IB official among nine fall prey to Karachi violence
08 July, 2012
KARACHI: There was no respite in sectarian and target killings in the metropolis as nine more people, including an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer and three activists of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), were killed here on Saturday.
In the first incident, a IB official was gunned down in FC Area within the precincts of Sharifabad police station. Syed Qamar Raza, son of Syed Nawazish Ali, was shot outside his house as he stepped out of the car. Police officials said that two armed motorcyclists, who had been waiting for the official, shot him thrice before fleeing from the scene. Raza was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Separately, three activists of the banned outfit, SSP, were shot dead in Surjani Town, sector 7-A within the limits of Surjani police station. A police official said that three motorcyclists sprayed an auto workshop situated in sector 7-A with bullets. Resultantly, four people received multiple gunshots and were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment, where Saad, 21, Hamza, 25, and Talha, 17, succumbed to their injuries, while Waqas, 26, was stated to be in critical condition.
All three victims were brothers and residents of Surjani Town, while the injured was the shopkeeper.
Meanwhile, unidentified culprits shot and injured two more people, including a woman, outside the ASH when they arrived to see the injured. Taj Hanfi, spokesman of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), formerly known as the SSP, condemned the killing of party men and demanded of the government to arrest culprits.
A man fell prey to sectarian violence at Hussain Hazara Goth within the precincts of Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station.
According to police, Ali Madad, 30, son of Muhammad Ali, came out of his house after receiving a call and was sprayed with bullets by culprits. The deceased belonged to Shiite community and hailed from Gilgit. He was the owner of a juice shop situated at Shahrah-e-Faisal. The body was shifted to the JPMC for postmortem.Separately, a man was killed at Korangi 100 Quarters within the jurisdiction of Zaman Town police station. Police said Muhammad Amir, 32, son of Muhammad Jameel, was shot thrice by unidentified pillion riders. He died instantly. His body was moved to the JPMC for an autopsy.
A man was killed at Dak Khana, Liaquatabad within the limits of Liaquatabad police station.
SHO Ejaz Qaimkhani said that Muslim Khan, 42, son of Mumtaz Khan, was in his van when armed pillion riders shot and killed him. He died on the spot. The body was shifted to the ASH for an autopsy. A thirty-year-old woman identified as Mumtaz Begum, 40, wife of Bashir Ahmed, was shot and killed near NIPA Chowrangi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. She was a resident of Hussain Hazara Goth. A man was shot dead in Orangi Town. His identity could not be ascertained yet.