Strikes: a common man’s plight

Sir: Karachi was on lockdown as soon as the news of Altaf Hussain’s arrest was aired. Even if, as had been claimed by the MQM, people were not forced to shut down their business, the fear of any untoward incident in the wake of Altaf Hussain’s arrest was enough to put the city to sleep. 
Strikes in Karachi have become a routine affair. One small incident and Karachi is forced to shut down. People who survive on daily wages or those who run small businesses, like corner shops, strikes leave them worst off. It is time that political and religious parities show maturity and stop calling strikes. 

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