ANP day of mourning: Most of Karachi closed

Nine people killed in firing incide­nts, 13 cars torche­d.


Web Desk March 29, 2012

KARACHI: Awami National Party’s (ANP) slain activist Zainul Abideen was laid to rest in Khamosh Colony graveyard on Thursday, while the party continued observing a day of mourning across Karachi.

Most areas of the city remained closed with very thin traffic on the roads while shops remained shut.

Abideen, the joint secretary of ANP Patel Para Ward was shot dead on Wednesday near Intermediate Board office.

The funeral prayers were offered in Lasbela Football Ground amid tightened security which were attended by ANP’s provincial minister Amir Nawab, MPA Amanullah Mehsood and ANP leader Bari Kakar and other party members.

Transport remained partially suspended throughout the city as Transport Ittehad had announced not to ply the buses on the roads.

Petrol pumps and businesses remained closed in some areas while all educational institutes remained open.

A heavy contingent of Rangers and police has been deployed in sensitive areas of the city in order to curb any potential terror bid.

Firing incidents

Nine people were killed in firing incidents while 13 cars were torched in different incidents across the city.

The bodies of the deceased were recovered from block F, North Nazimabad. They were identified as Zeeshan and Jalil. Both were friends and residents of Street 18 of the area.

COMMENTS (35)

Salman Orangiwala | 9 years ago | Reply

Aptly said @ Ayesha .Bulls eye .Kudos .

aysha | 9 years ago | Reply

It is sad to see the culture of tribal and the adjoining areas gain strength in Karachi. A place which was once inhabited by people who were forward looking believed in prospering in life through education, is taken over by people of another culture completely alien to the Karachites. Once the population of those who believe in “humara hathieeyaar humara zaywer hai’ increased peace has departed from our city and a mind set of settling dispute, as it is done is some parts of our country by use of force, prevails. Sadly, Karachi feeds the whole country, but those who have the authority and power are not serious in restoring the peace of the city.

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