4 killed in Karachi violence


Four people, including one criminal, were killed while three others were injured in various incidents of violence and target killing on Sunday.
According to police, armed men shot dead a man near Sindhi Hotel. The man was later identified as Akmal. Police said that two bodies were recovered from Martin Quarter. The deceased were identified as Zakir and Fahim . When the bodies were taken to hospital it was revealed that Fahim was still alive. In Mominabad, unidentified armed motorcyclists, fired near Badar Chowk, killing a man. The deceased was identified as Aamirullah.
Another man Ameen was injured when he resisted robbers in Soldier Bazaar. CID SSP Chaudhry Aslam said that police killed alleged criminal Saqib alias Sakhi and arrested Kashif from Chakiwara area after exchange of firing between criminals and police. He added that they had also recovered a Kalashnikov and 9MM pistol from the arrested. Alsam said that criminals were involved in killing of political activists.
ASI Waheed was also injured during the shootout, the SSP added. Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik contacted all political parties and asked them to help the government in efforts to bring peace back in the city. The interior minister said that rangers and police have been directed to take strict action against criminals, adding that intelligence network had also been increased in tense areas such as Orangi, Banaras Colony and Kati Pahari. Malik said that volunteer force of youth would be formed in affected areas which would work with police for restoration of peace.