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Strike in Sindh over JSQM call

April 11, 2012

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Jaey Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) called for strike on Wednesday over the death of the party’s Chief Bashir Qureshi, DawnNews reported. — Online Photo

KARACHI:  Jaey Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) called for strike on Wednesday over the death of the party’s Chief Bashir Qureshi, DawnNews reported.

The shutter down strike was observed in few areas of interior Sindh.

Incidents of firing and cracker attacks were witnessed in the areas of Hyderabad, Nawabshah and Khairpur.

Several suspects were also arrested by the police.

Despite the call for strike in Karachi also, the day started as usual.

However, certain incidences of violence were reported early morning.

Additionally, a bus was set on fire in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

On April 7, Qureshi was on his way to attend a ceremony in Khairpur when, on reaching Shaheed Benazirabad district, he felt chest pain and was rushed to a private hospital. The cause was his death was reported to be cardiac arrest. JSQM had announced three-day mourning throughout Sindh over Qureshi’s death.

Moreover, the party had rejected cardiac arrest as the cause of their chief’s demise, demanding a thorough investigation into his mysterious death.

The 53-year old leader was born in Rato Dero. Party workers have regarded Qureshi’s death as a major setback for the Sindhi nationalist movement. The deceased is survived by a wife and eight children.