Karachi- Minutes after MQM leader Farooq Sattar asked traders to reopen their business; the city experienced a partial shutdown on today in wake of Altaf Hussain arrest in London.
Fear and panic again hit Karachi during mid-day today as shops, petrol stations and other business centers started to shut again in most of the city areas. ‘Unknown miscreants’ on gunpoint forced traders to close markets and offices in Gulistan-e-Johar, Civic Centre and other parts of the metropolis.
While holding a press conference at around 11.30am today at Numaish intersection, MQM leader Farooq Sattar had said traders and transporters must continue their routine operations in the city. He also said MQM didn’t want closure of business activities.
Reports are being received from different areas including Nazimabaad, Liaqatabad, Golimar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal that businesses and petrol stations have been shut in the aforementioned localities.
Incidents of aerial firing were reported from Orangi and Nazimabad areas where markets and shops had been forcefully closed. Chairman Karachi Tajir Ittehad said some elements were forcing closure of business centers.