MQM day of mourning: 8 killed, over 35 vehicles torched in Karachi

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: March 27, 2012
 

KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement observed a day of mourning in Sindh on Tuesday after an MQM sector member in PIB Colony was killed.

Violence hit the city immediately after the incident, as eight people were reported to have been killed and dozens were injured as a result of firing. More than 35 vehicles, including a police mobile, were also torched by unknown men in parts of the city.

A clash between two groups in Qasba Colony was also reported, while a hotel in Gulberg Block 18 was also burnt down.

It had also been reported that policemen at station level did not have orders of taking action against miscreants and had been told to patrol the streets.

All educational institutions were shut down and exams had been postponed.

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Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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