KARACHI: At least two people, including a local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), were killed Friday in different incidents of violence in Karachi.

Meanwhile, Rangers personnel arrested 11 suspects in a separate search operation carried out in the city’s Baldia Town area.

Police said political activist Lal Darwesh Khan, 35, was shot dead by unknown assailants in Orangi Town. Abdul Moeed, an officer at the local police station, said the victim was a local leader of the ANP. He said Darwesh received two bullets in his upper torso and died before he could be taken to hospital. The body was later shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for an autopsy.

In a similar incident, 35-year-old Qasim was gunned down by unidentified armed men at the Yousuf Goth bus terminal in Baldia Town. Police said the victim, who was a transporter by profession, was at a local hotel when gunmen opened fire. The body was later shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi.

Following the killing, transporters staged a protest on the Hub River Road due to which traffic remained blocked in the area.

Separately, unknown men hurled a hand-grenade in the city’s Kharadar area. The bomb was defused with the timely intervention of a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) team.

Meanwhile, a large contingent of Rangers personnel reached the Gulshan-i-Ghazi area of Baldia Town and sealed its entry and exit points.

The paramilitary force also searched various houses in the locality during which 11 suspects, out of which three said to be involved in extortion and kidnapping activities, were taken into custody. A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers said 27 different kinds of weapons were recovered from the suspects during the raid.

Earlier on Thursday, three suspected militants were killed during an exchange of fire with personnel from the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in the city’s Mauripur area.

According to SSP Chaudhry Aslam, the deceased men belonged to banned militant organisation Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

On the same day, Rangers personnel carried out targeted operations in several parts of Karachi as the federal government approved action against lawlessness and terrorism in Sindh’s provincial capital. During the search operations, various suspects were taken into custody.

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Aslam Mirza
September 6, 2013 1:32 pm

Pakistan Police authority must act against these criminal people like New York ZERO TOLERANCE principle.

September 7, 2013 1:32 am

Before, they need to check police and justice system.

September 7, 2013 8:39 pm

rangers or police must show the faces of the militants they have caught during the various raids they do, without covering the faces of these criminals.

September 8, 2013 1:09 pm

Dear rangers achieving peace by eliminating the terrorism form Karachi is a ticklish task. In The past you have carried out similar futile attempts… It is about time that rangers should show some courage and convince the government to find the political solutions for those political motivated crimes in the city…The government have to depoliticize the agencies, our police and that there should be fairness across the board. Those who are responsible for those heinous crimes should not go unpunished for what ever party they belong to. And above the government should practice what they preach. Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

September 8, 2013 11:33 pm

The problems of Karachi are made worse by the negative media and sensationalism. Many more people die through violence in USA than they do in Karachi.Yet there is regarded as peaceful while here is regarded as very violent. Most people do not appreciate that if you live your own life and are not part of any gang, group or mafia, you will remain relatively untouched by all the killing insha'ALLAH.

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