Karachi City returns to normalcy after two days of shutdown
KARACHI: The country’s financial capital returned to normalcy on Thursday after two days of shutdown against over arrest of Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain in London.
Shops, business centers, filling stations reopened in the city this morning, with routine public transport back on the roads. Education institutions also resumed academic activities after two-days of shutdown which paralyzed the city.
In a mid-night press conference in Karachi, MQM’s Coordination Committee called upon trade bodies and transport operators to resume routine activities.
However, the party announced that it will continue sit-ins in Karachi and other cities of the province to show solidarity with the party chief who was arrested by London police on Tuesday in money laundering case.
Altaf Hussain is in police custody at a hospital in London where has been living in self-exile for the last 20 years and running Karachi-based MQM. He is not allowed to move anywhere.
Fear and violence hit Karachi on Tuesday after TV channels aired news about ‘arrest’ of Altaf Hussain. The news sparked gunfire and arson attacks in different localities of Karachi where more than a dozen vehicles were torched.