Another six fall prey to targeted killing


At least six people were shot dead here on Sunday in firing incidents in different parts of Karachi. According to details, son unidentified gunmen opened fire in Haideri Market area and wounded a man named Shafiq. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to wounds.
In another incident of firing, 22-year-old Niaz was shot dead in the jurisdiction of Risala Police Station while dead body of a youth was recovered from Purana Golimar Lasbela area. The deceased was identified as Seerat Alvi.
In Karimabad area, some unidentified gunmen riding on motorcycles shot dead a man identified as Sharif while target killing claimed a life in Qasba More.
Meanwhile, Quaidabad police have claimed the arrest of four dacoits, including Amir, Aurangzeb, Nazakat and Nadeem. Two other dacoits were arrested after an encounter in Aziz Bhatti area while Rangers handed over an accused of Lyari gang war, Waseem, to police.
Meanwhile, police arrested two target killers allegedly involved in target killing of 50 people after exchange of fire and recovered arms and hand grenades from their possession.
According to SSP district west Aamir Farooqi, the police during routine patrol traded fire with five culprits at Hawksbay Road in Maripur area of city.
The police after fire exchange arrested two target killers while there three accomplices managed to flee. Police recovered arms including a Kalashnikov, a repeater, three hand grenades and hundreds of bullets from the possession of the detainees. In the preliminary interrogation the detained culprits identified as Waseem Pathan and Afzal belonging to Rashid Bengali Group of Lyari have admitted target killing of 50 people.

Altaf grieved over deaths due to rains

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Quaid Altaf Hussain has expressed his deep sorrow over deaths of several persons in rain-related incidents in different areas of Sindh. In a statement issued on Sunday, Altaf Hussain expressed deep grief over death of several innocent persons due to flooding in streams and other rain-related incidents such as electrocution due to falling of high tension power pylon. The MQM chief condoled with the bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls to rest in eternal peaces. He also demanded the government to take immediate measures for the draining out of knee-deep accumulated rain water from the residential areas and ensure that no electrocution death occur in future.