Highest violence death toll recorded in July
KARACHI: The highest violence and target killings death toll of 302 people in the metropolis was recorded in July 2011, which also pinpointed the troubled areas of the city. According to crime statistics of outgoing six months, the worst law and order situation was seen in Pirabad and Orangi Town police stations where collective death toll was 55 in which 38 people were killed within Pirabad police remits.
The West Zone showed a volatile situation throughout the ongoing year but second highest crime rate was reported in South Zone police limits where some 80 people were killed in different incidents of target killing and violence. In South Zone, Lyari Town and its surrounding areas witnessed extreme fatalities where majority of the people were killed after abduction. Police routine crime statistic showed that some 30 bodies packed in gunny bags were found from the city in which 23 were found in the surrounding areas of Lyari within last six months. In July, nine people were killed in Kharadar, five in Garden, three in Eidgah, 12 in Nippier, 10 in Kalakot, one in Kalri, five in Baghdadi, eight in Baldia, 12 in Saeedabad, five in Shershah, four in Brigade and six in PIB Colony. Police officials on anonyms said that law and order situation in West and South Zones was much different because people killed in Orangi Town and surrounding areas were the victims of violence but those killed in South Zone were mostly businessmen, gang and ethnic rivals. He said that mostly, gunny bag bodies were found from the surrounding areas of Lyari. A police official deployed in Lyari for couple of the months disclosed that police had been restricted for any action against the Lyari Aman Committee. He said police could not even suppose to register the case on complaints of citizens against robberies, extortion, gambling and could not even suppose to arrest pillion riders violating the section 144.