Trader among four shot dead in Karachi
[Dawn] Four people were rubbed out in different localities of the city on Wednesday, police said.
They said that a trader was rubbed out and another maimed in an armed attack inside the wholesale fruit and vegetable market, better known as New Sabzi Mandi, off the Superhighway.
Two men riding a cycle of violence entered the market, opened fire on two vegetable traders, Tai Jan and Abdul Hameed, and escaped.
The maimed were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Tai Jan, 38, was declared dead, while the second victim was admitted for treatment.
Sohrab Goth DSP Qamar Ahmed said that the dear departed originally hailed from Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
and it appeared that he was targeted due to some personal enmity.
Following the incident, traders came outside the market and blocked traffic on the main Superhighway in protest against the killing. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
after negotiations with the police they dispersed peacefully.
The president of the fruit and vegetable market, Haji Shahjahan, alleged that a Rangers van was parked at the market, but despite hearing gunshots the Rangers did not intervene.
Trader killed in 'sectarian' attack
The owner of a wholesale commodity shop was rubbed out in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Wednesday evening.
Police said that assailants entered the shop in Gulistan-e-Jauhar's Block-17 near the City Bakery, fired at its owner Anwar Abbas and fled. The victim was rushed to a nearby private hospital where he died. He suffered two bullet wounds in the head and chest, the police said.
The police suspected that the killing might have driven by a sectarian motive.
Tension gripped the locality following the killing.
Two found rubbed out in old city area
The body of a young man was found in the old city area on Wednesday.
Police said that unknown men threw out the body from a moving rickshaw in the Bihar Colony within the remit of the Chakiwara cop shoppe and fled.
The body was taken to the Civil Hospital where the victim was identified as Mohammad Noman, 28. He had been shot in the head.
The police said that the victim used to hang out with some 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....
gangsters and he might have killed on suspicion of being a police informer.
...back at the Esquimeau village our hero was receiving a quick lesson in aeronautics......
the body of another man, identified as Muhammad Anwar, 24, was found in a garbage dump near a park in the Kharadar area.
The police shifted the body to 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...
for a post-mortem examination.
The victim sustained multiple bullet wounds. He was a resident of Kharadar.
The body of a young woman, bearing severe torture marks, was found in her house in Qasba Colony within the remit of the Pirabad cop shoppe on Wednesday.
Police said that she was identified as Salma, 25, wife of Abdul Ghaffar.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination to know the cause of her death.
The police said that they were looking for her husband who was missing.
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