People escort the coffins of Allam Aftab Haider Jaffari and Shahid Mirza who were killed in firing incident near Saddar Parking Plaza in Karachi on Tuesday. – Photo by Online

KARACHI: Prime Minster Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday, by taking serious notice of deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi and Hyderabad, ordered immediate action against the culprits, DawnNews reported.

In the meantime, observing unrest and violence in the second largest city of Sindh for the fourth day in a row, Administrator Barkat Rizvi has imposed a ban on pillion-riding in Hyderabad.

The ban has been imposed under section 144, which immune journalists, women and children of ages 12 or below.

The prime minister has ordered IG Sindh police and DG rangers to take immediate steps for restoring peace in both the cities. He also ordered strict actions against the culprits on urgent basis.

Meanwhile, at least ten people, including religious leader Agha Aftab Haider Jaffery, were shot dead in the metropolis on Tuesday.

Moreover, there was a report of a suspicious package near near Jinnah’s mausoleum at Karachi’s M A Jinnah road. A bomb disposal squad (BDS) reached the site and defused the explosive which weighed five kilograms.

Updated Nov 06, 2012 07:57pm

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