Six killed, one injured in violence


As many as six persons were killed and one other injured in separate violence incidents in the city on Friday.

An unknown person, aged about 35, was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Rahim Shah Colony. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy.

A youth, Bilal, 25, gate keeper, was killed when his own gun went off while checking it in Bungalow No B/2, Shaheed-e-Millat in Tipu Sultan area. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) for an autopsy. In another incident, the body of a woman, 40, was found from a drain near Tiger Chowk in Shershah area. It was shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.

Meanwhile, a person, aged about 40, bearing torture marks, was found from Rufi Apartments in Malir Cantt. The body was shifted to JPMC for an autopsy.

Another body of an unidentified teenager boy, 14, was found from Aman Chowk in Orangi town. It was shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities.

Yet in another incident, unidentified person, aged 30, was shot dead by unknown gunmen near Chamra Chowrangi in Korangi town. The body was shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.

Separately, a man, Noman, 30, son of Burhan, was shot and injured by unidentified armed men near Pirabad in Orangi town. He was shifted to ASH for treatment.

Rs 81,500 fine charged from 40 profiteers

In a crackdown against profiteers, 40 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 81,500 fine for selling commodities above government rates.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the campaign launched against profiteers would continue till they ensured that the commodities were sold at fixed rates.

He further said that city administration had focused those areas where complaints against price hike were received. These areas included Saddar, Garden, SITE, Baldia, Orangi, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Model Colony, Bin Qasim and Korangi.

In the crackdown, 18 milkmen, 16 shopkeepers of general commodities, one chicken seller, four vegetable sellers and one fruit sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices.