KARACHI - Tension flared in Lyari and its surrounding areas following the killing of an alleged gangster in a shootout on Sunday.

His family and residents of Lyari, including activists and workers of the banned People’s Amn Committee, staged a protest against the police encounter. They set tyres on fire and restored to aerial firing, paralysing all routine and commercial activities. The enraged protestors also attacked police with petrol bombs. In retaliation, teargas shells were fired to placate the protesters. Teen Hatti, Old Golimar, PIB Colony and other areas of Lyari were gripped by panic as unidentified armed motorcyclists went on shooting sprees.