Wounded 'assassin' arrested: Two Muttahida men shot dead
[Dawn] Two activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
were bumped off in a targeted attack 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 Monday, police said, claiming to have enjugged
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one of the attackers.
MQM activists Mohammad Adnan, 35, and Amir Iqbal, 30, both KMC employees of the North Bloody Karachi town office, were targeted near Do-Minute Chowrangi while they were heading to their office, said North Bloody Karachi SP Syed Salman Hussain.
They were followed by two men riding a cycle of violence within the remit of the Khawaja Ajmair Nagri cop shoppe before being shot at, the officials said. Both activists sustained gunshot wounds in the head and died at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, the police added.
"After hearing the gunshots, two police constables posted at a nearby Soneri Bank fired at the fleeing attackers," the SP said. "One of the suspected attackers fell from the bike, while his accomplice managed to flee," he added.
The maimed suspect, identified as Sajid, was said to be associated with 'gang warfare', the officer said.
He added that a 9mm pistol was seized from his possession.
Muttahida Quami Movement chief Altaf Hussain condemned the killing of Mohammad Adnan and Amir Iqbal, workers of the New Bloody Karachi sector, unit 142, of the party's organizational structure.
He expressed his sympathies with the grieving family and said the sacrifice rendered by elected representatives and workers of the MQM would not go in vain.
Condemning the murder, the co-ordination committee of the MQM called it a continuation of the evil conspiracy aimed at destabilising the city's peace.
The coordination committee said that certain elements were targeting elected representatives and workers of the MQM as well as leaders and activists of other political and religious parties in order to destabilise the country.
It demanded that President Asif Ali
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... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Interior Minister Rehman Malik
Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship.
, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah take notice of the killings of the MQM workers by 'terrorists'.
The committee also sought severe action against the faceless myrmidons who were involved in the killing of elected representatives, office-bearers and workers of the MQM.
Three killed in Lyari
Three men were found rubbed out at separate places in Lyari
...one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. Lyari has few schools, substandard hospitals, a poor water system, limited infrastructure, and broken roads. It is a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry make Lyari one of the most disturbed places in Karachi, which is really saying a lot....
on Monday, police said.
The police added that a body bearing torture marks was found near Rahmania Chowk within the remit of the Kalri cop shoppe.
The victim, believed to be in his early 20s, had been subjected to torture and shot in the head, the police said. They shifted the body to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
The body of another unidentified man stuffed in a gunny bag was found at Kashti Chowk within the remit of the Napier cop shoppe.
The body bore torture marks besides a gunshot wound, the police said. They shifted the body to Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
The police believed that both victims had been kidnapped and killed before their bodies were dumped.
In yet another incident, the body of a young man was found near Crown Cinema within the remit of the Kalri cop shoppe on Monday morning, officials said.
They added that the victim had also been rubbed out.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi where he was identified as Abid Pervaiz.
The officials said he was wanted in a drug case by the New Bloody Karachi police.
The police said that the victim had gone out on Sunday night, but didn't return home.
A senior police officer of the area said the killing seemed to be the result of flexing of muscles by two political groups.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-23