KARACHI: Business activities and private schools were closed in Karachi and other cities of Sindh in response to a call given by the MQM against what it called targeted-killing of its workers and sympathizers in recent days, SAMAA reported.
In Karachi markets, private schools, colleges, hotels, CNG and petrol pumps remained closed as no major incident of violence was reported.
Public transports remained thin in the city as commuters faced hardships in making it to their destinies.
Some MQM workers staged protest demonstration in Korangi and other areas, burning tyres on roads.
All examination papers of class XII and X, scheduled to be held today by education boards, were postponed due to the uncertainty of law and order situation in Karachi on the day of mourning.
Sindh Board of Technical Education Karachi and University of Karachi also postponed their examination papers.
The same situation was reported from elsewhere in Sindh, with large and small markets shut amid thin traffic on roads in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar, Nawabshah and other towns of Sindh on MQM’s call for mourning.
Yesterday, MQM staged sit-in outside Chief Minister House in Karachi along with dead bodies of three of its ‘sympathizers’ who were shot dead after being kidnapped in Malir.
The protest was later culminated on government’s assurances. -- SAMAA