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Sindh Timeline- 2014

Month/Date

Incidents

January 2

Three alleged gangsters, identified as Attaullah (35), Adil Khattak (30) and Hamid alias Mota (36), were shot dead during an ambush by a rival group in Ibrahim Hyderi's Ilyas Goth area in Karachi.

Two alleged militants of the TTP were killed in an encounter with the Rangers in Manghopir. An unnamed Rangers official claimed that both the suspects were affiliated with the Wali-ur-Rehman group of the TTP. "One of them was their explosives expert."

Two dead bodies were found near the Tonga stand on Tannery Road in Lyari Town.

One person identified as Tahir Siddiqui (28), was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Naseerabad on Shara-e-Pakistan.

January 4

At least three Shia men were killed and four others were injured in an incident of firing by armed assailants Maskan Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi.

At least three Shia men were killed and four others were injured in an incident of firing by armed assailants Maskan Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi.

Two Policemen were killed and another was injured in an armed attack within the precincts of Peerabad locality in Orangi Town.

A Policeman, identified as Mohsin (37), was shot dead in Shahnawaz Shar Goth area within the precincts of Sacchal Police Station in Gulshan Town.

An unidentified person was killed by unidentified assailants in Pak Colony area of SITE Town.

A peanut seller, identified as Syed (40) was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderi area of North Nazimabad Town.

An unidentified dead body of was found dead from Link Road of Gulshan-e-Hadeed within the remits of Shah Latif Police Station.

January 5

Unidentified armed assailants hurled a hand grenade at the shop of ANP leader Abdul Razzak Buneri and also opened fire in Madina Colony of Baldia Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, killing two Policemen identified as Abdul Raheem and Khan Muhammad.

Two persons, identified as Ameer Bukhsh (65) and Shafi Muhammad (60), were shot dead and another was injured in Mawach Goth in the precincts of Mochko Police Station.

A senior worker of the PTI, identified as Qari Jaffar, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in SITE Town.

A senior worker of the PTI, identified as Qari Jaffar, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in SITE Town.

A prayer leader of Masjid-e-Khizrul Islam was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Baldia Town.

A factory owner, Muhammad Iqbal, was shot dead while he was on his way on a car in Qasba Colony of SITE Town.

A person, identified as Muneeb Ahmad was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Ashfaq Colony of Kiamari Town.

One Asif, who had sustained injuries during an attack on a police van in Pirabad locality, succumbed to the injuries.

Rangers and Police claimed to have arrested over two and a half dozen suspects during separate targeted raids and operation across the Karachi.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said that the targeted operation in Karachi will continue till the elimination of criminals and terrorists.

January 6

An activist of the MQM, identified as Shahid Sheikh, was killed in a targeted attack on M.A. Jinnah Road near Jama Masjid in Jamshed Town of Karachi.

Unidentified militants attacked the office of LDA at Civic Centre in Gulshan Town and set the office furniture on fire.

Law enforces during their ongoing drive against criminals and gangsters claimed to have arrested 94 suspects during separate targeted raids and operations across Karachi. In the first incident, Karachi Police claimed to have detained around 69 suspects during 73 raids and three encounters in different parts of the city.  In addition, Pakistan Rangers Sindh claimed to have arrested 25 criminals during separate targeted raids conducted in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Korangi Town, Landhi Town, New Karachi Town, Gadap Town, North Nazimabad Town and other areas.

Pakistan Rangers, Sindh prepared an elaborate security plan to meet any eventuality during the forthcoming Chup Tazia and 12th Rabi-ul-Awal celebrations.  

January 7

At least six dead bodies were found near the Sufi shrine of shrine of Ayub Shah Bukhari in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Gadap Town in Karachi.  Two of the victims were beheaded, while the rest had their throats slit, said a Policeman. The Police found a bloodstained knife and note, written by TTP, which read, “Stop visiting shrines — from the Pakistani Taliban”. “People visiting shrines will meet the same fate,” the note read.  

Two security guards, identified as Muhammad Shafiq (40) and Dilshad Ansari (27), posted at United Bank Limited in Korangi Town were killed, while three people, including Branch Manager, cashier and another employee sustained injuries when six masked robbers opened fire at them and looted around PKR 1.7 million.

An unidentified Police Officer was killed in firing incident in Pak Colony area of SITE Town.

Another unidentified man was shot dead in Quaidabad area of Bin Qasim Town.

An unidentified dead body was recovered near Malir checkpost in Malir Town.

Police arrested a target killer from Musharraf Colony in Baldia Town and recovered two Kalashnikovs, two hand-grenades and two home-made bombs from his possession. Police alleged that the arrested suspect was wanted in the killings of 28 people and that he hailed from a political party.

January 8

Lyari remained tensed as Lyari gangster Abdul Jabbar alias Jabbar Jhengu and his companion Abdul Ghani were killed in a road accident in the Bella area of Balochistan on January 7, 2014. However, Jhengu’s comrades claimed that they do not believe he was killed in a road accident. “Jhengu’s killing was pre-planned,” one of his associates said, adding, “The law enforcers are behind his killing. They abducted him and then killed them in this way.”

Police released sketches of two suspects it believes were involved in the January 7, 2014 slaughter of six men at a shrine in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Gadap Town.

HRCP strongly condemned the killing of six men at a shrine in Karachi and demanded meaningful steps to put an end to killing of citizens by the extremists. HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf said in a statement that the brutal killing of six young devotees in Karachi apparently for visiting a shrine was a proof that staying alive in Pakistan today was a privilege reserved for those who unthinkingly and without question comply with the whims of cold-blooded killers who are religious fanatics.

January 9

CID of Karachi Police claimed killing a trio of TTP militants in Manghopir area of Gadap Town in Karachi. "The Policemen, who busted a terrorist hideout in Manghopir area, following a promising lead, were met with heavy armed resistance", said Chaudhry Aslam, a senior CID official.  

Three Policemen, CID SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan was killed and 10 others were injured when a suicide bomber smashed his car into Aslam’s convoy near Essa Nagri at the Lyari Expressway. Two others were identified as Farhan (27) and Kamran (34). TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. TTP Mohmand Chapter ‘spokesperson’, Sajjad Mohmand said that the group has carried out a “successful” attack to take revenge for several Taliban members killed by the Police.

AIG of Police Sindh Shahid Hayat said that targeted operation against the anti-social elements would continue to maintain peace in Karachi.  

January 10

Three TTP militants were killed in an alleged Police encounter within the jurisdiction of Mauripur Police Station in Musharraf Colony of Baldia Town in Karachi. The dead were identified as Mirza Ali (45), allegedly the TTP Amir (chief) for Ittehad Town; Sher Muhammad (35), allegedly the TTP Amir for Landhi Town, and Amanullah (22).

Three people, including prayer leader Maulana Iqrar and two students of the seminary, identified as Salahuddin (16), and Naseer (17), were injured in a bomb blast at the rooftop of Jannat Masjid (mosque) in Gulshan-e-Ghazi area of Al-Falah Society in Malir Town.  

Two people, including ANP leader Aziz Khan, was injured when his house in Future Colony of Quaidabad area in Bin Qasim Town was attacked with a hand grenade. Quaidabad Police said that Khan blamed extortionists for the attack as he failed to pay an amount of PKR 5 million. 

Two Police Officers were injured when unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade at a Police mobile in Karachi. The Police retaliated and injure done of the attackers.

