Karachi: The violence gripped Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Nawabshah and Sukkur where unidentified armed men started firing forcing the traders to shut their businesses and making transport go off the roads on Wednesday afternoon.
In Karachi, the firing incidents were reported from Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulstan-e-Johar, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Abul Hassan Isphahani road, Malir, Landhi, Korangi, Lines Area, Rizvia Society, University road, Saddar and several other localities. All the major markets including Sarafa market and Electronic market were closed. The petrol pumps were also shut soon as firing was reported on electronic media.
The public transport operators too announced that all the transport would stop operating while the trucks and oil tankers’ associations announced that they have stopped vehicles outside the city to save them from the violence. The trucks and oil tankers would not enter into city till the violence ends.
Meanwhile a bus was set on fire by unidentified miscreants in Landhi4.
The violence and panic created massive traffic jam at M.A. Jinnah road, I.I. Chundrigar road, near Sind secretariat, Shahrah-e-Faisal and other city roads as the people wanted to rush to their homes.
Reports of violence were also received from some other cities of Sind. The armed men forced the traders to close business in Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Nawabshah and Sukkur.