Four MQM men among 14 killed in gun attacks across Karachi
[Dawn] Fourteen people, including four 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...
and two coppers, were rubbed out in gun attacks in different parts of the city on Monday, police and party sources said.
In a shooting outside the MQM unit office in Gulshan-e-Maymar, five workers of the party were maimed, the officials said.
They added that the attackers, said to be four, riding two cycle of violences sped away after targeting the activists.
The maimed were rushed to a nearby private hospital, where three workers -- Adnan Ali, Waqas and Shakir -- died while Humayun and Arif were admitted for treatment, the police said.
The police Sherlocks collected around a dozen spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol from the scene of the crime.
Following the attack, tension gripped the locality that reverberated with gunfire causing closure of shops in the area.
Earlier during the day, a Muttahida activist was bumped off in the Haleemabad area of Malir, police said.
Junaid Ahmed, 28, an activist of the party unit 97, was on a cycle of violence when he was targeted within the remit of the Malir City cop shoppe, an official said.
The victim was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
Following the incident, tension gripped different localities of Malir.
Constable killed in 'sectarian' attack
A police constable was bumped off in the Gulbahar area on Monday evening, police said. They said that assailants on a cycle of violence targeted Syed Mukhtar Rizvi, 30, who was sitting at a video shop in Pasban Mohallah within the remit of the Gulbahar cop shoppe. He was struck down in his prime.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
The police said that the policeman was killed apparently for sectarian reasons. He was posted in the headquarters of the security zone of the police organizational structure.
ASI rubbed out
An assistant sub-inspector was sprayed with bullets in Sherpao Colony, Landhi, on Monday, officials said. They added that ASI Zulfiqar Ali, 40, was heading to work when he was targeted within the remit of the Quaidabad cop shoppe, where he was posted.
The police Sherlocks suspected that the attackers might have been following the officer since he left home.
The ASI sustained seven bullets and died before he could be taken to hospital.
'ASWJ supporter' killed
A young man said to be a sympathiser of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat was rubbed out in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Monday evening, police said. They added that Qari Mohammad Aasim, 35, was targeted near Safoora Chowrangi. He suffered a bullet wound in the head, causing his instant death.
The police shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
A front man for ASWJ said the victim was their supporter.
Two brothers bumped off
Two brothers were bumped off on M.A. Jinnah Road near the Mazar-e-Quaid on Monday evening, police said.
They said that assailants riding a cycle of violence fired at two men also riding a bike and sped away. The maimed were rushed to the Civil Hospital 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...
where they died. They were identified as Saleem Shah, 26, and Akram Shah, 30.
The police said that they were brothers and lived in the Saddar area. They were not immediately sure about their affiliation with any political or religious party.
Trader rubbed out, guard maimed
A trader was rubbed out and his security guard was maimed in the Kharadar, police said. They added currency trader Imran Yousaf, 35, had just arrived at his shop along with his guard in his car in Bantva Gali when gunnies riding a motorbike opened fire on them and fled.
Both the maimed were rushed to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi where Imran Yousaf was pronounced dead on arrival, while his guard, Mohammad Shahzad, was admitted for medical treatment.
The police quoted hospital sources as saying that the victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and had died before he could be taken to hospital.
His guard was also stated to be in a serious condition, according to the police. The police suspected that the killing could be related to extortion activities.
Killing near zoo
A young man was rubbed out and a passer-by was maimed in an armed attack near the Bloody Karachi Zoological Gardens on Monday evening.
Police said that armed motorcyclists targeted Abdul Qadir when he was passing through the area on foot. Another man, said to be a passer-by, was also maimed in the firing.
The maimed were taken to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi where Qadir was pronounced dead on arrival. The maimed man could not be identified immediately.
Man rubbed out
A young man was rubbed out in the Naseerabad area of Bin Qasim town, police said. They added that Hazrat Umar was rubbed out near his home. The police shifted the body to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities.
Bodies found in gunny bags
The bodies of two young men stuffed in gunny bags were found from a garbage dump in Abbas Town on Monday morning, police said. They added that the bodies bearing torture marks and gunshot wounds were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Bloody Karachi for a post-mortem examination.
At the hospital, one of the dear departed was identified as Ismail Ghani, resident of Sikander Goth, while the identity of the other victim could not be ascertained.
The police believed that the victims had been killed somewhere else before their bodies were dumped by the roadside.
Later, the decomposed body of a man was found from 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....
Naddi near Mauripur Road.
The police believed that the victim had been killed several days ago. The cause of death could not be immediately clear.
Posted by: Fred 2013-02-13