KARACHI: While law enforcement agencies attempt to control violence and unrest in the city, the most recent spate of firing incidents took five lives in Karachi on Wednesday, Express News reported.
Unidentified men opened fire on and killed a man identified as Qari Muhammad Imran at a cell phone shop near Filmistan Cinema on Nishtar Road. The deceased was a muezzin at a nearby mosque.
Following the incident, people burned tyres and created an uproar, resulting in halting of traffic from Teen Hatti to Lasbela.
A man identified as Shujaat Hussain was killed when unidentified men fired upon him in Orangi Town.
Ghulam Muhammad in Manghopir and Maulana Saifullah in Korangi 51/C were killed by unidentified men, while an unidentified man was killed in firing near Bashir Chowk.
Uproar on the issue was also seen in the Senate, with lawmakers from the Awami National Party (ANP) demanding an immediate military operation in Karachi and saying that the Sindh government had failed.
Meanwhile, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged walkouts from both houses to register their protest against the government’s inaction.
The unrest has been blamed upon terrorist infiltration into the city as well, with police suspecting a grenade attack to be the work of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Earlier, the Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) claimed arresting four members of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s (LeJ) Sindh chapter.