Two killed in blast near PPP meeting in Karachi

Published: April 27, 2013
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PPP supporters inspect the motorcycle which had the bomb planted on it. PHOTO: AFP

PPP supporters inspect the motorcycle which had the bomb planted on it. PHOTO: AFP

PPP supporters inspect the motorcycle which had the bomb planted on it. PHOTO: AFP PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A blast in the Kumharwada area of Lyari in Karachi killed two people and left at least 12 wounded, Express News reported.

The explosion was reported to have occurred near a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) corner meeting.

The two people killed in the blast were a 10-year-old girl and a woman.

PPP PS-111 candidate Adnan Baloch was also injured in the blast.

The wounded were shifted to Civil Hospital.

Rangers and Police secured the area immediately after the explosion.

The bomb was planted in a motorcycle at the site of the blast.

Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice (retd) Zahid Kurban Alavi took notice of the blast and directed IG Sindh to issue a detailed report.

This is the third blast of the day, after twin blasts in the Orangi Town area of Karachi killed at least two people and left 27 wounded earlier on Saturday evening.

This is the fifth such incident of the week in Karachi. One blast targeted the Awami National Party (ANP), while the other four targeted Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) election offices.

The Taliban have directly threatened the three main parties in the outgoing government, the PPP, the ANP and the MQM, which are often described as secular.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Karachiite
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:25PM

    This has to stop. Human lives are at stake here. Army should take over karachi and start an operation.

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  • torture
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:29PM

    armt take over pls

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  • Snoop Dog
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:34PM

    Na Maloom Afrad have struck again tonight. Didn’t anyone see them?? Parties that are expected to lose big time are the ones being struck by Na Maloom Afrad. Is there a pattern here????

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  • Mirza
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:36PM

    While the “fair and impartial” EC taking notice against IK’s remarks against Sharif, they are playing deaf and blind toward the murders of three main liberal parties. The terrorists have hijacked the elections for the rightwing parties and have given them a walkover. The only way ever rightwing parties can win elections particularly in Sindh, KPK, and Baluchistan is unopposed and on the back of the terrorists. The silence of main rightwing party leaders and lack of outrage is criminal association with the terrorists. When the coalition govt was in power all law and order problems were their fault. Now the neutral setup is doing worse job and the rightwing leaders and SC is silent! Some leaders were right to pursue UNO for their rights.

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:45PM

    After MQM, ANP, now PPP.

    TTP said that it is going to attack the secular political parties of Pakistan, but TTP does not know that majority of the voters won’t vote for the religious parties, as despite having one Al-Mighty Allah and one Phrophet Muhammad (PBUH), all religious political parties have different opinion about Islam and its interpretation.

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  • ak
    Apr 27, 2013 - 11:46PM

    so sad

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  • ayesha
    Apr 28, 2013 - 12:07AM

    you will not get any such news about PML N, JUI, JI AND PTI etc

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 28, 2013 - 12:18AM

    I am sure that Chief of the Army Staff must be knowing as what is happening in Karachi.

    The incidents of blasts cannot be controlled by the Police and Rangers, nor the targeted operation is seems to be fruitful.

    It is better that Election 2013 should be postponed for an indefinite period, Army should take over the control and should arrest the culprits across the board and once the mess is clear only then Election should be held in the country.

    Holding election is not necessary on the set date comparing the innocent lives of the people of Pakistan.

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  • ZZQ
    Apr 28, 2013 - 12:30AM

    Sad… but its not this simple… how come the Talibaan’s wud want to help the allies in record loot and plunders for 5 years gain cheap votes and sympathies???

    There’s more to the thing than what seems at the surface!

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  • Danny
    Apr 28, 2013 - 12:34AM

    Sad to see loss of so many lives. Police really need to step up their operations.

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  • Kinda Monda
    Apr 28, 2013 - 12:41AM

    I want a tax refund because my hard earned tax rupees are going to a disinterested Police force, Army and intelligence agencies that are not doing their job. What are we paying you institutions for???

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  • Green Tiger
    Apr 28, 2013 - 12:45AM

    Inshallah, Victory to PTI Guaranteed… MQM and PPPP are out of league.. Only competition is PML N.

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  • hla
    Apr 28, 2013 - 2:03AM

    what makes me wonder all three parties that did not delivered and were not ready for the elections are being targeted. None of their leader has gotten affested in any way, except for few bruises to blour. Something is fishy about these blasts, i.e. What if these parties want to boycot election and become political martyr…… Just a thought…. Long live Pakistan

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  • imran
    Apr 28, 2013 - 2:10AM

    the best answer to these crackpots who think they can deter us by blowing themselves up is to get out of our homes on may 11 and tell them better luck next time……………

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  • Padishah
    Apr 28, 2013 - 2:23AM

    @Kinda Monda:
    To send their kids to schools in US and UK, to get private health treatment in these countries, to buy properties and to process permanent visas to these destinations, to rip-off us the tax-payer at all times and to live in luxury at our expense in Pakistan, to be members of Private Clubs and Country Club Golf courses all over Pakistan maintained at huge expense when there is water scarcity and budgetary issues, to have GORs, Cantonments and Defence Societies to live in relative security. To you want me to keep going on?? And to interfere in the running of the country as best as they can do to not provide justice and dignity to the common man.

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  • asim
    Apr 28, 2013 - 5:48AM

    Rehman Malik had better control?

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  • Indian
    Apr 28, 2013 - 7:01AM

    @Kinda Monda:
    are you really paying tax ? are you just bluffing ? most pakis won’t pay any tax. they just feed on aid given to them.

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  • Shahid
    Apr 28, 2013 - 7:13AM

    We are not having elections but selection on May 11th. Selection of PTI by TTP, and IK as PM so that we foolishly pull out of Tribal areas and let TTP establish a state to wreck more terrorism in Pakistan.
    Please come out and vote for the liberal secular parties so that Pakistan does not become Afghanistan.

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  • Apr 28, 2013 - 1:54PM

    @torture
    army takeover
    Army cannot take over the control of Karachi and other powder keg areas of the country without the permission of the government.If it inevitably does so in the national interest, it will invite the wrath of biased judiciary and insult from the political elite. Please don’t involve this institution any more in policing and law and order duty.

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