Violence claims six more lives in city
28 February, 2013
KARACHI: Six people were killed in separate incidents of violence in the metropolis on Wednesday, police said.
In first incident, ASWJ activist was killed at A B Saniya Lines Bazaar within the limits of Brigade police station.
Station House Officer (SHO) informed 34-year-old Shabbir Ahmed, son of Rasool Khan, was standing beside his vegetable pushcart when armed riders came close to him and opened targeted fire, resultantly, he received more than a few bullet and died instantly.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an autopsy.
The SHO said that Shabbir lived in the same area. He was the father of two children and hailed from Punjab. The officer suspected the he might have been killed on grounds of sectarian violence.
A cousin of a Former Prime Minster of Pakistan Mir Zafar Ullah Khan Jamali was shot dead in an armed attack at block 15 Gulistan e Jauhar within the precincts of Gulistan e Jauhar police station.
SHO Arshad Gabol said that two armed rider's opened volley of bullets at Ameer Ullah Jamali, 58, son of Habib Ullah Jamali as a result he received critical bullet wounds and was rushed to private hospital for treatment where doctor pronounced him dead. He said that at the time of incident the victim was on his routine walk.
The SHO said Ameer resided in the same area along with his second wife. He said that the victim was hailed from Nasserabad Balochistan where he was a landlord by profession. The motive behind the killing could not be ascertained.
Separately, a Shia man was killed in front of his children near Baba Morr in Sector 2, North Karachi within the precincts of Khawaja Ajmer Nagri police station.
SHO Chauhdary Afzal said unidentified armed pillion riders opened targeted fire at a high-roof; as a result, 46-year-old Wajid Ali, son of Faiz Muhammad, sustained critical wounds and died on the spot. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities.
The SHO said that victim was on his way to drop his children to school early in the morning when he was shot dead. He informed that Ali's three children remained safe in the incident, adding that he was the resident of Noor Din Goth, Sarjani.
The officer further said that Ali used to work as a construction worker and hailed from interior Sindh. He said that initial investigation suggested that he was killed on sectarian basis. Further investigation was underway.
Moreover, a man affiliated with the banned outfit Jaish e Muhammad (JeM) was gunned down near Mustafa Cottage in sector L-1, Sajani Town within the jurisdiction of Sarjani police station.
According to SHO Ejaz Rajpar, 32-year-old Khalid Hussain, son of Muhammad Abid, was returning home after completing his duty when unidentified armed riders opened fire on him. As a result, he received multiple bullet injuries and was rushed to ASH for treatment, where doctors pronounced him dead. The SHO said that the victim was affiliated with (JeM) and worked as a security guard at a private company.
Separately, a security guard was shot dead and a customer injured in an armed attack at a Haleem shop in Block-18, FB Area within the precincts of Samnabad police station.
SHO Zamin Abbas said that unidentified armed pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire at the shop, resultantly, two men, one security guard 43-year-old Ashraf Khan, son of Lawa Khan, and a consumer Asif received injuries. The injured men were rushed to the ASH for treatment, where doctors pronounced Ashraf dead. The officer elaborated that the owner of the shop had received extortion threats from extortionist, and upon refusal, the culprits attacked the shop.
Meanwhile, the bullet-riddled body of a man was found from bushes near Raees Goth within the limits of Maripur police station.
SHO Shafiq Tanoli said that the identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained; however, apparently he seemed to be 53-year-old Sindhi speaking.