SPORTS: By Raj Singh: NINE ACTIVISTS WOUNDED IN CLASH IN PAKISTAN
KARACHI, March 8, Reuter: At least nine demonstrators were wounded in a clash between two groups in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, police said today.
They said supporters of the Moslem fundamentalist JamaatIIslami party and of the Immigrant Rights Organization Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) battled with knives, iron bars and staves last night. Police fired shotguns and tear gas to disperse the groups.
The clash broke out before a meeting due to be addressed by Karachi’s former Mayor, Abdus Sattar Afghani. The Mayor was arrested for demonstrating in front of the Sind Provincial Assembly last month and dismissed from his post. He was later released.
Witnesses said six people were detained by police for rioting last night. Police have not confirmed the arrests.