Fragile calm in violence-hit Karachi

Police in Pakistan's biggest city suspend their fight against a criminal gang for 48 hours.

    Police in Pakistan have suspended their fight against a criminal gang in the country's biggest city, Karachi, for 48 hours.

    The decision is part of an effort by the ruling Pakistani People's Party to force the gang to either negotiate or surrender.

    Since fighting began more than a week ago, 40 people have been killed and nearly 80 injured. Many of those killed were innocent civilians living in the city's Lyari slum, where the fighting has been taking place.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Karachi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    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.