Situation deteriorating

1. Rioters stormed rangers outpost in Saddar Area, 2 rioters shot dead as rangers instituted shoot-on-sight.
2. Bomb Blast reported at Gizri

Offices are being vacated as we speak. Be safe karachi!

Update: Petrol pumps and Banks have again closed down, following a brief period of activity this morning.

Update: Things returning to normal after the rumor about farooq sattars death was proved to be just that. Offices and banks have closed and streets bear the same deserted look of the last couple of days. Zamzama is closed down tight, but rangers patrolling the area have managed to bring things under control.

6 Comments so far

  1. IUnknown (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    are u sure abt Gizri?

  2. shobz (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

    my theory is that they are creating this unrest so people don’t think about celebrating new year. maybe i am wrong but that’s what i feel.

  3. timmy (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 2:29 pm

    The gov. is giving a free hand to the trouble makers so that the PPP’s image is tarnished and the suympathy vote they are very likely to take in the elections is stopped.

    its a shame that the gov. is quick to crack down on unarmed lawyers, women, children, stundents etc holding peaceful protests and helpless against these rioters…

    says a lot about how manly our rangers, army and police are! lol!

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

    new year? you are kidding, ain’t you? only some Beyhis could think about celebrating new year.

    It’s all due to PPP’s announcement to take part in election.

    While coming back from namaz, I saw hyderi market shops are being shutdown. later it was found that some people asked to shut it down.

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 2:56 pm

    could be the result of that Farooq Sattar rumor

  6. shobz (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

    they probably don’t want to take any chances and create an atmosphere of terror so that people don’t even think about celebrating the new year. i don’t think anyone would under these circumstances but some people do take the risks coz it is new year’s eve.

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