KARACHI - An armed clash between two groups over a land dispute claimed two lives, besides wounding four others in the limits of the Al-Falah Police Station on Saturday.
According to police and rescue sources, the incident took place in Siddique Goth, Rafa-e-Aam Society, where area people entered into an armed scuffle with activists of the banned People’s Amn Committee (PAC) over the dispute on reserved school land.
SHO Asif Munawar said that tension engulfed the area some days ago when the PAC activists started sitting at the school with the aim to grab it.
The area people asked the activists to vacate the school. But their request drew a blank.
Afterwards, an armed skirmish was witnessed between the residents of Siddique Goth and the PAC workers, leaving two people dead and four others injured. The victims, Latif Baloch, 55, son of Haibat Khan, and Nabeel alias Zehrila, son of Nazeer Baloch, were the workers of the banned PAC .
The injured, Riazul Haq, son of Shamsul Haq, 24, Shakoor, 25, son of Mehrab, Lal Muhammad, 24, son of Muslim Ali and Shehzad, 25, son of Ghulam Ali, were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment. No case was registered till the filing of this report.