Karachi

Karachi at standstill after Altaf’s ‘arrest’

KARACHI: Routine activities as well as business activities are at complete standstill in Karachi and various parts of Sindh following detention of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in London over money-laundering charges, ARY News reported Wednesday.

The city had descended into chaos after the news of Altaf’s arrest flashed across TV news channels yesterday, prompting people to rush their homes during mid-day in view of looming breakdown of law and order.

Various petrol stations, business centres are closed along with disappearance of public transport from roads. All educational centres are also closed in the city.

A large number of MQM workers are converged at Numaish intersection and staging a sit-in since Tuesday night against ‘arrest’ of their party head.

They refused to end their demonstration until they spoke to their leader.

MQM, however, has not announced any day of mourning or strike so far.

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