The agitated crowd tried to block railway crossing at Drig Road, Shahra-e-Faisal, however, heavy contingent of police reached the spot on time to control the situation.

Some miscreants burnt a bus at Gharibabad under by-pass while tyres were also set alight at Liaqatabad Road.

Scattered firing incidents were also reported in different areas including Larkana. Seven workers of a political party were arrested on the charges of aerial firing, however, four were later released.

Following the call to observe a "Black Day", the signature pre-strike-day activities started on the night between Friday and Saturday in Karachi.
According to eyewitnesses, ‘activists’ were seen busy making sure certain “late-night markets” and petrol pumps were closed across the city.
Moreover, the traffic on the roads was also thinner than usual as fuel was nowhere to be found in parts of metropolis.

Matriculation examinations set for Saturday were also postponed. A new schedule for the exams would be announced later. Federal Urdu University and Dow University also cancelled examinations that were due today.

Earlier, a joint emergent meeting of MQM Coordination Committee Pakistan and London chapters decided to protest against extortionist mafia in and outside Sindh Assembly on Friday where the lawmakers protested inside the Sindh Assembly while a large number of its workers demonstrated outside the House.

Sources privy to the minutes of the meeting said that MQM leaders, in the strongest of words warned unruly feudal lords under whose aegis the extortionists were thriving.
They said MQM believed in peaceful co-existence, which they said should not be mistaken for cowardice.
The leadership also said that they were only held back by their Quaid Altaf Hussian, who has always preached peace otherwise those feudal lords would have had it.
Claiming that most of the oppressed population of Sindh as well as journalists and students were on their side, the party leadership urged Altaf Hussian to let them give those overlords a taste of their own medicine.