Karachi unrest: Killings continue despite security operations

Target operation in Musharaf colony should be replicated in other areas to counter terrorism, say citizens.

February 12, 2013
A file photo of Rangers personnel deployed in Karachi to maintain law and order. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

Rangers arrested six suspects and recovered arms during a targeted operation in Musharraf Colony as unrest in Karachi continued, Express News on Tuesday.

A targeted security operation started early morning after security officials got a tip off regarding the presence of suspects from banned organisations in the area. They also demolished ‘Jhanda Chowk’ as many banned organisations had put up flags on this roundabout. Slogans of these organizations in the form of graffiti were also removed.

The operation went on for three hours utilizing approximately more than 500 officials and more than three dozen vehicles. Women officials were also involved to strengthen the operation together with aerial surveillance.

Many areas of Musharraf colony were cordoned off and entry and exit points were sealed. People going in and out of the cordoned areas were searched thoroughly.

People residing in the area expressed their satisfaction regarding the operation and encouraged forces to carry on such operations in other areas as well to rid Karachi of terrorists.

Later during the day, firing in Golimar peetal gali lane injured four while one succumbed to injuries.  The injured were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed hospital and have been identified as Idrees, Hatim, Wajid and Nizam .

In another incident, sub inspector Ghulam Raza and his wife were severely injured as unknown people opened fire on them near Shahrah-e-Faisal. Both received bullets on the chest and face and were admitted to a hospital. Doctors say their situation is critical.

Earlier in Clifton, unknown men opened fire on a car and killed one person near the Russian Embassy.

Meanwhile, in Manghopir three bandits were killed in an encounter while five managed to escape. According to DIG West Javed Aalam Odho, eight of them were trying to escape after looting a truck near Manghopir northern by-pass.


raj786 | 8 years ago | Reply

Ur gov is thinking abt AFZAL in stead of KARACHI or its own people

Raja Islam | 8 years ago | Reply

The only time there was some semblance of law and order was when General Naseerullah Babar was in charge.

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