KARACHI - As the fresh wave of target killing is continued in the provincial metropolis, at least 18 people including political activists have been killed within 24 hours due to firing and other incidences of violence in Karachi.
In the today’s violence incidents, two activists of PPP and PTI were killed in drive-by attacks in the city.
First one was shot dead by some unidentified armed men in the New Karachi area, while a body of another activist was found in the Shirin Jinnah Colony. Two others, also belonging to a political party, were injured in Korangi Town.
An activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was killed at Safora Goth within the limits of Gulistan-e-Jauhar Police Station. Police officials said the deceased identified as Shakeel aka Mamu, was sitting in front his house when two men riding on a motorcycle targeted him. He was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, personnel of the Pakistan Navy succumbed to his injuries during treatment at JPMC. He was injured near Natha Khan Goth within Shah Faisal Colony police station on Saturday night. He was identified as Kamran Ali.
Police officials said that the incident took place when a group of criminals opened fire at the police mobile near Natha Khan Goth in which a police head constable, namely Ghulam Raza was killed while a Navy personnel who was passing from there was injured.
One person was shot to death in Malir whereas the body of one woman was recovered from Sohrab Goth. Two men were killed in the Baloch Para area of Orangi Town whereas a gagged and bound body was recovered from Memon Goth.
Unknown assailants killed Jaman Shah and his wife in Khokarapar No 4 after forcibly entering their residence. In Orangi Town No 12, Syed Faisal Jamal, a Sindh High Court (SHC) employee, and Jamil Baloch of Baldia town were killed in separate incidents of firing.
Two tortured bodies were recovered from ditches in the Aaso Goth area of Malir and al Asif Square in Sohrab Goth.
A truck driver, Fatehullah in the Korangi Industrial Area and a man identified as Shiraz Memon were killed on Jamshed Road, both in incidents of firing.
Police and rangers arrested one robber in a search operation in the Hazara Chowk area of Natha Khan and a wanted criminal, Dada Baskar, was arrested from the Bakra Peeri area of Lyari.