Scores of people held protests on Monday against unavailability of fuel in Karachi paralyzing life in Pakistans biggest city. The metropolis witnessed fuel shortage due to strike by Petroleum Dealers Association (PDA). PDA had called for a strike in protest against non increase in rates of Petroleum products. On the call of strike the petrol pumps of the city remained closed creating massive problems for the citizens. People who were waiting in queue in various petrol pumps started protests against unavailability of fuel as the pumps owners were denying its provision until and unless the PDA demand of increasing profit margin is accepted by the government. The furious protesters in Karachi, also the Pakistans financial capital, carried out arson in Nazimabad, Gulistan Jauhar, Rashid Minhas road, Shahrah-e-Faisal and other areas. Almost all the main roads were blocked in the city including Shahrah-e-Faisal that caused huge traffic jam in parts of the city. Reports suggest that clashes between police and the protesters took place in Gulshan-e-Jauhar area. While in a bid to disperse police and Rangers resorted to aerial firing near Shahrah-e-Faisal and shelling tear gases in various areas. The association is demanding increase in its profit margin. Meanwhile, chairman of PDA announced that the strike would continue only for a day but warned to extend the strike to the rest parts of the country if their demands were not accepted.