Saturday, June 12, 2010

Karachi tense, as 3 dead in firing incidents


Various Karachi areas are tense as at least three people were killed in the firing incidents continued overnight, Geo News reported Saturday.

The firing that started yesterday evening, triggered panic, resulting in the closure of all the commercial areas in the affected areas, and the people woke through the night.

These areas include Abul Hasan Isfahani Road, Ancholi Society, Nagan Chawrangi, Paposh Nagar and Shadman Town.

Following the firing incidents, additional contingents of police and the Rangers were deployed in the above-mentioned areas amid patrols by the Law Enforcement Agencies.

It should be mentioned that that at least ten people have lost their lives in the two days of firing incidents.

According to police sources, some unidentified miscreants shot down Nasim Hussain Jaffery, a pathologist in a private hospital, whose body was transported to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

This morning, a youth was gunned down in New Karachi Sector-5. The deceased, body was taken to Civil Hospital, has been identified as Qari Rizwan Qadri.

According to Sunni Tehreek spokesman, the deceased belonged to their party.

The spell of aerial firings began after the incident, halting the trade activities in the areas. Also, the enraged people torched vehicles and the private properties.

The security has been beefed up to bring the situation under control in the affected areas; however, no has been arrested as yet.

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