6 injured in blast at Milad gathering in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area
[DAWN] At least six people were maimed in a blast which occurred in 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...
's Gulistan-e-Jauhar area late on Saturday night, DawnNewsTV reported.
The blast reportedly targeted a Mehfil-e-Milad being held near the Perfume Chowk in Block 18 area of the neighbourhood. SSP East Azfar Mahesar told Dawn that unidentified attackers riding a cycle of violence reportedly hurled a cracker near the venue and fled.
Following the blast, police and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital where the condition of two was said to be critical who were later shifted to Jinnah hospital.
IT Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan were present at the event at the time of the blast but remained unhurt.
Police, however, mentioned that the gathering was arranged without taking prior permission from relevant authorities.
Soon after the incident, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah telephoned Khawaja Izhar and Faisal Subzwari and inquired about the incident.
Khawaja Izhar informed the chief minister that his driver and Khalid Maqbool's coordinator were among those injured in the attack.
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Sindh IG Kaleem Imam has sought a report from the SSP East.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility from any group.
Last month, two teenagers were killed while eight others injured in an kaboom in Quaidabad area of the metropolis.
Posted by: Fred 2018-12-09