Violence takes 19 lives in Karachi

KARACHI: At least nineteen persons killed in separate firing incidents that took place in the last 24 hours, including seven persons in the last 12 hours in the presence of President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari in economic hub Karachi.

The business of taking lives remained hot throughout Quaid’s city on Sunday. At least four more lost their lives in different firing incidents. Seven killed from Saturday-Sunday the mid nights till Sunday afternoon totaling 24. IG Sindh directed to increase Police and Rangers patrolling, and called it Red Zone.

In the Sunday morning, in the jurisdiction of Super Market Police Station, firing killed Zahid S/O Shamroz. His corpse was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Zahid was the resident of Central Jail and son of a policeman, he was a vendor use to sell out biryani in Firdous Colony.

Unidentified persons shot dead Imran alias Ajmairi near Sheeshal Das Compound behind Rasala Police Line. His body was removed to Civil Hospital. In a similar incident, 50 yr old Younis Khazaili S/O Umar Khan killed by unknown men near Memon Shah Road (Baba Bhutt) in the jurisdiction of Eidgah Police Station. Thirty years old Nisar Khan S/O La’al Muhammad killed, in the jurisdiction of Pirabad, was resident of Frontier Colony-3.

Unidentified men seated in the vehicle opened fire in motor-mechanic workshop killing two mechanics at Abu Isphanhani Road. In Purana Haji, a man was shot dead.

A political individual Khurram was shot dead by mysterious men in the busiest city Khardar. In other incidents, two shot dead in Garden Shoe-Market, one in Site Ghani Chowk and two killed in Malir. Firing killed two including an Imam Mosque in town, and Peoples Aman Committee’s office was set on fire.

All these killing suspended life in Lee Market, Bolton Market and Run Chore Line. Firing in Gulistan-e-Johar killed two including brother of Chief Mudassar whereas a kid was also sent to his eternal home.

At least eighteen individuals sustained injuries in different incidents of firing in Saeedabad, Kemari, Quaidabad, Ancholi Society, Kharadar, Abu-ul-Hassan Isphahani and Liyari.

After all these killings and violence in the economical hub the law enforcing agencies seemed helpless.

Provincial Home Minister ordered to act against miscreants without biasness.

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