Marble trader among three shot dead
[Dawn] A marble trader rubbed out in his Bara Board shop within the remit of the Pak Colony cop shoppe was among the three persons killed in the city on Monday, police said.
They said that 46-year-old Zafar Iqbal was sitting at his shop where two gunnies riding a cycle of violence came, opened fire on him and escaped.
The shopkeeper and a 30-year-old passer-by, Abdul Rehman, were maimed in the shooting.
The victims were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where Zafar Iqbal died, the police said.
Commercial activities were suspended in the area after the killing.
The members of the marble association closed their businesses and staged a protest demonstration against the killing.
The police said that 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 might be involved in the incident.
They said the victim was also a sympathiser 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 the father of three children and hailed from Sialkot.
The killing could be politically motivated, but anything could be said with certainty after a proper investigation, the police added.
In the second incident, at least two persons were killed and three others maimed when gunnies riding a cycle of violence opened fire on a roadside restaurant in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on
Monday night, police said.
They said the incident took place in Block 13-D of Gulshan, where reportedly four suspects riding two cycle of violences came to the eatery and opened fire.
As a result, Muhammad Ali alias Shahani and Jehangir Khan and two others were maimed.
They were rushed to different hospitals, where Muhammad Ali and Jehangir died during treatment.
SP of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Salam Sheikh said Muhammad Ali was the restaurant owner and Jehangir was his employee. Sarfaraz, Amjad and Razimandh, injured in the firing, were also
employees at the eatery.
The police were not sure about the motive for the shooting. They collected over 40 spent bullet casings from the crime-scene.
Wanted 'bandit' killed during robbery
An alleged bandit was rubbed out in what police described as an encounter within the remit of the SITE-A cop shoppe on Monday.
According to the police, the alleged bandit was robbing the owner of a factory in the area and when a police party reached there he opened fire on the police.
The police returned fire and bumped off the suspect later identified as 25-year-old Aslam alias Sharabi, the police said.
A TT pistol, three cellphones and Rs20,000 were found in his possession, SHO Rao Rafiq said, adding that the dead was a resident of Frontier Colony.
The suspect was wanted in several criminal cases, the SHO added.
Posted by: Fred 2012-05-09