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- Thursday, September 20, 2012 - From Print Edition




The incidents of target killing continued unabated in the city on Wednesday, as at least eight people, including the workers of Awami National Party (ANP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were gunned down in different parts of the metropolis that saw the killing of 13 people the other day.


Bahadur Hussain, 35, was shot dead, while Faisal, Jehangir and Shahid sustained injuries after they were fired upon in Block-S, North Nazimabad in Shahra-e-Noor Jehan police limits in the afternoon.


According to SHO Raja Tariq Mehmood, ANP worker Bahadur Hussain was playing Dabbu at a shop in the said area when two unidentified men, riding a motorcycle, appeared there and opened indiscriminate fire, causing injuries to the four people. They were initially taken to a private hospital and later moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where Bahadur succumbed to his injuries, while Faisal, Jehangir and Shahid were admitted for treatment. The deceased received multiple bullet wounds on his upper torso.


Police seized empty shells of 9mm pistol from the scene for forensic test. Bahadur was residing in the same area.


Later, tension gripped the area where armed men resorted to aerial firing and forced the shopkeepers to pull down shutters.


In the meantime, some armed miscreants moved towards Block-S area, where they opened fire on a house due to which Waheed was killed and his sister Ms Amna (20) sustained injuries.


Police said that due to the killing of ANP worker Bahadur Hussain tension gripped the area and Waheed was a worker of MQM.


Waheed and his sister Amna were sitting inside their house when armed men riding a motorcycle opened random fire on the house. Both Waheed and his sister Amna were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) where Waheed expired during treatment.


He received multiple bullet wounds on his upper torso.


The incident further aggravated the situation in Block-S where two groups clashed with each other. Later, contingents of police and Rangers entered the area and controlled the situation after hours of resistance.


Police described the murder of ANP’s Bahadur and MQM’s Waheed as part of target killing.


In Malir City area, armed men targeted Sarwar Gopang and Abdul Ghani at a video shop in Gharibabad, Malir City police area, in the afternoon.


According to Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Rao Mohammed Iqbal of Malir City Division, Sarwar Gopand was the owner of the video shop and residing in the same area. He was the MQM’s Unit Incharge of Gharibabad.


He was sitting along with his friend at his shop when unidentified men, riding a motorcycle, opened fire on them and fled. They were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where both succumbed to their injuries.


The deceased received multiple bullet wounds of 9mm pistol on various parts of their bodies


Later, the leaders and activists of MQM reached the hospital where they lodged protest against the continuous target killing of their workers and demanded immediate arrest of the killers.


Sarwar Gopand was also a member of the Muttahida Organising Committee (MOC) of MQM.


Two groups clashed in Garden and Kalakot areas in the afternoon during which Irfan was killed while three others were injured. The activists of two political groups indulged in an armed clash in Gali No-I, Usmanabad, which is located in the jurisdictions of Kalakot and Garden police stations.


Following receipt of information, police rushed to the scene but before they could reach there four people including Irfan got injured in the cross-firing between the groups. They were taken to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) where Irfan expired during treatment while the others were admitted for treatment.


Irfan was a supporter of MQM and passing through the area when he was caught in the crossfire and received multiple bullet wounds on his upper torso that became the cause of his death.


Wazeer Khan was shot dead in Bin Qasim police station area in the afternoon.


According to SHO Abdul Ghaffar Korai, Wazeer Khan was busy in the construction work of his house situated in Edu Goth, when unidentified men riding a motorcycle appeared there and sprayed him with bullets. Wazeer received multiple bullet wounds and his body was moved to the JPMC for postmortem.


He hailed from Swat and was a trader by profession. Police were investigating the matter to ascertain the real motive behind the murder.


Jameel Baloch was killed and Ateeq was injured by the firing of unidentified men in Chakiwara police limits in the night.


SHO Munir Baloch said that Jameel and Ateeq were present in Agra Taj Colony when two bike riders targeted them.


They were taken to CHK where Jameel Baloch expired. The deceased received multiple bullet wounds on his upper torso. Police said that the murder seems to be a part of target killing.


Meanwhile, the bullet-riddled body of Salman Baloch was recovered from bushes in Millat Garden in Saudabad police limits. Police said that Salman, a resident of Malir, was kidnapped by unknown criminals on Tuesday night.