Ismaili Massacre: A Days Mourning Announced by Sindh Govt

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:29

KARACHI: The Sindh government called for Thursday to be a day of mourning following a deadly attack on Karachi's Ismaili community on Wednesday.

Public offices will be flying flags at half-mast and a prayer will be said for those killed in the attack.

MQM and Tahafuz-e-Azadari Council also called for a day of mourning.

MQM Chief Altaf Hussain requested all businesses, educational institutions and public transportation be suspended on Thursday.

The call for a day of mourning comes after the Sindh government's announcement for the same.

At least 43 people were killed and 13 others wounded on Wednesday when armed men opened fire inside a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community near Safoora Chowk in Karachi.

Sindh Police Inspector General Ghulam Haider Jamali said that 60 people were on board the bus when six gunmen entered and executed 43 passengers.

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