Protesters allegedly belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) stormed on Monday ARY News office in Karachi for not providing the party with ‘due media coverage’.
“MQM workers attacked the ARY News office in Saddar area, and police resorted to aerial firing to disperse the charged workers,” Express News quoted sources as saying.
The firing caused injuries to at least three protesters, while a police van and motorcycle was set on fire.
MQM stages hunger strike against ‘political’ operation, enforced disappearances
“One motorcycle was set on fire while Zainab Market and other shops in surrounding areas were closed. The clash also caused traffic jams in adjacent areas,” the sources added.
The development came in wake of the party staging a hunger strike at the Karachi Press Club [just a few steps away from the ARY News office] against what it terms as injustices against the party, extrajudicial killings and arrests of its workers and political victimisation.
Murad Ali Shah takes notice
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah called IG Sindh and sought a report on the incident.
He directed the Sindh police head to ensure safety and security of the people and journalists.
Courtesy : Express Tribune