An alleged suicide bomber who detonated his explosive-laden vehicle to target SP CID Chauhdry Aslam on January 9, 2013, was identified as Naeemullah (26), a resident of Banaras Colony in SITE Town.

January 11

Anti-Terrorism Court-II adjourned the hearing of March 16, 2014, Arshad Pappu murder case till January 29, 2014 after investigation officer failed to produce witnesses in the court. All accused nominated in the murder cases of Arshad Pappu were produced in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) before ATC-II Judge under tight security.

January 12

A gangster, identified as Mulla Nisar, was killed in clashes between rival groups and hand grenade attack in Jhat Pat market, Rangewara and Kalakot areas of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified dead body was recovered from Mewashah graveyard in SITE Town. The victim was subjected to torture before killed.

Law enforcers arrested 160 suspects, including members of banned outfit, target killers and gangsters in the ongoing-targeted operation across the city.

January 13

Two suspected gangsters were shot dead and four others were wounded when unidentified militants opened fire at two gangsters near Zonal office within the jurisdiction of Chakiwara Police Station in Lyari Town. Tension prevailed in Lyari Town.

A woman, identified as Gulshan Bibi, was shot dead for her alleged links with Baba Ladla group in Shah Baig Lane within the precincts of Baghdadi Police Station in Lyari Town. She is accused of being an informer for Baba Ladla group.     

A Police Inspector, identified as Mohammad Iqbal alias Bijju, was shot dead at his son's hardware shop in MPR Colony within the limits of Orangi Town Police Station in Orangi Town. According to officials, the Iqbal was involved in investigating extortion cases.

Four people were injured at Jumma Shah Plot when gangsters of two rival groups fired RPGs in Lyari Town. Routine and commercial activities were suspended in Lyari following the cross firing. The Rangers were unable to curtail firing. 

Police arrested 29 suspects during raids in different areas of the city and confiscated weapons, stolen goods and drugs. Under the supervision of Superintendent of Police Kiamari, 29 suspected criminals were arrested in Shershah, Mauripur, Machchar Colony, Sultanabad, Mawach Goth areas of Karachi. 

January 14

The Federal Ministry of Interior informed Sindh Government that MQM leaders are on the hit list of terrorists and, therefore, appropriate security measures should be made. A special communiqué sent to Sindh Government, the Federal Ministry of Interior has expressed fear that extremist might target MQM leaders.

The Director General Rangers Major General Rizwan Akhter expressed concern over the news circulating in the media regarding high-level postings in the Police department, and said that the Rangers wanted that present Police setup in the city should continue for a year. During a high-level meeting held in Pakistan Rangers Sindh Headquarters, the option of discontinuing targeted operations in Karachi was also discussed, said a handout issued.

January 15

Two Policemen were shot dead in a firing incident near Police post situated at Gulberg area within the limits of Yousuf Plaza Police Station in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Police said the incident took place when unidentified armed riders arrived at the Police post and opened fire on the cops.

The law enforcement personnel also killed two alleged gangsters during an encounter in Lyari area.

A traffic police warden was gunned down near Matric Board office within the jurisdiction of North Nazimabad Police Station. Police said that unidentified armed men riding on two motorbikes waylaid their target, Mehmood Raza, son of Manaan halaak and shot him dead.

Lyari remain tensed as an armed clash occurred between rival groups of gangsters of the area. Two gangsters were killed in a joint encounter of police and rangers in the same locality. Police sources said that the clash started at Jhat Phat Market, Lyari between the members of Baba Ladla Group and defunct PAC over the dispute of extortion money collection from vendors of the area.

Police and Rangers conducted a targeted operation against criminals involved in the clash, where gangsters group resorted to fire on the law enforcers’ vans near Khada Market area. In retaliation by the LEAs, two gangsters were killed in the alleged joint encounter while three were apprehended in the operation.

Police conducted another raid at the CHK and arrested injured gangsters and shifted them to an undisclosed location.

The decomposed bodies of a young boy and a girl were found from a water tank of empty plot Sector 16-A, Orangi Town within the vicinity of Pakistan Bazaar Police Station.

A bullet-riddled body of a man was found from garbage dump in Gulistan Society within the limits of Chakiwara Police Station in Lyari Town.

The Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar vowed to continue the targeted operation in Karachi against criminals. At a meeting with members of the KCCI, he shrugged off the rumours about halting the operation in Karachi. “There is no plan to compromise on the operation,” he said and added that the authorities were standing by the prime minister’s word on restoring peace to the commercial hub of the country.

January 16

Two Policemen, identified as Head Constable Mohammad Javed (40), and Constable Asif Khan (30), were killed and two persons, including Constable Saleem (28), and a passerby, identified as Khano Ada (40), were injured in an armed attacked on the Police van near Shafiq Mor within the jurisdiction of New Karachi Police Station in Gulberg Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A man, identified as Syed Junaid Akhtar (43), was shot dead on Manghopir Road within the precincts of SITE-A Police Station in SITE Town.

An officer of a spy agency, identified as Captain Ehtesham Haider, was injured in a targeted armed attack near Jauhar roundabout within the limits of Shahrah-e-Faisal Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.                                      

Police claimed to have arrested around 85 suspects during 94 separate targeted raids and seven encounters conducted across the city. According to Sindh Police spokesman, those detained include 25 absconders, 19 drug peddlers, four robbers, one terrorist, two target killers and two extortionists, while 27 have been arrested for possession of illicit weapons.

PM Nawaz Sharif directed the authorities that the Karachi operation should continue at all costs till the restoration of peace in the city. While talking to the Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan at the PM House, Nawaz Sharif observed that the targeted operation in Karachi was fruitful in restoring peace in Karachi.

The Government will provide resources needed for continuation of the operation and next phase would be conducted in accordance to the plan. It is understood that the two have also discussed the situation arising due to difference of opinion between the civil administration and authorities carrying out the operation.

January 17

Three people, including Mufti Usman Yar, the Secretary General of JUI-S, were killed when unidentified militants opened fire on a car near Awami Markaz in Shahra-e-Faisal Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The other two killed were his driver and a personal guard.

TTP militants killed three Express News staffers, including a technician, guard and driver, by opening fire on a DSNG vehicle near Matric Board Office in North Nazimabad Town. TTP Karachi Chapter ‘spokesman’ Sajjad Mohmand claimed responsibility for the attack. "We will continue to target the media if they do not stop propaganda against Islam and the Taliban," he said. Former TTP ‘spokesman’ Ehsanullah Ehsan told the station it had been attacked because the Taliban considered its coverage biased and the Taliban would continue to attack journalists they disagreed with. "Channels should give coverage to our ideology. Otherwise we will continue attacking the media," the TV station broadcast him saying.                                        

A roadside vendor, identified as Shafi Muhammad (50), was shot dead in a targeted attack near Fancy Bakery on Tannery Road in Lyari Town.

A “wanted criminal”, identified as Ashraf Khan, was shot dead near the Paposh Nagar graveyard in Nazimabad Town. Investigators claimed Khan was affiliated with a political party and was wanted by the police in a number of cases. 

Security was put on high alert at Central Jail in view of the risk of terrorist attack. According to the Police, heavy contingent of Police and Rangers have been deployed at the jail while the roads around the jail have been closed for traffic.

