Rangers shooting: Mother blames Rehman Malik

Published: June 9, 2011
Relatives mourn shooting victim Sarfaraz Shah during his funeral in Karachi on June 9, 2011, after he was shot by Pakistani paramilitary soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

Relatives mourn shooting victim Sarfaraz Shah during his funeral in Karachi on June 9, 2011, after he was shot by Pakistani paramilitary soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

Relatives mourn shooting victim Sarfaraz Shah during his funeral in Karachi on June 9, 2011, after he was shot by Pakistani paramilitary soldiers. PHOTO: AFP Relatives mourn shooting victim Sarfaraz Shah during his funeral in Karachi on June 9, 2011, after he was shot by Pakistani paramilitary soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: The mother of the youth shot dead by Rangers personnel said on Thursday that she holds Interior Minister Rehman Malik responsible for the killing of her son.

Manzoor Fatima, mother of deceased 19-year-old Sarfaraz Shah, said that she blamed the interior minister for her son’s brutal murder.

“Who has allowed the Rangers to open fire on citizens? Rehman Malik has given the shoot at sight order,” she said. She also urged the Supreme Court to take notice of the incident.

Malik said on Thursday that it should not be forgotten that the boy was a criminal. He added that Shah was trying to rob two women before the incident took place.

Shah’s family is from Bagh in Azad Kashmir. According to his mother, he had recently taken his matric exams and had hoped to pursue computer science. He was the fourth child, and has four brothers.

His friends and relatives claim that Shah had never stolen from anyone to their knowledge. They also said that if he needed money, Shah would have asked his family.

Shah was shot at point blank range in a public park in an incident filmed live and broadcast on television on Wednesday. Footage of the incident, filmed by an Awaaz TV cameraman, was broadcast repeatedly on local television stations.

In it, a Rangers official can be seen dragging the boy, then throwing him towards half a dozen armed comrades, one of whom then shot the 19-year-old twice at point-blank range as he begged for his life.

The five Rangers were subsequently arrested and taken to the Rangers headquarters and Jinnah Court in Karachi.

Cameraman receives threats

The Awaaz TV cameraman who videotaped the incident has received threats from unknown persons after footage of the incident was aired on Wednesday.  Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said those calls would be traced and the cameraman would be given adequate protection.

Earlier, a case had been filed at the Boat Basin police station by Afsar Khan against Shah for attempted robbery. The complainant claimed that Sarfraz attempted to rob him and his family.

Town Police Officer Tariq Dharajo has said that the case registered against Shah is void as the accused is dead.

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Reader Comments (74)

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 6:36PM

    Even if Shah was a criminal, it was a cold blooded murder the forces are accountable for. Shoot an unarmed citizen and leave him to die is not what they are there for.

    Im sure whatever he robbed from the women (IF he ever did that) was not more precious than the blood of this kid who lives in a country plagued with millions of problems.

    It was an extra-judicial murder and nothing can change the fact.

    I would love to know how many target killers and criminals harboured by the political outfits in Karachi have been shot under the ‘shoot at sight’ order.Recommend

  • RhyMe
    Jun 9, 2011 - 6:42PM

    terrible!….shame on the so called saviours and protectors of awam!Recommend

  • Nadya
    Jun 9, 2011 - 6:54PM

    If this kid was a criminal and was rightfu
    Loy killed then all those sitting at the helms of affairs in Pakistan should be shot at point blank.allt he zardaris talpurs, bhuttos, sharifs, gillanis, hotis n others should be murdered in cold blood. Shame om the law enforcement agencies for killing innocent people of Pakistan n sparing the real criminals, the blood of the youth is so cheap that it can be wasted anytime, no wonder this country is cursed.Recommend

  • acenith harper
    Jun 9, 2011 - 6:54PM

    murder ! rehman malik shame on you ! he was a criminl !!?? so shoot him dead ?!! why give him a chance to prove his innocense ?!!! good lor people , our security forces need to be controlled !!! this is not the wild west !!! shame on this govt !!Recommend

  • M.Akthar
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:04PM

    The Poor Mother doesnt know Rehman Malik is also at the mercy of the Army/ISI. Hell also face the same fate of her son if he does say anything against the establishment.

