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India-Pakistan
Two more gunned down in 'sectarian' attacks
2013-01-09
[Dawn] Two men, including a young banker, were rubbed out in the city in as many attacks apparently on sectarian grounds on Monday evening, police said.

They said that 24-year-old Ali Raza Naqvi was returning home from his workplace on a cycle of violence along with colleague Mohammad Rais when assailants, also riding a cycle of violence, intercepted them on main University Road near NIPA, fired at him and rode away.

While Mr Rais remained unhurt in the attack, the victim suffered three bullet wounds and was rushed to a nearby private hospital where doctors declared him dead.
He's dead, Jim!
on arrival.

Later, the body was taken to the Incholi Imambargah, the police said.

The victim was employed at a private bank.

A front man for the Sindh police, SSP Imran Shaukat, said that it appeared that the victim was killed on sectarian grounds.

A Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
statement issued on Monday night said that the victim was a worker of MQM's Labour Division (Allied Bank unit) and his killing was aimed at fomenting sectarian unrest in the city.

In two months, several persons associated with the profession of banking have been bumped off in the city.

On Jan 2, a senior banker, identified as Javed Memon, was rubbed out in the SITE area.

On Dec 20, 2012 a 50-year-old banker, Ashiq Abbas, was rubbed out in Lines Area.

On Nov 6, 2012, two bankers -- Allama Aftab Haider Jafri and his associate Shahid Ali Mirza -- were bumped off on Preedy Street.

In the Pak Colony area, assailants riding a cycle of violence sprayed a car with bullets on Manghopir Road within the remit of the Pak Colony cop shoppe and fled.

The car driver, 40-year-old Murtaza Alvi, suffered bullet wounds and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
on arrival.

Following the medico-legal formalities at the health facility, the body was moved to the Fatimyah ghusal khana at Numaih.

The police said that the victim was associated with some hardware business and lived in Kharadar. He was heading home from work when he was targeted.

A front man for the Majlis Wahdat-e-Moslemeen strongly condemned the killings of Mr Naqvi and Alvi and said that there was no writ of law and innocent people were being killed on a daily basis in the city.

Wounded prayer leader dies

A man who suffered bullet wounds in an attack on Dec 31 in New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
died during treatment on Monday.

Police said Mualana Shaukat Gul was the prayer leader of a mosque in Lasi Goth, New Bloody Karachi, and on Dec 31 he had gone to meet someone in Sector 5-E where he was targeted.

The police believed that he was targeted on sectarian grounds.

Truck driver rubbed out

A truck driver was rubbed out at the Northern Bypass in the early hours of Monday.

Police said that the incident took place within the remit of the Manghopir cop shoppe, where gunnies riding a cycle of violence opened fire on the truck being driven by Arif Abdul Razzak, 21.

The victim was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
on arrival.

Area SHO Nasir Mehmood said that the victim was a resident of North Bloody Karachi's Sector 11-D and was heading to a poultry farm. He was unmarried.

The police said that he was killed over some personal enmity and he was not affiliated with any political or religious party.

Body found in gunny bag

The body of an unidentified man, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found in Orangi Town on Monday.

Police said that the body was found in Toori Bangash Colony within the remit of the Iqbal Market cop shoppe.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors said that the victim, aged around 48 years, had been strangulated. The body bore no torture marks.

Following the medico-legal formalities, the body was moved to the Edhi morgue for identification.

Man found rubbed out

The body of an unidentified man was found at a desolate place in Mehmoodabad on Monday.

An area police officer said that the at first it seemed that the body was of some drug addict who had died of cold, but a close look revealed that he had been shot in the head.

Following the medico-legal formalities, the body was taken to the Edhi morgue for a want of identification.
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