A report by the HRCP stated that the year 2013 was the deadliest one for Karachi so far with as many as 3,251 fatalities. The city has seen a sharp increase in killings in the past few years with 1,981 people killed in 2010, 2,382 killed in 2011 and 3,105 killed in 2012. Of the entire year, August was the bloodiest month with 334 killings or deaths. According to HRCP chairperson Zohra Yusuf, sectarian and police killings have increased in 2013 as compared to previous years. Referring to the targeted operation that started in September last year, she said the start of the operation showed some improvements in law and order but it failed to sustain.

January 18

A man who was injured during a shooting incident in the Gulbahar area of Liaquatabad Town succumbed to his injuries.

Six people were injured in a hand grenade attack in the Khadda market area of Lyari Town.

January 19

A Police Constable, identified as Noman Ahmed (26), was killed while two passers-by and an ASI, identified as Sohail, were injured in an armed attack targeting the Police van near Dow Medical College in the Arambagh area of Saddar Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified dead body of an old man was found from Mureed Jhokiyo Goth, within the jurisdiction of Steel Town Police Station area in Malir Town.

Rangers claimed to have detained at least 20 suspects belonging to TTP during a targeted raid conducted at Kunwari Colony area of Manghopir in the Gadap Town. The third phase of the operation is against banned outfits' militants, target killers, terrorists, extortionists and others criminals. Kunwari Colony area of Manghopir is said to be a stronghold of TTP, and a number of TTP militants operate from there to carry out terror activities across the city.

January 20

Three unidentified dead bodies were found near Baba Wilayat Shah Shrine located within the vicinity of Sharafi Goth Police Station in Baldia Town. Police said the victims were first kidnapped.

A worker of PPP, identified as Noor Khan (32), was shot dead in MPR Colony of Orangi Town.

A man, identified as Mohammad Saleem (35), was shot dead in Daryabad area within the precincts of Kalri Police Station in Lyari Town. Police said the deceased had no affiliation with any political party or gang.

A man, identified as Mohammad Saleem (35), was shot dead in Daryabad area within the precincts of Kalri Police Station in Lyari Town. Police said the deceased had no affiliation with any political party or gang.

One official was wounded when unidentified militants hurled a cracker on a Ranger's vehicle in Nusrat Bhutto Colony of Manghopir in North Nazimabad Town. Later, Rangers launched a grand targeted operation in Manghopir locality and detained around 20 suspects, which included four TTP militants.

At least three armed bandits robbed PKR 270,000 from a branch of private bank in Gol Market area of North Nazimabad Town. Police, while quoting initial investigation, said that they suspect the involvement of security guards and a cashier in the bank heist. "We are sure the guards and one of the cashiers helped robbers to loot the booty from the bank," claimed SHO Ejaz Lodhi.

January 21

Three anti-polio workers were shot dead when unidentified militants opened fire on them in Qayyumabad area of Korangi Town. The attacks came just days after the World Health Organisation warned that Peshawar was the world's "largest reservoir" of the polio virus.

Two alleged gangsters, identified as Jan Mohammad alias Janu and Jawad alias Current, were killed during an encounter with the Police near Phool Chowk area of Kharadar in Saddar Town. As per details, the encounter took place when at least four armed gangsters came and opened indiscriminate firing at a police mobile stationed in the said area. Two of the attackers were killed in police retaliatory firing. SHO Idress Bangash claimed that the suspects were associated with Sheraz Comrade group of Lyari gangsters, and were involved in a number of cases, including killings of a CID officer, extortion and kidnapping-for-ransom.

ASWJ leader Maulana Zarin escaped an attack by unidentified militants in Labour Colony of Landhi Town.

Rangers recovered a hostage, identified as Qamar Mehmood, during a raid in Kunwari Colony of Manghopir area in Gadap Town and arrested at least nine suspects. Qamar was abducted on January 20, 2014 from Kati Pahari area in Orangi Town.

Law enforcers claimed to have arrested around 126 criminals during separate targeted raids and operations conducted across Karachi. In the first raid, Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrested around 19 suspects, including gangsters and militants, during separate targeted raids conducted in Kunwari Colony, Sherpao Colony, Federal B Area, Rozi Goth, Mehmodabad, Manghopir, Kalakot, Gul Goth, Khokrapar and Bahadarabad. Weapons of different calibres were also recovered from their custody.

January 22

At least five people, including a woman, identified as Raquiya (35), her son and a relative, were killed and several others were injured in a grenade attack during a clash between gangsters near Juna Masjid in Zikri Mohalla of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Four unidentified dead bodies were found an empty plot near Link Road, within the jurisdiction of Memon Goth Police Station in Bin Qasim Town. SHO Naeem Khan said all the four victims were clad in shalwar kameez, and appeared to be young while one of them was believed to be in his 50s, he added. Police officer while quoting the initial investigation said unidentified persons first kidnapped the victims and later shot them to death.

SI of Police, identified as Nazeer Khaskheli, was killed in a targeted attack near Shama Shopping Centre in Shah Faisal Colony of Shah Faisal Town.

An unidentified man was shot dead and several people, including women and children were reportedly injured because of firing in Lyari Town.

A man, identified Bashir Ishaq (40), was shot dead in Rabbani Mohalla in Frontier Colony within the precincts of Peerabad Police Station in SITE Town. Police said the deceased was hailing from Swat and had arrived in a city a couple of days ago.

A old man, identified as Azad Gul (60), was killed and a rickshaw driver, identified as Hameed Gul (24), was injured in an armed attack in Gulshan-e-Bunair area within the vicinity of Quaidabad Police Station in Landhi Town. Police said the deceased hailed from Bajaur Agency and lived in Gulshan-e-Buner area.

A man, identified as Zar Lal (30), was shot dead in Siddiq-e-Akbar Colony within the limits of Iqbal Market Police Station in Orangi Town.

A suspected gangster was killed in an incident of firing within the limits of Chakiwara Police Station in Jhat Pat market of Lyari Town. An extra contingent of law enforcers including Police and Rangers was unable to control the situation and to take any reliable action against the gangster groups.

A Lyari gangster, identified as Behram, affiliated with Waliullah Lakho group was killed in an alleged encounter during a targeted operation conducted by Police and Rangers at Super Highway. Police officer said that the encounter took place when they along with the Rangers conducted a joint raid on a tip-off about criminal's hideout.

In the same area, SIU Police claimed to have killed an alleged criminal, identified as Gulab Jatoi, during an encounter. According to SIU officials, the raid was conducted on a tip-off at the criminals' hideaway near Super Highway.

January 23

The driver of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre ambulance service, identified as Muhammad Ali (30), was killed and the patient in the ambulance, identified as Waseem Abbas, suffered gunshots in a targeted attack near the Federal Urdu University in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town campus in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A Bohra community member, identified as Mufasil Zohaib (35), was shot dead at his stationery shop at Jhatpat Market in Lyari Town.

Two Policemen, identified as Constables Rab Nawaz (35), and Abdul Hafeez (28), were injured when an IED exploded near a mobile van of the Jamshed Quarters Police Station in Lasbela Morr of Jamshed Town. BDS officials said that the IED had been hidden in the ground. Police said the attack was intended to target paramilitary soldiers, whose mobile van stood at the spot routinely, but this time a Police mobile was stationed there instead to carrying out snap-checking in the area.

A home-made bomb hurled at the Peerabad Police Station in Orangi Town failed to detonate. The bomb prepared in a cold drink's metallic can containing aluminum powder as explosive and stuffed with ball bearings failed to explode when it was hurled towards an Armoured Personnel Carrier of the Peerabad Police.

