Pakistan: 10 killed in violence after ANP leader`s assassination
At least 10 people were killed in violence which broke out after a Pakistani provincial leader of Awami National Party was gunned down by unknown assailants on Thursday.
Karachi: At least 10 people were killed in
violence which broke out after a Pakistani provincial leader
of Awami National Party was gunned down by unknown assailants
Police and rescue officials confirmed that 10 persons
have lost their lives and 16 others were injured in separate
incidents of firing, arson and loot in some parts of the city
after ANP leader Ubaidullah Yousuf Zai`s assassination.
The fresh incident of violence comes after 90 people were
killed and over 100 got injured in riots that rocked the city
for four days after a leader of the Mutthaida Qaumi Movement
Reza Haider was killed on August 2 with his bodyguard when he
was attending funeral prayers of a relative in a mosque.
As soon as the news Zai`s killing broke, Karachi
descended into disorder with incidents of killings, firing and
arson were reported across from the city.
Over a dozen vehicles were reportedly torched in various
parts of the city.
Many commercial centres were seen shut down with
commuters struggling for safety and to get back home as long
traffic jams were witnessed on the main roads.
The ANP and MQM are coalition partners with the Pakistan
People`s Party in Sindh province, but have not seen eye to eye
on many issues with the MQM claiming the ANP, which represents
the Pashtuns, is supporting land mafias and drug dealers.
Over 250 people have died this year in violence, an
aftermath of targeted killings.