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MQM extends 'day of mourning' till Monday

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday announced that the party’s Youm-e-Soug (day of mourning) has been extended till Monday in protest against the negligence of government in taking action against killers of MQM worker, ARY News reports.

It should be noted that MQM is observing day of mourning over the alleged extra-judicial killing of their party worker.

MQM Chirman Altaf Hussain, addressing the party’s sit-in outside Chief Minister House in Karachi this morning, warned that the day of mourning will be extended to Monday if CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah does not come out of his home to console the relatives of the deceased party workers in 15 minutes.

“There will be no need for announcing the extension of mourning”, he said.

MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi confirmed that the day of mourning will continue tomorrow while shutter down strike will be observed across Sindh.

He said that the bodies of the slain workers will be taken to Jinnah Ground where their funeral prayers will be offered after which they will be laid to rest in different graveyards of the city.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has requested MQM to reconsider their decision.  He said that the demands of MQM to suspend the suspected police officers have been accepted.

MQM observes day of mourning today:

A day of mourning is being observed by MQM in Sindh today against the extra-judicial killing of their workers on Sunday.

Commercial centres along with petrol and CNG stations are closed in several cities of Sindh including Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur while public transports remained off the roads.

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