KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) head Altaf Hussain today directed members of his party’s coordination committee to withdraw its call for a shutter-down strike on Monday.
In a statement from London, Hussain appealed to transport operators to bring their vehicles back on roads.
He also urged traders to resume their business activities from 5pm.
It is reminded here that MQM observed a day of mourning in Karachi today in protest against the “extra-judicial killing” of a party’s worker, Faraz Alam, in police custody.
On the other hand, police claimed that Alam, who confessed killing four people, had died of heart attack in their custody.
Meanwhie, Jamil Paracha, leader of a local trader body, welcomed the statement of MQM’s chief.
Earlier, Opposition leader in the National Assembly and PPP senior leader Syed Khursheed Shah urged MQM to hold the protest instead of strikes and Sharjeel Memon urged MQM to review their decision of extending Day of Mourning.
Syed Khursheed Shah said that MQM hold protest instead of observing strike over its party worker’s demise in police custody.
Talking to media Sunday, the opposition leader suggested that inquiry should be conducted to find if the deceased were terrorists.
He said that MQM is a political party and PPP is always in contact with the second largest political party of Sindh.
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