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Overnight targeted attacks claim 10 lives in Karachi

Published Aug 18, 2012 02:00am


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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 Aug 18, 2012 02:34pm
"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 Aug 18, 2012 01:49pm
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 Aug 18, 2012 01:46pm
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 Aug 18, 2012 12:35pm
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 Aug 18, 2012 12:21pm
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 Aug 18, 2012 12:00pm
shut down every thing Police station we don't want them no more.
Naseer Aug 18, 2012 11:58am
There is no foreign hand. Its our own home grown breed, thanks to Zia Ul Haque.
khan Aug 18, 2012 11:52am
you shall reap what you sow !!
Abdullah Hussain Aug 18, 2012 11:14am
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 Aug 20, 2012 11:20am
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 Aug 18, 2012 02:49am
another bloodshed in the Month of Ramadan..What a shame for PPP
abbas kd Aug 18, 2012 03:06am
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 Aug 18, 2012 03:49am
What breed do these murderers belong to? Have they no fear of Allah?
shan Aug 18, 2012 03:52am
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 Aug 18, 2012 04:16am
May there be no more violence.What happened is too bad, no matter what.But please no more violence, buddies.
Sam Aug 18, 2012 04:46am
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 Aug 18, 2012 05:12am
adds more stars to rehman maliks resume
sparky singh Aug 18, 2012 05:42am
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 Aug 18, 2012 06:13am
People are starting to get the idea this is not going to stop.
ROHIT PANDEY Aug 18, 2012 06:55am
Wake up,Pakistan!
Mohammad Aug 18, 2012 06:55am
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 Aug 18, 2012 07:18am
Please stop killing innocents.
Adeel Aug 18, 2012 07:22am
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 Aug 18, 2012 08:23am
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 Aug 18, 2012 08:26am
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 Aug 18, 2012 08:27am
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 Aug 18, 2012 09:11am
Talibans kill and pretend they are torch bearers of Islam!
Khan Imran Raza Aug 18, 2012 09:15am
Will these trained cops, overnight, come from heaven?
Pervez Aug 18, 2012 09:39am
Agree 100 percent with your comments .If PPP and Zardari win the next general election than God help Pakistan from total destruction .
Yawar Aug 18, 2012 09:48am
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 Aug 18, 2012 04:14pm
India has enough problems of her own. Why would she want to take on Pak's problems as well?
Anis Aug 18, 2012 05:08pm
Try to think OUT SIDE THE BOX sometime. God gave you a head to use it, not to carry on your shoulder.
ABB Aug 19, 2012 02:34am
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