All major markets and shopping areas were closed in the city as tension mounted after the assassination of MQM MPA Manzar Imam alongwith his three police guards by unidentified gunmen in Orangi Town Thursday afternoon.
Miscreants resorted to aerial firing in different parts of the metropolis causing traffic jams and closure of shops. Meanwhile, market associations also announced to shut down markets following the
Petrol pumps and CNG filling stations were also closed as panic gripped the city.
Woman dies during aerial firing : A woman lost her life as a result of aerial firing at Haider Chowk while unidentified persons set a car ablaze at Tilak Incline here on Thursday afternoon.
A police spokesman informed that 50-year old pedestrian Nazia alias Nazo received a bullet shot as a result of aerial firing in the area. The body of the woman was rushed to Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad. The police spokesman informed that policemen have been deployed at sensitive parts of both talukas in order to maintain the law and order situation.
Meanwhile, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain asks his workers and general public to remain peaceful
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has expressed his profound and sorrow on the killing of MQM MPA Manzar Imam along with his security guards. In a statement issued here on Thursday, he strongly condemned
the killing of Manzar Imam and his guards and said that the cowardly incident is a vicious attempt to destroy peace and order in the city.
He asked the MQM workers and the people not to get provoked on this incident of terrorism and urged them to understand and foil the conspiracy of the elements who want to create a law and order situation in Karachi.
Altaf Hussain demanded of the federal and provincial governments and heads of the law-enforcing agencies to take immediate notice of the murder of MPA Manzar Imam and his guards. He said that the killers must be brought to justice.
He offered heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families and said that their grief was equally shared and felt by each worker of the MQM. He prayed Almighty Allah to shower His blessings on the departed soul and give courage and patience to the grieving family members