One killed in Pakistan violence

Violence erupts in Karachi after transport workers attack police posts.

    Protesters burnt police vehicles during the strike in Karachi

    The protesters threw stones at police vehicles and burnt tiers near Al-Asif Square in Karachi.
     
    The police responded by firing tear gas and baton charges to control the situation. At least seven security personnel, including three paramilitary rangers were injured during the day-long violence, police said.
     
    Investigations Waseem Akhtar, the provincial home department advisor, said charges will be brought against the people who organised the protests and strike. He said police were dispersing a crowd when someone opened fire, killing a passer-by and wounding others.
     
    "Police are investigating whose fire killed that man," he told reporters.
     
    Police did not give a precise estimate of the numbers of rioters, but said the figure was in the hundreds. Karachi, a city of 15 million people, is the capital of Sindh province, where private and public vehicles are often damaged by participants in anti-government rallies.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.