Lyari protests end, government given until midnight to maintain law & order

A man was killed while five others were injured at Karachi demonstration.


Web Desk July 05, 2013
Demonstration on Mauripur Road. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: The demonstrators from Lyari ended the day-long protest, on Friday, with a warning to the government that the protests would spark again if immediate steps were not taken to tackle the deteriorating law and order condition of Lyari until midnight, Express News reported.

Earlier in the day, a man was killed while five others were injured when police and extremists of Lyari opened fire at the protestors and threw a hand grenade on Mauripur Road, Karachi.

The police and rangers disappeared from the scene immediately after that, but the extremists residing in the area kept on firing and shelling the protestors and took advantage of the situation and threw a hand grenade.

The protestors, who were residents of Lyari, were taking the dead body of one of the residents, who was killed a day ago in an encounter between the security forces and the extremists, to the Chief Minister Sindh House.

The police stopped them and negotiated with them. Eventually protestors agreed to bury the deceased and offer the funeral prayers. However, soon after police used water canon to disperse the demonstrators and opened fire.

Police opened fire at the protestors for no reason, said one of the witnesses.

On the other hand, Police claimed that they opened fire at the demonstrators because they took the wrong route, which was leading towards the CM House.

So far only four injured have been taken to the hospital out of the six.

COMMENTS (15)

sohail khan | 8 years ago | Reply

The police is acting like Israeli forces open fire on the peaceful protesters of Palestine. PPP waderas stop this dirty game, you want to grab karachi by the help of these gangesters and want to make citizens of karachi like your " poor oppressed harees ". But all such conspiracies can back fire ! MQM please divert your attention from London to Karachi and Sindh and raise strong voice for our protection.

Aysha M | 8 years ago | Reply

@Pakistani: My apologies, will try to be more careful in the future

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