10 more killed in Karachi
20 October, 2012
KARACHI: Three activists of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) and two Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H) workers among 10 people were killed in the city violence on Friday.
Three seminary students, affiliated with ASWJ, were killed at Abul Hassan Ispahani Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, within the precincts of Mobina Town police station. Police said that two pillion riders shot and killed 26-year-old Azizur Rahman, son of Abdul Ghaffar, 27-year-old Qari Moavia and 23-year-old Muhammad Shahzad. Their bodies were moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities.
A police official said that victims were students of Darul Khair Madrassa situated in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. They were on their way to seminary after participating in the protest held by ASWJ at Scouts Colony against frequent target killing of ASWJ men. Deceased were residents of Pehlwan Goth, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and hailed from Ali Pur, Muzzaffargarh, Punjab.
Following the incident, a heavy contingent of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) reached the scene to avoid any further untoward incident. ASWJ spokesman Taj Hanfi condemned the killing and demanded early arrest of the culprits.
Later unidentified men opened intense aerial fire and pelted passing vehicles with stones and got commercial activities shutdown forcibly in the vicinity.
A man belonging to Qadiyani community, was gunned down, while three others were injured at Madina Colony, Baldia Town within the limits of Baldia police station. According to police, four unidentified men opened targeted firing at a vehicle AUU-695, resultantly four men, Farooq 56, son of Manzoor, Saad 26 son of Farooq, Hammad 24, son of Farooq and Nusrat 53, received multiple bullets wounds. They were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment, where Saad succumbed to his injuries. A police official said that all victims were relatives and were returning to their homes on a car.
Deceased Saad was the electrical engineer and he got marriage a couple of days ago, while his father runs a generator business.
Two activists of Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H) were killed at sector 6, Korangi within the limits of Awami Colony police station. A police official said that victims, 27-year-old Furqan son Qasim and 26-year-old Ahmed Ali son of Zafar Ahmed were going somewhere, when unidentified armed men shot them dead and escaped. Their bodies were brought to JPMC for an autopsy.
MQM-H spokesperson Khalid Hameed condemned the killing of their party workers and demanded early arrest of the culprits. Two more people were gunned down at sector 3, Baldia Town within the jurisdiction of Saeedabad police station.
A police official said that one of the victims was 30-year-old Shahzad son of Farooq, while his companion was yet to be identified. He said that both were on their way on a motorbike. As they reached near NADRA office, armed pillion riders opened fire on them, resultantly both received fatal bullet and died on the spot. Their bodies were brought to ASH for autopsies. Deceased Shahzad lived in the same area. He further said that political or sectarian affiliations of victims were not yet cleared.
A man was killed at Nasir Jump within the limits of Korangi police station. A police official said that two pillion riders shot dead Yousuf, 25, son of Hussain, and ran away. His body was shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities. The deceased was the resident of Zia Colony.
A man was stabbed to death at Manghopir area within the limits of Manghopir police station. Police said that Shah Murad 30, son of Saleh Muhammad, was stabbed to death by unidentified man. His body was shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities. Police suspected that the incident occurred over a personal enmity.