Targeted: Two Shia PPP workers gunned down in Karachi

Published: November 7, 2012

Bodies shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Two men belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were killed when unidentified men opened fire on them at a restaurant in Orangi Town on Wednesday.

The men, identified as 23-year-olds Jahangir and Raza, were sitting in a restaurant when unidentified men opened fire on them, killing them instantly.

Both men were identified as Shia and belonging to the PPP.

The bodies were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

In different incidents of violence across the city, two vehicles were torched in the North Nazimabad area, while another was burnt in the Buffer Zone area of the city.

Security personnel have been deployed in the area, however, no arrest has been made as yet.

Police have also recovered weapons hidden in a bus near Super Highway.

Meanwhile, the three gunny-bagged bodies recovered from Karimabad on Tuesday with bullet wounds to their heads were also identified as members of the PPP.

The three men were identified as Gulzar Jadoon, Fazal Rabi Jadoon and Farhan Jadoon.

Incidents of violence and target killing have been on the rise in Karachi but no concrete measures have been taken in this regard.

Taking notice of the worsening law and order situation in Karachi and Hyderabad, the prime minister has directed the provincial government to start targeted operations against the suspects involved.

Unidentified men set alight a truck in Bufferzone and a bus was set ablaze in the Sakhi Hassan area on the same day.

Sectarian killings are also on the rise in the city, with prominent Shia leader Allama Aftab Ahmed Jaffery - the deputy secretary general of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) as well as the chief of the Palestine Foundation of Pakistan – being shot dead just the previous day.

Reader Comments (7)

  • human
    Nov 7, 2012 - 1:48PM

    Looks like PPP wants sympathy vote AGAIN

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  • Mulla Kuta
    Nov 7, 2012 - 2:29PM

    Until the mullah is stopped nothing will change – the problem is nobody wants to stop the mullah

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  • pakistani hindu
    Nov 7, 2012 - 3:11PM

    all is not well in karachi-richest city is south asia………i hope situation changes soon……:|

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  • S K Afridi
    Nov 7, 2012 - 3:33PM

    Total failure of Sind Government to protect the life and property of citizens.

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  • Syed
    Nov 7, 2012 - 5:51PM

    only and only because they were shias. shias should protect themselves and arm themselves. sunni agencies and government won’t protect them.

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  • Mohammad
    Nov 7, 2012 - 6:08PM

    just ET talks about shia genocide all over pakistan and about Ahmadi’s target killing too. not any other media outlet. Does chief justice or Army chief read E.T ? or are they even concern about these issues ?

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  • very confused
    Nov 7, 2012 - 7:09PM

    This is very sad for democracy in Pakistan. Every day numerous innocent civilians are killed for raising voice or for their beliefs/creed. I wish we as a nation can get rid of Talibanization or the Zia mindset. For this we need to use the power of the ballot (not bullet) and hope free fair elections are held and public mandate is not robbed like 1990.

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