KARACHI: Like other parts of the country, a national day of mourning is being observed Thursday in Sindh province over the massacre of 45 Ismaeli community people in Karachi.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the day of mourning throughout the country on Wednesday, while Sindh government had also called for province-wide day of mourning. Muttahida Qaumi Movement and several parties had also given such call to show sympathy with the victim families of those killed in the ghastly bus attack.
Business and social activates were suspended in most parts of Karachi, while public transport remain low. Businesses also remained closed in other major cities of Sindh, including Hyderabad, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Dadu and Nawabshah. Various trade organizations across Sindh have also called for suspending commercial activities.
Pakistan’s national flag is flying at half mast today to mourn Safoora carnage to express solidarity with the victim families and their releatives. Various political and religious parties are observing day of mourning while examinations have also been postponed in many educational institutions, including University of Karachi. Heavy contingent of police and rangers have been deployed in Karachi and other parts of Sindh to avoid any untoward incident.
At least 45 people were killed and 13 others injured in an armed attack on a bus carrying members of Ismaili community near Safoora Chowrangi in Karachi. The incident had saddened whole nation, while international community have also expressed concern over the ghastly attack.