Balochistan lawmaker’s wife, daughter assassinated
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 13:22
Karachi: At least seven persons, including wife and daughter of a Balochistan Assembly lawmaker, were shot dead in a fresh outbreak of violence here.

The wife, daughter and driver of the sitting MPA from Sibi in the Baluchistan province, Mir Bakht Yar Domki, were gunned down late last night near the Gizri bridge in the upmarket area of Clifton while they were going home.

Domki is the grandson and his wife was the grand daughter of the late Baluch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, who was killed by security forces in 2005 while he was underground due to a clean up operation by the government in the province to combat terrorism.

"Now even our women are not safe. We don't expect any justice from the government but we will get justice from God," a grieving Domki told reporters.

City police chief, Ayaz Ghorchani, said the killings appeared to be the result of a family enmity which are common in Baluchistan.

Few hours earlier violence erupted in the Shia Muslim dominated areas of the city in which three persons were gunned down in the north Karachi area.

Police said the three were killed when unidentified masked men opened fire on the car they were riding in.

SP Chaudhry Asad though said that the men belonged to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. However, he refused to confirm whether this was an ethnic attack. "Investigations are still underway," he said.

Earlier in the day a Shia, Taseer Abbas Zaidi, was gunned down in the Gulberg area leading to protesters blocking roads and attacking the law enforcement agencies and media personal to vent their anger.

Last week a fresh round of target killings had given rise to fear that these were the result of ethnic and sectarian violence.


First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:55

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