Lyari: The aftermath

Published May 5, 2012
A Suzuki Van lies completely destroyed after an APC ran through it.
A Suzuki Van lies completely destroyed after an APC ran through it.
A shattered mirror dotted with bullet holes at a barber shop near Gabol Park.
A shattered mirror dotted with bullet holes at a barber shop near Gabol Park.
Muhammad Aslam Baloch shows a curtain with bullet holes on the second floor of his home in Lyari.
Muhammad Aslam Baloch shows a curtain with bullet holes on the second floor of his home in Lyari.
The photo of an emerging footballer, Asif Baloch, in the background of his home. Asif was shot dead on Friday, April 27. His relative said that he was killed by indiscriminate firing by the police.
The photo of an emerging footballer, Asif Baloch, in the background of his home. Asif was shot dead on Friday, April 27. His relative said that he was killed by indiscriminate firing by the police.
A shattered window of the Lyari Labor Welfare Center (LLWC) and Football Club near Gabool Park.
A shattered window of the Lyari Labor Welfare Center (LLWC) and Football Club near Gabool Park.
Bullet marks inside the room of a resident of Gabol Park.
Bullet marks inside the room of a resident of Gabol Park.
Inside View of an APC near Cheel Chowk, the vehicle was targeted and burned by criminals.
Inside View of an APC near Cheel Chowk, the vehicle was targeted and burned by criminals.
Bullet shells lying on the floor of a house, the owner claimed that police rushed into his locked home and turned it into a bunker against the criminals.
Bullet shells lying on the floor of a house, the owner claimed that police rushed into his locked home and turned it into a bunker against the criminals.
Little betterment has been observed near Cheel Chowk, Lyari which was remain a symbol of fear in past eight days.
Little betterment has been observed near Cheel Chowk, Lyari which was remain a symbol of fear in past eight days.
The residents in the house pictured, blamed police fire which has destroyed the wall and also shattered the windows in the room.
The residents in the house pictured, blamed police fire which has destroyed the wall and also shattered the windows in the room.

After the 48 hour ceasefire, the guns on both sides of Cheel Chowk lie cold and dull as reassuring sounds of everyday life circle the roundabout. Dawn.com captures the aftermath of the Grand Operation around Cheel Chowk, Gabool Park and surrounding areas. – Photos by Hussain Afzal, text by Suhail Yusuf

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