Karachi violence claims five lives

Five people were killed overnight in a cycle of violence in Karachi.

Express July 07, 2010


Five people were killed overnight in a cycle of violence in Karachi.

Four were killed in Sarjani Town while six were injured.

A woman was  murdered in a separate incident in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. The woman was an employee of a state agency. She was working inside her office when a gunman stormed in and shot her. Shahrah-e-Faisal police said they have caught a man named Sajjad, who they believe is the killer.

No arrests have been made in Sarjani town, where a clash erupted when two groups met to clear out a dispute over land.

Four people, including workers of the Pakistan People's Party and the PPP Shaheed Bhutto group, were gunned down. The six injured people were caught in a gunbattle in the Yousufgoth area of Sarjani.

Businesses in the area remain shut out of fear of further conflict.


tanweer | 12 years ago | Reply Urdu-speaking people being attacked: MQM Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) activists are being attacked all over the city and the Rangers and police have practically failed to control the unrest, claimed MQM’s Wasay Jalil on Wednesday. Addressing the MQM Rabita Committee’s press conference, he repeated their stance that the “land, drugs and arms mafia” are active in the violence-hit areas. “Urdu-speaking people are being targeted in Orangi,” he said, adding that miscreants are breaking into the houses of MQM activists and setting them on fire. “Several shops owned by the MQM workers have been gutted.” He claimed that the “terrorists involved in the violence and rioting” belong to Qasba Colony, Banaras, Katti Pahari and Faqir Colony and they have killed and injured dozens of MQM workers and supporters. These terrorists have set up sand-bag barriers and are firing in Muslimabad and Pirabad, he said
Sher Zaman | 12 years ago | Reply These sectarian and target killings have disrupted peace in the city. People are afraid to resume their work and businesses and are constantly in fear. All the stakeholders must hold talks and discuss the possibilities for peace, instead of engaging in armed conflicts.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Most Read