Four more killed in ongoing Karachi violence
17 June, 2012
KARACHI: Four people were killed in separate acts of violence in metropolis on Saturday.
Police found a shot dead teenage boy within the limits of Kalri police station. The victim was identified as 19-year-old Ahsan Baloch, resident of Street No 13, Singho Lane, Lyari.
SHO Safdar Mashwani said that the victim received a bullet in his head and unidentified men had kidnapped him from Mira Naka area on Friday and in the wee hours of Saturday, unidentified men threw his body on road and ran away. He said after getting information, police rushed to scene and shifted his body to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal formalities.
A police officer said the victim was the nephew of Shabana Baloch who is the head mistress of Lyari Nursing School. He said Lyari gangsters might be involved in his murder. Later police handed over his body to the heirs. No case was registered till filing the report.
Separately, a man was shot dead in Gulshan Sikandar Abad Keamari with the limits of Jackson police station. Fazal Mohammad, was the resident of Gulshan Sikandar Abad. SHO Yar Mohammad Rind said that the victim's relatives namely Mir Alam, Asif, Imran and Zeeshan entered his home and after exchanging hot word, they started fight with each other after which a man opened fire on Fazal Mohammad, resultantly he received bullet injuries and died after few moments.
After getting the information, police rushed to the spot and arrested four men and recovered a TT pistol from his possessions. A police officer said that the victim had conflict with his relatives on different issues including property. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for legal formalities. The victim was a labourer by his profession. Police have registered a case against them and initiated an investigation in this regard.
A motor mechanic was shot dead in Gari Khata Cycle market within the precincts of Aram Bagh police station. Fahim, 30, son of Iqbal, a resident of Gari Khata near Pakistan Chowk, was standing on footpath near his home when unidentified armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire on him, resultantly he received a bullet in his head and died on the spot.
The body was shifted to CHK for legal formalities. Inquiry Officer (IO) SI Ansar said that the victim was Kachhi and he arrived in Karachi three days back from Mand Balochistan, adding that his grand mother lived in Balochistan and he used to run a motor mechanic shop in same area where he resided. Later police handed over his body to heirs. Police said the victim had no affiliation with any political party and personal enmity might be the motive behind the incident. No case was registered till filing the report.
Similarly, a man was shot dead in old cloth market near Timber Market within the jurisdiction of Kalakot police station.
The victim was identified as 34-year-old Aqeel. He was going on his motorcycle when he reached near old cloth market, unidentified men opened fire on him, resultantly he received a bullet in his head and died on the spot.
DSP Nasir Lodhi said that the victim was identified with the help of his NIC card and he was the resident of sector 11-L, North Karachi, adding that the motive of his murder was yet to be ascertained. The body was shifted to CHK for legal formalities. No case was registered till filing the report.
Sindh govt responsible for security in Karachi: Malik
Interior Advisor to Prime Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said that maintenance of law and order in the city is the sole responsibility of provincial government after 18th Amendment passed by the parliament while his duty is to give guidelines in this regard.
Talking to media persons here, he said that Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani would convene a key meeting to review and maintain law and order in Karachi. He said that in Karachi there was polarisation of various mafias including ethnic... drug and extortionists, adding that receiving extortion money from people was a reason of disorder in the city.
He said during his visit, he would discuss with the chief minister how to eliminate these elements and purge the city from gangsters as well as increase number of police station for improving law and order in Karachi.
He said targeted action had been taken by the Rangers and eight persons had been arrested, adding that the problem could be addressed through political means and by enhancing force in the troubled areas. He said if needed Rangers would be called from other provinces for controlling worsening situation here. He said that DG Ranger was also directed to give complete help to provincial government in this regard.
Malik said that the government would take action against culprits within 24 hours if media exposed them. To a question, Malik said that interior ministry would conduct impartial investigation into Arsalan Iftikhar case if it was transferred to it. He said that PML-N did not waste any opportunity to defame the PPP government, adding that thinking of Chaudhry Nisar Khan was not in national interests. He said that the government should not be pushed toward quarrel between Chaudhy Nisar and Malik Riaz.