Karachi continues usual routine despite MQM’s call to observe day of mourning


KARACHI: Transport is flowing smoothly, markets are open and life is moving on as usual in Pakistan’s largest city on Saturday despite Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) call to observe day of mourning against workers ‘extrajudicial’ killings.


MQM’s Rabita Committee had called to observe a day of mourning today against alleged ‘extrajudicial’ killings of workers amid ongoing operation in Karachi against criminals and militants.

However, life in Karachi for once seems normal following MQM’s call as people devoured breakfasts in roadside eateries and kick-started another usual day.

Almost all markets, business points and petrol pumps are open in Karachi today.

CNG stations are also open for refueling and business across the city after 24 hours outage.

MQM’s Dr Farooq Sattar on September 11, in a press conference had said that the party would lead a massive rally in remembrance of ‘martyrs’.

On the other hand, the government has taken a clear stance in the matter citing the ‘suppression-based strike’ wrong.

Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid said that no politician and member of assembly has a license-to-kill.

However, MQM maintained, like always that observing a peaceful strike is every disappointed citizen’s democratic right.