Pakistan News Service

Thursday Apr 17, 2014, Jumada-al-thani 16, 1435 Hijri
Logo Logo
Pakistan News Home -> Top -> News Details

Shias rally in Karachi against target killing

05 December, 2013

KARACHI: Shias held a rally in Karachi on Wednesday in protest against the target killing of one of the community's leaders.

Also, residents of Lyari on Wednesday staged a protest against the killing of alleged gangsters during encounters with the security forces in the area. The protesters brought the bodies of the three alleged gangsters at ICI Bridge and offered their funeral prayers. They chanted slogans in favour of Uzair Baloch, denounced the Baba Ladla gang and accused the law enforcement agencies of conducting a one-sided operation in Lyari.

Meanwhile, routine and commercial activities were partially disturbed in different parts of the city, especially in the Shia-dominated areas, as the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) announced a three-day mourning and protest on Wednesday to condemn the assassination of their leader Allama Deedar Ali Jalbani. Private schools in the city remained shut and public transport was thin due to security fears. Examinations at different universities were also cancelled.

"The frequent killings of our leaders and community's members raises several questions about the law enforcement agencies' ongoing targeted operations," MWM leader Allama Sadiq Raza Taqvi said while addressing the participants of the funeral.

He said there is no dispute between the Shia and Sunni communities and a third force was trying to hatch a big conspiracy to spark clashes between them. Allama Deedar Ali Jalbani was shot dead along with his guard by gunmen in the eastern neighbourhood of Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Tuesday.


 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Artilce 6 and Musharraf Trail
Blocking Nato supply line
  Quick Vote Show Results
Question: "In view of the current situation do you think Talks with Taliban should take place only within the ambit of Article 4 of Objectives Resolution that defines our Common Purpose i.e. PM/ President down to all Pakistanis to work till we achieve the rights of Democracy, Freedom, Tolerance and Social Justice for all Pakistanis:"
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
CIA's Pakistan drone strikes carried out by regular US air force personnel
Medical report finds NAB official committed suicide
Suggested Sites