Karachi: ‘Target killers’ held by CID
KARACHI: Crime Investigation Department (CID) personnel on Sunday claimed to have arrested seven suspects involved in cases of target killings and extortion. SSP of CID, Mohammed Fayyaz Khan, said that on a tipoff on the presence of suspects in Korangi Industrial Area, Risala and Jackson police remits, he ordered separate teams to raid the areas. The personnel of CID during their raids in the above areas arrested Hassan Ali, Fahim Akber, Mohammed Saleem, Abdul Rauf alias Lamba, Mohammed Danish, Azadi Khan and Syed Salik Siraj after encounters. The police also recovered one Kalashnikov, six pistols, 32 bullets, 500 grams of hashish and two cars.
During investigations it was found that accused Azadi Khan, along with his associates, had killed Arshad alias Nazim in Saudabad.
The accused had also torched several public and private properties in Saudabad in 1997.
The SSP said that accused Abdul Rauf alias Lamba had killed Qari Jameel, the Pesh Imam of the Farooq–i-Azam Masjid, in 2007 in district East.
The same accused along with his associate had also killed Hanif alias Memon in Risala in 2011.
A Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist, Hamid, was also killed by the above named accused in Eidgah police remits in 2011.
Moreover, accused Mohammed Danish told the police that he along with his associates had killed four MQM workers, Jaffar, Kashif, Haji Fareed and Saeed Gul, in Risala police limits in 2011.
Further investigations are under way.
PPI adds: The Executive Committee of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Karachi unanimously passed a resolution on Saturday against the killing of citizens in Karachi.
It said that the PMA felt that the doctors’ community was extremely distressed and depressed that in a city where the prime duty was to provide healthcare to the people and save their lives, a large number of innocent people were becoming victims of violence every day.
The government of Pakistan, Sindh and all the leaders of political parties must realise that daily murders and tortures were damaging the city. The brutalisation of the society caused by bad governance and total lack of authority was responsible for the massive immigration of doctors, nurses and other professionals.
The executive committee of PMA Karachi feels that the police and law–enforcement agencies are responsible for these killings and tortures in the city. “We appeal to the president, chief minister to take immediate steps against this madness. We also demand that the government should support all those families who have lost their sons, daughters and children during this violent wave. The city will not survive with the present ongoing violence and torture against its own people.”
The PMA Executive Committee also congratulates the people of the US for the decision by Supreme Court in favour of Obama’s health plan. PMA hopes that one day the people of Pakistan will also have a universal healthcare in which health care will be available to everyone at their doorstep. This historical decision of the Supreme Court should be followed by all the countries who give priority to the health and education for their own people.