Karachi violence: Death toll reaches 56 in past five days

Published: July 26, 2011

Clashes in Qasba Colony forced locals to shut down businesses and stay indoors. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS

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.

Reader Comments (8)

  • CNIC
    Jul 26, 2011 - 6:31PM

    Jab ”Choor banay Kotwal” then this will happen………………..

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  • Cautious
    Jul 26, 2011 - 8:18PM

    Where are the authorities? How can a group of armed thugs fort up in trenches and have their own mini war and then walk/limp home without being arrested?

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  • Anonymous
    Jul 26, 2011 - 9:07PM

    Allah will ask from you on the judgement day you rulers. It will sure to come. InshAllah. then where will you hide. The life is very short & nobody can live forever.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jul 26, 2011 - 9:54PM

    Now it has become a daily routine in Karachi.
    We should not bother who lives in this world and who die.
    Let’s all prepare to meet the Creator, one after another.
    The day I will not live in this world, my posts will not appear any more in Express Tribune.
    May God rest our souls in peace. Ameen.

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  • zooq dehsat gardi ka
    Jul 26, 2011 - 9:55PM

    where r those brave rangers who took over kati pahari in 30 minute. i think they r searching a poor boy like sarfaraz shah to pump G3 bullets on him and make us brave

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  • Peace On Earth
    Jul 26, 2011 - 11:20PM

    I hate to say this but I think Pakistan’s Special Forces need to be brought out (SSG) in order to protect the people of Karachi. With the economy in shambles and food prices ever soaring day by day, families have no means of buying food or getting necessities due to these armed thugs.

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  • Hedgefunder
    Jul 27, 2011 - 1:32AM

    Over 10 a Day!! and Rsing while the Idiots in Islamabad and Rawalpindi are twiddling their thumbs and looking at each other !!!!!
    How many more will it take to get some serious action to stop these dreadful daily occurances in the lives of the people of this beautiful city???

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  • Munsif Ali
    Jul 27, 2011 - 2:07AM

    Three Judges of Sindh High Court refused to take up Afaq Ahmed Case and it shows some one is terrorizing Judges in Sindh.What a SHAME!!

    If it is MQM who is actually threatening Judges and that is never good omen for Judicial system.

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