Another nine fall prey to Karachi targeted killings


Nine people were killed and several others were injured in a fresh spate of violence in various parts of the
city on Monday.
Three people, including two brothers, were killed when unidentified gunmen fired at a general store in Nazimabad. The brothers died on the spot, whereas the third person succumbed to his injuries on way to a hospital.
Separately, armed assailants killed one man, Abdul Sattar, and injured another in the Ayub Goth area. Police said the shooting incident was a result of
personal enmity.
Meanwhile, one man was killed near Doa Minute Chowrangi, one near Nagan Chowrangi, one near Anda Morr and two people in Macchar Colony and one person near Northern Bypass Mor.
Separately, a blast occurred near a garbage collection site in Quaidabad’s Rehri Goth area. However, no casualties were reported.
Separately, President Asif Zardari said all possible measures should be taken to ensure law and order.
He was presiding over a special meeting to review law and order situation in Sindh, particularly in Karachi, at the Bilawal House in Karachi. The meeting reviewed targeted killings and the post-scenario of attacks on anti-polio
teams in the city.
The president said that maintaining law and order and ensuring safety and security of citizens was the government’s responsibility and all efforts should be made in this regard.
He said joint check posts of police, rangers, and Frontier Corps (FC) should be established in order to improve law and order in the province. The three forces would carry out joint operations against criminals in the province.
The meeting also decided that 100 armoured vehicles and 5,000 bullet-proof jackets would be provided
to Sindh Police.
President Zardari has expressed anger over the law and order situation in the cosmopolitan city of Pakistan and ordered arrest of the culprits.
The meeting was attended by Sindh chief minister, chief secretary, inspector general and Rangers director general.