Imran Farooq’s killing: Karachi observes complete shut down, 8 vehicles, 3 shops torched

KARACHI: A complete closure is being observed in the metropolis to mourn the killing of Muttahida Qaumi (MQM) leader, Dr. Imran Farooq majority of transport, schools, petrol pumps and business centers remain closed Friday.

Senior MQM leader Dr. Imran Farooq has been stabbed to death in Mill Hills locality in London. He was attacked by an unidentified assailant outside his house in London while he was back home after a regular walk.

In protest of his assassination, all trading points of the city are closed; most of the roads and streets are completely vacant. There was scanty presence of pedestrians and motorists across the city.

The Chairman of Private Schools Management Association, Sharf-uz-Zaman, said while talking to private TV channel that Imran Farooq’s assassination is very sad and to mourn his killing, all private schools will remain closed today.

Most of the city’s petrol pumps are closed; the transporters alliance of Karachi has also announced to remain closed.

Due to the closure of transport and petrol pumps, people are facing great difficulty moving around in the city.

Meanwhile unknown men torched 8 vehicles and three shops in various areas of Karachi after the killing of MQM leader Imran Farooq.

After the incidents the security around the city was put on high alert.

Rangers and police have started patrolling in the city to control any untoward incident.

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