KARACHI–Parts of Karachi shut down hours after the body of a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker was found from the Mochko area on Wednesday.
Sohail Ahmed, MQM unit in-charge for society sector 64, had been kidnapped from outside a mosque on December 15 from Bahadurabad. His body was identified at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital today, following which MQM workers gathered at the hospital in large numbers.
Shops and petrol pumps were shut in Bahadurabad, Liaquatabad, Tariq Road, Mehmoodabad and other neighbourhoods soon after.
MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemned the killing of Sohail and called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Rizwan Akhtar to take notice of “extrajudicial killings” of MQM workers in the city.