Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Syed Manzar Imam and the three guards were gunned down at Hyderi Chowk in Orangi Town on Thursday. Tensions mounted in Karachi soon after the shooting and marketplaces were closed getting all commercial and non-commercial activities to some grinding halt. Protests exploded and sporadic gunfire was heard as news from the attack spread. Companies shut early due to the unrest and also the government stated that markets in the city will remain closed on Friday. People rushed the place to find avoid any potential violent backlash. Miscreants torched a minimum of five automobiles around the town following a attack while angry mob turned to indiscriminate firing in various regions of the town.Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which rules the nearby regions of deceased MPA’s constituency where he received attack, stated responsibility for that hit.TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, declaring responsibility for that killing, stated it had been the 2nd specific attack from the particular political party in Karachi.Police stated MQM lawmaker was wiped out together with three of his guards when gunmen on two motorcycles intercepted his vehicle at Hyderi Chowk, Orangi Town and showered bullets with sophisticated weapons. Altaf offered sincere sympathies towards the surviving families and stated their grief was equally shared and gone through by each worker from the MQM.