Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:29 am
Pakistan political party calls off Karachi strike
The Associated Press
Raza Haroon, a lawmaker from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, on Wednesday appealed to the city's business community to observe an indefinite strike. Then hours later he told reporters they were withdrawing the strike after the city's business community lobbied against it.
The MQM is the dominant political party in Karachi, which is Pakistan's economic hub.
An extended strike could have negatively affected the rest of Pakistan.
No one has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack. Sunni militant groups who don't believe Shiites are true Muslims have claimed responsibility for similar incidents.