Lyari violence: Police raid houses of Uzair, Habib Baloch

Published: April 16, 2012

Unknown armed men opened fire at the police personnel, making the raid difficult. PHOTO: IRFAN ALI/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Police raided the houses of Peoples Amn Committee (PAC) chief Uzair Jan Baloch and the Friends of Lyari chairperson Habib Jan Baloch in Lyari on Monday.

However, unknown armed men opened fire at the police personnel, making the raid difficult. No arrest has  been reported nor has their been any confirmation from the police.

Following the raid, incidents of aerial firing were reported in different areas of Lyari and two people were injured, including a seven-year old girl.

Habib Jan, PAC men nominated in case

It was reported earlier that Habib Jan along with the PAC leadership was booked for the murder of a policeman in Lyari.

They are accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of Constable Raj Mohammad. The constable had reportedly left the station in plainclothes to check deployments within Kalri police remits. Men in a double cabin vehicle and two motorcycles kidnapped him from Maripur road and later threw his body after shooting him in his head.

FIR No 91/12 under sections 302/34, 365 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code and seven of the Anti-Terrorism Act was registered at the Kalri police station on behalf of ASI Ishtiaq.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Indus
    Apr 16, 2012 - 9:03PM

    Will PPP ever dare to attack on 90 in hunt of criminals? How easy for PPP it is to attack their own power base through use of brute force on the behest of MQM. People of Lyari always sacrificed for the sake of PPP, they laid their lives for PPP but what a golden return, they get now..they are being attacked in their own Govt. Is Lyari only place in Karachi where criminals reside? What about Nazim Abad, Aziz Abad, Liquat Abad? One sided operation against own workers may please MQM but PPP will loose for ever their strong base. People of Pakistan should raise voice against one sided operation and killing of Lyarittes. PPP should STOP bowing down before the demands of MQM.

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  • Lyari_awam
    Apr 16, 2012 - 9:13PM

    Lyari is burning and people are being attacked by state machinary on the behest of their allied partner. Lyari has been made “goat of Sacrifice” to please MQM. But Where is PMLN, PTI, Sindhi Nationalists, Religious parties and Human right groups??? Cant they raise voice against one sided operation against peaceful people of Lyari? If PPP is under pressure from their partners, what stops other parties to raise their voice?

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  • MA
    Apr 16, 2012 - 10:48PM

    Stop crying foul everyone, anyone who is from Karachi knows for a fact that Lyari the the Terrorist’s “nest” in Karachi.

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  • Lyari_awam
    Apr 16, 2012 - 11:19PM

    @MA:
    lolx..While rest of Karachi is city of angels and Pious people. Stop using propaganda. What about 90? Is it area of angles?

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  • 90ka
    Apr 17, 2012 - 12:24AM

    @Lyari_awam:
    at least when compared with lyari and aman committee, the 90 is an area of angels!!
    rest of karachi is indeed city of angels who like development and peace, not destruction and gang wars!!

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  • Rahim Baloch
    Apr 17, 2012 - 1:17AM

    @Indus: DEAR INDUS
    Criminals are operating from the leyari to whole Karachi and they are become a mafia of drugs, weapons and land. People of Karachi witnessed heinous crimes from the criminal of Peoples Amn Committee headquartered in Liyari…..the epicenter of crime in the city nowadays thats why the police conducting the operation against liyari….how people can defend the criminals to be innocent get yourself correct

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  • Rahim Baloch
    Apr 17, 2012 - 1:20AM

    @Lyari_awam:
    Liyari has become a epicenter of Crimes everybody in Karachi knows that……large majority of liyarians have become hostage by these criminals……..operation against the criminals is the voice of Karachites

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  • Love2All
    Apr 17, 2012 - 1:41PM

    Please Love2All

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