HYDERABAD: The nationalist parties are observing a complete shutter down strike against the 20th amendment in Sindh on Saturday, Geo News reported.

Due to the strike call, no public transport is available that is causing sever difficulties for commuters to carry out their day-to-day tasks.

A protest demonstration was carried out in Hyderabad while roads were also blocked. Areas affected by today’s strike include Sukkur, Nawabshah, Sakrand, Dolat Pur, Umer Kot and others where a complete wheel jam stike was observed.

Almost every civil society organization, professional body, women rights activist, and writer have supported an appeal made by the “Save Sindh” Committee (an alliance between five Sindhi nationalist groups), to observe a complete shutter down and wheel jam strike against the 20th amendment, which, they fear, has been passed to divide the province.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), recently submitted the 20th amendment to the Constitution in the National Assembly which facilitates the creation of new provinces and abrogation of article 2-3-9 (Clause 4). The Sindhi nationalists have vehemently opposed this clause on the basis that it would give the federal government the power to alter the limits of provinces without consulting the province in question.