    Anyway, Poor Mother, we are all sorry for the loss, but equally helpless. It was yesterday, Shehzad, today, its your son and t`row the Camera Man of the Awaaz TV.

    Theres not even a Single Leader whos capable to question the ISI or Army, even for some basic accoutability as every one fears their lives. Cant do anything beyond writing our comment and expressing regrets. We are sorry.Recommend

  • adnan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:09PM

    it was an extra judicial killing which is just as bad as a dron strike

    but what troubles me most is that how come the camera crew were their to cover the event like it was planed to be covered and how the rangers were not concerned about being filmed at such close range and why are all the tv channels showing the edited videos why not the raw footage ? why they have doctered and removed the parts from the video ????Recommend

  • saeed pannu
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:19PM

    i am very shameful to said that they for our security, hang till death these bloody guys..Recommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 7:24PM

    So we shoot thieves now? Saudia & Taliban are condemned for chopping hand off but shooting and let them bleed on pavements might be more humane I guess. Maybe Indian style of burning the person might be tried next.Recommend

  • truepakistani
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:26PM

    This just shows how badly a failed state our country is turning into. We have lost the value of life in our society.Recommend

  • Naeem
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:35PM

    The decesed should still nevertheless be tried for robbing a family at gunpoint ? taking them hostage and trying to snatch gun from Rangers and carrying an unlicensed arm for crime.Recommend

  • adeel qadri
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:42PM

    wht is going on…the forces killed ppl in khorot abad, now here… have they become blood thirsty… Recommend

  • salman malik
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:44PM

    @Natasha Suleman:
    i am so mch shocked after this wht is happing in pak.if he was a robber thats a different point but it doesnt mean that his punishment is death.n f he was robber then wots about those who are making weak the roots of our country .my mom always say salman wapis ajoo jaldi beeta but i said to my mom ,maa i hate this country i wont ever be backRecommend

  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:47PM

    This thief should have been killed. Let this serve as a reminder to all those people involved in petty crimes: Stop or you will be exterminated! Long live the rangers!Recommend

  • Mubashir
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:49PM

    We are not Humans…. we have become the SCUM of the Earth…. shame on us all!
    Pakistan has no enemies…. our Military is capable of Devouring its resources and kill anyone who stands up to them or makes them answerable for whatever inglorious accomplishments that they are credited with!Recommend

  • SA
    Jun 9, 2011 - 7:54PM

    This is absolutely shocking…. pity Pakistanis that have to live under the gunpoint of Army/ISI/Rangers who have collectively taken the country down the drain… who needs terrorists when you have Rangers so capable of cold-blooded murder!Recommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 7:55PM

    Pakistanis are not so simple. Just Allah can understand them.Recommend

  • wahab
    Jun 9, 2011 - 8:03PM

    Result of politicizing your police, weakening your courts to gain advantages and then relying on your army as a final choice.. Army has been trained to kill.. instead of using them inside city, Sindh government should focus on increasing strength of police.. New people should come on merit..Recommend

  • vasan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 8:10PM

    Do in Rome as Romans do. That is what Raymond Davis did in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Aamir
    Jun 9, 2011 - 8:36PM

    Very very unfortunate……my heart goes out to deceased’s family. Recommend

  • Roshan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 8:56PM

    Very sad and shameful period for Pakistan. The so called fake democracy has taken away freedom and safety of common citizens. It has not served it’s people. This is Facism under the cloak of democracy. Never in the history of Pakistan have the ordinary citizen felt so threatened and treated so badly by its own authorities.Recommend

  • Akbar Khan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 8:58PM

    things like this make me sick and ashamed to call myself Pakistani. You don’t just go around shooting people due to mere suspicion, the rangers are supposed to be there for our protection not for causing us harm – disgusting behaviourRecommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 9:05PM

    Very sad indeed, but we must not forget criminals do exactly the same when they rob from people & sadly no voice is ever raised against them. The boy didn’t deserved death, he could have learn his lesson in any other way, but this is very sad.Recommend

  • optimist
    Jun 9, 2011 - 9:17PM

    We don’t change and don’t want to change.

