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LinkAsia | Jul 30
Ethnic killings in Karachi have escalated to more than 350 in July alone. Pakistan's Express 24/7 reports.
A few weeks ago, we told you about escalating violence in Karachi, Pakistan, where ethnic tensions have erupted between the Pashtun and Mohajir people. Since then, the body count has continued to climb, with more than a hundred people killed in just the past week alone. The violence has caused normally bustling centers of activity to become deserted wastelands, even affecting the city's popular beaches. Our broadcast partner, Express 24/7, has this report.
Karachi's beach, which once used to be a popular outing spot for visitors, is now deserted in the wake of the target killings in the city. Once people from all ethnicities and origins lived in Karachi together, but terrorist activities, arson, and sporadic fighting incidents have restricted citizens to their homes. Tensions in Pakistan's largest metropolitan have claimed all its liveliness and the smiles from the faces of its residents.
In the last few days, I saw many people visiting the beach, but today few people are here. Obviously, it is the impact of Karachi's current situation.
People are afraid to step out of their houses, fearing a stray bullet might hit them at any time. Now the city's beaches and other amusement places are devoid of the usual hustle and bustle. Adults and children alike are unhappy with the turn of events.
It would have been more fun if children were here at beach.
Dozens of people have been killed in the port city during the last few days alone, leaving Karachi mourning instead. The city's once bustling markets, shopping centers, and amusement spots have all been deserted by the crowds, fearing for their lives from the terror roaming freely on the streets of Karachi.