Karachi districts ‘fail’ to implement smart lockdown effectively


On the first day of the smart lockdown on Thursday, Karachi?s district administration failed to effectively close down the areas marked as novel coronavirus hotspots, where the markets and streets teemed with people until late night. Areas that were supposed to be completely locked down in District East?s Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighbourhoods, in District Central?s North Karachi neighbourhood, and in District South?s Lyari and Kharadar neighbourhoods remained open as late as until 9pm, and in some cases, until late night, with the hustle and bustle of shoppers quite evident.