MQM workers attacked the ARY News office in Karachi on Monday evening.(ARY News on Twitter)

Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a key political party in Pakistan, clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in Karachi on Monday, leaving at least one man dead and seven others injured.

The violence erupted soon after the influential Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party’s exiled chief, Altaf Hussain, stoked up his supporters in the city, castigating the media for not giving them due coverage.

His activists, who had just ended a week-long hunger strike against a government crackdown against them, attacked the ARY station after Hussain addressed them by phone from self-imposed exile in London.