Guard killed, four hurt in attack on JUI-S leader
[Dawn] A security guard was killed and four others were maimed in firing on a car of the Sindh chief of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
(Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
) in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Friday, police said.

While Sindh JUI-S chief Maulana Hammadullah Madni remained unhurt in the intense firing, his two guards, a brother, a school van driver and a passer-by sustained gunshot wounds, the police added.

Six gunnies riding three cycle of violences opened fire on the white car carrying the Maulana and his associates close to the railway crossing in Gulshan-e-Iqbal's Block 13-D-3, the police said.

They said a school van passing through the area also came under fire that left its driver, Imdad Akbar, maimed, while the schoolchildren remained safe. Similarly, a passer-by, Osama, also sustained gunshot wounds, they said.

The maimed victims were taken to a private hospital on Stadium Road where one of the private guards, Mohammad Safdar, died during treatment while the other guard, Jahan Akbar, and Maulana's brother Affan Bin Ahmed were admitted, the police said.

The shooting caused panic as people ran for cover, witnesses said.

The police said that Maulana Hammadullah was going to the Sindh Secretariat mosque for Friday prayers from his seminary located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

They said that firing was carried out from all sides of the car. The police claimed to have collected half a dozen spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol from the crime-scene.

A senior police officer of the area said the killing seemed to be part of sectarian unrest in the city.

A statement issued by Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), said to be a reincarnation of the banned cut-thoat outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain
...a Sunni Deobandi organization, a formerly registered Pak political party, established in the early 1980s in Jhang by Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi. Its stated goal is to oppose Shia influence in Pakistain. They're not too big on Brelvis, either. Or Christians. Or anybody else who's not them. The organization was banned in 2002 as a terrorist organization, but somehow it keeps ticking along, piling up the corpse counts...
, condemned the attack describing the JUI-S leader a close sympathiser of the ASWJ.

ST activist rubbed out

A Sunni Tehrik
...formed in Karachi in 1992 under by Muhammad Saleem Qadri. It quickly fell to trading fisticuffs and liquidations with the MQM and the Sipah-e-Sahaba, with at least a half dozen of its major leaders rubbed out. Sunni Tehreek arose to become the primary opposition to the Deobandi Binori Mosque, headed by Nizamuddin Shamzai, who was eventually bumped off by person or persons unknown. ST's current leadership has heavily criticized the Deobandi Jihadi leaders, accusing them of being sponsored by Indian Intelligence agencies as well as involvement in terrorist activities...
activist was rubbed out in the Preedy Street area in the early hours of Friday, police said.

They added that the body was found at a corner of the Technical High School, Lines Area, within the remit of the Brigade cop shoppe.

The body bore a bullet wound in the neck, the police said, adding that they shifted it to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.

The victim was identified as Ali Qadri, 20, belonging to the party's unit-196, a front man for the Sunni Tehrik said.

Another ST worker dies

Another activist of the Sunni Tehrik, who had sustained gunshot wounds in an attack on his shop within the remit of the Jamshad Quarters cop shoppe two days ago, died at 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...
during treatment on Friday.

A front man for the ST said that Danish Qadri was a resident of PIB Colony.

The area remained tense with closure of markets during his funeral. Later, the victim was buried at a local graveyard.

Body found

The body of an unidentified young man was found on a bank of the 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....
River within the remit of the Pak Colony cop shoppe, officials said.

The body bearing torture marks was shifted to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi for medico-legal formalities before it was taken to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.

The police believed that the victim had been killed several days ago.

Man rubbed out in Surjani

A man was rubbed out and a school watchman was maimed in Khuda Ki Basti, Surjani Town, on Friday, police said.

A duty officer of the Surjani Town cop shoppe said that the shooting was carried out after a woman running a school canteen called her husband informing him that school's watchman and his brother had misbehaved with her.

Subsequently, the police said, her husband along with two accomplices arrived at the school and after meeting her they fired at the watchman and his brother.

The maimed were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Ghulam Israr Magsi died while watchman Ghulam Mohammad Magsi was provided treatment, the officials said.

Body found

The body of a young man was found from a house in Gul Mohammad Goth within the remit of the Sohrab Goth cop shoppe.

The police said that the victim, in his mid-30s, had been killed with a blunt weapon.

The body bearing multiple injuries was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-13