Five more fall victim to Karachi violence
01 January, 2013
KARACHI: Five people, including two activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, were shot dead in different parts of the city on Tuesday. A clash erupted in two groups at Bazata Line near Gora Qabrustan within the limits of Saddar police station.
According to police, unidentified men shot dead a member of elders committee of MQM, Abdul Sattar, and escapade. Following the killing, tension gripped the area. The unidentified armed men also killed Nawazish Ali, 40, near his house in same locality. After getting information, police rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsies.
The unidentified miscreants torched a house and three vehicles. Following the incident, a large number of women held a protest at Shahrah-e-Faisal and burnt tyres. Similarly, another activist of MQM was gunned down near his shop situated near People's Chowrangi within the jurisdiction of Tehmoria police station. An official said that armed pillion riders opened targeted fire on 57-year-old Sallahuddin, son of Abdul Samad, while sitting outside his crockery shop and escaped. Resultantly, he received fatal bullet wounds and died instantly. The body was brought to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital ((ASH) for an autopsy. The deceased was the father of three children and affiliated with Unit-143 of the party.
A Shia man was killed in sector 5, Orangi Town within the vicinity of Iqbal Market police station. According to police, victim Jawad Hussain, 45, son of Zameer Hussain, was going some where on his bike when he reached Shahra Orangi town, armed riders intercepted him and opened fire at him, as a result, he received multiple bullet wounds and succumbed to his injuries on the way to (ASH).
The deceased was the father of three children and used to work in Zari Shop. Police revealed that ongoing sectarian violence was behind the killing. A man was killed and another injured at Chaudhry Khaliq Zaman Road, Gizri within the limits of Gizri police station. According to police, two armed pillion riders intercepted the milk supply vehicle and tried to loot the commuters when Mushtaq, 46, and his nephew Qasim, 25, offered resistance to armed men who opened fire at them, resultantly, both received critical bullet wounds. They were rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment, where Mushtaq breathed his last.
The body of a young man was found from Old Golimar within the jurisdiction of Pak Colony police station. An official said that unidentified culprits first kidnapped the victim Bilal Baloch, 18, son of Inam Bakhsh, and after killing, threw his body. Police said that the victim belonged to Lyari gang war. He was residing in Mohammad Village, Lyari.