Shutter-down strike in Sindh against MQM leader’s killing

May 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, May 1(ANI): A complete shutter-down strike is being observed in Karachi, Hyderabad and other cities of Sindh against the killing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Liaquat Qureshi.

The MQMobserved a day of mourning on Sunday following the killing of Qureshi, a party leader and former member of the Sindh Assembly, who was shot dead when he was travelling in his car on Abul Hassan Ispahani Road in Karachi on April 29.All small and large shops, and markets remain closed, while public and private transports are also off the roads, Samaa TV reports.

Some 13 vehicles and passenger buses were torched in different parts of the city.

Two people were also wounded in Malir, when unknown persons opened fire on a transport bus, the Dawn reports.

MQM’s Rabita Committee condemned the burning of vehicles, and told party workers and activists to maintain peace and order in their areas.

The MQM committee also advised its workers to alert law enforcement agencies if they saw any miscreant torching vehicles and creating violence in the city.

Karachi is in the grip of target killings for last several months. (ANI)

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