The monster of target killing is once again at large in the metropolis, as killings of at least two people have led the death toll in only Orangi Town area, mounted to six in, out of 13 killed in the city.
The recent target killing incident occurred in Orangi Town-10, where at least two people were killed, raising the number of killings in Orangi Town to six in last 14 hours.
According to details, some unidentified miscreants directed fire on two youths sitting outside a shop in Orangi Town-10 late Wednesday night. As a result, both of them—22-year Sarfaraz and 28-year Raza Idrees—died on the spot. The two are said to belong to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
Terrorists fired gunshots at activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)—Waqas, Zaheer, Habib and Irfan—in Orangi Town area of Mohajir Chowk. The three injured, Waqas, Zaheer and Habib succumbed to injuries while they were being rushed to hospital.
Condemning the incident, MQM leader Wasay Jalil demanded the government to take up immediate measures to stem the targeting killing spree.
Talking to media at Karachi Airport here, Federal Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik urged against terming every killing as ‘target killing’.
In other incidents, Mian Saif was killed near Saba Cinema in New Karachi. At least four people including 50-year Shahbaz were killed in Old Sabzi Mandi and Ayub Goth. A 30-year Sana Zahra was killed in Pehlwan Goth in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. A 28-year man Waheed was shot down in Faqeer Colony and a youth was gunned down in Liyari.