Karachi shut down as MQM mourns death of worker

04 Jun, 2015 9:30 am

KARACHI (92 News) – Business activities, fuel stations and educational institutions remained closed in Karachi and Hyderabad on Thursday as Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) observed day of mourning to protest worker’s killing in police custody.

As per reports, no public transport was seen on roads, markets and business activities remained closed. The MQM has appealed transporters and traders to suspend public transport and commercial activities in Karachi where filling stations were also shut. All examination papers have been postponed in educational institutions including University of Karachi and Jinnah University. Intermediate Board also announced to postpone the papers scheduled for today. New dates for the papers will be made public later.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah formed a high level committee to probe the murder of MQM activist and announced compensation for the bereaved family.

Earlier, Waseem Dehlavi, an MQM worker, was tortured to death by police personnel at the Aziz Bhatti police station in Wednesday’s small hours. Post-mortem was conducted at Jinnah Hospital that revealed that the deceased died due to cardiac arrest resulting from a head injury. Later, the MQM announced two-day mourning for Thursday and Friday.

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