Karachi Police and personnel from the CID arrested 93 suspects during raids conducted in different areas of the city on June 23. According to a statement issued, Police arrested 93 suspects, including 25 absconders and three robbers, during 104 raids and eight encounters.

January 24

District President of PPP, identified as Mujeebur Rehman (50), was shot dead in a targeted attack near Banaras Chowk in Peerabad locality of Orangi Town in provincial capital Karachi.

A torture-marked unidentified dead body of a man was found from Supper Highway within the limits of Gadap City Police Station in Gadap Town. Police while quoting initial investigation said that unidentified assailants kidnapped the victim and later threw his body after torturing him to death.

Lyari gangster, identified as Akbar Baloch alias Dada, was killed in retaliatory firing during encounter with law enforcers in Nawlane area of Kalakot in Lyari Town. However, the remaining suspects managed to escape. Police claimed to have recovered a Kalashnikov and hand grenade from his possession. According to SHO Shahjahan Baloch the gangster was wanted in 26 cases including target killings of Policemen, extortion and kidnapping-for-ransom.

A Policeman, identified as Kashif, and three passersby were injured when unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade at Civic Centre within the vicinity of Aziz Bhatti Police Station in Guslahn-e-Iqbal Town.

At least 23 crackers attacks were reported in different parts of the province, including Hyderabad, Dadu, Larkana, Jamshoro and Karachi Districts soon after the Sindh's nationalist party, JSMM, gave a strike call across Sindh for January 25, 2014 (today) against the recent statement of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain over partition of Sindh. At least seven attacks were carried out in Hyderabad, eight in Jamshoro, three in Dadu, two in Matiari District and three in Karachi. However, no injuries were reported in any of the attacks.

The Hyderabad and Jamshoro Police claimed to have arrested four suspects of JSMM. According to Hyderabad SSP Syed Irfan Bahadur, a party activist Kamran Bughio was arrested along with a cracker and a pamphlet. Jamshoro SSP Syed Wasee Hyder also claimed that three suspects had been arrested - two from Jamshoro's Kotri town and the third one, Mukhtiar laghari, from Sehwan.

January 25

At least 12 persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Unidentified assailants, riding motorcycles, attacked a Police van near Afaq House in Landhi town with a hand grenade and opened fire on the other. The attacks left six Policemen injured who later succumbed to the injuries at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

A worker of the PPP and a boy were shot dead near Sindhi Hotel in the Liaquatabad Police Station.

An ASI, identified as Sabir Ali, was shot dead in Taiser Town in the jurisdiction of Surjani Town Police Station.

An activist of MQM was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Orangi Town.

Two dead bodies were found from near Rasbella Bridge in the Gulbahar Police Station.

January 26

At least 82 suspects were arrested during the continuing targeted action in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. According to officials, Police conducted a raid in different parts of Landhi after the killing of six police officials in the area and arrested 26 suspects. The area was sealed before the raid and Police launched a massive search operation. In a separate development, Police conducted a targeted operation in Qayyumabad and rounded up 30 suspects. Meanwhile, Ranger arrests 26 suspects from Quaidabad, in which a strong contingent of 500 personnel including women took part.

The Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that Pakistan Protection Ordinance is to curb the terrorists and to control the miscreants who believe in creating chaos and fear among the masses through crackers and hand grenades. Speaking to media men at the seventh convocation of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, he informed that as many as 15000 alleged terrorists had been arrested by Police and rangers in a targeted operation and trials of around 1000 alleged terrorists were underway in the antiterrorism courts.

January 27

Two brothers affiliated with PTI, identified as Mohammad Ibrahim and Mohammad Riaz, were shot dead during a robbery in Qasba Colony within the precincts of Peerabad Police Station in SITE Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police said that the brothers were on the way to their shop when unidentified militants shot them for resisting a robbery. However, their brother, Haji Iqbal who is also a provincial leader of the PTI said, "They were killed in a targeted attack." "Police has failed to protect the lives of citizens." PTI leader Dawa Khan said while condemning the incident.

An alleged criminal, identified as Tahir Mehmood Khokhar alias Pappu, was killed while two Rangers personnel, identified as Rashid and Zaheer, and two passersby, Abu Zar and Altaf were wounded during an encounter in their hideout in Karnal Basti area of Old Sabzi Mandi within the limits of PIB Colony Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town. About nine suspects were also arrested during the raid. DSP Nasir Lodhi said that the criminal was associated with the Ahmed Ali Magsi group of Lyari gangsters.

A former assistant producer at Samaa TV, identified as Syed Mohammad Arif Rizvi, was picked up by Rangers on January 20, 2014, and his family is still looking for his whereabouts.

Law enforcers claimed to have detained around 101 criminals during 98 raids and eleven encounters across Karachi. According to the officials nine dacoits, 36 suspects under Arm Ordinance, seven under Narcotics Act, 12 absconders and 35 others criminals were among the detainees. Weapons and drugs were also recovered from their possession.

January 28

Police killed a suspect, who was allegedly involved in murders and extortion, during an encounter at Sukhia Ground in Old Sabzi mandi area of Jamshed Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Rangers' personnel conducted a targeted operation in different areas of Karachi and arrested 29 suspects, including Lyari gang-war elements and criminals affiliated with political groups as well as members of defunct groups involved in heinous crimes. The raids were conducted in the areas of Wazir Goth, Korangi 100 Quarters, Shah Faisal Colony, Bilal Colony, Bhittaiabad, Nishterabad, Gulshan-e-Ghazi, Mujahid Colony, Orangi and Lyari. Rangers also recovered 40 weapons, including SMGs, Uni-Barrel Rocket Launchers, G-3 rifles, hand-grenades and mixed ammunition.

January 29

Five persons were killed in simultaneous attacks in the North Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Two Rangers and the security guard of a nearby telephone exchange were killed while two passersby were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the main entrance of the Headquarters of Pakistan Rangers Sacchal Wing. "A bearded young man, dressed in shalwar kameez and wearing a suicide vest, attempted to breach the Rangers HQ," one of the surviving soldiers said. "He blew himself up as soon as one of our jawans noticed him and asked him to stop," he added.

A bomb, planted by the roadside under the Nazimabad No 7 flyover, exploded but resulted in no casualties. However, 15 minutes later, as Rangers and Police personnel were collecting evidence from the site, the second bomb exploded. One Ranger was killed while four other Rangers, a Policeman, rescue worker and bystander were injured in the blast.

TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility for the attacks.

At least 16 people, including a local leader of the ANP, were injured in a series of three explosions that took place in the Mohammadpur area of Qasba Colony in SITE Town. Police sources said that Mohammad Ali, a local ANP, appeared to have been the target of the attack and that the incident seemed to be a result of personal enmity. However, other angles are to be investigated.

Orangi Town Pilot Project's head on research and training, Saleem Alimuddin, was injured after his car came under a bomb attack in the Peerabad area of Orangi Town. He was returning home from his office when unidentified militants hurled a low intensity IED at his car near Pashtun Bazaar in Peerabad. This was the third attack on officials associated with the OPP.

January 30

Two unidentified men were killed in an incident of firing on Superhighway in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two unidentified men were killed in an incident of firing on Superhighway in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

One Mansoor Ali, was killed when unidentified armed assailants opened fire at him in Gulshan-e-Bihar Colony area of Orangi Town.

