Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), one of the most influential political party in Karachi, the business hub of Pakistan has withdrawn its call made earlier today for an indefinite shutter-down strike in Sindh, particularly Karachi, Hyederabad and Nawabshah.
Earlier today, MQM announced a ‘peaceful’ protest movement against the terrorism in Karachi and demanded the traders and transporters to keep their businesses close and shutdown public transport till the arrest of culprits behind Abbas Town blast.
During the party’s second news conference on Wednesday, MQM leader Raza Haroon said the party’s peaceful protest movement would continue and the nation would be made aware of the future course of action soon.
Businesses and petrol pumps have begun to reopen across the metropolis, following the withdrawal of the shutter-down strike. Public transport has also started to come back on the city’s roads and streets.
MQM had made the call for an indefinite shutter-down strike, following the expiry of the three-day deadline given by MQM Chief Altaf Hussain to the government to arrest the culprits behind the Sunday’s attack on a residential area in the city.