Strike observed in Karachi

KARACHI: A strike was observed in the metropolis on Monday against the killing of Shia community people in the recent Quetta blast. The strike call was given by Shia Ulema Council and supported by some political, religious and civil society organizations, including transporters.

Almost all major and small trade centers, markets and shops remained closed across the city, while traffic remained off the roads. The attendance in offices remained low, while private schools were closed.

The office-goers faced trouble in reaching offices as there was no public transport on roads. The commuters used taxis and rickshaws to reach their offices and other destination.

Most of the city roads wore deserted look as panic ruled the city. The sit-ins and rallies were also staged in some parts of the city against the barbaric incident.

The protesters strongly condemned the brutal act of killings in Quetta and demanded action against the culprits involved in it.

Last night, intense firing was carried out in various parts of the city, including Saddar, that created panic.

The mourning day was also observed across the metropolis on Sunday against the Quetta incident.

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