Unidentified assailants shot dead an unidentified man at Northern Bypass in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

January 31

Unidentified assailants killed one person, identified as Professor Azhar Ali Zaidi and injured his wife near the Aysha Manzil area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Unknown persons fatally shot ASI, Manzoor in Orangi Town.

Assailants also killed Maulana Akbar Hussain, a prayer leader, in the Manghopir area, and Ikram, a rickshaw driver, near in Orangi Town-12.

The driver of a NATO oil tanker, Syed Nabi Shah, was shot dead by unidentified assailants riding on motorcycles at Bhirya on the Indus Highway in Sukkur town (Sukkur District).

Assailants also killed Maulana Akbar Hussain, a prayer leader, in the Manghopir area, and Ikram, a rickshaw driver, near in Orangi Town-12.

The driver of a NATO oil tanker, Syed Nabi Shah, was shot dead by unidentified assailants riding on motorcycles at Bhirya on the Indus Highway in Sukkur town (Sukkur District).

A local leader of ANP, Noor Mohammad, survived a bomb attack in SITE area.

Two people were injured when unidentified persons threw explosives on a Police mobile, busy near Sohrab Goth within the limits of Federal B Industrial Area.

ASWJ held a protest rally and sit-in, against involvement of Iran in flaring religious and sectarian strife in Pakistan. As per details, the ASWJ planned to protest in front of Iranian Consulate General for which a large number of leaders, workers and supporters gathered outside party Head Quarter Siddique-e-Akbar Masjid in Nagan Chowrangi after the Friday's prayers.

Around 150 people lost their lives in Karachi, due to violence in January, 2014. Karachi remained unstable due to targeted operation with political and religious killings of different people and bomb attacks by extremists and extortionists.

February 1

Two Policemen were injured when unidentified motorcycle-mounted attackers hurled a hand grenade at the main gate of Peerabad Police Station located in Orangi Town of Karachi (Karachi District). According to officials, unknown miscreants riding on two motorbikes lobbed a hand grenade at the gate of the Police Station and fled the scene after abandoning their vehicles and weapons.

February 2

A woman, identified as Zulekha (25r), was killed and a man, identified as Sohail (30), was injured during an armed clash between two rival groups in Moosa Lane area of Baghdadi in Lyari Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. A man, identified Mohammad Tanveer (26), was shot dead within the jurisdiction of Mominabad Police Station in Orangi Town. SHO Ahmed Butt said that the victim was a factory worker and hailed from Mansehra District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistan Rangers Sindh claimed to have detained around 23 suspects including suspected militants and gangsters during a targeted operation in Gulshan-e-Ghazi area of Baldia Town. Rangers also recovered weapons from their possession.

February 3

Four Police Officers were killed when unidentified militants attacked their vehicle in Ibrahim Hyderi area of Bin Qasim Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two suspected TTP militants were shot dead in an encounter in Allahu Akbar Colony of Baldia Town. 

The Anti-Terrorist Wing of CID arrested LeJ militant, identified as Nadeem Iqbal, from North Karachi Town. ATW Chief Mohammed Fayyaz Khan said that the CID Police came under fire in North Karachi and after a shootout Iqbal was arrested.

CID published the picture of the most wanted TTP militant, Azizullah alias Shamzai. According to CID officials, Azizullah is involved in more than 30 cases of target killings of Policemen and bomb attacks. The officials also said that they have been raiding different areas for the arrest of Shamzai and his companions Qari Shakir and Waqeel. CID has also appealed to the Provincial Government to set reward money for the arrest of Shamzai.

February 4

Three unidentified armed assailants opened fire at a Police check post in the Juhi area of Dadu in Sukkur District, killing one Police Officer, identified as Younus Shahani, and injuring another. The incident took place when there were three Police officers on duty at the checkpoint.

A bomb blast on a railway track, ten kilometres outside Ghagar Phatak of provincial capital Sind, Karachi (Karachi District), derailed at least 10 bogeys of the Shalimar Night Coach Express leaving one child dead and at least 20 people injured. A passenger said that they were travelling to Lahore (Punjab) from Karachi.

In an exchange of fire, Rangers killed a suspect in the Mujahid Colony area of North Nazimabad Town in Karachi District. According to officials, two suspects on a motorcycle, who were signalled to stop by Rangers personnel positioned at a nearby check post, started firing at the check post. In retaliation, Rangers personnel also fired, killing one suspect on the spot while his companion managed to escape.

A man, identified as Zulfiqar Jafer, was injured in a ball bomb hurled by unidentified militants on Manghopir Road within the precincts of Orangi Town Police Station. The injured person was receiving threats from extortionists, said Police, adding that assailants attacked on him over refusal to pay the extortion money.

Unidentified militants lobbed a cracker bomb at an oil shop in Qasba Colony area within the jurisdiction of Peerabad Police Station in Orangi Town. However, no casualties were reported in the attack. Police said that the incident occurred over refusal to pay extortion money, however further investigations are underway.

February 5

Police claimed to have killed an alleged criminal, identified as Javed alias Bakri, during an encounter in New Karachi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police also claimed to have recovered a TT pistol and motorbike from his possession.

ASWJ President of District Malir Mohyuddin Shah was injured in a firing incident in the Landhi area of Landhi Town. 

Police claimed to have recovered weapons from Taiser Town near Northern Bypass within the limits of Surjani Police Station in Malir Town. According to Police officials the recovery was made when locals informed Police about some abandoned bags in the area.

BRA claimed responsibility for the February 4, 2014, bomb explosion targeting Lahore-bound Shalimar Express at the main railway track near Karachi. BRA ‘spokesman’ Sarbaz Baloch informed the media in Quetta, “It was a reaction to the killing of political activists and dumping their bodies in Tootak area of Khuzdar District.”

February 6

A man, identified as Anwar Ali, was shot dead in Frontier Colony within the jurisdiction of Peerabad Police Station in SITE Town. 

One unidentified bullet-riddled dead body was found within the vicinity of Zaman Town Police Station. 

Another bullet-riddled dead body was found from within the limits of Jackson Police Station.

BDS defused a bomb at the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Head Office in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

BDS defused a bomb in the SITE area. The SITE area bomb was found in a bottle on a footpath near Habib Bank Chowrangi. According to BDS, 10 kilograms of explosives were used in the bomb. 

Pakistan Rangers Sindh during search operation in Garden East Lyari Nazimabad Usmanabad Quaidabad and Paposh Nagar areas arrested 12 suspects. According to the Rangers sources a criminal identified as Irfan Baloch was also arrested from Lyari Town.

February 7

At least 15 persons were injured when unidentified militants opened fire at two passenger buses in Kashmore District. According to details, the militants had attacked the buses with the intention of looting the passengers. "The drivers of both the buses stepped on it to avoid the highwaymen but lost control after the gunshots blew holes in the tires. The coaches flipped over on their sides injuring scores”, sources said. Reportedly, the Police escorting the buses fired back giving rise to a shootout and injuring two of them.

BDS defused a two kilogram bomb planted outside the house of a local leader of the ANP in the Baldia Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Four hundred Rangers personnel of the ATS during a targeted operation arrested many suspects from the Hasan Noman Colony in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town. According to the Rangers spokesman, in the operation the entry and exit routes were sealed off. The spokesman added that during the operation, a huge quantity of arms and drugs were also recovered from the possession of the suspects.

The Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Emergency Procurement Bill, 2014 on a temporary basis for the period of one year, allowing law enforcers to bypass normal authorities in emergency situations. The Sindh Emergency Procurement Bill, 2014 was not on the order of the day however; during the proceedings Sindh Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Sikandar Mandhro moved supplementary agenda and sought permission from the chair to table the Sindh Emergency Procurement Bill, 2014 for urgent introduction and consideration.

MQM lawmakers supported the spirit of the bill, but they also demanded some means of ensuring transparency in emergency procurement for Police and other law enforcing agencies. It was also suggested to form a committee of MPAs to ensure transparency and fair deal in this regard.

February 8

Three persons were killed and several others injured in a fresh spate of violence in different areas of Karachi city. Police said unidentified gunmen shot dead a person in Baghdadi area of Lyari. Further, a body, wrapped in a gunny bag, was also recovered from Lee Market. Police said that the deceased was kidnapped and then killed, adding that his body was dumped in Lee Market. In a separate incident, rescue personnel also found the body of a newborn in Korangi area. Security personnel also arrested 23 suspects, including two foreigners, during a search operation and recovered weapons and drugs.

Firing incidents continued across Karachi resulting in injuries to more than 10 persons. Rangers arrested eight suspects, including two foreigners, and recovered weapons from them during a search operation in Patel Para. The arrested suspects included six members of Lyari gang war.

As many as 79 Police Officers and troopers were killed in the wake of the ongoing operation against criminals and terrorists in Karachi. In September 2013, when the operation was launched, 15 Police men were killed and further 12 were killed in October, 11 each in November and December, 25 in January 2014 while during February until now, 5 died at the hands of the outlaws and terrorists. In a report, submitted by the Police Department to Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Shahid Nadeem Baloch, on the performance of Karachi District Police and CID, it was said that during this period 10,254 raids and 804 encounters, a total of 131 miscreants were killed while 15,671 were arrested.

February 9

At least nine people, including an infant, were killed and 10 others were injured when unidentified militants opened fire on a shrine of Meharban Ali Shah alias Jalali Baba in Saeedabad area of Baldia Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police said the attackers also hurled a grenade before firing at the people with automatic weapons. They said the shrine belonged to a retired DSP Tiika Khan. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. TTP ‘spokesperson’ Shahidullah Shahid said that the group was not involved in the attack.  

A prayer leader, identified as Nadeem Qadri (38), was shot dead in a targeted attack while he was returning after evening prayer at a mosque in Raees Amrohi Colony in Orangi Town.

February 10

Three people were killed in the Malir Town of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.  Police said that two extortionists came to the meat market at Malir 15 and demanded money from a shopkeeper, who refused to pay and instead opened fire on the extortionists. During the exchange of fire from both sides, an extortionist died on the spot while two passers-by, identified as Karim and Haji Noor Mohammad, were also killed in the incident. The other extortionist fled from the incident site.  

One Abdul Samad Tabani (35) was killed when unidentified armed extortionists opened fire at a rickshaw at the mobile market in Saddar Town. 

Unidentified armed assailants opened fire in Khada Market of Lyari Town, killing one Raheel (25). 

Unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade in the Sher Shah area of Kiamari Town, injuring two people, identified as Fahim and Jan Mohammad.

A man, identified as Ali (35), was shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Police claimed to have arrested 61 accused, including eight absconders and an extortionist, and recovered arms and drugs from their possession during 82 raids.

February 11

Two alleged criminals, identified as Atif (20), and Akram (25), were shot dead in an encounter with Rangers in Nawa Lane area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified man was killed by unidentified armed assailants near Gazi Town graveyard in Malir Town.

Unidentified militants opened fire in Bihar Colony area of Lyari Town.

MQM accused Police of extra-judicial killings. MQM’s Haider Abbas Rizvi claimed that a party worker, Muhammad Adil, died of Police torture on February 10, 2014, adding that 45 other workers are still missing.

February 12

Two unidentified dead bodies bearing torture marks were recovered from Memon Goth area of Malir Town.

Two suspects were killed in an exchange of fire between Police personnel and Lyari gangsters in Salar Goth area of Malir Town. Police also recovered two hand grenades from their possession.

Meanwhile, Rangers arrested 41 suspects during a targeted operation in Pathan Colony area of SITE Town.

At least 40 medical practitioners of Karachi have received threatening emails from certain extortion mafias demanding hefty protection money, claimed Dr. Idrees Adhi, President of the Pakistan Medical Association Karachi Chapter.

February 13

At least 13 Policemen were killed and 58 others were injured in a suicide blast targeting a bus carrying 50 Police officers near the gate of Razzakabad Police Training Center in Shah Latif Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. TTP claimed responsibility for the suicide attack Claiming responsibility for the “revenge” attack, the TTP said the suicide bombing was in retaliation for the killing of their militants by Law-Enforcement Agencies in Karachi, Swabi (Swabi District of KP) and Peshawar (provincial capital of KP).

TTP ‘spokesman’ Shahidullah Shahid said, “We carried out the attack against the Police because they are killing our people”. “Our defensive war will continue until an agreement is reached on a ceasefire” between negotiation teams representing the Government and the Taliban.

February 14

Four people were injured when a suicide bomber attacked the patrolling vehicle of Rangers’ Sector Commander, Brigadier Basit, in Qayyumabad area of Korangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

CID arrested three suspects, identified as Junaid Alam, Armaan and Hassan, belonging to of al Qaeda affiliated outfit Ashaab. The CID also recovered explosive material and a large quantity of ammunition from their possession. CID anti-terrorism cell in-charge, Raja Umar Khattab said that the suspects were active at the University of Karachi and other private universities of Karachi from where the group recruits religiously-inclined students. The group, whose chief is currently in Waziristan, carries out its activities in Karachi, Khattab said, adding that the arrested men did not employ mobile phones in their operations.

February 15

Four persons, including a supporter of the MQM, were killed in different parts of Karachi city (Karachi District). A young man identified as Arif Hanif (30), who had gone missing a couple of days back, was found shot dead in Manghopir. He was blindfolded and trussed up before being killed. The MQM, in a statement issued to the media later, claimed that he was their supporter. Meanwhile, two unidentified young men who looked Pashtuns were found shot dead in Memon Goth. Four spent bullet casings fired from 9mm pistol were also found at the crime-scene. The Memon Goth Police said the victims, in their mid-20s, had long beards. Separately, a vendor identified as Tanveer (50) was gunned down by assailants in Ranchhore Line Area. Police said that Tanveer was returning home with a pushcart when assailants attacked him and fled.

At least five people were injured in two successive bomb blasts near Mominabad Police Station in Orangi Town. According to Police sources, the first attack was by a hand grenade hurled at a street vendor near the police station while the second explosion which occurred within a few minutes was by a bomb planted at a taxi-stand.

February 16

At least six people, including four children, were killed and more than 35 were injured when two coaches of the Peshawar-bound Khushhal Khan Khattak Express derailed after a bomb attack on the tracks near a canal in Thull town of Jacobabad District.

Rangers shot dead five alleged terrorists in shootouts near Afghan Basti in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town and in Ittehad Town of Baldia Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. A Rangers spokesperson said that two terrorists attacked a vehicle of the Paramilitary Force on Super Highway near Afghan Basti. In the ensuing gun battle, Rangers killed the two militants.

