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Karachi violence leaves 1 dead, 27 hurt

January 08, 2011 - Updated 00 PKT
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KARACHI: A worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was dead while 27 others sustained injuries in the fresh spate of violent incidents that erupted in the metropolitan city on Saturday, Geo News reported.


Tension gripped most parts of the city where 5 vehicles, including a bus, were set ablaze.


According to police, unknown gunmen opened fire and injured Yawar Abbas, a worker of MQM in Aminabad area of PIB Colony. Abbas was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and pronounced dead.


The incident triggered a wave a violence in surrounding areas of PIB Colony.


Enraged people burned tyres, blocked roads and pelted vehicles with stones, injuring DSP New Town Fakh-ul-Islam.


A bus was among five vehicles set on fire by the miscreants. Police said 14 people, including a TV journalist and a child, were injured when the fuel tank of the bus went off with a blast.


Later, funeral prayer of the slain MQM worker was offered at Imam Bargah Rizvia. He will be laid to rest in Sakhi Hassan graveyard.

Reader Comments
Suck more sugar cane?

The only solution to all PAKISTAN ISSUES is to kill all the politicians under covert operation so a new blood could take their place. These politicians are so corrupt that they cannot even think honestly. May Allah Bless them with righteous thinking. There are no doubt in my mind that rulers are like populace even then I have a faint hope.

Akbar Khan
Violence in Karachi is not run by PPP, MQM or ANP, there are a group of people who have ties with foreign agencies mostly from India, Afghanistan and Israel who are behind all these violence/bomb blast/killing/suicide bombing in this mega city of Pakistan, their purpose of doing so,just to destroy Pakistan''s economy.

Taj Ahmad
i think this is a secterian based target killing or a act of Lashker e jhangvi or TTP

Probably this has something linked with Imran Khan''s upcoming Karachi visit.

MQM is a shit damn in Pakistan produced, governed and run by the Agencies of Pakistan to destablise the Civilian Governements and it is playing its role well for the purpose it is created.

Last time I heard, Zardari was in Karachi, it does not matter, he & his family are safe & sound. For MQM , what you practice , comes back to bite you.

Alam K. Wazir
Looks like MQM and PPP are back in action

Bilal Burki
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