Karachi: Violence continued to haunt
Pakistan`s biggest city and financial hub as the killing of a
political worker and an attack on a senior police officer led
to increased tension on Friday.
Hidayatullah Mehsud, a worker of the Awami National Party
was killed in Mangopir area today while in another incident,
armed assailants attacked a senior police official Farooq Awan
near Lasbella Chowk killing a police guard.
In altogether, this week has witnessed the killing of 18
people and dozens being wounded and scores of vehicles being
Today`s killings led to rumour mongering and the spread of
panic and fear among the Karachites with heavy traffic jams
witnessed in many parts of the city as people tried to rush
As has become the practice in Karachi, as soon as the word
of the killings spread many petrol pumps and markets also shut
down adding to the fear.
Mehsud was killed by unknown gunmen after Friday prayers.
In another incident armed groups exchanged fire in the
troubled Qasba Mor area near the Pushtun dominated Kati Pahari
Police said one wanted criminal had been killed in the