Incidents of target killings and attacks on a mini-bus and a medical store occurred in various parts of the country’s financial capital even as senior leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement engaged in hours-long talks to agree on a working relationship so as to end political bickering and violence.
Late on Saturday night, armed clashes took place between two rival political groups in several parts of Orangi Town, including Sector C-1 Area, Frontier Colony, Qasba Colony, Manghopir Road and Aligarh Colony.
Miscreants also fired at a minibus of the X-23 route and a medical store in the town. The clashes left four people dead and 11 others wounded.
Police identified three of the dead as 14-year-old Adnan Hussain, 30-year-old Mohammad Yasir Khan and Ejaz.
In another late-night attack, a 30-year-old man, Siddiq, was shot dead in Model Colony. He was a watchman in Nishtarabad.
Earlier, PPP activist Muslim Baloch, 23, was shot dead on Pir Mehfooz Road in the Malir City police limits. The victim was a resident of Daud Goth.
Police officials said the clash took place inside ‘Jumma Bazaar’ in Sector 4-C, Baldia Town between two people over a petty dispute and later both persons called their supporters, which resulted in exchange of fire between two groups.
As a result, Naeem, 28, son of Rozi Khan, was killed while a sub-inspector Shaukat Zaman, Salah Bibi, Imran Younus, Zahid, Yar Mohammad and Razzak were wounded. A heavy contingent of law enforcers rushed to the site and calmed the situation down. The bodies and injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). Tension prevailed in the area while no case was registered till filing this story.
In another incident, a man was shot dead in Mohammadi Market, G Area, Malir, within the limits of Khokhrapar police station. Ramzan Niazi, son of Ali, a resident of E-2 Area, Malir, was standing at Mohammad Market when unidentified armed men opened fire on him, resultantly he received two bullets and died on the spot.
The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities.
Police said they believed that personal enmity might be a motive behind his death because he had no affiliation with any political or religious party. The victim hailed from Mianwali, Punjab. No case could be registered till filing the report.
Separately, police found a shot dead body of man near KMC workshop within the limits of Eidgah police station. The identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained. Police found his body from KMC workshop. They said unidentified culprits threw his body from a car and run away. The victim received two bullets in his head and chest. The body was shifted to CHK and later moved to Edhi Morgue for identification. Police have registered a case against unidentified men on the complaint of state.
Meanwhile, a man was shot dead for offering resistance to bandits during a robbery incident near Drigh Road within the remits of Shahrah-e-Faisal police station.
Tony Arnold, 25, son of Archie Das, a resident of Drigh Road area, was going home on his car when unidentified bandits tried to loot him near Hazara Chowk but he offered them resistance. A bandit opened fire on him resultantly he received bullet injuries. He died while being shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Later, police handed over his body to heirs after completing medico-legal formalities. No case was registered till filing the report.
In yet another shoot and kill incident, a young man was shot dead during a dispute in Old Subzi Mandi within the jurisdiction of PIB police station. The incident took place at Welfare Society situated near Shah Zob Hotel, Old Subzi Mandi, where two brothers Nadeem and Faheem fought. Their younger brother Qasim Jan tried to resolve their issue but one brother opened fire on him, resultantly he received bullet injuries and died on the spot. After committing the crime, both brothers managed to flee from the scene. Police shifted the body to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.