Firing across Karachi, 12 dead

Firing continues in several parts of Karachi as 4 more people were killed raising the death toll from target killings to 12.

July 21, 2010

KARACHI: Firing continues in several parts of Karachi including Gulistan e Johar, Malir, Surjani Town and Shah Faisal Colony, on Wednesday, as four more people were shot dead in various areas of the city. The death toll from target killing incidents has now risen to 12.

Police recovered two of the dead bodies from the Sohrab Goth area of the city, while the third dead body was recovered from the Old Golimar area. All three bodies were shifted to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital for a post mortem examination.

Another person was also shot dead in the Sarjani Town area of the city.

Yesterday, seven people were shot dead in various areas on the outskirts of the city, in what the police said were mostly politically motivated attacks.


Anwar Ahmad | 12 years ago | Reply @Ahsan Zafeer Would you dare to cooperate with Police when you know you can end up the same way. Even if you do you are asked hundreds of questions before they move to investigate. This gives enough time for perpetrators to do whatever they want to do and run. Then you are left behind to face lengthy investigations and at a time feel yourself a culprit. When you finally get rid of Police then you are at the mercy of those who committed crime and they fully know every bit of detail about you and your family. This is why I blame politicians for creating this ruthless culture supporting criminals. @Imran Dhanji We make one big mistake when we link individual actions with state. State is indeed at fault when it support certain elements in society over other citizens. Pakistan earned bad reputation because of its incompetent, myopic religious as well as political leadership. Ideology of creation of Pakistan was right but it was hijacked within one year of its creation. Quaid-e-Azam cannot be blamed for the wrong doing of his successors. He wanted this country to be for everyone irrespective of cast, creed or belief. Religious leaders who opposed Pakistan's creation conspired later and laid down foundations for theocratic state by adopting Objective Resolution as foundation for constitution. Bhutto further strengthened theocracy by allowing constitutional amendments against Ahmadis and Ziaul Haq went a step further in sowing seeds of hatred by promulgating Ordinance XX/Blasphemy Laws and bringing Islamization to Armed Forces and supporting Jihadi culture. This is what is wrong with Pakistan now.
Sultan Ahmed. | 12 years ago | Reply Pakistan as islamic state must be point of peace for all but.............. who is responsible?
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