The city of lights bleed again yesterday evening as erratic incidents of violence erupted in Karachi subsequent to assassination of Raza Haider, an MQM leader and member Sindh Assembly who was shot dead at a mosque in Nazimabad along with his guard by unknown assailants. He was preparing to attend a funeral prayer and was performing ablutions when the gunmen opened fire.
Tension gripped the city of 20 million, the financial hub of country, soon after the incident as miscreants went out on a riot spree of killings and private property destruction not only in Karachi but other cities of the province including Hyderabad and Sukkur. Markets closed down immediately and the masses started rushing to the safety of their homes which created the worst kind of traffic jams on MA Jinnah road and Shahra e Faisal. More than three dozen vehicles were set ablaze while several shops and petrol pumps were torched in Karachi. Media reports late night confirm the number of killings since evening close to 30 and more than 100 injured.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik condemned the incident, urging the people of Karachi to remain calm and peaceful while claiming that the MPA had been receiving threats from a banned organization Sipah-e-Sahaba.
A joint investigation team headed by DIG Police, consisting of representatives of IB, ISI and MI has been constituted to look into the tragedy. MQM leaders Babar Ghauri and Haider Abbas Rizvi expressed deep anguish on the tragic incident.
â€œIt would be difficult to put a cap on the chapter opened (today),â€ Babar Ghauri asserted.
MQM has announced to observe a three day mourning. All government and private educational institutions across Karachi will remain closed today. Urdu Science University and Karachi University have postponed all exams to be held today while Karachi Board of Secondary Education has postponed the announcement of Intermediate Pre-medical results. The All Karachi Traders Union has announced market closure.
Interior Minister has warned there is a threat of suicide bombing in Raza Haider’s funeral today. ANP and MQM are at war of words regarding the current wave of target killings in Karachi for so long now. The country is in the grip of natural calamities and at this moment government and political parties should vow to put an end to blame game and work towards better law and order situation in the city. Strikes, tension, grief, market closures and killing of innocent lives should not be the talk of the town.
May Allah bring peace to Karachi and bless the deceased and guide their loved ones with peace and tranquility. Ameen
9 thoughts on “Violence erupts after MQM MPA Raza Haider assassinated in Karachi”
The people of the city of Karachi are cowering in fear as violence, anarchy and mayhem engulfs the economic capital of Pakistan. The small time businessmen, traders and people at large are sick of all the false promises to restore peace that have been made by the federal and provincial governments. The question is: Will an Army Operation be Able to Restore Peace in Karachi?
muhajir retain their loyalty to their homeland and their roots. nothing wrong with that. indians stamd united to the cause of muhajirs, sindhis and balochs. we will help them morally and physically.
mqm is the socond india for pakistan. altaf is indian.
MQM is a terrorist party, their leaders should be stoned to death.
how many people died when ANP leader died?
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yaar ploblem is with beggar pashtun gangs not mqm. i am sure you will agree.
We all have witnessed what MQM has done on 12th may and also they have been involved in Target Killings themselves..many ANP leaders died but ANP didnt kill civilians like that…so many people dying due to flood no holiday announced in grief but after the death of this one guy entire city is burning and 28 people died..thats the true face of MQM the drug mafia..
IS THEIR ANY ELEMENT OF HUMANITY EXIST IN MQM?
AFTER THE MURDER OF HAIDER, MQM KILLED 47 PEOPLE AND INJURED 123 PEOPLES AND STILL CONTINUEDâ€¦
PAK GOVT IS ALSO VERY STUPID THAT THEY FAILED TO STOP SUCH PARTY THAT KILLED 47 PEOPLES IN REVENGE OF THEIR 2 PERSON.
IF MQM IS REALLY A POLITICAL PARTY THEY MUST FOLLOW COURTS FOR THE JUSTIS BUT THEY ARE KILLERS AND 47 DIED PEOPLE ARE EVIDENCE.
PAK ARMY SHOULD TAKE STEP AGAINST MQM AND STOP THEIR ALL ACTIVITIES IN THE REGION ASAP TO HAVE PEACE IN KARACHI AND CHIEF JUSTIS SHOULD TAKE SERIOUS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALTAF HUSSAIN (THE TERRORIST).