Five women critically injured as knife attacks continue unabated in Karachi


KARACHI: As the knife attacks continue unabated here in the city, five more women victims of knife attacks were shifted to the hospital with severe injuries Thursday, bringing the total number of attacks to 14 in the past nine days.

Fear and panic prevail among the residents of the metropolis as police authorities fail to arrest the lone-attacker who has been on a stabbing spree since last week in Gulistan-e-Johar and adjoining areas.

Authorities remain helpless as they struggle to identify the attacker and his motive behind the attacks. According to some reports, the attacker appears to be ‘mentally disturbed’ whereas others believe the assailant is part of an organised group.

Taking notice of the recent surge in the knife attacks in the metropolis, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for an immediate arrest of the accused. He also directed the forces to take strict and exemplary action against those found guilty of being involved.

Bilawal also urged the judiciary to ensure that authorities allow for complete protection of women.

On Wednesday, three women were stabbed and injured by the ‘knifeman’ in the vicinities of Aziz Bhatti and Shahrah-e-Faisal police stations.