Incidents of violence continued in Karachi on Friday as 18 people were killed in fresh incidents of firing, DawnNews reported. The violence ensued as firing continued in different parts of the city on Friday. The affected areas include Kharadar, Orangi Town and New Karachi where several people were shot dead and many wounded. Also on Friday, a grenade attack reportedly occurred in Karachi’s BhimPura area, leaving three dead and many injured. The latest fatalities brought the total number of deaths in Karachi to 88 in the past four days. - Photos by agencies

More From This Section

Treat the disease, not the diseased, says PM on Karachi situation

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on Karachi's law and order situation at the Jinnah International Airport.

Guddu Power Plant: PM launches commissioning of additional units

The units would add another 747 MW to the national grid at a cost of Rs 60 billion.

Three SC judges named for commission to probe attack on Hamid Mir

The judges named for the commission are Justice Anwar Jamali, Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman.

Women desks to be set up at all 500 KP police stations: CM

Pervez Khattak also announced the establishment of jury or jirga system at the model police stations.


Comments are closed.

Comments (22)

gobin
July 8, 2011 3:14 pm
allah protect this country
Hassan Raza
July 8, 2011 8:28 pm
Allah Pakistan Per Reham Kary (Ameen)
Kashif
July 8, 2011 9:14 pm
It's not up to Allah to protect the country. Its the duty of the citizenry. Why is it always up to someone else to fix the problems or be the cause of the problems of this country? Its because of foreign countries that we have such and such problem or its Allah's will. Stop it! Stop with the victim mentality.
Wasit
July 8, 2011 9:15 pm
This is not random violence. There might be a purpose behind it to distract attention from two major inquiries being held against the Army and ISI.
sunny
July 8, 2011 11:03 pm
Oh GOD please instill humanity and sanity in the hearts and minds of Murderers.
ac
July 8, 2011 11:20 pm
you may be right. But are not we willing to accept it and face what ever happens to we citizens. Do we not tolerate the ignorance of our rulers and still accept them to rule us? Pitty, we dont want to change, we dont want to get rid of our leaders, we as a nation can not create a honest leadership. We will keep facing the same and blaming others for the chaos we are responsible for it.
Brooklyn
July 9, 2011 12:04 am
...yeah looks like the Good Lord has abandoned Pakistan... I find it difficult to see how and when this conflict wills stop...
Amir Khan
July 9, 2011 2:09 am
Oh Allah Please protect me from Pakistan. I dont want to go back!
john dahodi
July 9, 2011 2:15 am
Looking to the worst condition of Pakistan and killings and burning in Karachi, the founding father; Mohammedali Jinnah must be crying in his grave. Pakistanis have miserably failed him and his dream. If Jinnah would have controlled his emotion, 160 million Muslims of Pakistan would have better lives staying with India.
Asif
July 8, 2011 11:47 pm
There maybe foreign hand involved, but it is our fingers that are pulling the triggers, we have to ask how did we let ourselves be corrupted like that?
Anand
July 9, 2011 5:03 am
A people cannot be intolerant and hateful towards its minorities without the same violence being visited on all. There will be equality under the law for all, or peace for none. Pakistan cannot discriminate under the law with the least of its citizens and be expected to be at peace with itself or the world. We are all minorities when intolerance and hatred iare concerned.
Mustafa
July 9, 2011 9:20 am
Only army & ISI if properly used can protect Karachities. Otherwise these ethnic group will fight & destroy every thing. Instance Justice by killing terrorists arrested can now only satisfy mourners.
Asif
July 9, 2011 2:13 pm
If our so-called leaders happen to have UK or US nationality, if their all assets including their families are abroad , if there is a rampant corruption from top to bottom and which is beyond imagine, if every political party happens to have a big fighting militia, then i afraid this will continue to happen. Allah dose not help those who help themselves my friends. It’s time to wake up and do something.
AW
July 9, 2011 2:31 pm
Whoever, party, non party, hired killers, typical sponsored groups. The point is , a dawn reporter can go that close to culprits risking his life, why law-enforcing force can't?? This gives one clear conclusion, i.e. Either these killings are sponsored by government or they are vital part of it! Any other conclusions? If you recall early 2010, blast, killings, shop burning etc. on MUHARRAM ( CHALISWAN) procession, M.A Jinnah road Karachi ! Culprits were caught on cameras and were apprehended vai NADRA records/ Photo IDs..but THEY ALL WERE RELEASED!! WHY? Either these events are sponsored by government or they are vital part of it! Any other conclusions?
ARUP KRISHNA SAHA
July 9, 2011 3:35 pm
Innocent people are getting killed. I do not know if religion, sect or anything is more important that the helpless sobs of orphaned children! let us all unite. let us all be human. Let us love each other and wipe of all tears from the innocents's faces.
Jameel Akhtar
July 9, 2011 3:37 pm
Govt. must bring Army in Karachi to carry out operation not in a single area but in whole karachi to make the karachi weapon free zone. Being a citizen of Karachi I will request to Cheif justice of Pakistan to take sou moto action and order to Govt. to deploy Army in Karachi. I will also request every citizen of Pakistan be unit as a Pakistani. First we are all Muslim than pakistani after that we are Sindhi, Panjabi, Pathan (Pastoon), Balochi, urdu speaking, etc.
irfan khan
July 9, 2011 4:24 pm
karachi the backbone of our economy the city that is conspicuous by its beauty of ethnic diversity and rich cultural heritage has sent waves of shocks in the rest of country with its recent petrifying violence. i visited mosque here in peshawar for JUMA NAMAZ where IMAM SAHEB prayed for the peace of Karachi . all the participants showed great sorrow for the recent killings in karachi that shows how every Pakistani is concerned about the grisly situation in karachi. every rational soul demands the three political forces of karachi to feel mercy for the innocent who are being crippled in thier egoistic and stupefying tug of war. the country is already under great strains from outward political developments and financial crisis coupled with internal terrorism .for heavens sake if our leaders feel an iota of belonging to this unfortunate country then please come to table talks to settle the differences peacefully.
Z sidiki
July 9, 2011 7:54 pm
My heart bleeds for Karachi- the city I lived for many year. I hope that reason, rationale and love for humanity will prevail.
snapper
July 9, 2011 10:06 pm
Watch the movie Gangs of New york - similar/ worse violence was happening in new york just a 100 years ago - pakistan will survive ....
Kharal
July 10, 2011 12:23 am
Peace can prevail if it Karachi is made a weapon free city in all terms and honest efforts only can help to achieve this task within coming weeks
Munir Nabi Khan
July 10, 2011 12:46 am
What one can say about situation of Karachi expect a bucher house. See the faces of children and families of killed persons. Who will take cara of Thames. For God sake stop stop and stop these voilences. Let the people live with peace. They are Pakistani and love Pakistan from where ever they belong.
asdf
July 10, 2011 9:58 am
Kass Pakistan was not created based on the religion factor. To be the peaceful country, you should be secular. Like India they declared their country as a Secular country and trying their best keep it as well. Look at India now, all over India you see peace and harmony. On other side in Pakistan you see hate on the name of religion , killing innocent people on the name of religion who kill every day uncountable people. If you teach your child to hate people other then your own religion then he will become hateful person when he will be young. Just image if all do the same what will the situation. Respect to minorities including Hindus, Sikh and Christians in Pakistan is missing.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Poll
From The Newspaper
Tweets