The Paramilitary Force conducted a search operation in Mohammad Khan Colony, Ittehad Town, during which they were attacked. The terrorist fired gunshots at the soldiers and also attacked with a grenade injuring one of them. Three terrorists were killed in the encounter.

Baba Ladla group gangsters shot dead gangster Anees Memon (24), who was affiliated with the Uzair Baloch gang in the Kameela stop locality in Lyari Town.

An unidentified Uzair Balcoh gangster was found in the bushes near the Mewa Shah graveyard in Pak Colony area of SITE Town. According to residents of the locality, gangsters from the Baba Ladla group had brought the victim to the locality on a motorcycle and then shot him dead.

One Kamran Baloch (34), was shot dead by unidentified gangsters while he was passing through Jhat Pat Market in Lyari Town. Police said the victim was affiliated with the Uzair Baloch gang and was also related to notorious gangster Rehman Dakait.

One Taj Muhammad (60), was shot dead outside his house in Umer Marvi Goth area of Shah Latif Town. 

An unidentified dead body of a man was found in Gulshan-e-Buner area of Landhi Town.

Rangers arrested 21 suspected criminals in raids conducted in several parts of the city, including Baghdadi, Chakiwara and Noor Muhammad Goth.  The paramilitary force seized 54 weapons in the raids.

February 17

Two employees of a media house, identified as driver Abdus Sattar and guard Rasool Bux, were injured Nawa-e-Waqt Group when two unidentified militants hurled a hand-made bomb at the gate of The Business Recorder office near Guru Mandir Chowrangi in Jamshed Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A home-made bomb was hurled at the office of the Nawa-e-Waqt Group on M.A Jinnah Road in Jamshed Town.

February 18

Police recovered four dead bodies from Surjani Town area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Three of the victims were identified as Sami-ul-Haq, Hafeez, and Muhammad Faisal, while the fourth dead body could not be identified. All four were affiliated with an unspecified banned outfit.

Two people were shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in Orangi Town.

A man was shot dead in Gulistan-e-Johar area of Gulshan Town.

An unidentified man was shot dead by militants in Mehran Town area of Korangi Town.

An unidentified bullet-riddled dead body was found in Shah Faisal Town.

Rangers and Police arrested 23 suspects during targeted operations in various areas, including Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Dhobi Ghat, Faqeer Goth, Kausar Town, Frontier Colony, Qayumabad, Gulshan-e-Buner, Shanti Nagar and Lyari Town. According to a Rangers spokesman, a large amount of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the suspects.

An ATC remanded in Police custody two TTP militants, identified as Muhammad Kashif and Muhammad Irfan, over charges of demanding extortion and issuing life threats. They were remanded in Police custody till March 4, 2014. The Taliban-linked accused face charges of demanding extortion of PKR 200,000 from a woman and threatening to kill her son in case she failed to pay the money.

February 19

Two people were killed and two others were injured when a 36-inch gas pipeline of the Qadirpur gas field exploded in the Mir Kosh area of Ghotki District. The deceased were identified as security guards of the gas pipeline.

An IED bomb was defused by the BDS near Naurus Chowrangi in SITE Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Police claimed to have arrested 93 suspects in 81 raids and recovered arms and narcotics from their possession. According to a Karachi Police report, a total of 93 criminals were arrested during raids and six encounters in various areas of the city. One accused was held in a murder case, one in extortion case, three in kidnapping-for-ransom cases, four for their involvement in robberies, 15 under the Arms Ordinance, 19 under the Narcotics Act, and 34 in miscellaneous cases, said a Police spokesman.

February 20

Unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire on the car of Israr, a doctor, killing him and four others in the car on the spot in MPR Colony of Orangi Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The other four victims were identified as, Razimullah (40), Jamsheed Khan (30), Iqbal Hussain (37), and Sajjad (12). ANP spokesman Abdul Malik said that Israr, Razimullah and Jamsheed were his party workers and belonged to ANP MPR Colony ward. Following the incident, at least 67 suspects, including foreigners, were arrested by the Police during a targeted operation in different areas of Karachi on February 21 (today), reported Dawn.

Two unidentified tortured dead bodies of were found from Northern Bypass on Link Road in Baldia Town.

An unidentified man was shot dead in Qaimkhani Colony of Baldia Town.

Acting on tip of a Federal Intelligence Agency and the CID Sindh Police foiled a terror attack by arresting three suspects, identified as Humayun, Saeed Ayub and Umar Farooq alias Faridullah from Mauripur area of Kiamari Town. CID officials claimed Faridullah was an expert in preparing explosive laden vehicles for carrying out terror activities. Police also seized a 100 kilogram explosion-laden vehicle from the area reportedly prepared for targeting a key political or Police figure.

28 suspects were arrested during an operation in the Sharafi Goth area of Bin Qasim Town.

Five suspects were arrested by the Police after raids in Clifton area of Saddar Town and Azizabad area of Gulberg Town.

Police arrested an alleged target killer, extortionist and gang-war suspect Amir arf Marchi from the Malir Town. He belonged to the Wasiullah Lakho group.

A survey by Geo News team has revealed that many Government-run schools in Karachi face illegal occupation of mafias. These mafias have not only occupied the school premises but converted them into retail shops, factories or razed the school buildings and built new residential apartments. The land of these schools is worth billions of rupees. The Provincial Department of Education colluded with the land grabbers and put many schools under the control of illegal occupiers.

February 21

Unidentified militants hurled two cracker bombs near a house located in Jamshed Colony area of Jamshed Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. However, no casualties were reported.

February 22

Police have arrested 10 suspects during a targeted operation in Kanwari Colony area of Manghopir, in Gadap Town. SSP West Irfan Baloch said the operation was being carried out on a tip off about presence of criminal elements in the area. As many 100 policemen were taking part in the operation. Entry and exit points of the locality were sealed during the search.

February 23

Three unidentified men were killed and two others were injured in a firing incident in Jhatpat Market area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A man, identified as Ali Yar (50),was killed and two others, identified as Ishaq (8) and Muhammad Shahid (35), were injured in a firing incident at a mosque in Peerabad area of Orangi Town. According to Police, a suspect, Waheed, was arrested after the shootout.

A man, identified as Ameer Khan (50), was found dead in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area of Bin Qasim Town.

An unidentified man was killed in a firing incident on Super Highway near New Vegetable Market.

A man, identified as Naseer (28), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in Banaras area of SITE Town.

One Nasir (35), was shot and injured by unidentified militants on Jamshed Road in Jamshed Town.

One Shah Nawaz (40), was injured in a firing incident by unidentified armed assailants in Nusrat Bhutto Colony of North Nazimabad Town.

One Zia (36), was injured in a firing incident in Baldia Town.

Rangers arrested 25 suspects during targeted operations in different parts of the city and recovered 42 weapons. The suspects were arrested from Bhittaiabad, Mehran Town, Bilal Colony, Gulzar Colony, Model Town, Baloch Goth, Mianwali Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Shah Faisal Town.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing of Karachi law and order case on February 24. The Sindh Government, the Rangers, Police and Intelligence Agencies, the PTA and the FBR will present their reports about their performance in improving the law and order situation in the metropolis in the light of Supreme Court orders issued in the last hearing on November 29, 2013.

February 24

Two unidentified dead bodies bearing torture marks were recovered from Pak Colony near Rexer Bridge in SITE Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified man, associated with an unspecified religious party, was killed in firing incident in Chishti Nagar of Orangi Town.

