MQM calls off protest, calls for shutter-down stirke on Monday



Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday called off the protest against the killing of its workers in police custody but extended the call for a strike  for another day, private media reported.

MQM leaders and workers staged a protest outside the Chief Minister House Saturday night with the bodies of workers Faraz Alam and Nadeem Ahmed, demanding of the CM to order a probe into the killings.

The party claimed that neither the CM or any of his cabinet members contacted the protesters.

On Sunday morning, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi announced that the party has decided to end the protest but gave a call for a shutter-down strike in Karachi on Monday.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon appealed to MQM to review their call for strike tomorrow and assured that the party’s demands for judicial probe and suspension of accused policemen were met.

Business activities and public transport remained suspended across the province on Sunday following MQM’s call to mourn the killing of its workers.