The recent spate of political violence in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi has left around 16 people dead. Karachi, which is Pakistan’s commercial hub and largest city, has been plagued by violence in recent years. The city is also gripped by sectarian and ethnic killings. The latest bloodshed comes amid growing tensions between the Awami National Party (ANP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The MQM is part of the coalition government led by the People’s Party that rules Sindh, the southern Pakistani province whose capital is Karachi.