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Karachi rejects MQM’s call for shutter down, mostly markets remained open on Saturday

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KARACHI: In spite of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s call for a ‘day of mourning’ beside an appeal to businessmen to keep their businesses shut, situation remained normal in most parts of Karachi on Saturday morning.

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The call for shutter-down was made in a response to MQM’s allegations saying Rangers had killed three of its activists in Karachi.

However, the Rangers left no stone unturned to defuse the call; subsequently, regular public transport could be seen on the roads of the city while petrol pumps and schools were also working as per routine.

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Rangers’ officials were also there in sensitive areas of the metropolis along with in spots of the city that normally teem with people.

Mostly shops, trade centres, and business areas are opened; however, markets situated in Korangi, Federal B. Area, Landhi and Karimabad did not open.

Earlier, Rangers stated that they had shot four suspects on Thursday night in an ‘encounter’ on the Northern Bypass, near Sohrab Goth. The situation got adverse after the moment MQM identified three of them as its workers who, it claimed, had been taken into custody by Rangers one month ago.

On the other side, Rangers refuted MQM allegations as propaganda that was misdirecting and opposing to the reality.

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