KARACHI: The death toll in the past five days due to violence in Karachi has reached 56, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.
Violence erupted in the volatile area of Ghulfamabad, Orangi Town, where clashes between two armed groups resulted in heavy gunfire and the death of three people.
Armed men hiding in trenches were involved in a shootout in Qasba Colony, forcing locals to shut down businesses and stay indoors.
Police officials also found a body in a sack in Orangi Town’s Mominabad Faqir Colony.
A late night firing incident in Block 16 of Gulistan-e-Jauhar fatally wounded two people, who succumbed to injuries in the hospital.
Another young man was injured by gunfire this morning in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
No need of operation in Karachi: Qaim Ali Shah
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has said no operation is needed in Karachi as he has called for an administrative and political action to ensure peace in the city.
Speaking to the media in Karachi, Shah called for removing reservations of all political parties to improve law and order in the city.
He said establishing peace and stability in the city should be the priority of all the parties.
Shah termed the meetings of Governor Ishratul Ebad with leaders of various political parties as fruitful. He claimed law and order has improved since those meetings.
He said the security forces have arrested several people suspected of involvement in the target killings and their political affiliations have also been established. He did not say which party of parties they belonged to.