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KARACHI: Four people were injured in different parts of Karachi on Wednesday which had been announced as a day of mourning by the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat over an attack on a central leader of the group, DawnNews reported.

Those injured today were wounded in incidents of aerial firing and ransacking of public and private properties in Ghas Mandi, Machar Colony and other areas of the city.

The public was experiencing difficulty in commuting due to scarcity in public transport and closure of CNG stations and petrol pumps. Transporters’ organisations in the city had announced on Tuesday that they would keep their vehicles off the road on Wednesday

Moreover, enraged mobs had suspended traffic in the areas of Shershah, Banaras, Lasbela, Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Sultanabad, spreading fear and panic in the localities.

Furthermore, several trade centres across Karachi were also closed on account of the call for observing Wednesday as a day of mourning.

Earlier on Tuesday, violence had erupted in different parts of the city after an attack on Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqui, a central leader of the ASWJ, and the killing of four men associated with the group.

Farooqui had sustained a gunshot wound in the thigh in the attack on his motorcade in Gulshan-i-Iqbal that left four policemen, a private guard and a driver dead.

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pakiboy Dec 26, 2012 12:43pm
sorry karachi is not a safe heaven .. just control the entry and exit points of the city .. and u will see where the weapons and all criminals coming from ..
nasir siddique Dec 26, 2012 04:45pm
so how come the entire city was not shut down.
Sam Dec 26, 2012 05:30am
Karachi is a safe heaven for criminals,looters and terrorists.Please help karachi.
umair Dec 26, 2012 06:18am
we condemn the an attack on Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqui, he is very braved person
Fazal Karim Dec 26, 2012 08:28am
The state of economy and plight of common man is infront of us. There is rampant corruption and administrative breakdown. There is comlete break down of law and order. There is no fear of law, law inforcing agencies, courts or jails. Hardly any body is caught, if caught, police fails to make a case for conviction in court.Crimnal elements are vertully ruling the country. No body dare come forward as witness to the crime. In a civilzed country any one of the above condition is good enough for the resignation of Prime Minister. In such circumyances President can not be silent spectator. He has to act for the sake of democracy else extraconstitutional forces will have to act and people will feel relief
Sami Dec 26, 2012 08:42am
I dont know and often surmise as to how there are zillions of these interest groups in Pakistan on the name of politics, religion, ethnicity who are hell bent on weakening the economy of the country. Strike call....oh! well, for what. Most of these callers are so ill-informed of the modern day economics and how economics could be a leverage for strong political and strategic leadership globally..Sadly, in Pakistan go for a clean shave, or grow you hair long and there you could find to create your own interest group to be able to re-inforce a strike call...utterly disappointing...Sami Swati
Iqbal Dec 26, 2012 10:11am
First caught the killer of Hakeem Mohammad Saeed and made him public.
Atif Dec 26, 2012 11:49am
It's so ironical that a banned organization's leader (on suspicion of their involvement in terrorist activities) had police guards, who lost their lives. Sad indeed! This shows that the government is never serious upon eliminating terrorism in this country.
Gerry D'Cunha Dec 26, 2012 11:55am
pakistan has enough enemies within the country in various forms to destroy its roots - external enemies need not to bother
Syed Husain Dec 27, 2012 01:35am
Pakistanis should learn to live and let live. Disagreements if any, should be resolved through discussions and dialogues and not through the barrel of a gun. May Allah grant wisdom and enlightenment to all. Ameen.