KARACHI: The death toll in Karachi following a spate of violence has reached 92, as at least 11 people were murdered overnight in various parts of the city.
The prime minister arrived in Karachi today to hold meetings with all major stakeholders including the MQM, ANP and senior law enforcers.
The Rangers have been given shoot-at-sight orders, but it has not been specified what activities the potential targets will have to be involved in. Armed men have been seen patrolling near the entry and exit points of Orangi and Qasbah Colony. Traders in the areas have decided not to open their shops and businesses today.
In the Senate, the MQM staged a walkout against target killings and in protest of suggestions to bring in the army.
Meanwhile Interior Minister Rehman Malik, in a joint press conference with Sindh Home Minister Zulfikar Mirza said that the federal government fully endorses the decisions made by the Sindh government, while Mirza said that interrogation of all those arrested will start tomorrow.
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