A cracker attack on Sunday night injured 24 people in the jurisdiction of Makki Shah police station, Hyderabad, ahead of a strike called by the banned Sindhi Nationalist Party against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Initial reports suggested that the cracker was lobbed from Sakhi Abdul Wahab Shah Jillani flyover on a road where shops of secondhand clothes and shoes are located.
The injured were shifted to Liaquat University Hospital (LUH), said SHO Makki Shah police station Imran Afridi. The hospital confirmed that 24 people were injured in the attack.
The banned Sindhi Nationalist Party has gave a strike call against CPEC and also issued a statement on Sunday, saying that state authorities had launched a crackdown against the outfit and had arrested hundreds of its activists across the province during raids.
Meanwhile, Chief Minster Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the blast, as well the DIG Hyderabad Khadim Rind order to suspend Station House Officer SHO Makki Shah Police Station.
After the blast all the shops & market was closed in the area.