Altaf holds CM responsible for deaths of MQM workers

Published: January 29, 2015
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Sindh observes 'peaceful shutter-down strike' while a day of mourning observed across country. PHOTO: PPI

Sindh observes 'peaceful shutter-down strike' while a day of mourning observed across country. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: Life in most parts of Sindh began to normalise on Thursday afternoon after Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) the  ‘peaceful shutter-down strike’ was announced to protest the ‘extra-judicial’ killing of their 36 workers, including Sohail Ahmed whose body was recently recovered, Express News reported. 

Ahmed was the in-charge of Society sector unit 64 and his body was found in Mawach Goth on January 28.

Condemning the killings, MQM chief Altaf Hussain said he holds Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah responsible for the murders and that his party was targeted in the name of security operations.

MQM also announced it will observe a day of mourning in the memory of the deceased workers.

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All business centres, petrol pumps and schools remain closed in Karachi as the day begun, with little to no public transport seen on the roads.

The University of Karachi (KU) spokesperson also confirmed that the university examinations that were scheduled to take place today were postponed and would be rescheduled soon.

The cities affected by the strike include Hyderabad, Sukkur, Tando Allahyar and Mirpurkhas.

 

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Pakistani
    Jan 29, 2015 - 11:10AM

    Karachi Shut down??

    I think not!!!!!!! Most places are open!! ET please correct content!!

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  • Hassan Y.
    Jan 29, 2015 - 11:42AM

    Karachi will be open shorthly. Some places are open. Strike is forced on the people and general pulic not seems in the favor.
    Daily wage earner and poor people are badly affected.

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  • Fawad
    Jan 29, 2015 - 11:52AM

    Last time when PTI tried to shutdown Karachi, there was a lot of hue and cry by our media.. Let’s see if they keep the same standards when it comes to MQM.

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  • devi
    Jan 29, 2015 - 12:29PM

    yeah go ahead support them as these terrorist were elected by you

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jan 29, 2015 - 1:44PM

    Holidays are always meant for rest and recreation.

    People who do not care for a common man or daily wages workers through out the year and remain busy in minting money, suddenly start pleading for the daily wages workers as soon as the strike is announced.

    Strike is meant for people from private sector, not for Givernment servants, but it in entirely on govt. servants if they apply for casual leave on the strike day.

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  • bash gul
    Jan 29, 2015 - 1:54PM

    Such strikes will only stop and the people of Karachi will enjoy the peace of the city of lights, when tanks roll over 90

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 29, 2015 - 6:09PM

    Blame on a corpse.Recommend

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