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Karachi shuts down over religious groups strike call

KARACHI: A complete strike is being observed in the metropolis today over the killing of Mufti Usman Yar Khan, ARY News reports.

The strike is called by Ahl-e-Sunnat Ulema Action Committee.

Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl-ur-Rehman (JUI-F), Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Sami-ul-Haq (JUI-S), Wafaq-ul-Madaris, Sunni Action Committee (SAC) and other religious parties have announced their support of the strike. They have demanded that the killers of Mufti Usman should be arrested.

Public transport is off the road and all private schools are closed. According to President of Karachi Transport Union Irshad Bukhari, public transport will remain closed due to the strike. Private Schools Managament Association has announced that all private schools will remain closed today.

Karachi University and Federal Urdu University have postponed all the examinations that were scheduled today.

Trade Unions have stated that the markets will be opened after monitoring the law and order situation.

Earlier, unknown persons burnt tyres at Lasbela, Landhi and Pehlwan Goth.

On the other hand, Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen (MWM) had called for a peaceful day of mourning against the Mastung tragedy which claimed the lives of 28 pilgrims.

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