Karachi: A number of unidentified people were forced to close commercial centres and shops across Karachi on Wednesday, shortly after police launched charges against Mutahida Kwami Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) workers in front of the CM building in Sindh province on Wednesday.
Areas where commercial centres and shops were forcibly closed include Jacob Lines, Burns Road, Lines Area and Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Unidentified persons also blocked roads by burning tires in the Korangi No 2 area of Karachi.
Earlier, one person was killed when police charged with batons and used tear gas to the Peaceful Mutashidakwami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers protesting the recently passed local government law in front of the CM building in Sindh province, Several people were injured by the provincial government.
Speaking at the MQM-P Bahadurabad office, MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui confirmed the death of a party member identified as Aslam. He said several MQM-P workers, including women and children, were injured during police use of tear gas shelling and baton charging at the direction of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
He said we will register the First Information Report (FIR) against Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah for the murder of our workers, which also includes the terrorism part.
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid have taken notice of the incident. He also urged Prime Minister to visit Karachi as soon as possible. He also demanded of the PM Imran to suspend IG and DIG.
On the other hand various political leaders have condemned police violence to disperse MQM-P protesters staging a sit-in outside the Sindh Chief Minister House against the recently passed local government law.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday strongly condemned the hooliganism of Sindh police against the peaceful Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers who were holding protest against the recently passed local government law by the provincial government.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), called MQM-P leader Amir Khan and strongly condemned the police action against MQM-P. He also said a JUI-F delegation would visit the MQM-P office today (Thursday) to mourn the death of a worker.