    We are sadistic and we will feel the ‘thrill’ over this sad incident, like we ‘enjoyed’ Sialkot brutal murders!Recommend

  • unknown
    Jun 9, 2011 - 9:47PM

    something is wrong with u all…if u really feel bad than go protest and do something about it…u people pretend to care but u all will forget abt this in a few days…shame on u all…if u cannot change or dont want to do anything about this than it is even worse to comment and be hypocritesRecommend

  • Asad
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:00PM

    Agreed that he was a criminal… but he begged them to take him to a hospital after he was shot twice… shame on all those present at the scene, including the camera man, for enjoying the show and leaving the ‘criminal’ bleed to deathRecommend

  • Disco Molvi
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:01PM

    Where are the religious parties on this? No rallies? No denouncement? No sympathy?
    I guess if the attackers were Israelis or American or Indian, than it would’ve been worth it for them to get off their slumber and cry justice.
    A Muslim killing a Muslim is no big deal right?.Recommend

  • maryam
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:05PM

    it is indeed a very shameful act… But commenting on it or criticising it wont make such a difference… The system of this country has shattered into pieces due to political instability… Our only way out of this insecurity and unharmony is to change the system… Uproot this system of so called democracy and bring the divine system that our Lord has bestowed on us..Recommend

  • zack
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:10PM

    So sad, the main problem of this country is no other then its own corrupt and greedy leaders and corrupt criminal mind law enforcement agencies under the hood of the criminal and corrupt govt. Citizens have no rights, no one listens to them. A group of rich corrupt people has kidnapped this contry. Like all other official crimes, this will also fade down slowly- May God help poor citizens of this country.

    Even if Sarfaraz Shah was a criminal, they don;t have any right to kill him. If there is a law, then court should decide and punish him. These rahgers job is to arrest him and take him to jail (In ideal situation). Which is not possible ……. I hope some one will punish these cold blodded murderers.Recommend

  • peace of mind meditation
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:35PM

    how can you sleep by doing such

    is whatever your god or your parents taught you this

    atleast be a humanRecommend

  • insaan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:50PM

    dear human being,
    the pakistani society became hub of terrorism. killing innocent people became routine. murder of Sarfraz in Karachi by the security forces was a brutal act of state terorims. it can ot be foregiveable. armed personnel should be hanged in front of people.Recommend

  • Hassan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:56PM

    Clearly this article reports less on the facts and more on the emotions that led to killing and emotions after.Recommend

  • Das
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:00PM

    being a citizen of Pakistani, all the responsible person which have an power of doing for something and want to do justice then within 24 hours hang to death all the personnel who are involve in the brutal murder of Pakistani citizen.

    President of Pakistan and Chief Justice of Pakistan are responsible to take action and to justice without any delay.

    All Pakistani head the under the depth of ocean by the action of the Rangers of Pakistan.Recommend

  • peace of mind meditation
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:05PM

    will your god be happy or your family proud

    you killed a innocent kid

    why you kill tehreek e taliban who killed thousands you coward

    you can only kill a kid in your life you never steal from your fathers pocket.

    every one do mistakes but to improve you do this

    god will punish you your soul will cry everytime

    meditation centres should be there
    and people should read comics please be cool beat pillows if you get angry


  • Shafique
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:10PM

    well raw man malik will order yet another inquiry….. amongst all the people … only the macho man is doing the job allright…. he does watch star wars though as a pass time activityRecommend

  • Imran
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:14PM

    Lets get out we have had enough of every thing lets get out lets hit the streets for once please stand up enough is enough there is blood every where get up please get upRecommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 11:41PM

    Some one wrote to me in a similar context Sialkot cricketer siblings lynched
    by mob with law enforcement agency participation was concluded:Rule of law
    was now back supremein Pakistan!
    I find it all strange internally for Pakistan.As for outsiders, they are expected
    to provide actionable intelligence within Pakistan´s sovereign territory.That is
    what led the U.S. navy SEALs to collect the body of Osama Bin Laden
    and dump it in the Arabian Sea.
    -Kulamarva Balakrishna Recommend

