MQM withdraws call for indefinite strike in Karachi

KARACHI: A few hours after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) appealed to businesses and transporters in Karachi to remain shut until Abbas Town culprits are caught, the party has withdrawn his call for indefinite shutdown in the city, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported.

The MQM, however, has vowed to continue their peaceful protest until their demands regarding the arrests of the perpetrators and compensation to the victims of the Abbas Town blast are met

“The MQM has taken back its decision to keep businesses closed for an indefinite period of time, upon hearing appeals made by traders, transporters, business owners, members of school associations and many others,” said MQM Coordination Committee member Raza Haroon in a press conference.

While, private schools in Karachi would remain opened on Thursday (tomorrow), Private School Management Association announced.

Earlier, MQM announced to launch a peaceful protest movement and said all business activities in Karachi would remain shut until the culprits responsible for Abbas Town bombings are arrested.

“The MQM is carrying out a peaceful protest and we urge people to participate in it to show commiseration with the affectees of Abbas Town blast,” said the MQM senior leader Raza Haroon while addressing a press conference.

Haroon said that the decision was taken by the MQM Co-ordination Committee after lengthy consultations.