Lyari violence: Unrest pours into other areas of Karachi, 7 injured

Published: April 14, 2012

Fear engulfs different areas of Karachi due to aerial firing by unidentified men. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Tension in Lyari started pouring into other areas of Karachi on the second day as firing incidents and clashes between police and protesters continued in Lea Market, injuring two people in Lyari and five in other areas.

Miscreants barricaded the area, further obstructing entry into Lyari.

Frontier Constabulary personnel were stationed at high rise buildings, however firing incidents continued at regular intervals.

Residents living deeper in the area have been surrounded for 24 hours whereas many are being relocated.

In other areas, unidentified men fired a rocket and threw a hand grenade in Gulbahar Colony injuring 3 people including one child.

Two people were injured when unidentified men opened indiscriminate fire in Garden whereas areas of Golimar,Liaqatabad, Teenhatti, Mawacha Goth, Shanti Nagar, Malir, Dalmia and Landhi were engulfed in fear due to aerial firing by unidentified men in the early hours of the day.

Lyari residents reacting strongly to security operation: Sindh Governor

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad said that the reaction of the Lyari residents to the security operation is a “severe reaction” and it proves the presence of weapons in the area.

Talking to the media on Saturday, Ebad said, “Police, Rangers and law enforcement agencies are being targeted with rocket launchers, hand grenades and other sophisticated weapons. This proves that weapons exist in this area which is obviously being used on other citizens, resulting in violence.”

Ebad added that no work can be done if there is no “solid” political will involved and said that the Lyari operation was started with a “clear intent” and will of all political parties.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Paindoo
    Apr 14, 2012 - 3:24PM

    Karachi to Quetta and Gilgit Bultistan the country is burning under current incompetant leadership. They don’t care as long the people getting killed are not from the “HOLLY POLITICAL FAMILY”

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  • Salman Orangiwala
    Apr 14, 2012 - 3:32PM

    “The AMN Committee is a part of PPP and they are my brothers ” Mirza had fumed a few months back .Maybe he would ask his “brothers ” not to fire RPGs and Dhushka LMGs onto the LEA and the people of Lyari .

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  • Ashraf P
    Apr 14, 2012 - 6:24PM

    No doubt about it. The nation is falling apart. I wonder if there is a way back from here.

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  • Omer
    Apr 14, 2012 - 6:48PM

    It is really disturbing to see young kids acting in a dysfunctional way. Their future, along with Pakistan’s future, of when when they grow up does not look promising.

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  • Wajahat
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:44AM

    YA ALLAH please help usRecommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:23AM

    Where is Zulfiqar Mirza?

    Why he is keeping silent on Lyari issue?

    What happened to his Amn Committee?

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