  • Bilafond
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:48PM

    If we keep allowing our judicial process to take months and people keep getting away nothing will happen so sit and watch. Did we have conviction on Sialkot Incident? when did it take place? Please continue making noise and wait for another bank robbery, another kidnapping and another killing like this one. OTHERWISE keep shut and suffer, because we have a short memory and this will also go into media archives and all will be forgotten. All channels need is to have “EXCLUSIVE” flashed and wait for another exclusive. Recommend

  • Andy
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:52PM

    @Disco Molvi:
    How does this become the duty of relegious leaders to protest? Every citizen need to go out and protest, not because the young guy who was killed was innocent (until proved by court), but for agencies who are there to protect people are in fact killing innocent people.
    Why has not a single person establishment resigned over this incident? This shows the true faces of our so-called democratically elected representative…Like maryam said “Our only way out of this insecurity and unharmony is to change the system… Uproot this system of so called democracy and bring the divine system that our Lord has bestowed on us..Recommend

  • zack
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:55PM

    It is because we can’t do anything. How can you face a greedy powerful and uniformed terrorist?Recommend

  • Independent from UK
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:57PM

    This fellow known as Rehman is incomprehensible.
    He gives verdict before even the alleged criminal is tried in court.
    Why does Asif Ali Zardari appoint him as ambassador of President House to Edgware Road where he will be happy with his mentor.Recommend

  • SaudiRules
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:20AM

    Watch this video and decide:
    They killed this man worse than an animal. I am sick to my stomach.Recommend

  • Ihk
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:28AM

    I just saw the video. I can’t stop crying. I am still crying…. I can’t help it… I cannot stop crying…Recommend

  • khurram
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:00AM

    saleem shehzad ………unarmed 19yr pakistani …the killing will go on

    i think army wants to come again and impose martial law .they want to rule this country

    Our Generals loves Mercedes and Cadillac and DHA estate.Recommend

  • Faction
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:12AM

    Apparently, shortly before thnincident the victim mentioned that pakistan’s blasphemy law was a “black” law, so you should all be throwing rose petals at the ranger’s feet when he shows up for his arraignment.Recommend

  • Carlos Guajardo
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:40AM

    In the US, in France, Japan… and Pakistan too: it is called murder.Recommend

  • American pakistani
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:22AM

    This is murder. Have any of you seen the video on youtube?? I was simply disgusted. The ranger who shot the boy should be given the death penalty. The others standing by should also be held responsible for not intervening or even calling for help when the boy was bleeding to death. Even if he was a criminal, he was not posing a danger to any of the rangers that lethal force was needed to subdue him. Rehman Malik is crazy for not condemning this and instead stating that the actions were justifiable because he was a petty thief.

    These are times when i feel sorry to be pakistani.. Recommend

  • Sameer Usmani
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:34AM

    I am sure even after seeing the video, some of our ‘intellectuals’ will justify this barbaric and heinous act. The video of this accident implies that in all such cases, in which the police claim to encounter robbers/bandits/terrorists, the real scenario is entirely different, and in fact, the law enforcing agencies are the real culprits along with the BIG PEOPLE backing them !

    P.S. When a middle class, ordinary man’s car which he bought from his hard earned money is ravaged and/or burned, when people are kidnapped, when people are robbed, when shops are looted, these rangers and police personnel claim they aren’t allowed to shoot and/or they are unable to do their job. When the children of influential people do crimes they don’t confront them, when they roam around in cars with tinted glass, the police wala’s can’t stop them ! Funny eh ?Recommend

  • Asghar Baloch
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:38AM

    This is happenig every day every where in Paksitan. the only difference is that Cameramen are not available in Tribal areas and Balohistan to record the inhuman brutality of state killers where the predators are killing poeple ruthlessly and dead bodies are being thrown away.shame on our collective conscious.Recommend

