KARACHI: Several cities of Sindh province observed Black Day against extortions and rising crimes on the call of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Express News reported on Saturday.
All businesses as well as transport was halted in the protest backed by the business community of the city. Shops, hotels, petrol pumps and educational institutes also remained closed.
In Karachi, three vehicles were torched by unidentified people in different areas, while aerial firing was observed in Shah Faisal Colony, Orangi Town and other areas.
Rangers and police personnel were deployed to avoid any untoward incident.
Other areas observing the strike include Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Nawabshah, Tando Allahyar, Thatta, Dhabeji, Gharo and several others. Some tires were reportedly torched in Mirpur Khas.
Altaf Hussain appeals for peaceful protest
MQM leader Altaf Hussain appealed to the sector and unit in-charges as well as party workers to maintain peace during the strike.
Hussain warned that if any worker is found involved in any disorder during the day, his basic membership will be cancelled.