Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Violence in Karachi

Violence erupts in Karachi after killing of MQM worker


Tension gripped the city after an MQM activist was shot dead in PIB Colony area early on Tuesday morning, Geo News reported. Dozens of vehicles including a police mobile were burnt in different areas.

On 06:00PM
Child killed due to firing in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Death toll rises to seven.

On 04:14pm
Funeral prayers offered for Mansoor and Masood, the MQM workers who were killed in PIB colony.

On 03:15pm
IT Minister Raza Haroon says the government has assured that killers will be arrested in 48 hours
Toll reached six in violent incidents across Karachi.

On 03:00pm
Total thirty-six vehicles burnt in different areas of Karachi.

On 01:54pm
Interior Minister Rehman Malik forms Joint Investigation Team to probe the incident.

On 01:53pm
Two more killed in firing incidents.

On 12:50pm
MQM boycotts joint session and stages sit-in outside Parliament House
Funeral prayers of Mansoor and Masood will be offered at 2:00pm

On 12:00pm
Total thirty-five vehicles burnt in different areas of Karachi.

On 11:58am
One more killed at Singer Chowrangi, Korangi. Total three killed in the city so far.

On 11:50am
Deceased Mansoor Mukhtar’s injured brother, Masood Mukhtar also succumbed to injuries in hospital

On 11:49am
Home Minister Manzoor Wasan forms three-member committee to probe MQM activist’s killing

On 11:00am
Total twenty-five vehicles burnt in different areas of Karachi

On 10:47am
One killed in Surjani Town firing

On 10:46am
One killed in Manzoor Colony firing.
MQM coordination committee condmens violence incidents

On 10:44am
Two hurt in firing at Malir Halt and Gulistan-e-Johar

On 10:42am
Businesses closed after firing reported in many areas of Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Sukkur

On 10:34am
Karachi University cancels all examinations scheduled for today. New dates to be announced later.

On 10:26am
Total twenty-two vehicles burnt in different areas of Karachi

On 10:25am
Chairman Petroleum Dealers Association said many fuel stations are shut.

On 10:23am
President All Pakistan Tajir Ittehad said business would remain closed due to tension

On 10:15am
Karachi Transport Ittehad announces closure of public transport

Earlier, several arson incidents were reported after the killing of MQM activist. Several vehicles were torched in different areas including Malir Halt, Central Jail, Teen Hatti, Kala Board, Abul Hassan Isphani Road and Shah Faisal Colony.

Tyres were set ablaze at Jamshed Road after riots where unknown men forced the shop owners to close down their business.

Aerial firing was also reported in various areas including Liaqatabad, Malir City, Johar Chowrangi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Korangi.

On the other hand, the coordination committee of MQM has announced mourning over the killing of their party member.

While talking to media after inquiring the condition of injured relatives of the deceased in a hospital, provincial health minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed said that the MQM activist Mansoor Mukhtar, killed in the firing incident, was a sector member.

Dr Sagheer demanded immediate action against the culprits.

Meanwhile, a police van stood outside the private hospital was set ablaze by angry mob. Police after reaching the site of the incident, opened aerial fire and used tear gas to disperse the angry mob.

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