  • Achajee
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:44AM

    @Khurram. Please know – Retarded, irresponsible murderous acts like these is begging for the Army to take over and protect it’s citizens. Every time Paki democracy is given a chance . . .it proves to be irresponsible, deadly and sucidal for the Nation. The proof is in the pudding. Paki democracy creates chaos, insecurity and unstability for it’s citizens. The country was not ready for democracy in the first place. It has too many wicked enemies that flourish during Paki democracy and are cultivating terrorism.This has proved to be very costly for the Nation as a whole. Pakistan needs security first and only the Arm forces can provide this to this young struggling country and its citizens.The Arm forces follow the code of ethics, at least more than any institution with integrity and loyalty in serving Pakistan and they have always done a much better job. And thats the simple fact- like it or not! Its upto Pakistan to produce loyal, honest, patriotic and respnosible democratic leaders . . . until then the Arm forces is most WELCOME!!Recommend

  • Mehnaz
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:54AM

    I’m too disgusted by the heading that I don’t even want to read details!!!!
    In a country obsessed by religion & vigilante justice, it only seems fit that the ranger who shot this 19 year old for no reason shoud meet the same end!! Seriously, I am a mother of a 17 year old & cannot even contemplate the thought of God-forbid any harm to him. Who can console this mother???
    This is brutal murder! I say give the “eye for an eye” justice here, just to set a precedence that it is not only the weak that have to face unfair punishment.
    I really pray for the youth of my country!!!!Recommend

  • Alias
    Jun 10, 2011 - 9:19AM

    This is murder.

    No excuses. This case is plain murder by the institution that is supposedly there to protect the people of this nation.

    Wearing a uniform does not convert the act of murder to anything else.

    Shame on us all.Recommend

  • adnanbinraza@hotmail.com
    Jun 10, 2011 - 9:38AM

    dont believe on media guys.this media showed us incident of sialkot and told us that two boys killed by mob were innocent.but later on it proved that two brothers were letahal gangsters who had killed 3 people earlier including 7 year old childRecommend

  • Shahryar
    Jun 10, 2011 - 10:04AM

    i agree with the point that what happened was grose. No one has the authority to kill anyone. But have we ever thought about those robbers who snatch mobile phones and kill innocent citizens on resistance………… What would have been done if he was arrested….. Nothing.
    For me he was just another robber trying to rob innocent citizens and killed when caught.Recommend

  • Saad Ahmed
    Jun 10, 2011 - 10:36AM

    @Mehnaz: For no reason??? have anyone robbed you, have anyone steal a phone or something from you yet .. I dont think it has happened with you madam, otherwise you wont have said being shot for no reason. Come’on I have been saying this thing for quite sometime that the only way we can finish crime from this country is to deal with these criminals in the same manner as the Rangers have done in this case. Daily in newspaper we read that someone has been shot by these criminals but you never feel sorry nor right nanyhing in their console, but here because a footage of that incident has been aired your sympathy has been shifted towards that criminal … wow thats amazing, just because of people lke you these criminals are are living freely and doing whatever they want. Recommend

  • Ali Naqvi
    Jun 10, 2011 - 11:35AM

    After reading comments from people who favor this brutal killing, it is true that we have become so insensitive to such incidents. Criminal or no criminal it was a cold blooded murder of a youth. Where is justice system in this Godforsaken country. Is it Wild West that you take law in your own hands and take a human like that and to add insult to injury a minister says “he stole”, so kill him like that on the streets without a trial.
    Has any one seen poverty in our country, people who live below powerty line and have no means to earn and it is the responsibility of those leaders who fill their own pockets and leave without even trying to improve life of an ordinary citizen.
    Alas! sad part is that this incident will also get buried without changing any one.Recommend

  • Why
    Jun 10, 2011 - 11:51AM

    Pakistani government thinks they own the world. What you guys have 2 atomic bombs and consider yourselves indestructible. Can’t even control the armed forces. By far one of the most inhumane acts I’ve seen on camera. I believe it’s time for a new government. Barack needs to get I. There and tear Pakistani government a new one. Recommend

  • Ihk
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:17PM

    @Saad Ahmed:
    You are being a bit too crude, Sir. Extra judicial killings are plain murders. Even in countires with strong judiciary, murderers are given a chance to represent their case.
    If we start taking things in our own hands the result will be quite similar to the Sialkot lynching. Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:25PM

    It’s alright to stand behind a victim and raise your voice for justice but stand up for criminals?!

