Karachi: 11 murdered in mourning day
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Wednesday, as Karachi shut down in mourning for the victims of Tuesday’s violence, at least 11 people lost their lives on Wednesday and target killings, coupled with scattered incidents of arson, let fear rule in the city for the second day.
Armed men ruled streets in the eastern parts of the city an shot at hapless people at will. On the other hand the administration struggled to come up with a strategy to take on the terrorists. One of the options being considered was launch of secret operations in selected areas after imposing curfew. Officials said they were still awaiting a nod from the provincial authorities to implement the plans, but the proposals failed to deter armed men who went about taking lives with impunity.
In the wee hours of the day, firing outside a camp of flood-affected people killed two and left one injured in Gulzar Colony, along the Malir river. The deceased, 43-year-old Mauj Ali Chachar and 37-year-old Lal Bux, hailed from Shikarpur and Ghotki respectively.
A few minutes later, armed men on a motorcycle attacked a group of friends sitting along a street in Shamsi Housing Society, killing 28-year-old Talah Razzaq.
Minutes after sunrise, police in Hussainabad, Federal B. Area, found a bag stuffed with the body of 25-year-old Iqbal Hussain, a labourer of Bangoria Goth.
In Malir, teenager Mohammad Khursheed sustained a fatal bullet wound when a group of people protesting against the kidnapping of a local youth came under an armed attack. The body of the kidnapped Mohammad Arif was also found after sunset in Al Falah area with multiple bullet wounds. In Baldia Town, 45-year-old labourer Nazeer Hashim was shot dead in the morning when he was repairing the suction pump outside his home in Gulshan-i-Ghazi in the morning.
The body of Siddiq Baloch, 35, with sever torture marks was found in a nullah near his home in Wali Mohammad Goth, Bin Qasim Town. In Lyari, an employee of the fisheries department, Zar Khan, 37, was killed near Shah Waliullah Road when he was returning home in Niazi Muhallah. In Sukkun area, motorcyclists shot dead Saifur Rahman, 45. He owned a general store and hailed from Battagram district. In Garden area, 19-year-old Faiz Gul Mohammad was shot dead on Siddiq Wahab Road when he was going to his home in Lyari.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.