Karachi violence claimed seven more lives
The bloodshed in Karachi continues despite of a ban on pillion riding and at least seven people including a police personal were killed and several others injured in fresh incidents of firing on Tuesday.
According to police, two unknown motorcyclist armed men gunned down excise police constable Jamal Raza in Mominabad on Tuesday afternoon.
In another incident three persons, identified as Bashir Ahmed and Gul Mohammad and Shahid, were shot dead in Orangi Town locality when unidentified gunmen fired shots on them in a Ali Garh bazaar.
Bashir and Gul, a pushcart vendor, were dead on the spot while Shahid succumbed to bullet wounds in the hospital.
Tension prevailed in the area following the broad daylight murders despite of the heavy deployment of Rangers and police and shops and business activities were closed.
Another person Ali Haider was shot dead in Qasba Colony on the outskirts of Kati Pahari by the firing of unknown gunmen.
Two other men were shot dead in different incidents of firing across the metropolis.
More then 80 people have been killed over the past ten days in the city. According to report of a law enforcement agency, 1800 persons have lost their lives in targeted killings and other incidents of violence in the provincial capital, the business hub of Pakistan. Most of the victims are ordinary citizens.
The law enforcement agencies have claimed to arrest 53 alleged criminals including the members of banned organizations in targeted actions in different parts of the city.
On the other hand, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP) boycotted the Senate session on Tuesday to protest against the rising violence in the city of 18 million people.
MQM, who earlier on Tuesday boycotted the National Assembly session, demanded to impose emergency in the city while ANP called for the immediate military operation.