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KARACHI: Karachi police on Thursday launched a crackdown against school vans fitted with CNG and LPG cylinders.
The crackdown comes after eight children suffered burns as their school van caught fire near the metropolis’ Orangi Town area on January 5. Fourteen children were en route to their school located in Nazimabad when the van caught fire near Qatar Hospital in Orangi Town.
In response to the police’s crackdown, school van drivers and owners are staging a protest demanding that the school vans be allowed to be fitted with CNG.
Due to the van owners’ protest, many children faced difficulties in reaching school. According to the parents, many of them received text messages a day earlier, telling them the van will not be able to pick their children the next day.
Van owners further said that if they were to shift their vehicles to petrol then there will be an increase in fee.