Five more killed in Karachi violence
26 June, 2012
KARACHI: Five more people, including a banned outfit's senior activist, were killed as unabated target killings and murders after kidnapping continued in the metropolis here on Monday.
A senior activist of the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) was gunned down in New Karachi. Imran alias Bata, 29, said to have been associated with the outlawed SSP, was gunned down by unidentified culprits while standing at a bus stop in Godhra Colony. He was shot multiple times. Body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Police officials said that his killing was a sequel of the current sectarian violence.
Tension prevailed in the area while routine and commercial activities were also suspended after unidentified gunmen restored to indiscriminate aerial firing. In another act of target killing, a 26-year-old fisherman, Jaseem, son of Mohammad Saeed was shot dead in Machchar Colony within the limits of Docks police station. His killing triggered violence as score of his relatives and fishermen gathered at Mauripur Road and staged protest. They set tyres ablaze and pelted the passing vehicles with stones. Police officials also charged the protesters with batons besides firing teargas shells. They said that the deceased was killed over personal enmity and not in a target-killing incident.
Separately, bodies of two banned People's Amn Committee (PAC) partisans were found from Swat Colony and 24-ki-market, Baldia Town. They were shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) where victims were identified as 36-year-old Naveed Hanif and 24-year-old Ghulam Nabi. The victims, residents of Lyari, were abducted while on their way to Winder, Balochistan.
They suspected that deceased were outlawed PAC supporters killed by the Arshad Pappu group. One of their companions was missing till filing of this report. Another body of a youngster was found from Ramaswami within the limits of Garden police station. Police officials said that he was shot thrice and left in a gunny bag. Body was shifted to the CHK for autopsy.