KARACHI - Five people, a woman among them, were gunned down in ongoing violence in sprawling Karachi metropolis on Sunday.
Unidentified gunmen killed a gangster inside his house in Shafi Mohammad Baloch Goth area. Police officials said Jamil Lashari, 28, a member of Arshad Pappu group, was killed by rival group headed by Baba Ladla. The victim was a resident of Lyari, but was hiding in Shah Latif area along with relatives following the killing of his gang lord, Pappu. Police rushed and shifted the body to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy. Police said criminal record of the victim was being gathered.
A sack-packed body was found dead near Mirza Adam Khan Road in Lyari area. The victim could not be identified till the filing of this story. Police said the victim was abducted and later shot multiple times by unidentified abductors-cum-assassins. Another man, identified as Amjad, 35, was shot dead by unidentified armed men on a motorcycle in Buffer Zone area. Police said the victim was a resident of North Karachi area. Police said the victim was targeted when he was going somewhere along with his wife.
The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy. The motive behind the incident could not be ascertained till the filing of this report.
Separately,a rickshaw-driver, thirty-five-year-old Rizwan, was mowed down by unidentified attackers riding on a motorcycle in Nazimabad No. 4. Police said the victim was a resident of North Karachi area. The motive behind the killing could not be ascertained. The body was handed over to the heirs after autopsy.
A woman was found dead near Mawach Goth area. The victim was identified as twenty-one-year-old Uroosa, wife of Zeenatullah Khan. Police said the woman was shot and killed by unidentified assailants. The motive behind the killing could not be ascertained. The body was handed over to the heirs after postmortem.
PML-F demands deployment of Army at polling stations
Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) of Pir Pagara has demanded the deployment of Army inside and outside polling stations for the August 22 by-elections in Sindh.
In his letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, Sindh General Secretary and Parliamentary Leader of PML-F in Sindh Assembly Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh has said that deployment of Army inside and outside polling stations is necessary to stop the bloodshed and rigging in the by-polls on August 22.
He said Pakistanis have given sacrifices for independent judiciary and democracy in the country and appealed to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take notice of election rigging.
PML-F leader said that his party is writing second letter to the Election Commission, urging it to take steps to ensure fair, free and transparent elections in the province.
It may be noted that by-poll is scheduled in Shikarpur, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, and two provincial seats of Karachi.