Published On: Sun, Jan 19th, 2014
Published in Category: General / Karachi

Protest held against target killings

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KARACHI: Demonstrators gathered on University Road and protested against the target killing of Mufti Usman Yar, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Samiul Haq Group on Saturday morning.

The religious leader, Mufti Usman Yar along with two others was killed when unknown armed men opened fire on his car on Shahrah-e-Faisal on Friday night.

The angry protesters pelted stones on the vehicles on University Road and set tyres on fire that blocked the main artery.

Police informed that traders closed their shops and businesses near Safari Park due to aerial firing by the miscreants. Panic gripped the area over the tense situation and commotion.

On the other hand, infuriated crowd blocked the road for traffic in Sohrab Goth as well.

Meanwhile Security has been put on high alert at Central Jail in view of the risk of terrorist attack.

According to the police, heavy contingent of police and Rangers have been deployed at the jail while the roads around the jail have been closed for traffic.