Karachi violence: JSQM activist killed in Dalmia, TTP logistical supporter caught

Eleven men, including an alleged logistical supporter of TTP, a Lyari gangster nabbed.

Our Correspondent July 21, 2012


The worker of a nationalist party was killed and three bodies were found on Friday.

Jamil, 24, was an activist of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) and was shot dead in Dalmia area by two motorcyclists when he was on his way home. Jamil was a resident of Shanti Nagar.

Arif, 28, was gunned down at Banaras Market when he was sitting at his easy load shop. Two assailants shot him once in the chest.

An unidentified man was  shot dead near Al-Asif Square  and his body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

The body of 30-year-old Gulfam was found near Lea Market. SHO Imdad Khawaja said the victim was a rickshaw driver and had been missing since Thursday, when he left his home in Azam Basti and had not returned since.

Khawaja said that Gulfam was kidnapped and killed by shooting him in the chest. The body was later dumped in Lea Market. It was taken to Civil hospital for autopsy.

Another body was found from Sector 51-C. The victim was identified as 50-year-old Liaquat and was a resident of Korangi. SHO Dilawar Jokhio said that Liaquat was tortured and then shot over what be believed to be personnel enmity.

The body of 28-year-old Nadeem was found from Hussainabad. According to SHO Haseeb Qureshi, Nadeem used to sell plastic bags and owned a shop in the area. He was first kidnapped and later killed. SHO Qureshi said that since Nadeem used to work in Lyari earlier, his death might be related to it.


Eleven men, including an alleged logistical supporter of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and a Lyari gangster were nabbed on Friday.

According to the Anti-Extremist Cell (AEC), Naseeb Dad, aka Moosa, was caught in a raid in Sher Shah. A TT pistol was also found from him. AEC chief SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan said that Moosa is actually associated with the outlawed Harkatul Mujahideen al-Almi but had been currently working for the TTP. Khan said that Nadeem used to provide logistical support to the TTP commanders in its Karachi chapter and was also responsible for generating funds for the organisation.

In another raid, an alleged Lyari gangster, Mehboob Ali, was caught from Hub River Road. The AEC officials said that he was affiliated with the Sajjad Khatri group from Lyari and was involved in over six cases target killings, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.

The AEC also arrested nine more alleged street criminals. They were caught from Sher Shah and Maripur and were identified as Sagheer Ahmed, Fahim, Anwar, Arif, Almas, Aslam and Akhtar.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.