Life normal in Karachi after MQM turbulence


KARACHI: A day after Karachi witnessed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers’ attack on two media houses amid violent protests, life remained normal in the metropolis on Tuesday, with businesses and transport open as usual.


According to our correspondent, business activities, shopping centers, filling stations, transport and schools remained open across the city amid heavy Rangers patrolling.

Even markets in Azizabad area, where MQM headquarters Nine Zero is located, remained open.

Rangers have vowed to take stern action against elements involved in violence, saying that “not even a single shop will be allowed to close.”

Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh Maula Bux Chandio said the government has made arrangements to keep the city open.

On Monday, Rangers carried out an operation at MQM headquarters Nine-Zero and other party buildings in Karachi late last night.

The troops sealed MQM related buildings, including Nine-Zero Khursheed Begum Memorial Secretariat and media cell after completing all legal requirements.

Violent workers of MQM attacked offices of two private channels ARY and Neo TV and DSNG of Samaa TV yesterday evening.

They tortured employees of the media houses smashed window panes and furniture.

Rangers and police later reached the site and overcome the situation DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar also visited the scene to inspect the situation.