KARACHI: Four people, with two activists from the Awami National Party (ANP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) each, were gunned down on Tuesday.
An area leader of the ANP, 40-yar-old Fazal Ameen, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Sherpao Colony while he was filling up his car’s radiator. He was shot multiple times and died on the spot. According to SHO Amanullah Marwat, Ameen was involved in the cargo business and no case has yet been registered for his killing.
After his death, a score of ANP workers reached Jinnah hospital and shouted slogans condemning his death. Law-and-order situation in Sherpao Colony was volatile as shops closed down and Rangers were deployed in the area.
The ANP spokesman condemned the killing and demanded that the government arrest the attackers.
An MQM worker, 27-year-old Aqeel, was gunned down in Qaimkhani Colony in Baldia. The police confirmed that the victim was affiliated with Unit 112 of the MQM and used to work in a factory.
In Manghopir, 35-year-old Saifullah was shot dead near Bhutto Morr. The police said that he was a masseuse and was sitting at a barber shop when he was killed in a drive-by shooting. SHO Chaudhry Basheer said that Saifullah was a resident of Sultanabad and hailed from southern Punjab.
Meanwhile, in Nazimabad, a 42-year-old man identified as Altaf was killed in the limits of Shamim Shaheed police post. The police said that Altaf was killed by his business partner, Saleem, over a financial dispute and said that he has been arrested.
Two more men, Rehmatullah Jan and his attacker were killed in Orangi Town No. 1. According to DSP Rustam Nawaz the bystanders caught the man who had attacked Jan and killed him. Another man, Fazal Bahadur, was shot dead in Garden area.
Separately, a suspected gangster, namely Fareed Baloch aka Shaka was gunned down in Orangi Town.
A local leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Abdul Rasheed Farooqi, was gunned down in near his house in New Karachi.
The Pak Colony police have arrested an alleged member of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. The alleged militant was identified as Inamullah, and is a resident of Frontier Colony. The police said that he was caught in a raid near Mewa Shah Graveyard while four of his accomplices escaped. Inamullah belongs to Matta tehsil in Swat and his group is suspected of being involved in the killing of two policemen, Crime Investigation Department’s ASI Ghufran and Pathan Colony’s head constable, Abdul Qayyum, in June 2012.
Meanwhile the East Zone police claimed to have nabbed an alleged gangster, whom they say is a member of Lyari’s Baba Ladla group. The suspect was identified as Shahid, aka Churail. The police also claimed to have found a hand grenade, a TT pistol and five kilogrammes of hashish from Churail’s possession.
The police said that Churail has confessed to killing ASI Aslam, several Urdu-speaking men and several more from the Kutchi community.
An alleged land grabber and target killer, Javed, aka Bunda, was also nabbed in Buffer Zone. He is allegedly involved in over 50 cases of target killings.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2012.
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