Cleric's killing sparks violence in Karachi
[Dawn] A teacher of a seminary was among at least seven people rubbed out in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
The killing of Mufti Mohammad Ismail off Abul Hasan Ispahani Road triggered violence in parts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal and at least five vehicles were torched and many others damaged in arson and armed attacks that brought life to a standstill in various areas.
Men on a cycle of violence intercepted Mufti Ismail when he was going to Madressah Ahsanul Uloom in the morning and shot him in the head, face and chest.
Charged youths carrying sticks and bricks took to the Rashid Minhas Road, University Road and Allama Shabbir Ahmed Usmani Road, blocked traffic and attacked vehicles and shops.—
Posted by: Fred