Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Violence in Karachi after ANP office bearer killed

KARACHI: Awami National Party's office bearer Zainul Abideen was attacked and killed by unknown gunmen who opened fire on his vehicle near the Matric Board Office in North Nazimabad. The ANP has announced that it will observe a day of mourning on Thursday.

According to a spokesman for ANP Sindh, a companion of Zainul Abideen was also injured in the firing incident

ANP Sindh President, Senator Shahi Syed condemned the killing and demanded the killers be arrested immediately.

Provincial Home Minister Mansoor Wasan has summoned a report from IG police. 

Following the killing violence erupted in several areas of the city including Empress Market, Bohri Bazar and Nipa Chowrangi. A person was also killed in Lasbella when unidentified armed men opened fire. 

Meanwhile, two cars and three motor cycles were set on fire in the Teen Hatti area. A passenger bus was also burnt at Nishtar Road. 

As violence spreads to different parts of the city, shops, petrol and CNG stations have begun to shut down.
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