KARACHI: Some unidentified armed miscreants running amok in city areas resorted to aerial firing, causing tension that blanketed the entire city, SAMAA reports Thursday.
The recent incident occurred in Lasbela area of the metropolis, where intense firing spawned panic around the area.
Earlier, the funeral prayers for the eternal peace of Zainul Abidin, a worker of Awami National Party (ANP) was offered at Football Ground, Patel Para. Later on, he was buried in Khamosh Colony Cemetery amid sobs and sighs of grief.
On the occasion, the angry people took to intense firing.
Numerous areas of the city are basking under massive tension on mourning call by the ANP with shops and other commercial activities at a standstill.
At least 14 vehilces including a truck have been set on fire in various areas inlcudign Sakhi Hasan, Qayyumabad, Qaidabad, Lasbela, Teen Hati, Nishtar Road and Patel Para.
Traffic is thin in many areas including Banaras, Orangi Town, Qasba Colony, Qaidabad, Sultanabad, HIjrat Colony, Metroville, Ittehad Town, Sohrab Goth and Shah Faisal Colony.
Meantime, commuters and citizens faced problems owing to the unavailability of petrol and CNG stations which are closed down in most areas.
The string of firing incidents continued overnight and still continues in the city. Meantime, bodies with torture marks of two youths were found this morning from North Nazimabad area of Khalilabad.
Two persons were killed in Orangi Town areas of Qazzafi Chowk and Farooq Colony.
A man, Samad s/o Noor Bashr, 40, was gunned down on Banaras bridge. Another man, Sadaqat, 40 was shot to death in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
Body of a woman was found from Hawks Bay’s Musharraf Colony.
A firing incident injured Badshah Khan in Korangi-3 and Ayaz Khan in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Meantime, three people were injured when some gunmen opened fire at a hotel located in Metroville area. SAMAA
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