Protesters attack TV station, one dead
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.