Karachi violence: PPP worker killed, 5 injured in different incidents

Published: April 26, 2012

Protesters block National Highway till Steel Town after PPP worker dies, burn tyres on roads. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Lyari worker and Sindh Council member Malik Mohammed Khan was killed by unidentified men and five others were injured in different areas of the city following the PPP worker’s killing and the Prime Minister’s contempt case verdict on Thursday.

Protesters blocked the National Highway all the way to Steel Town after the PPP worker was killed and burnt tyres on the road.

Shops in Clifton, Boat Basin, Zamzama and Gizri were closed down after aerial firing by people protesting the contempt case verdict.

Protests were ongoing throughout the city, with Malir, Mehmoodabad and Lyari among the worst hit. One person in Orangi Town, one in Taimuria and three people in Peerabad were shot and injured.

The injured were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Earlier, the Supreme Court found Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court and gave him  a symbolic sentence of a few minutes’ detention in the courtroom.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Humayun Khan
    Apr 26, 2012 - 3:53PM

    The innocent citizens of karachi are seeing a physical demonstration of democracy is the best revenge.

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  • M.S
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:52PM

    Proving Democracy is indeed the “Best Revenege” against the poor helpless & beseiged Citizens!

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  • Shahzad Hussain
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:54PM

    This has become the norm as if nothing ever will change this trend of killing and slaughtring the innocent citizens of karachi mercilessly by ruthless and barbaric attackers and there is this attitude of law enforecement agencies that they are doing enough; no you are not doing enough, wake up for God’s Sake, Please and save the citizens life and property from these inhuman beasts. I live in Malir and there are these Makrani baloch thugs and other looters who carry Kalashikovs, TTs and other such ammunition just to terrorise innocent people. Every now and then police is being informed about these attrocities but they as always; trun a deaf ear to all these incidents. It looks as if we are living in a society which is more worse then societies in African States like Liberia, Sudan, Somalia, uganda, Congo etc. Karachi(how should I explain it) has become the worse metropolitan in terms of security and is almost at the mercy of usurpurs, dacoits, looters, land-grabbers and target killers. I request all you who are power please do something about this grave situation or else the day is near when people will decide your fate forever. Have mercy on yourself.

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  • M. Ahmed
    Apr 26, 2012 - 5:31PM

    Sindh Police and Pakistan Rangers are a burden on the tax payers of Karachi. MQM should take over policing in Karachi. Self-governance is the answer. Why should individuals from others areas rule over Karachites? The problem will be solved. Karachities know Karachi better than anyone else.

    No pleading and urging has moved the civil administration. They have not shown any compassion at all.

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  • Karachite
    Apr 26, 2012 - 6:22PM

    @M. Ahmed: wow MQM taking over the policing the situation will become worse and bhatta khori will prevail.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 26, 2012 - 6:32PM

    In Pakistan, gun is more supreme than law.

    In order words, might is right.

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  • Musthaq Ahmed
    Apr 26, 2012 - 7:03PM

    The state is crumbling in parts and in whole. We are sliding into Yemen-Somali category. Army is betting on Afghanistan, the rich are rushing to bet in Mumbai stock exchange. Both are hanging by their economic privileges with no attendant political responsibility. Power devolves on hundred centers and credit in external markets vanished for all practical purposes. With no big business to instill some political sense ,with educated middle class in minority , petty business and rural ignorance is feeding the flames of religious reaction . Wake up Pakistan! Throw away the burden of religion that paralysed you politically and reinvent yourself as republic of toiling masses !

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  • khalsa
    Apr 26, 2012 - 7:47PM

    its not failure of democracy but failure of institutions. institutions like police, courts and civic administration are failing and are now exposed. they are not strengthened and during army tenure they were grossly neglected, its not democracy but the army rule that weakened the guards who are now asked to face such situations which are difficult to handle even for army.

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  • Syed Faisal
    Apr 26, 2012 - 9:05PM

    The so-called stakeholders of karachi , MQM , PPP and ANP are destroying this beautiful city. They have a plan to make karachi as a Beirut of 1980′s.

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  • anonymous
    Apr 26, 2012 - 9:10PM

    Aren’t these the same people that protested when Musharraf sacked CJ Chaudry Iftikhar?

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