Pro­test­ers at­tack TV sta­tion, one dead

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Ac­tivists for a key Pak­istani po­lit­i­cal party clashed with po­lice and ran­sacked a pri­vate tele­vi­sion sta­tion in the south­ern port city Karachi, leav­ing at least one man dead and seven oth­ers in­jured. The vi­o­lence erupted soon af­ter the pow­er­ful ex­iled leader of the Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment (MQM), Altaf Hus­sain, gave a tele­phone ad­dress to his sup­port­ers in which he cas­ti­gated the me­dia for not giv­ing due cov­er­age of his work­ers. Mr Hus­sain’s ac­tivists, who had just ended a week-long hunger strike over a gov­ern­ment crack­down against them, at­tacked the ARY sta­tion on Au­gust 22 af­ter his ad­dress from self-im­posed ex­ile in Lon­don. One uniden­ti­fied man was killed and seven oth­ers in­jured, two with gun­shot wounds.

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