    C’mon! What have the ordinary citizens of Pakistan done that no one condemns the thugs out there who terrorize us day in day out. Ask a victim of such street crimes how helpless s/he feels when just lost his valuables at a gunpoint by likes of this “innocent” Shah.

    Perhaps Sarfaraz Shah did not have a criminal record —- but most of ‘such characters’ do not (alas, they do not leave their names and address with the victims of their crimes!). What a paradox —- the “nation” has unanimously condemned the law enforcing agencies en masse and now unitedly stands behind the criminals who terrorize the ordinary citizens with impunity every day —- and night —– in the streets of Pakistan by snatching their purses, cell phones, wallets and whatever valuables at gun point leaving their preys in shock and awe often physically brutalized. At least now a ‘united people’, never mind the cause!

    Yes, law enforcers brutalities can not be condoned and must be condemned, but making a criminal a hero?! I’m certain all the muggers and looters in Pakistan must be quite proud of our national sense of right and wrong.

    Look a society learns to respect law either because it cares about the rights of fellow citizens or fears the law and its enforcement. Since, most of us don’t give a damn about our fellow citizens; the only only other option is to let the state enforce a fear of law (and God) through display of State’s right and monopoly over violence. Recommend

  • Disco Molvi
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:35PM

    @Andy: Putting forth your very own question to you, when the religious leaders can consider it their duty to come out to protest against Drone attack, for Aafia Siddiqui and against killing of OBL, what stops them from coming out to cry justice for this young man?
    Simple, because they only consider to come out in protest when an outsider (read USA, India, Israel) is involved.Recommend

  • Jun 10, 2011 - 2:42PM

    This boy was not killed by a single out of control official. Rather the murder was committed by consent of the whole group of rangers. Justice demands that the rangers should be disbanded. There is no difference between them and Israeli militias who indulge in similar actions.Recommend

  • Waqas Rana
    Jun 10, 2011 - 3:43PM

    what i think i that we should not blam whole insitutation. What we should do is that we treat those uniform person in the same way as they did to that boy.Recommend

    Jun 10, 2011 - 3:45PM

    …if police kill the boy in a public areea in the light ov the day..then no safety in that country.i didnt sleep all night…i see the boy face imploring to let him in peace…police pley with gun…they break him with bulet and break milion ov peoples heart…i hope the criminal will get the bigest penishment,i prey ALLAH will help this family boy to find power to realize something in the name ov the boy that die…so no other young person will die from police hands or political orders or peoples with no soul.rest in peace young boy…hope your life louzz will safe other..at least this.Recommend

  • Mehnaz
    Jun 10, 2011 - 3:47PM

    @Saad Ahmed:
    Dear Saad: Yes, I have been robbed twice at gun point! Even my family members & friends have been robbed multiple times. But it is no reason to shoot someone…theft DOES NOT equate murder!
    Secondly, I am literally too disgusted just reading the news, I have no heart to watch it on television. It is a matter of a paid “Chowkidaar” taking matters into his own hands & deciding to dole justice on an unarmed person. Recommend

  • Mehnaz
    Jun 10, 2011 - 3:48PM

    @Anwar: AgreedRecommend

  • farazkashmiri
    Jun 10, 2011 - 4:39PM

    they are not human they are animalRecommend

  • ali
    Jun 10, 2011 - 5:38PM

    its all bakwas i would like to c those women who he try to rob :@ all jhoot sharam nai ate in ko i m done with words literally… i m so annoyed and there is no one who we look up for help except Allah… Justice will be done Inshallah… Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Jun 10, 2011 - 5:46PM

    @Saad Ahmed:

    His mother and family should have seen to him that they were not raising a criminal, it’s too late to cry now. I’m sorry I’m not going to mourn demise of a criminal —- One less the better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Maaz
    Jun 10, 2011 - 7:16PM

