Karachi: Target killings outnumber suicide attacks
KARACHI: The Daily Jang quoted Qatar newspaper “Gulf News” as reporting on Tuesday that more Pakistanis succumbed to target killing than killed in the suicide attacks this year.
A total of 335 Pakistanis lost their lives due to suicide attacks this year so far, while on the flip side, 1233 people were murdered by target killers in Karachi alone.
Gulf News criticised performance of Interior Minister, Rehman Malik and said that despite the tall claims of the Interior Ministry neither suicide attacks nor target killing could be stopped.
122 Karachiites lost their lives in January; 133 in February; 130 in March; 130 in April; 144 in May; 122 in June; 135 in July; 176 in August; 81 in September; and over 13 people have been killed in the first two weeks of October so far.
It is important to mention here that the above mentioned statistics don’t include the latest killing spree in Karachi.