Sporadic firing at PPP rally kills six in Khairpur
KARACHI: Sporadic and abrupt firing on a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rally killed at least six people including a local journalist and a college professor in Khairpur on Sunday, DawnNews reported.
Four people sustained injuries in the incident also.
According to details, Member of the National Assemble (MNA) belonging to the PPP, Syeda Nafisa Shah was about to deliver her speech at the rally when unidentified miscreants opened fire on the participants of the rally killing at least six people including a reporter of a local TV news channel and a technical college professor.
The incident spread chaos and panicked the local public while shops and small businesses across the city were being reportedly shut by angry mobs.
A heavy contingent of police cordoned off the area immediately after the incident.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah have strongly condemned the violent act and ordered swift arrest of the miscreants.