KARACHI - The recent ethnic riots have deprived countless poor citizens in violence-hit areas of their livelihood rendering them unable to resume their economic activities in near future. The bloody violence has rendered countless people jobless as the miscreants and angry mobs particularly targeted their businesses. Now, they are looking towards the government for aid so that they can resume their routine life. Talking to The Nation on Wednesday a victim, Shabbir, said he came in the metropolis a couple of years ago from Abbotabad to earn livelihood. During the violence, angry mob held him hostage along with his employer, Nabi Buksh, in Mangopir area when they were seeking some safe destination. The miscreants brutally tortured them. Shabbir further said that when they reached Banaras Chowk while on the way to Chakiwara Lyari, an angry mob holding bamboo sticks and arms snatched their motorcycle and started beating them. He added that his shop owner was an aged person but the mob beat him severely saying that he was a Urdu speaking person. Shabbir said that he was not affiliated with any political party. He said that family was still unaware of the incident. He said that culprits brutally hit him in the head and also chopped one of his ears with a knife. He said he was rushed to the hospital where he remained in unconscious condition for two days but was not provided proper medical treatment.