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Day of Mourning: Most parts of Karachi remain open

KARACHI: The most parts of Karachi remained normal and shopping centres and markets have been opened as per routine on Saturday morning despite the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) mourning day call, ARY News reported.

MQM also appealed the traders and transporters yesterday to keep their shops and other businesses shut over allegations that Rangers had killed the party workers.

In most parts of Karachi regular public transport could be seen on while petrol pumps and CNG stations were also opened.

The attendance at educational institutions, offices and factories were as per routine.

The Rangers and police personnel were present at sensitive points of the city as well as at spots of the metropolis that are routinely crowded to meet any untoward incident.

According to reports, the life was normal in Hyderabad, Sukkur and other cities and towns of the interior of Sindh. The markets have been opened and traffic running as per routine.

Rangers on Friday claimed to have killed four suspects on Thursday night in an ‘encounter’ on the Northern Bypass, near Sohrab Goth. MQM accused the Rangers of killing three of its workers what it called in fake encounters and called for a ‘day of mourning’ on Saturday (today).

The Rangers in its reaction claimed that all four killed were terrorists and hiding on the party directives in ‘safe houses’.

Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial also ordered the police on high alert in Karachi and other cities of the province to avoid any untoward incident.

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