• Top stories of the week

      October 11, 2010
      Print : Karachi

      • Nine die in attack on Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine—Nine people, including two children, were killed and over 65 others sustained injuries when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in the Clifton area here on Thursday. The incident at a place greatly revered by followers of all schools of thought horrified people all over the country.

      • One suicide member identified in attack on Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine—One of the two suicide bombers involved in the attacks on the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi has been identified, and his association with a new militant wing of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been confirmed, probe officials told The News.

      • Post-blast panic creates city-wide gridlocks—As the twin blasts at the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi caused panic all over the city, the resultant frenzy of the citizens to get to safety soon combined with inefficient traffic management led to gridlocks all over Karachi.

      • 25 shrines closed indefinitely—All 25 shrines in the city falling within the jurisdiction of Sindh Auqaf Department have been shut for the public as a precautionary measure, announced Sindh Home Minister, Dr Zulfiqar Mirza in the wake of the twin blasts that rocked the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.

      • Strike against Maulana Ameen’s killing on Saturday—Sunni Wahdat Council (SWC) will observe a citywide “peaceful” strike on Thursday to protest the assassination of Maulana Mohammed Ameen and the continued target killing of clerics.

      • Bandits burgle Rs1.95m from bank—Four bandits committed burglary in Habib Bank Limited (HBL) situated in the Defence police limits. They shot and injured the security guard and fled with Rs1.95 million.

      • Ahle Sunnat Ameer killed in ambush—An Ameer of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Maulana Muhammad Ameen, was killed on Tuesday in an ambush reported in the Site police limits. Site Town and adjoining areas remained tense in the wake of what seems is a targeted attack.

      • Leakage in CHK Central Lab gas pipeline causes explosion—Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) reverberated with the sound of an explosion, as a leakage in a gas pipeline exploded in its Central Lab, eye witnesses informed The News on Monday.

      • KUTS threatens week-long strike—The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) has threatened to boycott classes for an entire week starting from Monday as well as the ongoing mid-term examinations if the government fails to accede to their demands.

      • Three govt employees assassinated—Three government employees were gunned down on Sunday, two of them killed in the same incident of target killing that occurred near Askari Park in Old Sabzi Mandi, University Road.