Dawn News

Karachi violence claims three more lives

People gather outside a restaurant after a firing incident. — ONLINE PHOTO by Sabir Mazhar

KARACHI: Three people were killed in incidents of violence in Karachi, DawnNews reported on Friday.

Moreover, a religious scholar Maulana Saleem Abbas Naqshbandi, who had been injured during a firing incident 10 days ago, died during treatment. The scholar had received injuries when an unidentified person had opened fire near the Chiragh Hotel in Lyari.

On hearing the news of the scholar's death, several people staged a protest in front of the Landi Police Station demanding strong action against the culprits.

In another firing incident, an unidentified attacker killed a man in Orangi Town. Police said the man was killed over offering resistance during a robbery.

Another man was killed by firing in Baldia Town.

A dead body was also found from an apartment in Naya Abad area of Lyari. According to police, the attacker used a knife on the victim who was a teacher in a school.

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Aug 17, 2012 10:07am
Pakistan judicial system has failed to give punishment to criminals for more than 60 years that may be the reson the criminals feel comfortable to do what they like to do. A judicial system that announce a punishment in less than 100 days for any criminal activity is needed to control the crimes. I wonder when human society could widely recognize that no justice -no peace when human society.
Aug 17, 2012 10:40am
Nothing but the leader of caravan matters. An ill-fated nation selects the leaders of its own choice and then cries for their unjust acts. The leaders who can even not save their own close relatives then how can one expect of his/her survival by incompetent and corrupt leaders.
Cyrus Howell
Aug 17, 2012 09:17am
This is not difficult to understand. Criminals have more power than the government. Anyone attempting to take away the underworld's money is sentenced to death. Anyone.