Political activist among nine killed in Karachi violence
KARACHI: Nine people, including a political activist, were killed on Tuesday and at least eight others were injured amid incidents of violence and firing in Karachi, DawnNews reported.
The renewed wave of violence and targeted killings continued in the metropolis as member of a political party Imran Baig was killed in Shah Faisal Colony. The incident sparked chaos and panic in the locality and normal business activity was suspended.
A man was killed by sporadic firing by unidentified miscreants in Korangi’s Zaman Town area. Four people were injured after a firing incident reported from Tariq Road neighbourhood.
Mehdi Raza and Ahmer Raza were killed by unidentified armed assailants in Orangi Town number 10 near Aslam Shaheed Roundabout.
Meanwhile, a tortured dead-body was recovered from Lyari River and two other dead-bodies were found from Lyari Timber Market area. The dead were identified as residents of Liaquatabad’s Angara Goth.
Earlier, a man, identified as Abdul Ghafar, who was injured by unidentified attackers’ firing, succumbed to his injuries during medical treatment.
On the other hand, Civil Judge Syed Zaheer Ahmed Naqvi sustained severe injuries when he was attacked in Federal B. Area block-17. Lawyers and judicial staff boycotted the courts in protest against the incident.
Moreover, Commander Shaukat had been replaced with Mushtaq Meher as DIG South.
The law and order situation remained tense and shop keepers were forced to keep their small businesses shut in different areas of the violence-ridden capital of Sindh.