Karachi grips into fear, shops closed


KARACHI: The city gripped into tension as shops were closed and business came to a standstill after ariel firing by some unknown armed men on Wednesday.

Following an aerial firing, All main markets and commercial centres, including Saddar, Bohri Bazaar, the Electronics Market, Zaibunnisa Street, Regal Chowk, Zainab Market, Tariq Road, Hyderi, KDA Market (Gulshan-i-Iqbal) were forced to be closed.

The situation is the same in Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Federal B Area, New Karachi, Landhi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulistan-e-Jauhar where most of the markets were shut down .

Separately, Two men were killed, while another was injured in two separate firing incidents in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Karachi.

Meanwhile, Fuel pumps has been shut down and transport have disappeared from the roads.

According to our correspondent, the city government has pronounced a high alert in the hospitals.

Huge aerial firing reported in different areas of Karachi meanwhile Traffic Jam was also observed.

Speculation surrounds that the situation arouse after the deadline from MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has came to an end. Hussain had given an ultimatum to the government to arrest accused of Abbas town blast until today.

Moreover, MQM’s co-ordination committee is due to hold a meeting for it’s further strategy on Wednesday.

The condition is almost the same in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Larkana, Shikarpur, Khairpur and other parts of Sindh.

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