A vehicle carrying copies of the daily Jang newspaper was set on fire in the Hassan Square area of the city. The driver of the vehicle remained unharmed in the attack.
The vehicle was carrying over 4,000 copies of the daily Jang. When it reached the paper depot, it was intercepted by two unknown men riding a motorbike. They asked the drive which newspapers he was carrying. When the driver responded that they had copies of the daily Jang, the attackers doused the van with chemicals and set it on fire.
Eyewitnesses told that the attackers waited for a while and then fled the scene without receiving any resistance.
A case has been registered in the Aziz Bhatti police station and statements of the driver and eyewitnesses have been recorded. The attack in Karachi is another example of vans carrying copies of Jang Group publications being targeted across the country.
Similar attacks have also taken place in Rawalpindi and Lahore.