Rashid Rekha: Lyari gangster killed in shootout

Rekha was injured in the ensuing exchange of fire between rangers and other gang.


Our Correspondent February 22, 2013

KARACHI: After having a million rupees bounty withdrawn from his head recently, Rashid Rekha a known gangster from Lyari was killed in an alleged shootout in Karachi’s old city area of Kharadar.

According to an official of Rangers, on receiving reports of an ongoing gun battle between two gangs in the area they moved in to control the situation.

On being challenged the gangsters opened fire on the Rangers.

In the ensuing exchange of fire, Rashid Rekha was injured and taken to Lyari General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2013.

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Abid P. Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

A gang which is reputed for running all sorts of rackets is issued license to own shiploads of guns by a provincial minister. The gang besides occasional territorial fights, guards peace in Lyari Area under the name of Amn Committee. . The gun totting gentlemen carry a price on their heads. To gain their support in the coming elections, it is declared that they are no more a danger. At this MQM puts its foot down saying,"Enough is enough." . The gang continues on, in business as usual mode. I wish I could understand even an iota of what is going on.

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