Karachi violence: After ANP worker murdered, 6 killed, 3 injured, 11 vehicles torched

Unknow­n people opened fire on car of ANP worker in front of the Matric Board Office in Nazima­bad.

Web Desk March 28, 2012
Karachi violence: After ANP worker murdered, 6 killed, 3 injured, 11 vehicles torched

KARACHI: As Karachi recovered from a day of violence that saw over eight people killed earlier on Tuesday, an Awami National Party (ANP) worker was killed. The ensuing spate of violence saw six more people being killed, three injured and 11 vehicles being torched in the city on Wednesday.

Unknown people had opened fire on a car of an ANP worker in front of the Matric Board Office in Nazimabad.

Express News correspondent Shahab Salman reported that two people were taken to Liaquat National Hospital after the firing incident Zainul Abideen was pronounced dead. The injured was identified as Sajid Hasanzai. Both were workers of the ANP.

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The body of the deceased ANP worker has reached home in Lasbela.

Due to security threat, public transport will not run on its routes tomorrow (Thursday).


Wagon burnt on University Road.

The number of vehicles burnt has risen to nine.

ANP chief Asfandyar Wali has demanded a full investigation into the incident and has asked that action be taken against the killers.

All Private School Association has decided that schools will remain open tomorrow.

The body of the deceased ANP worker has been sent home from hospital.


According to police, a car was burnt down near Rabia City, Gulistan-e-Johar.

A total number of eight cars have been burnt so far.


There are reports of unidentified men taking at least 12 blindfolded people into Micasa Apartments, near Essa Nagri area.


ANP has announced a day of mourning tomorrow (Thursday).

MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has urged the government to take strict action against those destroying peace in Karachi.


Rehman Malik says deweaponisation of the entire country needed.

Despite heavy presence of security personnel in the area, firing continues in Essa Nagri.

An order has been given to bring all police mobiles and armoured personnel carrier into the streets.


The transporters association has announced that public transport will not be running for the rest of the day. The decision to run transport tomorrow will be taken after assessing the situation.

Unknown men have pelted vehicles with stones near Micasa Apartments in the Hasan Square area.


Target killing in Karachi is a conspiracy, says Interior Minister Rehman Malik.


The Police spokesperson has said that strict action will be taken against miscreants.

Over seven motorcycles and vehicles have been burnt so far.

Intense firing reported in Essa Nagri, there is no sign of police or security personnel in the area.


Killing of an ANP member is an attempt to destroy city’s peace and the culprits should be immediately arrested, says MQM Rabita Committee.

A car has been burnt down in Essa Nagri area.

Miscreants have attacked factories in the SITE area.

Commuters were taken off vehicles and beaten up by miscreants in the Banaras area.

The route to Kati Pahari has been closed.


Senator Shahi Syed has strongly condemned the incident and demanded that the killers be arrested immediately. He has also asked ANP workers to remain peaceful and help law enforcement agencies.

Shahi Syed has also demanded that a judicial inquiry be conducted into the incident.


Police, rangers are present in all the affected areas and are trying to control the situation.

Lasbela Chowk is the most affected area however security personnel have brought situation under control. SSP East is present in the area along with the heavy contingent of security personnel. Situation has however not returned to normalcy, Express News correspondent reported.


Aerial firing reported in the Hasan Square area.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has ordered that strict action be taken against miscreant. He has also ordered Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh to present a report on the situation.

Additional Rangers personnel deputed to control situation.


Firing incidents reported in Banaras Colony.

Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan has taken notice of firing incidents.

Petrol pumps across the city are being shut down. Massive rush at some pumps.

Two vehicles and three motorcycles have been burnt in the Teen Hatti area.


Local media reports nine people have been injured in firing incidents across the city so far.


District East DIG Tahir Naveed has ordered Rangers to reach the affected areas and told the concerned DSPs and SHOs to roam their areas and arrest miscreants.

The firing incidents have caused traffic jam at Saddar and MA Jinnah Road.

Unknown men have burnt down vehicles near Nishter Road and Patel Para.


Shopkeepers in Lasbela, Saddar, Bohri Bazar and near Abdullah Haroon Road have closed their shops.

Firing incidents were reported in MPR Colony in Orangi town and Empress Market, which have left one injured.

A bus has also been burnt near Nishtar Road.


Protestors in Lasbela and Patel Para came out into the streets after the incident, pelting vehicles with stones and blocking traffic. Two vehicles were also burnt in Lasbela.

Karachi became a target of fierce aggression on March 27, as tyres and vehicles were set on fire, people were killed in firing incidents and roads were blocked as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced to mourn the death of its workers.

At least 10 people lost their lives, two dozen were injured and around 46 vehicles set alight in the violence.


Jai | 12 years ago | Reply

Hi friends, i don't understand why the partition immigrants in Pakistan are still called "Muhajirs". Even their future generations who are born in Pakistan are labelled Muhajirs after 6 decades. People who came to India after partition haven't been treated differently and their is no special name for them. They've become successful because of their hardwork. Our PM Manmohan Singh is an example of someone who was born in what is now Pakistani territory. I'm also from an immigrant Hindu family who used to earlier stay in Sant nagar, Lahore before partition.

dv sikka | 12 years ago | Reply

@jahanabad - I wonder if you realise the plight of those hindus, sikhs and muslims who suffered because of the most foolish and sadistic decisions taken by those who negotiated so called 'azadi'. Ten of millions suddenly became faceless destitutes at the mercy of goondas. All that I can say is that those people need to be treated as human beings. They have been unwelcome both in India as also Pakistan. Please stop using the word MUHAJIR, they are your brothers who need your love.Show you compassion and embrace them as guests and not as vultures. They will feel happy and you will have peace and also feel happy.

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