MQM observes Sindh-wide day of mourning today

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is observing a day of mourning today (Friday) across Sindh over a deadly bombing which killed five people outside one of its election offices in Karachi.

It was the second bomb attack on the party within two days. The powerful blast, heard several kilometres away from the spot, shattered windowpanes of surrounding buildings and destroyed three shops, cars, rickshaws and motorcycles parked nearby.The blast took place at the MQM Unit-175 in Mustafa Colony near Nusrat Bhutto Colony in North Nazimabad, police said.

In a statement issued here, the MQM Coordination Committee appealed to all the trade and transport bodies to keep the businesses closed and public transport off the roads respectively.

Meanwhile, Private Schools Association has also announced a holiday today, following the MQM’s appeal.

All the government schools and colleges will also remain closed, while the examinations scheduled for Friday have also been rescheduled.

At least five people were killed and 13 others suffered wounds after a powerful blast ripped through Nusrat Bhutto Colony, North Nazimabad here on Thursday night.

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