Fear, panic prevail in Karachi; six more dead, businesses shut

KARACHI: Separate incidents of violence again gripped Karachi on Wednesday that resulted in the closure of shops and markets in several areas of the city and let the panic and fear rise, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported.

The sources said that at least six people were shot dead while another was hurt in separate incidents of firing in the city that eventually let the fear and panic prevail in the metropolitan.

While unknown men forced businesses in various part of the city to shut and resorted to aerial firing. Markets in the areas of Saddar, Ranchchore Line, Kharadar and Jodia bazaar were also shutting down.

Similarly, businesses had suspended in the areas of Gulistan-i-Johar, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulberg, Malir, Landhi and Korangi areas. Panic in the areas also led to traffic jams on several roads and intersections.

According to Karachi Transport Ittehad president Irshad Bukhari, all public transport vehicles were being recalled in light of the uncertain security situation in the city.

Moreover, shops were also being forced shut in parts of Hyderabad and there were reports of aerial firing in the city.

DND

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