Karachi violence: At least 19 killed within 24 hours

Published: July 15, 2012

Police, rangers arrest one robber from Hazara Chowk, wanted criminal Dada Baskar from Lyari. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: As the spate of unrest continues in the city, at least 18 people  have been killed within 24 hours due to firing and other incidences of violence, Express News reported on Sunday.

A political activist was shot dead by unknown armed men in the New Karachi area, while a body of another activist was found in the Shirin Jinnah Colony. Two others, also belonging to a political party, were injured in Korangi.

An activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was killed at Safora Goth within the limits of Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station. Police officials said that the deceased identified as Shakeel aka Mamu, was sitting in front his house when two men riding on a motorcycle targeted him. He was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, a personnel of the Pakistan Navy succumbed to his injuries during treatment at JPMC. He was injured near Natha Khan Goth within Shah Faisal Colony police station on Saturday night.

He was identified as Kamran Ali.

Police officials said that the incident took place when a group of criminals opened fire at the police mobile near Natha Khan Goth in which a police head constable, namely Ghulam Raza was killed while a Navy personnel who was passing from there was injured.

One person was shot to death in Malir whereas the body of one woman was recovered from Sohrab Goth.

Two men were killed in the Baloch Para area of Orangi Town whereas a gagged and bound body was recovered from Memon Goth.

Unknown assailaints killed Jaman Shah and his wife in Khokarapar No 4  after forcibly entering their residence.

In Orangi Town No 12, Syed Faisal Jamal, a Sindh High Court (SHC) employee, and Jamil Baloch of Baldia town were killed in separate incidents of firing.

Two tortured bodies were recovered from ditches in the Aaso Goth area of Malir and al Asif Square in Sohrab Goth.

A truck driver, Fatehullah in the Korangi Industrial Area and a man identified as Shiraz Memon were killed on Jamshed Road, both in incidents of firing.

Police and rangers arrested one robber in a search operation in the Hazara Chowk area of Natha Khan and a wanted criminal, Dada Baskar, was arrested from the Bakra Peeri area of Lyari.

Police arrest extortionists, killer

In a police operation, security personnel arrested three extortionists and a killer accused of murdering a member of a political party.

According to DSP Wasif Qureshi, the extortionists – identified as Shakir Dawood, Imran and Siraj – were involved in blackmailing traders across the city for money.

Qureshi added that these extortionists had recently demanded Rs2 million from a trader.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Said
    Jul 15, 2012 - 2:28PM

    Is karachi the new Somalia or what? Every single day fifty or so people die and where the heck is our government? Its their responsibility to maintain law and order.

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  • faraz
    Jul 15, 2012 - 2:59PM

    We need military operation in Karachi; situation is beyond the capabilities of police and Rangers

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Jul 15, 2012 - 3:11PM

    Quite a freakin’ bloodbath.

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  • Bruce Wayne
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:05PM

    This city needs dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I cant do that as Bruce Wayne…As a man I’m flesh and blood I can ignored I can be destroyed but as a symbol I can be incorruptible I can be everlasting…something elemental something terrifying

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  • Raw is War
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:18PM

    And you guys want Kashmir in addition to this mess…..

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  • Jamaluddin Zindani
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Violence in karachi is not new and the Government and major stakeholders of karachi are engage them self in other (Personal) issues, in the best interest of democracy and the country.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:37PM

    All the ruling parties in Sindh be given an ultimatum to stop otherwise these will be banned, I am sure the peace will prevail in Karachi.

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  • Stonge Age
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:59PM

    here are the responsible of karachi bloodshed.
    1-MQM
    2-ANP
    3-PPP
    4-Sindh Police
    5- People of karachi dnt no why they are sitting quite, wt they are waiting for. they shud hv come out now.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Jul 15, 2012 - 6:19PM

    Could RAW be behind this?

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  • mahakaalchakra
    Jul 15, 2012 - 6:38PM

    @Stonge Age:

    I think violence in Pakistan, more specifically in Karachi is a direct result of the so-called “two nation” theory adopted by Pakistan by which no two people with different thinking, perception or culture can live together.

