Karachi violence: 5 shot dead in different areas

Published: November 14, 2012

Protesters of killed muezzin burn tyres, halt traffic. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

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.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Blogger
    Nov 14, 2012 - 12:21PM

    We will not care for Karachi, we just care for the areas international community asks for

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  • sick of this nonsense
    Nov 14, 2012 - 2:10PM

    violent protests against violence. the irony.

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  • Genius
    Nov 14, 2012 - 3:50PM

    Nothing will change for the people of Karachi or elsewhere where. Nothing. Never.

    Not until the people themselves will be prepared to bring the vital change in their habits and attitudes. The habits and attitudes which will enable them become likeable and loveable people. People who will be prepared to come forward to join hands with each other to become “Responsible citizens”. Responsible to bring about a just system. A just system where people of the localities get involved on those matters that affect their lives and destiny.
    Such a system can be evolved only by the willingness of the masses to become responsible to organise ‘Co-operative Collectives’ of the people, by the people, for the people, in every locality, every qusbah, every qiryah of the country.
    This is the only way people can organise the means to have their ‘true and effective representation’.
    By coming together people will be able to become knowledgeable thus vigilant and observant of what is happenng in their localities and country. Peoples’ power thus gained through thousands of ‘Co-operative Collectives’ all over the country will ensure that the people can take corrective actions through their participations and effective representations and avoid any adversity to their common interests.
    Charity begins at home. So the initiative to organize “Co-operative Collectives” has to come from the people themselves in the localities where they live.
    If people fail to make a move in this direction they will certainly never achieve, what they want to achieve i.e. peaceful living.
    For peaceful living the password is “JUSTICE”. Upholding of justice is absolutely vital to bringing about peaceful living. A person is not a Muslim if justice is not in his/her deeds as Islam means upholding of justice. Justice that brings peace.

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  • Muzaffar
    Nov 14, 2012 - 4:00PM

    Karachi burns only in democracy…..don’t know why

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  • fakruddin
    Nov 14, 2012 - 4:43PM

    Punjabis need to understand mohajirs will not keep quite forever. Inshallah we will have our way.

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