MQM-H activist among eight killed in Karachi violence
06 July, 2012
KARACHI: Eight people, including an activist of the Mohajir Quami Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H), fell prey to ongoing wave of target killing in the city on Thursday.
An activist of the MQM-H was shot dead at Landhi No 6 within the precincts of Landhi police station.
A police official informed that Syed Farooq, 29, son of Syed Badshah, was sitting outside his house when unidentified motorcyclists shot him. The culprits managed to flee,while Farooq breathed his last while being shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). An active worker of Landhi unit 80, Farooq, got married four months ago. Panic and fear gripped the locality following the incident.
Khalid Hameed, spokesman of the MQM-H, condemned the killing of party-man and demanded of the government to arrest those involved.
Separately, a cable operator was shot dead near Telephone Exchange, New Karachi within the limits of New Karachi police station.
SHO Ashraf Gujjar said that the victim, Amir Khan, 28, son of Naseem Khan, was shot dead by unidentified pillion riders. The victim received three bullets whereas the culprits managed to flee from the scene. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy.
A man was killed within the limits of Garden police station. According to police, Nasir, 22, son of Afzal, was on his way home in Usmanabad when an armed man shot him fatally in the temple. He died instantly while the body was shifted to the ASH for postmortem.
No respite on the spiritual night as five more people, including father and son, were killed and two others injured in four different incidents in Machhar Colony.
SHO Madad Ali Zardari informed that unidentified culprits opened targeted firing and left six people in critical condition. The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where during treatment Haji Noor, 58, Siraj Mian, 30, Moin, 32, and Sohail, 31, succumbed to their injuries, while the condition of Ilyas, 27, and Khalid, 31, was stated as critical.
The SHO said that Haji Noor and Siraj were killed inside their home. He claimed that their killer was identified as Fareed Tunda member of Badshah Group who fled under the cover of darkness.
He disclosed that police succeeded to apprehend three culprits and seized weapons from their possession.
The SHO said that initial investigation revealed that a group of Lyari gangsters was behind the incidents.
Following the bloodshed, panic and fear creep up around the area as people compelled to stay homes.
Separately, a man was killed in North Karachi within the limits of Ajmair Nagri police station.
Police said Muhammad Alam, 40, was shot dead by unidentified persons in North Karachi, sector 5-D-1. The body was moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.