Young man gunned down in 'sectarian' attack
[Dawn] A young man was rubbed out in what appeared to be an attack on sectarian grounds in Surjani Town on Tuesday evening, police said.

They said that assailants riding a cycle of violence fired at Asghar Ali Shah when he was coming out of his house in Surjani Town's Sector 7-A and rode away.

While Surjani SHO Ejaz Rajpar was not sure whether it was a sectarian killing, a front man for the Majlis Wahdat-e-Moslemeen said that it was a sectarian attack as the victim was among the founding members of an annual Muharram procession in the area.

Condemning the killing, he said that the victim, father of four, had survived an liquidation attempt about a year ago.

Following the incident, tension gripped parts of Surjani Town.

One killed, two maimed in Sohrab Goth
A man was killed and two others were maimed when gunnies opened indiscriminate fire on an eatery in Sohrab Goth on Tuesday.

Police said that Sardar Sheikh, 25, Naqeebullah, 26 and Hussain Deen, 26 were sitting at the eatery near Indus Plaza when they came under an armed attack.

They said that the maimed men were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where Sardar was pronounced dead while two others were admitted for treatment.

The police suspected that the attack was an outcome of some personal enmity.

They said that the three men had recently come here from Afghanistan.

Tea shop worker rubbed out
An employee of a roadside tea shop was rubbed out in North Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Tuesday.

Police said that gunnies riding a cycle of violence targeted Abdul Qadeem, 35, at the Quetta Unnabi Hotel, the tea shop, within the remit of the Khawaja Ajmer Nagri cop shoppe.

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

Police were not sure about the motive for the killing. They suspected that it might have been related to some personal enmity.

KMC driver rubbed out, friend maimed
A man was rubbed out and his lover companion was maimed in an armed attack near Qalandria Chowk in a North Nazimabad locality on Tuesday.

Shahrah-e-Noor Jahan SHO Nisar Lodhi said that two armed riders fired shots at Attaur Rehman, 35, and Shabbir, 31, and escaped. They sustained bullet wounds and were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Atta died during treatment.

The maimed man told the police that he and his friend had gone to the Sakhi Hasan graveyard to attend a funeral. They were targeted on their way back home, he added.
The dear departed was father of two and worked in the Bloody Karachi Metropolitan Corporation as driver.

Woman dies from burn injuries
An elderly woman died after she caught fire while cooking at her Bihar Colony house on Tuesday, police said. A duty officer at the Chakiwara cop shoppe said that 53-year-old Zainab, wife of Sattar, was busy making a meal in the afternoon when her clothes caught fire. She suffered serious burn injuries and was rushed to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi where she died during treatment.

She was 70 per cent burnt, said hospital sources.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-17