Strike, protest in Hyderabad, other towns

Hyderabad: Like Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Mirpurkhas and Tando Adam also remained closed after unknown armed men opened indiscriminate firing and forced shopkeepers to close markets on Friday night.

Hyderabad city remained closed on Saturday. Petrol pumps and gas stations also remained shut. Incidents of firing and burning tyres were reported from different areas. Big and small rallies were staged in different localities on the platform of ‘Ahleyan- e-Shaher’ in which a large number of citizens including women participated and recorded their protest against issuance of court contempt notice to Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain.

Sukkur, Nawabshah, Tando Adam, Kot Ghulam Muhammad and Mirpurkhas also remained closed and public transport off road.

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