12 injured in Karachi jubilation firing

Employee of private news channel among those who received stray bullet wounds

Our Correspondent June 19, 2017
Cricket lovers celebrate Pakistan's victory over India in ICC Champions Trophy final at North Nazimabad area of Karachi late on Sunday, June 18, 2017. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: Nearly a dozen people were injured Sunday night after residents of Karachi resorted to indiscriminate aerial firing following Pakistan cricket team's historic win in ICC Champions Trophy final against India.

The metropolis echoed with gunshots soon after Pakistan routed their arch rivals by 180 runs in an astonishing match at The Oval in London.

Defiant celebration in Srinagar

Those injured included an employee of a private news channel who took a stray bullet to his head as he stood outside the residence of Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed in Bufferzone area of the city for media coverage. Shariq, assistant engineer DSNG at 24 News, was said to be in critical condition at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Other injured were identified as 22-year-old Hira, 70-year-old Zulekha, 45-year-old Nasir Yusuf, who were hit by stray bullets in Nazimabad, Napier and Jamshed Quarters respectively.

The injured were taken to different government-run hospitals, including JPMC, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Civil Hospital, for treatment.


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