Karachi: 3 buses torched in arson attacks
KARACHI: Three mini-buses were set on fire while regular business and daily life activities remained suspended in certain pockets of the city on Monday apparently on the “shutter-down strike” call given by nationalist parties of Sindh in protest against recent decisions on the local government system, police said.
Neighbouring areas of Scheme-33 in Gulistan-i-Jauhar within the remit of the Sachal police station and some pockets of the old city areas neighbouring Lyari remained affected by the strike.
On Maripur Road two mini-buses were set on fire in the early morning arson attacks while they were parked at a bus terminal. “There is a terminal of route A-3 bus along the main Maripur Road,” said an official at the Kalri police station.
“Over a dozen buses are usually parked there round the clock. Two of them — bearing registration numbers PE-2878 and JE-6737 — were set on fire early in the morning.”
An almost similar incident was witnessed in Gulistan-i-Jauhar. An official at the Gulistan-i-Jauhar police station said that a Gulistan Coach (PE-6124) was set on fire in a low-income neighbourhood of Bakhtawar Goth.