Shop attacked in Karachi for non-payment of extortion money

The two injured have been taken to the hospital.

Web Desk July 25, 2013
A screengrab of the hardware shop in UP Morh New Karachi. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS

KARACHI: A hand grenade attack on a hardware shop in UP Morh New Karachi by unknown attackers for non-payment of extortion money injured two on Thursday, Express News reported.

The two injured have been taken to the hospital, while shopkeepers in the locality have shut down all neighbouring shops as a protest.

New Karachi is now also engulfed in the ever increasing trend of bhatta collection, while the Bhatta mafia is still operating in the month of Ramazan.

Shopkeepers refusing to succumb to the bhatta mafia are brought to an example by firing and grenade attacks.

More than 800 bhatta slips ranging from Rs100 to Rs5,000 have been received throughout Karachi in the month of Ramazan, Express News correspondent Wasiq Mehmood reported.


xyz | 10 years ago | Reply

The Bhatta collectors were from Peoples Aman Committee.

A. Khan | 10 years ago | Reply

Bhatta collection mafia ... you mean MQM. Please call a spade a spade and don't beat about the bush.

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