Karachi: Sharae Faisal halted as groups clash
KARACHI: A fierce shootout between two political groups caused panic and led to a traffic gridlock on the Sharae Faisal on Monday night, the Dawn News reported Tuesday. Police said workers of a party in the ruling coalition came under an armed attack while they were hoisting flags on electricity poles on the Natha Khan Bridge. Panicked drivers tried to turn back from the bridge, causing a traffic jam at both ends. According to police, the shootout lasted over 30 minutes, keeping the traffic on a patch of Sharae Faisal suspended. “No casualty was reported,” Shah Faisal Colony SP Tanvir Alam Odho said.