Target killings: Fresh wave of violence claims 6 more lives

Violence continues to claim lives Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Mobina Town.


Faraz Khan August 08, 2011

KARACHI: Police and Rangers detained at least six suspects during a search operation in Rabia City in Gulistan-e-Jauhar late on Monday.

As the spate of killings continued, six people were killed and over 12 wounded in Jauhar and Mobina Town, respectively.

Earlier at the 141st Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters on Monday, chaired by COAS General Ashfaq Kayani, discussed the security situation in the country in general and Karachi in particular.

The participants had said they hoped the recent measures taken by the Sindh government would help improve the security situation in the metropolis.

Karachi has become a battleground with authorities struggling to stem the violence, blamed on activists from political parties representing competing ethnic groups, from spiralling.

The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says 800 people, most of them poor, have died since January, including 300 last month alone.

Earlier Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters in Karachi that the government had taken steps to clear out stockpiles of illegal weapons by cancelling all firearm licences at the end of the month, forcing owners to reapply.

COMMENTS (8)

Shatir Banda | 9 years ago | Reply

Just Have Majority of 2 districts and they want thier own province.

Naeem Siddiqui | 9 years ago | Reply

@Vicram Singh

If you are comparing pre 1971 East Pakistan sitiuation with current situation in Karachi then you are totally ignorent of events in East Pakistan happend before 1971!

You can compare the current situation in karachi with Maxico drug war or Mumbai gang war in 1990s that had politicle touch as well. :)

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