Updated : Thursday April 30 , 2009 11:48:49 AM
KARACHI (Faisal Shakeel): Situation is returning to normalcy in Karachi today (Thursday) where at least 31 people were killed and over 50 others injured in yesterday day-long ethnic violence, reported ARY OneWorld.
Karachiites begun their day Thursday amid fear and panic however, no major incident of violence have so far been reported from the city, except Gulistan-e-Jauhar where a tea-stall was torched by unknown miscreants early today.
Wednesday’s violence has badly affected the public transport in the city that resulted lesser attendance than usual in public and private offices. Thursday has already been declared as holiday for educational institutes of Karachi, including universities, and examination papers of various classes have been postponed.
Many Petrol pumps, markets and commercial avenues are closed in the city, while heavy contingents of police and rangers have been deployed in the violence-hit areas. Security personnel are also patrolling on roads to avoid any untoward situation.
Wednesday’s violence in Karachi claimed 31 lives while dozens of shops, handcarts and vehicles were torched in various areas of the city.
Most of the violent incidents took place in Khawaja Ajmair Nagri, Surjani Town and New Karachi Industrial areas. The violence-hit areas still wearing a deserted look as shopkeepers pulled down their shutters and vehicular traffic disappeared.
Dozens of injured are presently being treated in city’s various hospitals, said the channel.
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