Target killing: 2 killed, 2 injured in Bahadurabad

Published: May 13, 2012
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Unidentified men stopped their car and opened fire on them. PHOTO: EXPRESS/RASHID AJMERI

Unidentified men stopped their car and opened fire on them. PHOTO: EXPRESS/RASHID AJMERI

Unidentified men stopped their car and opened fire on them. PHOTO: EXPRESS/RASHID AJMERI According to sources, both the deceased were affiliated with a religious party. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS SCREENSHOT

KARACHI: Two people were killed while two others were critically injured when unidentified men stopped their car and opened fire on them on Sunday in the Bahadurabad area of Karachi, Express News reported.

Two of the victims, identified as Maulana Aslam Sheikhupuri and Maulana Hasan Aziz, succumbed to their injuries, whereas their security guards were in a critical state.

According to sources, the deceased were affiliated with a religious party.

The injured were shifted to Jinnah Hospital. Police arrived at the scene to collect evidence and conduct investigations.

Following the incident, businesses and shops closed down in the area due to fear.

Four more killed across the city

Four more people were killed across the city during the day. Two bodies were found in Landhi, wherein one was identified as Shah Faisal.

In Khokhrapar, Rajab Ali’s body was found wrapped up in a blanket.

Meanwhile in the Mominabad area of Orangi, unidentified assailants shot dead one person, identified as Imran, while injuring his wife Kehkashan.

Police have not yet made any arrests in the following incidents.

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  • Muhammad Faraz
    May 13, 2012 - 2:16PM

    Sectarian terrorists strike again.This time it was the turn of the Sunni religious leaders.For how long will these sectarian killings continue? What has this sectarian battle gotten pakstan,only bloodshed and hate,nothing else.The people of the two sects must learn to live together in peace.

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  • Akhtar Ghazi
    May 13, 2012 - 2:37PM

    Those reposible should be hanged. Ulema are the last hope for this directionless society. Govt should provide maximum protection for them. Strongly condemn!

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  • Animal Farm - Desi
    May 13, 2012 - 2:57PM

    Yes, keep killing eachother… no need for the drones…

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  • Abdul Jabbar
    May 13, 2012 - 3:24PM

    Maulana Sheikhupuri was a well known and popular imam. May Allah bless both the deceased and give their families the patience to bear this tragedy.Amen

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  • Faisal Manzoor
    May 13, 2012 - 3:38PM

    Inna Lillah Wa Inna Elahe Rajioon. Indeed it is a very sad incident. Death of a scholar is death of the world. and Maulana Asalam Sheikhupuri was one of the most respected aalim of our locality.

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  • Anon
    May 13, 2012 - 3:49PM

    Maulana Sheikhupura is a highly respected Sunni Fiqh scholar, since ET loves running screaming headlines about which minority Shia, Ahmedi, Christians killed (even before the police can establish it was a personal or sectarian motive) Why doesnt ET run bold headlines now?
    Also please note Sheikhupura was only a scholar and not affiliated with any religious or political parties!!!

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  • Perfectly "Single" Standard
    May 13, 2012 - 4:32PM

    Were they Sunni or Shia? (Must be Sunni because when Shias are killed, their sectarian identification is repeated multiple times in news stories & on media).
    And since there is no comment yet by Ali Salman Alvi so I guess they were indeed Sunni?
    Yes it would have been #ShiaGenocide if they were Shia.
    Off course its not double-standrad (or is it?)Recommend

  • Usman Mustafa Syed
    May 13, 2012 - 4:35PM

    Inna lillahe wa inna ilayhe rajion.
    Maulana Aslam Sheikhupuri was a religious scholar. Not involved with any of the sectarian or political religious parties.
    Maut-ul-Aalim…..Maut-ul-Aalam.

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  • Ahmed
    May 13, 2012 - 4:45PM

    No comments, lets pray that May Allah return all this wrongdoings to those who initiated it and who are involved in these killings, Ameeeeeeen.

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  • Faisal
    May 13, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Maulana Aslam Sheikhupuri was the foudation of darsequran.com, may Allah shower his blessing upon the martyrs. It’s a great shock for a noble cause.

