Pakistan News > Breaking Karachi News – At least 12 people were killed and 25 more were wounded on Tuesday after unknown gunmen opened fire on a political rally in Karachi, triggering violence.
Markets and shops were immediately closed in Bolton Market and surrounding areas. Some unknown miscreants torched several vehicles including motor-bikes and cars in same areas.
The ‘Save Sindh’ rally, called by Awami Tehrik and supported by many other parties, was taken out from Lyari. When the rally arrived near Napier area of Lea Market, some unknown miscreants started indiscrminate firing and burning properties and vehicles.
Initially, seven persons included two journalists and women sustained injuries but gradually their number continued rising and many lost their lives in the violence. Gradually firing victims death toll mounted to 11 and number of injured to 25. In the mean time three dozen vehicles including cars and motor-bikes were also set on fire.
Participants of the rally staged a symbolic sit-in protest at Napier Road against the firing.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Marvi Memon, who was also present in the rally, termed the rally as ‘peaceful’.
The entire Red Zone comprising Sindh Assembly, Sindh Secreteriate, sindh High court, Sindh CM House and other adjacent areas was blocked with containers by the police.
The Awami Tehreek called for a wheel jam strike tomorrow against miscreants firing and innocent people’s killings during today’s peaceful rally.