Karachi violence claims 11 lives

Published: April 20, 2012

Seven killed in Orangi Town, two in New Sabzi Mandi area, one near Bilawal House. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Violence continued in Karachi, as 11 people were killed in firing incidents in different parts of the city on Friday.

A total of seven people were killed in Orangi Town. Two of them were killed, while one sustained injuries when unknown assailants opened fire in the Gaddafi Chowk area of Orangi Town, Chipa Welfare sources said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Orangi Town, Tariq Malih, while confirming the incident said that the injured had been shifted to a nearby hospital. The injured could not yet be identified.

Two people were killed in the New Sabzi Mandi area and one near Bilawal House in Clifton.

Another person was gunned down in the Teen Hatti area.

Express News reported that according to police records, more than 25 people have been killed during the last 20 days while the police has not been able control the situation.

DSP Malih said that the condition of two out of the three injured was serious because bullets had pierced through their head and chest.

Home Minister Sindh Manzoor Wasan directed the respective Station House Officers to patrol their areas in order to curb any terror bids.

Reader Comments (20)

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:28PM

    Police should be given the powers to shoot at sight any killer they found running after killing the person then only the killers would run to save their own lives.

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  • Mohajir
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:43PM

    Solutions to every problem in the world again will be operation in lyari :D

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  • Apr 20, 2012 - 4:06PM

    The problem is not only the killing, but the real problem is what is the big reason behind the killings and what actually are the plans of the third hand. The previous experience of Karachihites showed that in the fight between two rival groups always a third hand is involved. The authorities must take actions to find the third hand, the root cause!

    http://syedowais.blogspot.com/

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  • dv sikka
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:23PM

    Will a day ever come in my life when I will see peace in Pakistan. Was it Azadi or Barbadi that we got from the British.

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  • Kanwal
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:32PM

    My city just burns and burns and burns. But lets fight other people’s wars, and worry about Kashmir and India and Afghanistan of course..

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  • Chilli
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:07PM

    Government failed miserably… We are getting used to regular news and all Pakistan is least bothered about Karachi. Get rid of government in Sindh and deploy Army.

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  • Karachiite
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:50PM

    The gift of democracy from the allies: MQM, ANP and PPP!

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  • Lobster
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:00PM

    MQM, ANP and PPP can win only if they increase the rift between different communities. They get the vote because these communities in order to protect them will vote for respective parties. People of Karachi can win only if they do not vote these violent parties and choose someone else.

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  • Naeem Malik
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:03PM

    We are more concerned about Palestine, India, how India mistreats Kashmiris, Kashmir, how life is miserable for Muslims in India, but we dont care about killing of Shias, violence in Karachi.

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:09PM

    IG sindh has taken notice. Vow!!!! As if anything is going to happen. Shame and pathetic.

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:10PM

    @dv sikka:
    It is azadi of course. It’s our chosen leaders who are corrupt. We need to get our house in order.

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  • sick of this nonsense
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:10PM

    @Lobster:
    In karachi you dont vote your vote is already cast.

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  • haris
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:12PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    “Police should be given the powers to shoot at sight any killer they found running …”

    OK I agree! but first the Police needs to find the killers. I am from Karachi and I have seen on several occasions that as soon as violence broke out in the City they are the first to hide.
    The most ridiculous institution of our country is none other than POLICE.

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  • SK
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:23PM

    and rangers rein in Karachi goes unchecked for the last 24 years, long live rangers hegemony whiile karachites kill each other

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  • sick of this nonsense
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:24PM

    @Mohajir:
    ofcourse. people living in 90, Katti pahari etc are saints. Lyari cause of all evil :D

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  • bilal
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:26PM

    government failure. they don’t deserve to rule us if they cannot protect us. Please pray for a change

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  • Anserali Khan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:29PM

    The day police mobile escort service of SP,SSP, DIG,IG police is withdrawn, there will be safety and security in the city.Now these officers them-self feel secure so why bother about a common citizen

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  • Muhammad Akram
    Apr 20, 2012 - 9:59PM

    Dear All,
    I have gone through valuable comments of all and appreciate. All solution sound good but actual problem arises when person nominated in FIR is not arrested and becomes absconder.
    In my opinion, the security forces must focus their attention to all absconder and try their best to arrest them all. This will bring significant improvement in law and order situation in Karachi. However, if absconders are not arrested, security forces must conduct operation to apprehend them or kill them on sight.

    Security forces must depoliticized and given power to shoot on sight any absconder and and criminal they come across. Furthermore security forces must be equipped with latest weaponry to counter the growing incidents of crimes and target killings.

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  • salman khan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 11:00PM

    Enough is enough this city was made great by mohajirs and today outsiders are taking away is greatness and peace.

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  • Peer Sain
    Apr 21, 2012 - 12:01AM

    When regionalism takes root and ethnicity prevails, when petty uneducated leaders attack another group without regard to feelings what else is going to happen? Pathans lived happily in Karachi until ANP came from Mardan and polarised society by playing electoral and vote bank politics. This should not happen. We are all Pakistanis and nothing else. We must develop all areas particularly PK so that they dont have to come to Karachi for a living and politics for ANP. Where has all the love and affection between Karachi residents gone? People coming to Karachi for a living should come without arms. Any one stating “Hathyar hamara zevar hai” must be arrested tried and punished as per law. Promote lawfulness and not lawlessness.

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