MQM’s countrywide Black Day: Business, social life suspended in Karachi

KARACHI: In view of the countrywide Black Day call given by Muttahida Qaumi Movement against the statement of Pakistan People’s Party MNA Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, business and social life in Karachi was suspended on Sunday.

All big markets and bazaars remained closed in the city. The attendance in the private organizations remained low, while the government offices and most of the education institutes were already closed due to weekly holiday.

Police and Rangers were patrolling city roads in order to avoid any untoward incident and control law and order situation. Tense situation prevailed in the city as people preferred to stay homes for security threats.

The attendance in the city hospitals also remained low, resultantly patients and their attendants faced incontinence. The city wore a deserted look as vehicular traffic remained thin on the roads. The office-goers faced trouble in reaching their organisations. The commuters used taxis and rickshaws to reach their offices and other destination.

MQM also staged a big demonstration on Shahrah-e-Faisal against the statement of Khursheed Shah. A large number of people attended the protest. The leaders and activists of the party strongly condemned the statement of Khursheed Shah.

Founder Leader of MQM Altaf Hussain has said that the majority of people of Sindh had given verdict in favor of new administrative units or provinces by observing a Black Day today with eagerness.

Hussain also thanked transporters, business community and other people belonging to different walks of life for keeping their business closed on the occasion of the Black Day. He also thanked the workers and sympathizers in Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir for taking part in peaceful demonstrations.

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