08 July 2011

Pakistan Rolling Out Red Carpet for Tourists

Oh wait. Never mind.

Security forces in the Pakistani city of Karachi have been ordered to shoot on sight to stem violence in which 70 people have been killed since Tuesday.

The violence is widely blamed on armed gangs from rival political parties.

Pakistan's biggest city is virtually shut down. Many shops, schools and offices are closed and there is hardly any traffic on the streets.

Most people are staying at home fearing more violence. The government says it has deployed an extra 1,000 troops.

Karachi's main political party, the MQM, which resigned from the government last week, has called for a day of mourning.

By: Brant

1 comment:

Guardian said...

Your headline was off just a few letters: "Pakistan Rolling Out Red Carpet for Terrorists" would have spot-on. That's how I read the first time anyway :).

-- Guardian