RIOTING IN KARACHI!… At Least 10 Are Dead

Clashes between political parties have left at least 10 dead in Karachi, Pakistan.
Officials deployed paramilitary troops and police in Karachi on Thursday.

Pakistani commuters ride past burning vehicles on a street in Karachi. Pakistan deployed paramilitary troops and police in Karachi on Thursday, a day after clashes between supporters and opponents of President Pervez Musharraf left seven people dead. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)

The Daily Times reported:

KARACHI: About 20,000 security personnel were deployed to patrol the streets, check vehicles and guard courthouses, schools and markets in Karachi, City Police chief Niaz Siddiqui told the AP news agency. Police had arrested three armed men in connection with the unrest, he said.

Death toll: A victim of Wednesday’s violence in Karachi died in hospital on Thursday, increasing the death toll to 10.

Advocate Shehryar died of haemorrhaging during treatment at Civil Hospital, Police surgeon Dr Bashir Sheikh said. He said 29 people injured in the unrest were being treated in hospitals. The city remained peaceful on Thursday and police registered three separate cases regarding the Tahir Plaza arson and the clash between lawyers at the city courts.

Police register cases: City Courts police registered a case on a report by Muhammad Iqbal, a passer-by who said unidentified lawyers burnt his car. Risala police registered two cases on reports filed by the government.


A Pakistani commuter walks past the burning vehicles on a street in Karachi. Pakistan deployed paramilitary troops and police in Karachi on Thursday, a day after clashes between supporters and opponents of President Pervez Musharraf left seven people dead. (AFP/Asif Hassan)


Volunteers carry a dead body of a victim of violence in Karachi, Pakistan Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Police said six people have died as a result of arson and gunfire during political unrest.
(AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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