centers and shopping malls situated in different parts of the City were closed down. The public transport also disappeared from the City roads, bringing the City life and business activities to a stand still. Most of the City roads including The Mall, Jail Road, Ferozepur Road, Multan Road, Defence Road, Main Boulevard Gulberg, Iqbal Town, and Canal Road were presenting deserted look throughout the day on Thursday. The general traffic also disappeared from the roads due to the strong protests, which paralysed the routine life in the Punjab Capital. According to a detailed survey conducted by this scribe, the City of Lahore known as the stronghold of PML-N, observed complete shutterdown strike to protests against the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan against Sharif brothers. The shopkeepers and traders took to the streets in every nook and corner of the City to protest against the decision of Supreme Court. They also staged strong protest demonstrations and blocked the roads by setting the tyres on fire and chanted slogans against President Zardari. The City roads were echoed with the slogans of 'Go Zardari Go' and 'Zardari Teray Zabtay Hum Nahi Mantay'. The commercial market and business centers including Hall Road, The Mall, Abid Market (electronics market), Hafeez Center, Azam Cloth Market, Pakistan Cloth Market, Kashmiri Bazaar, Bara Market, Rang Mahal, Circular Road, Neela Gumbad, Gunpat Road, Dabbi Bazaar, Rehman Galian Market, Lytton Road, Multan Road, Yateem Khana, Scheme More, Lohari Medicine Market, Brandrath Road, Amin Park, Main Market, Ravi Road, Madina Electrics Market, Bottle Bazaar and Papar Mandi, Sarafa Bazaar, Moti Bazaar, Shah Alam Market, Akbari Mandi, Lunda Bazaar Steel Market, Lunda Bazaar, Badami Bagh Spare Parts Market, Badami Bagh Steel Market, Bilal Gang, Anarkali Bazaar, Urdu Bazaar, Patiala Ground, Beadon Road, Montgomery Road, Mcleod Road motor cycle and spare parts market, Tyre Markets including Railway Station and Ferozpur Road, Wahdat Road, Allama Iqbal Town, Garden Town Civic Centre, Ichhra, Baghbanpura, Shalimar Link Road, Islampura Main Bazaar, Dil Muhammad Road, Bansaanwala Bazaar, Nisbat Road, Camera Market, Paints Market were completely closed down. However, only few merchant shops and medical stores were opened in the posh and congested localities of the City. The Gulberg Market including Liberty Market, Main Market Gulberg, Auriga Complex, Raja Centre, Sadiq Trade Centre, Cavalry Ground were partially closed. A good number of traders shut down their shops, came on the roads and staged a strong protest demonstration against the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The protesters also chanted slogans against the government, particularly against the top leadership of the PPP. Market sources said that some traders shut down their shops to avoid any damage to their business due to the strong protests, which erupted all over the City on Wednesday and continued till filing of this report. Hundreds of local traders gathered at Mini Market Gulberg, Liberty Market, Hall Road, and at Moon Market Iqbal Town and staged strong protest demonstration against the PPP leaders. They strongly criticised the PPP leadership and used abusive language against President Zardari. They were of the view that PPP-leadership had created political crisis in the province when the economy was already crawling to halt. The business activities came to a halt almost all over the City as all the shopping plazas, commercial markets and business centers were closed down. However, heavy police contingents were deployed at all the leading arteries of the City to maintain peace in the provincial metropolis.