Shia leader injured in targeted attack in Karachi

Published: April 27, 2013
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Protesters staged a sit-in in front of the Governor House in Lahore to protest Shia killings. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

Protesters staged a sit-in in front of the Governor House in Lahore to protest Shia killings. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

KARACHI: Leader of the Jafaria Alliance, Syed Allama Baqir Zaidi, was injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at his car in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi on Saturday, reported Express News.

Zaidi’s guard, who was also injured in the incident, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Attacks targeting Shia families have been on the rise since the start of 2013. Shia community members have been frequently targeted in Karachi by extremists.

Last month, poet and former principal of Liaquatabad College Professor, Sibte Jafar, was also shot dead in the Liaquatabad area.

At least six people were killed in the city in separate incidents during the day.

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  • Snoop Dog
    Apr 27, 2013 - 5:15PM

    Where is the Ministry of Law and the Interior?? More concerned about protecting Dictator-General instead of the citizens of Pakistan. Where are the national security agencies, always on the forefront of protecting the corrupt establishment, instead of protecting the citizens?? Pakistan needs a government of the People for the People. The faster that happens the better for all.

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  • Apr 27, 2013 - 6:26PM

    Sectarian violence in Pakistan is increasing with the passage of time and the people are facing insecurity in this regard, so the government and security agencies have the strong responsibility to maintain peace in the country. The people of Pakistan are very much hopeful that the coming government will do some special work regarding this aspect.

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  • shafique ahmed
    Apr 27, 2013 - 7:16PM

    very well Delete the Shia because they are not human beings, why not the so called Islamist go go Myanmar and Palestine to save their fellow Muslim brothers.

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  • Hassan kamal
    Apr 27, 2013 - 8:24PM
  • ali
    Apr 27, 2013 - 8:45PM

    How much money do you get from Shia, in Karachi violence is targeting everyone.

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  • ayesha
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:04PM

    look, people are more interested in the news of shooting over a dispute of girlfriend. 70 comments

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  • longislander
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:48PM

    Hundreds of people dying in Karachi and Pakistan everyday. ET never metion “SUNNI DIED”.
    Please stop spreading hatred by mentioning the name SHIA in the news.Anyhow, I strongly condemned these kind of attacks. period

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  • ali
    Apr 28, 2013 - 4:49AM

    @ shafique ahmed. I wonder why you did not mention Syria? Ooh silly me because that is an actual massacre where Shia are brutally killing or as u said deleting sunni muslims

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