Crime

Trade centers, Petrol pumps shut down in Karachi

KARACHI: Following the incidents of violence on Wednesday Markets, business and trade centers as well as petrol pumps were shut down in Karachi. In some areas supplies of goods is short as almost all businesses have been closed due a row of fear in the city. The recent violence is causing severe hardship to the people and affecting the business community.

Certain analysts think that the riots in the business hub, Karachi, of Pakistan will affect economy of the whole country if it continues for few days. At least 7 people were killed and a dozen were injured, including a child and several vehicles and public property was set ablaze as a result of violence and firing occurred in Karachi. The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital. Some reports suggests that a paramedic was also killed when he caught in the cross fires between rival groups.

36 vehicles set ablaze in Karachi
KARACHI: Fury mob in Karachi set ablaze at least three dozen vehicles on Wednesday. They burnt vehicles including private and government cars, coaches, buses and trucks. Eight vehicles were burnt in Landhi-Korangi industrial area alone and about two dozens at M.A. Jinnah and I.I. Chundrigar Roads. Other vehicles were set on fire in Gulberg, Nagan Chowrangi and nearby areas. Cheepa Ambulance sources said that their four workers suffered injuries while carrying out rescue work.

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Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times

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