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karachi firing spree claimed 23 lives during 24 hours

karachi firing spree claimed 23 lives during 24 hours

Unabated firing spree claimed 23 lives during 24 hours in Karachi
The unabated incidents of violence and target killing continued in the mega city on Monday in some areas and the death toll has risen to 23 during the last 24 hours while police and rangers have nabbed 65 suspects from various spots of the city on Monday.
Police said that most of the violence took place in Malir area where rocket shells were fired last night but police claimed to have arrested those miscreants involved in rocket firing along with several others.However on Monday the situation in the area was reported to be calm.
“Situation in Malir is normal where business activities were returning to daily routine but tension still prevais in most areas of the city of millions,” senior police officials were reported as saying.
Police and rangers raided Landhi-89, Bilal Colony, Mohabbat Nagar, Liaquatabad, Orangi Town, Gulberg, North Nazimabad and Malir and rounded up 65 suspects while the search drive was underway. Police claimed to have seized weaponry during the search drive.
Sindh IG Wajid Durrani has directed Additional IG Karachi and other higher police officials to devise an effective strategy to control the worsening situation in the city.
Pillion riding ban has been imposed in the city keeping in view the deteriorating situation which was lifted earlier by the Sindh home minister. However, IG Wajid Durrani said that senior citizens and women will be exempt from the ban. Ban on pillion riding will remain in force till further orders, the IG Sindh said.
On the other hand general public strongly condemned imposition of ban on pillion riding, saying that this move of the government will add to the miseries of the masses already facing numerous problems.
Extra-contingents of police and rangers were deployed in tension-hit areas of the city who were conducting immense search of all those traveling on roads and authorities have claimed that situation in most parts of the city was normal.
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah during his meeting with the rangers and police high-ups has directed them to initiate ruthless crack down against the miscreants in order to restore peace and tranquility in the city.
On the other hand, locals have expressed their dismay at the steps taken so far and termed government claims for restoration of peace in the city as hollow slogans and demanded Swat-like military operation in the tension riddled spots of the city.
Meanwhile, Karachi Bar Association observed strike against the killing of renowned lawyer Mukhtar Bukhari who was shot dead by unknown miscreants.


  1. KARACHI: Target killing spree claimed the lives of 160 people in March 2011, as the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) remained toothless to maintain law and order situation. The target killings started on the strike day announced by the ruling party against the dismissal of a high up on the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

    According to the statistics of reported incidents, some 160 people were killed and scores of others wounded in uncontrolled target killings in the metropolis during the month of March while properties worth millions of rupees were also gutted in different arson incidents.

    The areas where tension remained up were Orangi Town, Lyari’s adjacent areas, including Kharadar, Ranchore Line, Mithadar, Maripur; Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Sachal Goth, Qasba Colony and several other localities of the city.

    Some 50 political activists and sympathisers were among the 160 target killings and many of them were targeted on ethnic grounds. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Awami National Party, Pakistan People’s Party, Ahle-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat, Jamaat-e-Islami, Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi and others also lost their workers in the uncontrolled target killings that have created panic among the citizens and badly affected social and business life.

  2. It is pertinent to mention here that relevant authorities, including President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Interior Minister Rehman Malik tried to resolve the issue but could not succeed. However, interior minister resolved dispute between the coalition partners and vowed several times to launch operation against the criminal elements but could not take any stern action against the gangsters.

    The political ties between the coalition partners also caused hurdles for law enforcers in curbing the menace of target killings. However, police have claimed arresting three alleged target killers of Muddasir Chief Group and a former activist of political party and accused them of involving in some 130 murder cases during last 10 years.

    The culprits had earlier been arrested and detained three years in jail for killing around 50 people but police became unable to prove them guilty in any case.

    Similarly, the Chief Group formed in the present government tenure was operating openly. The chief of the group was arrested while his younger brother and number of operatives were killed. This move by interior ministry led to considerable decline in the ratio of target killings in the city but the law enforcement agencies have stopped to continue such move with the best reason known to them.

    Fact is that the March month has become a nightmare for Karachiites owing to non-stop target killings, violence and arson incidents.

  3. Death toll reached 10 during the last 24 hours in Karachi.

    At least four people were killed in separate incidents of firing and torture.

    A dead body was found near Lasbela Bridge. The man, appeared to be tortured to death, could not be identified. Najamuddin was shot dead in Liaquatabad and his body was thrown away near Siraj-ud-Daola College.

    Meanwhile, a body of a 45-year-old unidentified man was found from Gulbahar area. According to the police, the victim was shot and killed.

    Another body was found from Korangi Town. Police said that the man was tortured to death and could not be identified.

    Separately, a youth was shot and injured in Sarjani Town, while reports of firing were received from several parts of the city.

    The death toll in Karachi has reached 10 during last 24 hours

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