City life paralyzed over MQM mourning day callJanuary 10, 2015
KARACHI: Business and social activities were suspended in the metropolis on Sunday over the call of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to observe mourning day across Sindh against the killing of its four activists.
Major business markets and bazaars, including Saddar, Boulton and Liaquatabad, in the city remained closed while shops were also kept shut in many areas of the city. Public transport also remained off the roads. People used rickshaws and taxis to reach their offices and other destination.
Educational institutes were already closed due to Sunday holiday.
Petrol pumps and gas filling stations also remained shut that caused inconvenience to transporters and commuters.
MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had announced mourning day in Sindh province for today. Tense situation prevailed in the city due to ongoing violence.
MQM chief Altaf Hussain said in a statement that one party worker Syed Faraz Alam was killed in police custody while three party workers Mohammad Rehan, Syed Naeem Jaffery and Jaffer Abbas were arrested, tortured to death and then their bodies were abandoned in Mawach Goth.
However, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has appealed to his party’s coordination committee to withdraw strike call of Monday given against these killings.