25 July, 2014 / Ramazan 26, 1435

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KARACHI: Twelve men, including a senior doctor and a CID inspector, were gunned down in the city in several acts of targeted killing on Tuesday, police said.

The doctor and the CID inspector were targeted within the jurisdiction of the New Karachi police station.

They said that the medical superintendent of the Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi was shot dead in a New Karachi locality on Tuesday evening.

Assailants riding a motorcycle sprayed a Suzuki Pothohar jeep, bearing government registration plate, near Power House Chowrangi within the remit of the New Karachi police station, the police said.

“The jeep was being driven by Dr Syed Hasan Alam, 50, the MS of the Sindh Government Hospital, New Karachi,” said New Karachi SP Syed Salman Hussian.

“Dr Alam was heading home after attending his private clinic in Sanobar Cottages in North Karachi when he was targeted.”

He said that it was apparently a sectarian killing case and the slain doctor was a Shia.

The doctor suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the head and the chest causing his instant death, the police said.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

A spokesman for the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) strongly condemned the killing.

He said that Dr Alam’s killing was the second sectarian killing incident on Tuesday.

The president of the Pakistan Medical Association, Dr Samrina Hashmi, also condemned the killing.

CID inspector gunned down

A police inspector, who until recently worked with the CID, was shot dead in a New Karachi locality on Tuesday evening, police said.

They said that assailants riding a motorcycle opened fire on Inspector Alamgir Ahmed, 42, when he was walking towards his car near Masjir Siddiq-i-Akbar.

New Karachi SP Syed Salman Hussain said that the victim had come to see someone at a shop located adjacent to a fuel station. As he was leaving the place and walking to his car, the assailants intercepted him, shot in the head and rode away, he added. He died before he could be taken to hospital.

Until recently, the victim was posted in the CID and a few days back he had been transferred to the Karachi police, the SP added.

Killing in Baldia

An unidentified young man was shot dead in Baldia Town on Tuesday evening.

Police said that armed men targeted the young man when he was going somewhere on a motorcycle near Mohajir Camp in Baldia Town and escaped. The victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds and died on the scene.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Man shot dead in Gulshan

A man nominated in the murder case of a grandson of the late Nawab Akbar Bugti was gunned down in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Tuesday.

Police said that armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire on the driver of a car in a narrow street near Al-Mustafa Hospital in Gulshan-i-Iqbal. He died on the spot.

The police shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination. The victim was later identified as Arif Rajar, who was nominated in the FIR of the killing of Taleh Bugti in a dance party in the Defence area in June 2011. He was out on pre-arrest bail, the police said.

Shopkeeper killed in ‘sectarian’ attack

A man was shot dead at his shop in Lyari on Tuesday night, police said.

They said that armed men came to a mobile phone accessories and top-up shop in Khadda Market within the remit of the Baghdadi police station, fired at shopkeeper Habib Ali, 55, and escaped. The victim was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi where he was pronounced dead. The police were not immediately sure about the motive for the killing.

However, a spokesman for the MWM said that the killing had a sectarian motive as the victim was a Shia.

Youth killed in Gulbahar

A young man was shot dead in Gulbahar on Tuesday.

Police said that assailants riding on a motorcycle came close to a general store within the remit of the Rizvia police station, fired at Shahzad Hussain, 22, who was sitting on the pavement and rode away.

The victim was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police were not sure about the motive for the killing.

Man shot dead in Orangi

A middle-aged man was shot dead in Orangi Town in the early hours of Tuesday.

Police said that Mohammad Jameel, 50, was targeted by armed motorcyclists in the Khairabad area of Orangi Town at about 3am.

The victim was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he died during treatment.

The police said that it was not immediately clear whether the victim was affiliated with any political or religious party.

Killed in Malir

A man was shot dead in a Malir locality in the early hours of Tuesday.

Police said that that incident took place in Khokhrapar where motorcyclist targeted Nadeem Waqar, 45.

He was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police were not sure about the motive for the murder.

Man shot dead

A man was shot dead on Hawkesbay Road within the remit of the Mauripur police station in the early hours of Tuesday.

Police shifted the body to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where the victim was identified as Syed Saleem Ahmed. An identity card showing him as a constable of the excise police was found in his possession. He was a resident of Korangi C Area.

However, a senior officer of the excise and taxation department said that the victim did not belong to the department and the card recovered from him could be fake.

Three found shot dead

Bullet-riddled bodies of three unidentified young men were found in Baldia Town and Lyari on Tuesday morning.

Police said that two of the three bodies were found in Baldia Town No 2 within the remit of the SITE-B police station.

The head of one of the victims had been separated from the body and was found across the road, said SITE SP Ali Asif.

The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities. Both bodies sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Another body of an unidentified man, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found in a garbage dump in Lyari within the remit of the Napier police station early on Tuesday morning.

The victim had been subjected to severe torture and then killed by firing. He appeared to be in his early-thirties.

Three gunned down in violent acts

A constable of the excise police, a middle-aged man and a pick-up driver were shot dead in different city areas late on Monday night.

Police said that armed men walked towards Shahid Brohi, who was on a motorcycle and stuck in a traffic jam in front of the Good Luck marriage hall in the Old Golimar area, shot him in the head and escaped. He was a constable in the excise police and posted in the west zone.

In the Defence area, assailants riding a motorcycle opened fire on a car driven by Abdul Wahid Qureshi, 55, within the remit of the Defence police station.

The wounded victim drove the car towards the Defence police station where he hit a pushcart. The police shifted him to the JPMC where he died during treatment. He was a resident of DHA Phase II.

In the Liaquatabad area, a pick-up driver, Farhan Akhtar, 25, was shot dead near Erum Bakery late on Monday night.

The victim was a resident of Lasbela, the police said.

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Comments (6) (Closed)


akram
Jan 23, 2013 07:08am
Society of Anarchy, Era of blood shed and dead bodies and not a single murderer is arrested but job of Police officers, Governor and Ministers is going on.
logical
Jan 23, 2013 02:31am
No respect for life at all.
manomoni
Jan 23, 2013 02:57am
When this madness will end? Where is so called government? Heart bleeds upon reading the daily massacres
Dhanus
Jan 23, 2013 03:58am
A good morning's news.........................
Sumant
Jan 23, 2013 04:24pm
Does your reporter ever follow up on the investigation of these murders and are the murderers ever convicted?
Dilawer
Jan 24, 2013 03:46am
Even the comments on this News show apathy. There is no bleeding heart. These are fake words. There is no justice and there is no one to even talk or write about the departing souls. These are faceless and nameless people. Helplessness at it's best.