Citizens protest as 10-year-old boy goes missing in Karachi’s Saddar

KARACHI Jan 13: A protest erupted in Karachi’s Saddar area on Friday night after a 10-year-old boy went missing from the area, eyewitnesses and officials said, as the country remains on edge after the emergence of a spate of child sexual abuse and murder cases.

Residents of Burns Road, a street popularly known as Karachi’s food street, took to the street in large numbers to protest the child’s disappearance. They blocked the road and resorted to burning tyres, causing suspension of traffic and closure of eateries in the neighbourhood, police said.

Contingents of police and Rangers rushed to the site to prevent the situation from deteriorating further. They tried to assure residents of the area that efforts were being made to find the child.