KARACHI - Riots in the metropolis as well as in other major cities of the Sindh province in protest over the killing of President of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), Thatta chapter, during indiscriminate firing on a party rally at Pehlwan Goth here on Friday. As per report, two unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on the rally at Pehlwan Goth near Gulistan Coach bus stop, within the limits of Malir Cantt Police Station, killing JSQM Thatta President Mushtaq Khaskheli and injuring another person, Ejaz. The JSQM activists also retaliated and killed one of the attacker identified as Mustafa Zahid Baloch, and injured his accomplice, who was later arrested by police. The dead bodies and injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. It may be noted that JSQM activists organised the rally and wanted to stage a sit-in demonstration at the Super Highway, Toll Plaza in protest against the killing of their party worker Zulfiqar Mallah, who was gunned down on 19th July by unidentified suspects at Hango Goth. JSQM Chairman Bashir Khan Qureshi and Dr Safadar Sarki were leading the rally. As the participants of the rally started their march and reached near Gulistan Coach bus stand, two unidentified suspects, riding a motorcycle, opened indiscriminate fire on the car of Bashir Qurashi with sophisticated weapons. JSQM General Secretary Dr. Safdar Sarki has confirmed the attackers wanted to kill Bashir Qureshi but he managed to escape narrowly. Sarki alleged the attackers belonged to intelligence agencies and wanted to sabotage JSQM struggle for the people of Sindh. Following the incident, several areas including Safoora Goth, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Pelhwan Goth, Abul Isfahani Road, Juma Goth and Al-Asif Square echoed with heavy aerial firing while unidentified miscreants set ablaze a coach at the National Highway. Meanwhile, a gang of four armed men barged into a petrol pump in Safoora Goth and deprived its staff of cash worth thousands of rupees and fled. OUR MONITORING DESK ADDS: According to media report, after the incident, enraged people ransacked property and forced the closure of shops and markets in many parts of Sindh. Hearing the report of killing of a JSQM activist, angry mobs took to the streets in Hyderabad while unknown men set a vehicle on fire parked outside the residence of District Naib Nazim Zafar Rajput. Unidentified persons also torched a bus parked at general bus stand. On the other hand, people also resorted to aerial firing, smashed windowpanes of several vehicles and burned tyres in Wahdat Colony, Qasimabad and Liberty Chowk in Hyderabad. Meanwhile, Tando Jam city witnessed complete shutter down in protest over the killing of a JSQM leader in Karachi. Angry people also blocked Mirpurkhas Road and burned bonfire. The party workers staged a sit-in on Thatta-Karachi Highway and forced the markets and shops to close in Thatta city. Similarly, enraged people forced shutter down in Tando Muhammad Khan and Rato Dero while the JSQM activists staged a protest rally in Nawabshah and forced the shops to close.