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  • etter
    May 13, 2012 - 5:10PM

    I know one thing – his killers and those who ordered his kill will not find any peace in rest of their lives.

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  • Abu Baker
    May 13, 2012 - 5:15PM

    @Anon: What is your problem with ET highlighting Shia, Ahmadi or Christian plight in our society, and no one celebrates death, well Taliban do but that is totally different story.Recommend

  • Abu Baker
    May 13, 2012 - 5:18PM

    @Muhammad Faraz: You implicit hint on Shia involvement is not justified.

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  • Lobster
    May 13, 2012 - 5:19PM

    To realize what a great loss it is, one should listen to Moulana Aslam Sheikhupuri’s lecture available at http://www.darsequran.com/. Unlike hate preachers he highlighted religious harmony. Despite of his disability, he was always active in helping others. May Allah rest his soul in Jannat.

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  • rafiq
    May 13, 2012 - 5:36PM

    @Abu Baker:
    people have there eyes and ears open its true when shia scholars dies there is always more noise then any one else i supposed some ting to do with iranian backed media houses to blame for, and yes no one likes any one’s death we all are muslims brothers but things get noticed when rubbed on face

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  • Abu Baker
    May 13, 2012 - 6:10PM

    @rafiq: well if Shia are killed unjust then there will be noise(which you don’t like), because they are part and parcel of our society, also you are lying about Iranian influence because ET has nothing to do with Iran. Unlike Lashkar e Jhangvi and Taliban no Shia has claimed responsibility for these murders. We all know Deobandis have problem with Shia but majority of Pakistanis are none violent.

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  • Usman Mustafa Syed
    May 13, 2012 - 6:54PM

    According to sources, the deceased were affiliated with a religious party.
    Will ET care to identify ‘the religious party’?
    He was a true Aalim & dedicated his life for Tafseer-e-Quran. He was not affiliated with any religious or political party. Also, from the standpoint of fair journalism it is important that you report with correct facts. Please do not try to turn-down the significance of this man & his martyrdom.

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  • Adnan
    May 13, 2012 - 7:32PM

    I challenge ET to declare the name of ‘the religious party’ with which Maulana Sheikhupuri was affiliated? yeah, please go ahead, I am listening….

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  • Tahir Amjad
    May 13, 2012 - 7:57PM

    Can I ask question to every one??
    If shias are muslims than what are sunnis…..& if sunnis are muslims what are shias
    I have studdied a lot about shia sect and to be very frank I could not find much more commonalities between shia & sunnis,,,,,,,,

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  • saleem
    May 13, 2012 - 7:59PM

    why only religieous leaders are killed, why dont they kill corrupt persons

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  • Hammad Siddiqui
    May 13, 2012 - 8:08PM

    were they humans? Or only Sunni or Shia?

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  • Abdullah
    May 13, 2012 - 8:09PM

    The most bias newspaper of this country again proves it’s bias against religious scholars and Islam itself…
    “affiliation with a religious party”. sounds like he was martyred because he was “involved” in something… like the previous comments, i ask express tribune to reveal if this scholar had any affiliation with someone?

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  • Musthaq Ahmed
    May 13, 2012 - 8:21PM

    Are not moderates killed by extremists of their own camp ? This is an old practice to clear the ground. The two scholars paid a price for suing for harmony between Shias and Sunnis.

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  • Kaspar
    May 13, 2012 - 9:14PM

    Most of the comments betray a bias one way or the other. We should be clear on one point: Shias are a minority in this country, greatly outnumbered by Sunnis of various shades of religious opinion. The fact is that Shias seldom, if ever, resort to first strike. The problem of this country is extremism. And extremism in our context is of the Taliban-Lashkare Jhangvi vareity. They are known to claim reposinsibiloity for killings, too, both on religious and political ground. What they don’t seem to appreciate is that such killings never solved any problem. And if anyone thinks the Shias or any other minority has a hand in Maulana Aslam’s killing, think again. Many of the killings of the Sunnis maulanas and aalims have been shown to be the handiwork of aforementioned extremists!! Very often, they have owned up to it themselves
    What do such elements really want? Do they want a country where everyone should belong to one denomination only–their own! Even if this came true by some miracle, they would still be on the rampage, because they would find some other reason to cause division oppose and kill.

