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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tension Gripped Karachi After MQM Activist Was Shot Dead

Tension gripped the city after MQM activist was shot dead in PIB Colony area early on Tuesday morning, a private News channel reported. Dozens of vehicles including a police mobile were burnt in different areas.
MQM boycotts joint session and stages sit-in outside Parliament House
Funeral prayers of Mansoor and Masood will be offered at 2:00pm
Total thirty-five vehicles burnt in different areas of Karachi
One more killed at Singer Chowrangi, Korangi. Total three killed in the city so
Deceased Mansoor Mukhtar’s injured brother, Masood Mukhtar also succumbed to injuries in hospital
Home Minister Manzoor Wasan forms three-member committee to probe MQM activist’s killing
Total twenty-five vehicles burnt in different areas of Karachi
One killed in Surjani Town firing
One killed in Manzoor Colony firing.
MQM coordination committee condmens violence incidents
Two hurt in firing at Malir Halt and Gulistan-e-Johar
Businesses closed after firing reported in many areas of Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Sukkur
Karachi University cancels all examinations scheduled for today. New dates to be announced later.
Total twenty-two vehicles burnt in different areas of Karachi
Chairman Petroleum Dealers Association said many fuel stations are shut.
President All Pakistan Tajir Ittehad said business would remain closed due to tension
Karachi Transport Ittehad announces closure of public transport
Earlier, several arson incidents were reported after the killing of MQM activist. Several vehicles were torched in different areas including Malir Halt, Central Jail, Teen Hatti, Kala Board, Abul Hassan Isphani Road and Shah Faisal Colony.
Tyres were set ablaze at Jamshed Road after riots where unknown men forced the shop owners to close down their business.
Aerial firing was also reported in various areas including Liaqatabad, Malir City, Johar Chowrangi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Korangi.
On the other hand, the coordination committee of MQM has announced mourning over the killing of their party member.
While talking to media after inquiring the condition of injured relatives of the deceased in a hospital, provincial health minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed said that the MQM activist Mansoor Mukhtar, killed in the firing incident, was a sector member.
Dr Sagheer demanded immediate action against the culprits.
Meanwhile, a police van stood outside the private hospital was set ablaze by angry mob. Police after reaching the site of the incident, opened aerial fire and used tear gas to disperse the angry mob.

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