Karachi: The financial hub of the country, Karachi, continues to be bedeviled by the ongoing wave of ethnic violence, as four more people were killed in sporadic incident of violence in different areas of the city.
Routine life and business and commercial activities in the city came to a complete halt as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced ‘day of mourning’. All major business and commercial centres and industrial areas of the city remained closed.
Major roads and arteries of the city wore a deserted look, as there was no public and little private transport on roads.
The associations of transporters, wholesale and retail markets and fuel stations had announced on Monday evening that they would stay away from regular business on Tuesday, blaming police and law enforcement agencies for failing to protect their businesses in such a situation.
Meanwhile, four people were killed in different areas of the city in the ongoing ethnic violence, pushing the death toll of in the last one week to over 110.