Six fall prey to target killing in metropolis
07 October, 2012
KARACHI: Six people, including one each activist of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) and Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST), were killed in separate acts of sectarian and targeted violence, here on Saturday.
An activist of ASWJ was gunned down in Shah Wilayat Colony, Orangi Town, within the precincts of Iqbal Market police station. According to police, two pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire on an electronic shop, resultantly 30-year-old man Naseem son of Saleem, received multiple bullets and was taken to Qatar Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Family members and ASWJ men staged a protest demonstration in hospital premises and damaged hospital furniture. During the protest, unidentified armed men restored indiscriminate firing that injured two brothers of victim. Waseem and Shamim were rushed to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for treatment. Deceased used to live in same area and owned 'Shah electronics'.
A sector in-charge of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) was shot dead at 4-K roundabout, Sarjani area within the limits of Bilal Colony police station. Police said that Abbas Qadri, 25, son of Muhammad Ibrahim, was on his way to home when pillion riders intercepted him and penetrated seven bullets in his body. Abbas died instantly, while culprits managed to flee from the scene.
His body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities. The deceased was affiliated with real state business and was father of a child. He used to live in Yusuf Goth area. PST Spokesperson Faheem Shaikh in a statement condemned the incident and demanded early arrest of culprits.
In Lyari, unidentified culprits shot and killed a wanted gangster Rashid Bengali at Sheedi Village Road area within Kalakot police remits. According to police, deceased belonged to Lyari's notorious gangster Baba Ladla and was the operational commander for Lea Market and Aath Chowk areas. Police said that incident took place when, he accompanied by his accomplices, was sitting near his home. Bengali was wanted to police in several cases, including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, police encounters and narcotics. Provincial government had put Rs0.5 million as reward money for his arrest.
A man was shot dead at Korangi within the vicinity of Awami Colony police station. Police said that victim Waris Masih, 38, was killed by unidentified culprits and died on the spot. Victim had no affiliation with any party, while the motive behind incident was yet to be ascertained.
Another man was shot dead, while offering resistance in a robbery at Block 2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the jurisdiction of Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station. An official said that deceased was identified as 52-year-old Azharul Haq, son of Izharul Haq. He further said that the two muggers riding a motorcycle have shot the victim dead over offering resistance during a robbery bid.
A local leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Korangi was injured and his neighbour was killed near his house at Korangi sector, 8, within the limits of Korangi Industrial Area police station. According to police, pillion riders opened targeted firing on sitting people near their houses, resultantly Abdul Ghaffar, 45, son of Moosa and Sanaullah received multiple bullet and were rushed to JPMC for treatment, where Ghaffar succumbed to his injuries, while Sanaullah treated and doctors termed his condition critical. SHO Tariq Raheem said that initial investigation suggested that ANP's local leader Sanaullah was the target of culprits.