Karachi shuts down abruptly in midst of confusion and panic
Karachi shut down midst of confusion and panic on Wednesday as law and order situation worsen as firing grip different part of the city. The main roads and arteries such as I.I. Chundrigar, M.A. Jinnah Road and Shara-e-Faisal got jammed as people tried to rush home safely from work. Some time before this all mayhem, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced its indefinite protest/strike against the PPP led Sindh government’s failure in capturing Abbas Town bombing’s culprits.
To make things worse, transporters suspended their bus and wagon services abruptly creating problem for thousands of people who commute to their work on public transport. As markets and businesses across Karachi started shutting down, the whole city got deserted in matters of hours. Gun fire shots were heard across the city and at least five cars were torched in different part of city according to news report. Later, in press conference Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) ex-minister Raza Haroon withdraws their call for indefinite strike but vows to continue the protest for Karachi unrest.
Karachi has witness worsening of law and order situation during last five years. Countless people have lost their lives during these violence. The government and law enforcing agencies have only restrict them self to issuing statements and false claims instead of controlling the situation and catching criminals in spite of Supreme Court orders and public uproar.
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