Eight lives lost in Karachi violence; ‘shoot on sight’ orders issued
KARACHI: Violent incidents of bloodshed continued in Karachi, as eight more people lost their lives and several received injuries on Sunday, DawnNews reported.
The new wave of targeted killings has possibly escalated after the death of Awami National Party (ANP) leader Liaquat Bangash, whose body found in Rabia city near Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area on Saturday.
Tension prevailed and the markets remained closed in the area after the death of Bangash.
Addressing a press conference, Acting Additional Inspector General (AIG) Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh said that Bangash, in his efforts to escape from police, jumped from the height which resulted in his death.
The acting AIG issued ‘shoot on sight’ orders if any miscreant was seen taking the law in his/her hands.
Two men were shot dead in the Surjani town’s sector 10. A man was shot dead and another was injured in the in sector L-1 of the same area.
A man received bullet wounds after unidentified men opened fire at Maskan roundabout in Gulshan-e-Iqbal..
Two people were shot dead in the areas of Baldia town and Quaidabad.
Dead bodies of a man and a woman, identified as Shabana and Liaquat, were found from a farmhouse located in the area of Gulshan-e Maymar.
At least 21 people have lost their lives in the last 36 hours in the violent killings of the city.
Heavy troops of police and Rangers have been deployed in different areas of the metropolis.
Additional police deployment
An additional force of 500 policemen has been called from interior of province under a well-planned strategy to combat the crimes especially the extortion, targeted killings and kidnapping for ransom in Karachi.
The additional force has been deployed at different places in the city, while the measures are being taken to strengthen the number of police personnel deployed at posts and pickets particularly in old city trade centers.
Moreover, 1000 surveillance cameras are being installed at trade and business centers and they would start functioning shortly, as currently these cameras are being tested