    Shame on media and people who are calling this criminal innocent, Yes these people are innocent who carry gun and rob people in the park, on the road and streets on signals and enter into offices and homes forcefully and deprive of real innocent citizens of their money and do what ever they want, even they kill also if some one resists. I wish and pray same thing happen to TV anchors and with those who are siding with criminals and make them innocent in a second. He was caught red handed with GUN while he was keeping a family at gun poit and looting them. why he said Mai Majboor tha. ?? it shows he confessed of committing crime. I also see his mother saying he went for work where as his brother says he was looking for job.? Rangers did a great job to discourage criminals , they will think twice before committing any crime but as media is making criminals heroes now all criminals must be celebrating new freedom. No one can do anything to them and our court system will always release them honorably. Now you will see how the crime rate will rise…Long live criminals and now joint venture with media anchors. I salute rangers they are always there when situation is worst. I pray for the brave man who hit his hand .. in Islam also.. cut the hand of thieves.Recommend

  • Maaz
    Jun 10, 2011 - 7:20PM

    the rangers were not having any personal grudge on him even no one of them knew him. If same kind of things happen to your family by this kind of criminals then you will know.Recommend

  • Proud Pakhtoon
    Jun 10, 2011 - 9:21PM

    @Asghar Baloch:
    I agree with you 100% brother. I am having a hard time understanding this pattern of public response. When news like these are broadcasted on TV or YouTube, we react so quickly and severely but turn a deaf ear when hundreds of innocent people get killed in the tribal areas. Until we become a ONE nation, we can never be united and will never feel the agony one feels in any part of the country. Recommend

  • Rabi
    Jun 10, 2011 - 11:51PM

    I watched the video today and I believe this is extremely painful for anyone to watch this terrible video clip. I am sure no one has any right to kill anyone that brutally, even if they are criminals. I remember the incident of Sailkut’s brothers who was brutally killed by a gang in front of police and 100’s of people.Later those Hafiz-e-Quran brothers was called criminals. NO one has the right to kill someone and then called them criminals .

    Whenever I come across this sort of news my heart is full of pain and sorrow that why? Do we have any answer what we are doing and why this is happening every day in Pakistan.

    I as a Pakistani who is not proud today after watching this video will condemn this incident and believe that the Rangers who killed that innocent child will get punishment soon and also pray that Allah give patience to Sarfraz’s poor mother. Ameen Recommend

  • Khurram Shoaib
    Jun 10, 2011 - 11:58PM

    @Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi:

    Are you serious??Please tell me its a joke, a really bad one but still way better than this comment! This could have happened to any of us or our loved ones without any rhyme or reason, and later on people would have made a story out of it that we were criminals. Even if he was a criminal, no religion and no culture in this world allows this sort of behavior. We all do say such things in aggression to the times we lost our cell phones, but my friend it doesn’t mean killing of a human like this is justified. Our justice system is below the mark agreed, but then again, its not your decision to pass a verdict who should be killed and who should be spared. For you it might be okay to kill someone for petty crimes like this one, for someone else it would be okay to kill someone on an even smaller issue like breaking a traffic signal, and trust me I am not exaggerating.Recommend

  • Saad Ahmed
    Jun 13, 2011 - 10:44AM

    @Maaz: I totally agree with you Maaz… here media is only showing one side of the story which is totally unfair Recommend

  • Sameer Usmani
    Jun 25, 2011 - 11:46PM

    I’ve been reading the comments, some people say he was a culprit and was rightly taken down, and some say he was innocent. I don’t know what he was ! But ! i know 1 thing for sure, if we have to stand up against these criminals, these poor chaps shouldn’t be the one punished first, the first cold blooded death, burst of rifle at point blank range should be fired on the heads of the people patronizing it. The people advocating the notion that at least one criminal was eliminated should then stand up, go to the well known BIG people who are sparred by nobody, no police/rangers/army is ever able to tackle them. Justice starts from the top, the biggest one should be brought to justice first, these poor people are only the branches, the roots are secure.

    P.S. I didn’t wanted to mention this, but this page is mostly visited by people who call themselves modern and moderate, and who oppose Islamic sentences like Benazir Bhutto who probably called the amputation of hands a cruel punishment. Its a clear shift for those people when they regard Islamic laws as cruel and if a similar thing happens to them, they want to kill the damn culprit !Recommend

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