Bhathakhor Qatil Mafia MQM attacked Karachi University buses and burnt other public transport buses during its violent strike against "bhathakhori".. MQM have some kind of fascination with burning down innocent people and their properties..
KU buses attacked by miscreants on MQM's Black Day
Published: March 17, 2012
University administration announced to continue academic activities despite strike, 3 students injured in bus attack.
KARACHI: At least two point buses of Karachi University (KU) were attacked by miscreants on Saturday morning as they plied across the city to pick up students and employees for the university.
As many as two on-board students sustained injuries while the glass-windows of the buses were also smashed in, said a university official.
Karachi University had announced on Friday that the university would remain open on Saturday and all academic activities will continue despite Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) call to observe a Black Day and the business community’s strike in the metropolis.
The university’s transport committee chairman Zulqarnain Shadab told The Express Tribune that the ‘mishaps’ were reported in Gulberg and Safoora Chowrangi areas of the city.
“Our bus drivers are experienced, so they managed to drive past the miscreants without bearing much loss,” he said adding that the offenders pelted stones at the buses.
A number of university employees and students told The Express Tribune that several other buses were also stopped by unidentified men in different areas of the city including Dawood Chowrangi, Orangi 2 ½ and Shah Faisal Colony areas.
The miscreants, who were in groups, asked the drivers to return back to the university, cancelling their trips.
According to Shadab, the attendance in the university was very thin on Saturday as many point buses arrived back almost empty.
“A large number of students choose to commute through public transport which is off the road due to the strike,” he said, adding that the university will decide whether to dispatch the point buses or not in the afternoon after analysing the law and order situation of the city.
Strike call: Two KU buses come under attack
Published: March 18, 2012
The attacks were reported from Gulberg and Safoora Chowrangi.
At least two point buses of the Karachi University (KU) were attacked on Saturday morning as they went across the city to pick up students and employees. A university official said that windows were smashed and at least two students were injured. KU had announced on Friday that it would remain open on Saturday and that classes would go ahead, even though a province-wide strike against extortion was called.
KU’s transport committee chairman, Zulqarnain Shadab, told The Express Tribune that the attacks were reported from Gulberg and Safoora Chowrangi. “Our bus drivers are experienced so they managed to drive past the men without bearing significant losses.” He added that the men pelted the buses with stones, which could have gone through the windows and hit students.
Numerous university employees and students told The Express Tribune that other buses were also stopped in different parts of the city, including Dawood Chowrangi, Orangi and Shah Faisal colony. These men told drivers to return to the university.
Shadab said that attendance at the university was thin, as many point buses came back empty. “A large number of students also choose to use public transport, but it wasn’t available because of the strike.”
Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2012.
Gunshots were also heard in many areas that further convinced people to stay indoors. Early morning firing in Liaquatabad, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Federal B Area, Malir, Landhi, Lines Area, North Karachi, New Karachi, Soldier Bazaar and a few other localities sowed fear in the densely populated neighbourhoods.
Two vehicles were burnt in arson attacks near Liaquatabad. An official at the central fire station said a minibus and a van were set on fire on the main Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi Road near the Gharibabad underpass.
“Two fire tenders were sent to the spot,” he said. “By the time we reached there, the blaze had destroyed the minibus while the van was saved from complete destruction. It took us half an hour to complete the job.”
The area police, however, were unaware of the details of the incident, saying only the drivers of the two vehicles witnessed random firing by some youngsters before they intercepted their bus and van and set them on fire.
http://tinyurl.com/72mrfpg (Dawn News)
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