KARACHI: According to a report by Samaa TV, authorities such as DHA and CBC are taking up the initiative to shut down tea cafes that are open past midnight.
With the help of the local police, authorities have been dumping debris outside of the sitting areas of cafes and eateries to make sure customers leave according to the designated curfew.
Samaa TV reported that officials have so far cracked down on cafes in DHA’s Khayaban-e-Muslim and Khayaban-e-Bukhari areas. In addition, a total of 20 cafes in Khayaban-e-Muslim and 15 cafes in Khayaban-e-Bukhari had their open spaces filled with debris by these authorities.
This decision made by them could possibly be an act of protection and safety and could stem from the recent incident of kidnapping of a woman named Dua Mangi from a cafe located in Khayaban-e-Bukhari, DHA. Dua was kindapped on November 30, when five armed men in a car targeted Dua and friend, who were strolling along the road in DHA.
The officials have made it clear that all cafe owners must not operate their businesses past 12 am.