8 more killed as violence rules Karachi
KARACHI: Violence ruled many areas of the city, claiming lives of eight more people on Thursday.
Orangi Town, Qasba Colony, Aligarh Society, Saddar, Lines Area and other localities were echoing with gunshots. The miscreants held up the entire entry and exit routes linking Orangi and harassed passersby and commuters.
Residents of Orangi Town revealed that miscreants not only tortured people but also looted them.
Violence also spread in Saddar and Lines Area where intense gunfire occurred. Residents of these areas confirmed that armed men took positions in various buildings and fired bullets.
During the exchange of fire, a garbage warehouse located near the Fire Brigade Office caught fire where Zahir Shah, 18, sustained burn injuries and was trying to flee when he became the victim of crossfire and died.
SHO Brigade Akhter Abbas said Shah was sleeping at the garbage warehouse when fire erupted in it. He said Preedy police had registered a case against unidentified men on the complaint of state.
Awami National Party (ANP)’s spokesman Qadir Khan claimed that the victim was an activist of ANP Saddar Ward.
Two fire fighters, Muhammad Hussain and Ali Manzil, also sustained bullet wounds during the intense firing and were rushed to the Civil Hospital Karachi.
Meanwhile, Salman alias Dada Baloch, an operative of Ghaffar Zikri gang affiliated with Raja Pathan, was gunned down on Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai Road within the limits of Baghdadi police station.
Separately, Kalri police found the bullet-riddled body of a man near Niazi Chowk, Bagh-e-Lyari. The victim was identified as Imran Azam, 30, resident of Umar Baloch Mohalla. The body was handed over to heir after an autopsy.
The body of a man packed in a gunny bag was also found from Ghaas Mandi within the limits of Napier police station. It was shifted to a morgue after conduction of an autopsy from the Civil Hospital Karachi.
A former Pakistan People’s Party activist Pervaiz Fateh was sitting outside his home in North Nazimabad within the limits of Shahrah -e-Noor Jahan when armed men shot him dead.
In other incident, Jamaluddin, 25, was shot dead at MPR Colony, Orangi Town. He was the resident of Kunwari Colony located within the limits of Manghopir police station.
The bullet-riddled body of a man was found near the Government Boys School, Kala Board within Saudabad police limits. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained yet. The body was shifted to a morgue for identification.
In yet another incident, a man was shot dead near Kashti Chowk within the limits of Napier police station. Mohammad Hussain, 35, son of Lal Mohammad Baloch, resident of Laasi Para, Gabol Goth, was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Kashti Chowk.
DSP Ghulam Murtaza said the victim was a drug addict and police believed that a personal enmity might be the motive behind the incident.