Karachi: Following the provoking statement against MQM Chief Altaf Hussain violence and agitation have been started in different cities of Sindh, Pakistan’s southern province, including Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas, producing fear and panic among people, media reported late on Wednesday.
At least nine people including nine in Karachi were killed in separate shooting incidents. Dozens others were injured in the firing incidents.
Soon after the statement passed by Dr Zulfikar Ali Mirza, aerial firing incidents are being reported in different parts of Pakistan’s financial heart. All main markets and bazaar have been shut amid fear and tension.
Public and private transports abruptly vanished from Karachi roads.
Dozens of vehicles in different city parts have been set on fire within two hours. The vehicles were burnt in Nazimabad, Habib Bank Chorangi, UP Mor, Liaquatabad and others areas. All petrol pumps and CNG stations were also closed amid tension.
Uproar also reported in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Abul Asphani Road and Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Enraged people come out and set tyres on fire in different areas and they blocked the roads.
Nine people including a woman were killed Karachi. A woman was shot dead in Hussainabad, two people in Sher Shah, one in Surjani Town, two in Nazimabad, one in Baldia Town, one near Noorani Kabab and one in Haji camp area. During the violence, police and rangers were invisible.
Heavy firing and arson incidents were also reported in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Tando Allahyar. Unidentified miscreants ridding bikes restored aerial firing and forced shop keepers to close their shops. Two people were gunned down and five other injured in Hyderabad.
In Mirpukhas, armed men threatened shopkeepers that remain their shops shut on Thursday, if they love their lives.