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Policemen on a street in Karachi. — File photo

KARACHI: Inspector General (IG) Sindh Police summoned details into incidents of violence that left at least 10 people dead overnight in Karachi, DawnNews reported early Saturday.

Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at a teahouse in North Karachi’s ‘Disco Morr’ area, injuring five people, who were taken to Abbasi Shaheed hospital but later succumbed to their injuries.

Meanwhile, three people were shot dead in North Karachi’s 5C-4 area. The deceased were identified as Faizan, Yahya and Majeed.

Two people were gunned down near Water Pump roundabout of Karachi’s Federal B. Area late on Friday/ According to sources, unknown armed assailants opened fire sporadically, spreading chaos among local residents.

Markets located on the Sharah-e-Pakistan were shut down after the killings as police and Rangers cordoned off the area. Protestors gathered on the main Shahrah-e-Pakistan, disrupting the flow of the traffic.

Police used tear-gas and resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesters.

IG Sindh Fayyaz Leghari summoned the detail reports of the incidents and told all the Superintendent Police (SP’s) of the city that he would personally monitor the Karachi’s security. Director General (DG) Rangers and Police officials visited the affected areas.

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Wasi
August 18, 2012 2:34 pm
"Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at a teahouse in North Karachi’s ‘Disco Morr’ area, injuring five people, who were taken to Abbasi Shaheed hospital but later succumbed to their injuries" How could all five die after reaching the hospital? There is something fishy in their death.
marina
August 18, 2012 1:49 pm
Please send back the all the cops back to their home towns. Hire new and well trianed local people, who are well known in the areas to look after the system with zero tolarance towards curruption. Our people have nothing to do in their lives they are aimless with no goals or destiny that is why our country is a failure state.
Insaf pasand
August 18, 2012 1:46 pm
I agree one hundred percent. Local people, local government, local rule all over Pakistan. This is the solution. Pack people in Police to their local towns where ever they belong to.
Ali
August 18, 2012 12:35 pm
Inspite of all these, the hate-crime in Pakistan is still far below than that of Australia where 23% of the population is a victim of hate-crime, UK where 18% of the population is a victim of hate-crime, US where 12% of their total population is a victim of hate-crime.
Aftab
August 18, 2012 12:21 pm
Shame on PML-N, JI, PTI, CJ-SC and all those who can only talk about drone attacks and corruption but don't have a single word against the killing of innocent people by Talibans and their extremist millitant allies on almost daily basis.
Blindwitheyes
August 18, 2012 12:00 pm
shut down every thing Police station we don't want them no more.
Naseer
August 18, 2012 11:58 am
There is no foreign hand. Its our own home grown breed, thanks to Zia Ul Haque.
khan
August 18, 2012 11:52 am
you shall reap what you sow !!
Abdullah Hussain
August 18, 2012 11:14 am
You kill me & I kill you. A killing cycle is in rotation. I don't think it will stop before the next election. It is all part of a conspiracy to divide Karachi.
Riz
August 20, 2012 11:20 am
At least we will be better off with India with some respect in the globe. Besides, I haven't met a single Muslim who ever complained of being ill treated in India. In fact 99% of my Indian Muslim friends always taunt me that is this the Islam for which you got independence where people have more respect for there own ethnicity and culture then the nation. I am tired of always bowing my head down in shame. Indian Muslims hate India for which I do not blame them. Allah saved Pakistan in past because people were sincere to religion, now that comfortableness is blurry.
Zeshan
August 18, 2012 2:49 am
another bloodshed in the Month of Ramadan..What a shame for PPP
abbas kd
August 18, 2012 3:06 am
After all this slaughter that is going on in Pakistan during the so called "holy month of Ramadan", no religious leader feels the need to remind Mulims of that country, to wake up. The current political leaders are busy trying to hide their millions of dollars money laundering & fighting with the Supreme Court. President Zardari had prdicted already that his PPP would win next elections with large majority while poor Pakistani are being slaughtered daily.
Yawar
August 18, 2012 3:49 am
What breed do these murderers belong to? Have they no fear of Allah?
shan
August 18, 2012 3:52 am
sporadic firing spreading chaos, it does not look like the motive of sectarian killing. its more to spread chaos and panic and fear between people so that they start hating each others and start killing each other. 100% foreign hand is involved in it.
Analytical Engine
August 18, 2012 4:16 am
May there be no more violence.What happened is too bad, no matter what.But please no more violence, buddies.
Sam
August 18, 2012 4:46 am
During these extremely busy EID shopping days and long EID shopping nights in Karachi few people got killed.Still nobody in Karachi cares or worries about these incidents.
wajid akram
August 18, 2012 5:12 am
adds more stars to rehman maliks resume
sparky singh
August 18, 2012 5:42 am
Why is there so little details on the victims? At least their age and profession should be mentioned, no? I would also like to know are the targeted killings against the Shias only or Sunnis too? And are the attackers known to victims in most cases.
Cyrus Howell
August 18, 2012 6:13 am
People are starting to get the idea this is not going to stop.
ROHIT PANDEY
August 18, 2012 6:55 am
Wake up,Pakistan!
Mohammad
August 18, 2012 6:55 am
when this madness would end, who is behind it, how long people are going to be killed, how long we are going to keep this silence up, are we a dead nation its time we need to rise up and question....... or keep on being killed
Adnan
August 18, 2012 7:18 am
Please stop killing innocents.
Adeel
August 18, 2012 7:22 am
Ya Allah !! kya ho raha hain? Are we so bayhis that police cannot even stop this crime that has taken its toll in years. I think it is high time we take matters in our own hands, if anyone comes up to my car , asks for my mobile and wallet, i will give it to him , then when they fled off, take out my gun and shoot.
Shoeb
August 18, 2012 8:23 am
Happy Independece Day!!. We got our freedom from British for these days to face. Unfortunately ever since the 1947 we have been surrounded by corrupt and uneducated leadership at all levels. If we donot wakeup now then sooner or later our so called freedom can easily be taken away by Westerners and India.
shoeb
August 18, 2012 8:26 am
our geographical boundries are opened and foreign agents are freely roaming around in the country and our public is vulnerable at their hands. That is only to make us weak.
Shoeb
August 18, 2012 8:27 am
We have to wipe out current security setup and send back the cops back to their home towns. Hire new and well trianed local people to look after the system with zero tolarance towards curruption. Our people have nothing to do in their lives they are aimless with no goals or destiny that is why our country is a failure state.
Khan Imran Raza
August 18, 2012 9:11 am
Talibans kill and pretend they are torch bearers of Islam!
Khan Imran Raza
August 18, 2012 9:15 am
Will these trained cops, overnight, come from heaven?
Pervez
August 18, 2012 9:39 am
Agree 100 percent with your comments .If PPP and Zardari win the next general election than God help Pakistan from total destruction .
Yawar
August 18, 2012 9:48 am
Let us not treat the victims as statistics. But rather as human beings. If the police cannot prevent such ruthless acts of violence, then they should at least reveal the identities and affiliations of the victims. The public have a right to know.
A.Vetta
August 18, 2012 4:14 pm
India has enough problems of her own. Why would she want to take on Pak's problems as well?
Anis
August 18, 2012 5:08 pm
Try to think OUT SIDE THE BOX sometime. God gave you a head to use it, not to carry on your shoulder.
ABB
August 19, 2012 2:34 am
My pakistani muslims brothers for god sake stop killing one another what's wrong with you. Stop this hatrate towards fellow pakistanis I am pakistani Christian blessed to move to usa when I read these stories it just make me feel sick how you are taking lives of fellow pakistani. Wake up smell the coffee and do not kill God Bless A
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