Emeute à Karachi 22 mai 2009

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Violence puts Karachi on alert

May 23, 2009

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 23 (UPI) — Violence in parts of Karachi overnight Saturday have put Pakistani police on alert and prompted shops to stay closed, witnesses say.

At least three people were killed and eight vehicles set ablaze Friday in the Pakistani metropolis, with four people arrested for destroying public vehicles, police and fire brigade sources told Pakistan’s English-language newspaper Dawn.

Police said the charred bodies of a woman and a girl were recovered from a minibus that had been torched near the Karachi City Zoo, and a man was shot and killed while driving his car.

The violence has put the city on alert. Traffic was much slower than normal Saturday as store owners in major shopping areas refused to open, Dawn reported.

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Three killed, buses torched in Karachi violence

Saturday, 23 May, 2009

KARACHI: At least three persons lost their lives and eight vehicles were torched in separate incidents in Karachi since late night, whereas shopping centres and area shops are completely closed in Gulistan-e-Johar, some parts of Gushan-e-Iqbal areas.

Police and Rangers are on high alert in the city, consequent to eruption of violence in certain parts of the metropolis on Friday night, according to a DawnNews report.

Traffic flow has been significantly low since Saturday morning and despite visible presence of rangers shopkeepers in major shopping areas expressed their reluctance to open their businesses.

Students appearing in board examination were extremely confused as no decision was announced regarding papers scheduled for the day.

Police authorities have claimed to have arrested four for resorting to firing and putting on fire public vehicles last night. According to details available from police and fire brigade sources said that a woman and a girl succumbed to burn injuries when unknown persons set fire to a mini-bus no. JE-0919 opposite the City Zoo, in Garden area. Their charred bodies were removed by the staff of fire brigade and sent to Civil Hospital, the sources further said.

Area police denied information of the incident but said mini-bus JE-0919 of route P-1 was set on fire by unknown persons who escaped. The burnt vehicle has been towed to Garden police station along with its driver, Waris.

In Liaquatabad No. 4, Sharifabad police area unknown persons shot and killed Majid alias Kaku, who was going in his Alto car ARH-270, near Welcome Bakery along with a relative. His body has been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for procedural formalities, police said.

At Nishtar Road a mini-bus JE-1280 of route No. W-1 was set on fire by unknown persons in Eidgah police area, the area police said.

A coach was set on fire by unknown persons on road leading to Keamari Bridge from Tower, Kharadar police said adding the vehicle number or other details were being ascertained.

In Gulistan-e-Jauhar block-16 one person was injured by firing of unknown assailants and was shifted to hospital for treatment, police said.

A bus of route 11-A was also set on fire near Met Office, Gulistan- e-Jauhar, the area police said adding it appears a precursor of strike call given by a nationalist group.

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Violence kills 5, injures 10 in Karachi

Sat, 23 May 2009

At least five people including a woman and a child have been killed and 10 others injured during incidents of violence in Karachi city in Pakistan.

Local police officials told Press TV that violence erupted in Karachi city on Friday night after unknown militants gunned down the owner of a hotel in the Gulistan-e Jauhar area.

Following the killing, unknown attackers opened fire in Liaqatabad area and killed a man.

In another incident involving firearms, a person was killed in Liaqatabad Sindhi Hotel. Meanwhile, unknown miscreants set two buses on fire in which a woman and child were killed.

During recent violent incidents in Liaqatabad, Gulistan-e Jauhar, Landhi, Teen Hatti, Garden, New Karachi, Shah Faisal Colony and Safoora Chowrangi, 10 persons were injured.

“Six busses have been torched in separate places including Gulistan-e Johar, Garden, Risala Road, near Metrological office and others,” police said.

Heavy contingents of police and rangers have been deployed at sensitive points in the metropolis.

3 killed in Karachi violence, 16 vehicles torched

Saturday, May 23, 2009

KARACHI: Three persons including a woman were killed and eight others injured during violent incidents in different parts of Karachi.

Unknown persons torched 16 vehicles in different areas whereas Rangers have arrested four miscreants for making rumpus.

Police sources said unrest started when unidentified persons tried to set on fire a bus near shoe market in Garden area. A woman identified as Amna wife of Haji Razzaq was killed and two others including a child were hurt in the incident.

Heavy contingents of Police and Rangers have been deployed at sensitive points in the metropolis.

After the incident, violent incidents reported in Liaquatabad, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Landhi, Teen Hatti, Garden, New Karachi, Shah Faisal Colony and Safoora Chowrangi.

Over dozen vehicles have been set on fire in the city, which was resulted in scarcity of public transport vehicles at the roads and commuters facing problems to reach to their work place, schools and colleges on Saturday morning.

Violence Accured in Karachi 2 Killed

Saturday, May 23, 2009

KARACHI: At least two persons were killed and 10 injured in violence in various parts of Karachi as miscreants set over dozen vehicles on fire.

Heavy contingents of Police and Rangers have been deployed at sensitive points in the metropolis.

In violent incidents in Liaquatabad, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Landhi, Teen Hatti, Garden, New Karachi, Shah Faisal Colony and Safoora Chowrangi, three persons were reported killed and 10 others wounded since last night.

Over dozen vehicles have been set on fire in the city, which was resulted in scarcity of public transport vehicles at the roads and commuters facing problems to reach to their work place, schools and colleges on Saturday morning.

D.G. Rangers Maj. Gen. Liaquat Ali talking to OneWorld has said that Rangers have been deployed at sensitive places, key roads and thoroughfares for search of the suspect persons and vehicles.

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Two killed as tension deepens in Karachi

Saturday, May 23, 2009
KARACHI: Unknown lawbreakers have set as many as four busses on fire in different areas of metropolis burning to death a woman while a person was shot dead in an another incident of indiscriminate firing, Geo news reported late on Friday.

Meanwhile, many areas witnessed aerial firing incidents leaving people in panic, sources added.

According to details, at least four busses have been torched by unidentified miscreants in separate places including Gulistan-e-Johar, Garden, Risala Road, near Metrological office and others.

As per Cheepa welfare sources, the workers found a dead body of a woman from a burnt vehicle while her kid, a minor boy, received burnt injures.

Meanwhile, firefighting sources have confirmed torching of three busses in various areas while in addition to this, anonymous miscreants have also gunned down a person in block 16 of Gulistan-e-Johar area, sources maintained.

Many buses torched as violence erupted in Karachi *

Saturday, May 23, 2009

KARACHI: Sudden wave of violence has sparked in Karachi as unknown culprits have torched two busses in M.A Jinnah Road, another bus was set ablaze in Gulistan-e-Johar area near metrological office where a hotel was also reportedly came under firing. Meanwhile, in Patel Para and Nazimabad areas, some unidentified miscreants have hurled stones at vehicles trigging panic among people, Geo news reported on late Saturday.

A woman sustained burnt injuries as she was on the bus that was set on fire by anonymous miscreants in Risala Road, Cheepa sources said.

She has been immediately shifted to hospital for medical attainment, Cheepa sources added.

As many as six buses have been set on fire by late on Saturday while many reports of firing incidents in separate areas of Karachi have also reached here.

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