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  • May 13, 2012 - 9:38PM

    Salaam everybody,
    in the afternoon I recievd 02 text messages both blaming Shia for the same killing of the greatest scholar of our times but I replied them to please eliminate this allegation with the reason that even if the allegations would be true then the purpose of his killings would be more accomplished by spreading such SMSs. I personally believe that we have left far behind this sectarianism based killings yet that haunt us(by the only enemy of Islam) as the most easiest way to divide the Ummah especially here at sub continent. .. So please beware of the surroundings and dont be so softly exploited your selves !!!!

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  • Dr Khan
    May 13, 2012 - 10:03PM

    what kind of vague headline is that? how inappropriate for a website that makes sure every sectairan killing gets its name splashed allover ET except sunni killings. The Sunni dead number way more than any other sects dead. shame on the govt for not doing enough.

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  • sarwat
    May 13, 2012 - 10:40PM

    it is really very big loss of your whole nation. May Allah give him peace in heaven ameen.

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  • hazrat wali kakar
    May 13, 2012 - 10:42PM

    what the hell is happening in karachi?
    it is a horrified society.it is obvious that the people like angles are saved there in this society . so. what we expect about a lay man. where is state and its security agencies?

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  • Abu Baker
    May 13, 2012 - 11:16PM

    @sarwat: May Mulla rest in peace, but your statement is far fetched, I read the web site associated with him and did not find anything extraordinary. Yes whole of Pakistan needs to say NO to targeted and mindless killing irrespective of the victim’s religious believes, even if a Pakistani Hindu brother is kidnapped or murdered, we should strongly condemn it.

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  • BS Detector
    May 14, 2012 - 12:06AM

    WoW ET no sensational headlines about impending genocide in Pakistan? Oh wait it’s a Sunni scholar, must be another terrorist. Maulana Sheikhapura WAS NOT affiliated with any religious or political party. Recommend

  • True Muslim Paki
    May 14, 2012 - 12:10AM

    There will be revenge & this unfortunate action by some sects will not be tolerated. Pakistan & the true Islam will avenge, inshallah!

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 14, 2012 - 12:14AM

    Pakistan was created by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah for all people irrespective of cast, creed or religious believes.

    But political leaders and mullahs have given a negative image of Pakistan on the world map.

    Half of the Pakistan broke down in 1971 after 24 years of its creation when Bangladesh emerged on the world map.

    The remaining half is on its way of breaking down.

    No political or religious leader is capable to keep the people and the country united under one flag and one banner.

    This is why majority of the people in Pakistan think and says that the best suitable rule for Pakistan is the Army Rule which can put the criminals straight.

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  • May 14, 2012 - 12:29AM

    @Abu Baker…
    for you the website content may not be extraordinary. People here are sad because a scholar died… and thats it…. A person who was paralyzed (from both his legs) and hadn’t been into any religious or political party. pls don’t relate it to hindu/muslim/target/kidnappings.

    There is no doubt that ‘life is sacred’ whether it be a hindu or a muslim.

    But its human nature that the death of people you are associated to… saddens you more.

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  • Aqua
    May 14, 2012 - 2:36AM

    Why no one mentioned that at the end of the news it says that some dead bodies were found as well in sacks and the names couple of names were Shah Faisal and Rajab Ali (they definitely seem shia from their names)…so people who are crying about sunni killing should also read the last paragraph which is enough to shut your mouths when you are winging about so called sunni killing!!!

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  • SK - Salman
    May 14, 2012 - 6:40AM

    The article states:

    According to sources, the deceased
    were affiliated with a religious
    party.

    If you do not state the name of the party, you are contributing in the continued violence in the City. You are not serving your readers by not naming the party these two men were affiliated with, and your job as a reporter is to interview acquaintances and name the people and parties that are suspected by them. You take out a newspaper of an international standard but your reporting does not follow the norms of International reporting. Very disappointed in Express Tribune on this account.

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