    Earlier it was only Hindus (and other non-muslims such as Sikhs or Christians) now it is Ahmadiyas, Shias, Baloch, Hazaras, Mohajirs, Pushtoons, Barelvis or any other sect within Islam.

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  • Jul 15, 2012 - 6:40PM

    Sames as last year Ramzan.

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  • ishrat salim
    Jul 15, 2012 - 6:53PM

    If SC / judiciary recommendations given on the eve of suo moto notice last yr to the govt were to be followed this wud hv decreased, but there is no political will on the part of political parties to STOP.And this may increase as election time nears bcz all wants a pc of pie in political setup….in this, the biggest beneficiary is PPP & MQM ( Mohajir Q M ).MQM is being used to weaken MQM, ANP & others.Hv you guys ever observed that MQM ( Mohajir Q M ) is never mentioned…a small group of people is enough to cause fighting among other groups if one guy from MQM & one guy from ANP is killed…then both parties starts killing each other & the cycle goes on, police/ Rangers being silent spectator bcz they hv no power to catch any of these guys & if they do, are released immediately.Till today hv we seen any target killers claimed to be caught been produced in court ?..NO.Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Gaad
    Jul 15, 2012 - 7:03PM

    These Assailants don’t contain any kind of heart i think.they have Started to attack police and Gov. officials,yesterday they killed 18 peoples and now today 16 peoples please someone stop this massacre!

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  • gp65
    Jul 15, 2012 - 9:28PM

    @faraz: “:We need military operation in Karachi; situation is beyond the capabilities of police and Rangers”

    You need a media that does not stop police and Rangers from doing their part. Remember what happened during the Lyari operation? If the police and Rangers can work with the same lack of political interference (As they tried to that time) they can surely solve the problem.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Jul 15, 2012 - 9:43PM

    It’s funny how the headlines work in here.

    in the morning : atleast 16 killed…

    by the noon : atleast 17 killed…

    by night : atleast 18 killed…

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  • greg
    Jul 15, 2012 - 9:53PM

    @mr. righty rightist:
    in each time, one more death confirmed, but still don’t know what is the most or real.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:06PM

    @greg

    I know that. But I was hinting at the tragic situation Pakistan is in.

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  • MK
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:08PM

    @mr. righty rightist: Could RAW be behind this?

    Truthfully…I don’t think so; why do you think it would? Remember it is easier to blame others out of your control than to look at your own failings.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:16PM

    @MK

    I know. I was being sarcastic. I am Indian.

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  • John
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:30PM

    There are two solutions, either we arm all the civilians and let them defend themselves or take action similar to one taken some years back.

    If a meeting to discuss promotions can last for two days why not meet and come up with a strategy and a concrete plan, before this spreads to other parts of the country. Sitting on the sidelines won’t solve the problem.Recommend

  • Abdulla diwana
    Jul 15, 2012 - 11:26PM

    Be peaceful with your neighbors first if you want peace inside… Simple solution.Recommend

  • Singh
    Jul 15, 2012 - 11:44PM

    you are unable to stop a frequent violence in your biggest city and then you desperately search “books of rocket science” for why no one wants to visit Pakistan?

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  • Asad
    Jul 16, 2012 - 12:50AM

    Why are people wasting time discussing killings in karachi? this happens everyday here, in balochistan, in Gilgit baltistan. Lets discuss about unfairness of SC, victimization of PPP, Shahadat of the PM and congratulate the PPP gov on passing of contempt law.

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  • navaid
    Jul 16, 2012 - 1:16AM

    This is setting the stage for the Republic of Mohajirstan. NATO tanks and amphibious assault vehicles are lining up near Sea View, Clifton…..Changes are coming…..

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  • amjad hyder ali
    Jul 16, 2012 - 2:39AM

    Mohajirs unite or perish.

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  • faraz
    Jul 16, 2012 - 5:20AM

    @gp65

    Watch vice guide Karachi, you will get the answer

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