An unidentified man succumbed to his injuries after being shot by unidentified armed assailants in Orangi Town.

The Karachi ATC sentenced three accused, identified as Shujaat Ali, Shehzad Memon and Mohammad Farhan, to death for the kidnapping and murder of trader Muhammad Nawaz in 2010. They had demanded PKR 10 million in ransom and killed Nawaz despite receiving the ransom from the Nawaz's family.

The SC while hearing a case related to the implementation of Supreme Court's earlier order (in 2013) over Karachi's law and order situation expressed its dissatisfaction over a report submitted by the Karachi Police and chided jail officials for installing jammers around the Central jail premises which has caused inconvenience to residents of the surrounding areas. The bench also sought a report from revenue officials by February 26, 2014 pertaining to the recovery of encroached lands in the city.

During the hearing held at the Supreme Court's Karachi Registry, AIG Karachi, Shahid Hayat, submitted before the bench a report over the performance of Police, according to which 13,000 suspects were arrested since September, 2013. The report further said that charge-sheets against 175 accused were filed in Anti-Terrorism Courts whereas charge-sheets against more than 7,000 arrested persons had been filed in Sessions Courts.

February 25

Two unidentified men were shot dead in the Mominabad area of Iqbal Market Orangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified man was killed at a motorcycle workshop near Gulbahar area of Liaquatabad Town.

An unidentified man was killed in a shooting incident near Ath Chowk in Lyari Town.

An unidentified dead body of a man bearing torture marks was found in the Alam Pride area of North Karachi Town.

The ATC-III remanded two TTP militants, identified as Sajid Hussain and Meraj, until March 4, 2014 to Police custody in extortion case. According to the prosecution, the suspects demanded PKR 1500,000 protection money from Mohammad Akram, a trader, and extended him threats of killing in case of non-payment. The accused were arrested during a raid conducted by the Police on February 24, 2014.

The Sindh Rangers arrested 11 suspects during targeted raids in MPR Colony of Orangi Town. The Rangers also recovered 43 types of weapons including, submachine guns and mixed ammunition.

February 26

DIG Police, Hyderabad Sanaullah Abbasi suspended 23 Police officials in Hyderabad District, working within jurisdictions of various SHOs and SDPOs, because of their suspected involvement in extortion-related activities. The 23 Police officials were previously posted in AVCC Hyderabad.

They were allegedly involved in extortion in their respective remits in entire Hyderabad Range and were directed to report to SSP, Matiari Amjad Shaikh with immediate effect. The order said that they should remain confined to Police Lines till finalisation of the inquiry pending against them.

February 27

Two persons, including the administrator of a seminary Qari Ali Hassan and his son were shot dead outside a seminary located at Abul Hassan Isphahani Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two unidentified people were killed when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a car in Hussainabad area of Malir Town.

Two unidentified people were killed when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a car in Hussainabad area of Malir Town.

Two unidentified people were killed when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a car in Hussainabad area of Malir Town.

Two unidentified people were killed when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a car in Hussainabad area of Malir Town.

Police arrested 20 suspects during targeted operation in Saeedabad, Gulshan-e-Ghazi and Ittehad Town areas of Baldia Town.

February 28

Two senior workers of the MQM, identified as Khalid Matin (45), and Hamid Ayub (55), were shot dead when they walked out of a mosque after offering Friday prayers at Gol Market in North Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. A beggar, identified as Abdul Aziz, was also injured in the incident. SHO Ejaz Lodhi said that four armed assailants were behind this incident. "Two of the culprits offered the prayers along with the victims while two stayed outside the mosque," he said. As soon as the victims came out of the mosque, two assailants standing guard outside opened indiscriminate fire on them.

In a sectarian attack, a salesman, identified as Manzar Ahmed (55), working at a sanitary shop was killed while another salesman Imran was wounded within the limits of Rizvia Police Station in Petal Wali Gali in Liaquatabad Town. SHO Hassan Haider said that the victims were attacked on sectarian grounds.

Unidentified militants blew up an 18-inch diameter gas pipeline in Abdal Raheem Bajarani village in Kandhkot city of Kashmore District, suspending gas supply to Karachi and other cities of Sindh.

Police claimed to have arrested three gangsters and recovered arms from their possession during an operation in SITE Town.

March 2

At least two people were killed and two others were injured in an incident of firing between two rival Lyari gangsters in Ali Muhammad area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Markets and business outlets were also reportedly closed. As soon as the Rangers personnel reached the area, the assailants hurled grenades on the forces. The Rangers arrested three injured criminals after retaliating to their firing.

An unidentified man was shot dead in Maripur area of Kiamari Town.

Another unidentified dead body of a man was found from Maripur.

An unidentified dead body of a man was found from Khuda Ki Basti in Surjani Town area of Gadap Town.

Police claimed to have arrested three gangsters and recovered arms from their possession during an operation in SITE Town.

ATC in Shikarpur District convicted six suspects of murdering Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar on January 13, 2011, and handed out death sentences to two and life imprisonment to four others. Faisal Mehmood, Mohammed Ali Rizvi, Mohammad Shahrukh Khan, Syed Tahir Naveed Shah were sentenced to life imprisonment. Mohammed Shakeel was acquitted. Two of the accused were sentenced to death in absentia as they were never caught.

March 4

Police arrested a suspected target killer, identified as Roshan alias Bengali, from Ibrahim Hyderi area of Bin Qasim Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to Police, the suspect has political links. The Sukhan Police Station DSP said the suspect has confessed to five instances of target killing and about 20 extortion and robbery cases.

Police authorities admitted that no clue has been found so far in the high-profile murder case of Perween Rehman and no arrests had been made in the murder cases of the Orangi Pilot Project Director and PTI Sindh Chapter Vice President Zahra Shahid Hussain. Perween Rehman was killed in Qasba Colony area of SITE Town on March 13, 2013, while Zahra Hussain was shot dead in Defence area of Saddar Town on May 18, 2013.

March 5

District West and Central DIG Javed Odho revealed that the two suspected target killers who were killed in an encounter with the Police on March 3, 2014, were also involved in the attacks on the office of Express Media Group. "The cross-matching of ballistics reports has confirmed the two suspects were involved in the first two attacks on Express Media group last year," he said. The suspects were identified as members of SMP, an outfit believed to be involved in over 300 target killings. DIG Odho said that Police investigators had confirmed that the suspects were involved in 17 target killing cases and the majority of their targets had been Policemen.

March 6

An unidentified man was shot dead in firing incident in Haji Camp area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified man was shot dead in firing incident in Haji Camp area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

The Rangers arrested five suspected militants during operations in Atta-u-Rehman Goth area of Landhi.

March 7

Four persons, two of them brothers, were shot dead in Lyari area of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh, in the night. Kalakot Police said Rizwan alias Sunni was gunned down in Gul Mohammed Lane. Later, a body stuffed in a gunny bag was found in Sarbazi Mohalla. The deceased was identified as Waqas Baloch, brother of Rizwan. A Police official said there were reports that Rizwan had 'sympathies' with the Uzair Baloch group. Subsequently, gunmen resorted to heavy firing on Mirza Adam Khan Road, leaving two people dead and injuring two others, including a passerby Policeman, Imran Beg.

The BDS prevented a terrorist attack by defusing a two kilogramme bomb planted alongside the road in Orangi Town.

March 9

Unidentified militants opened fire near Vita Chowrangi and shot dead two unidentified people and injured two others in Korangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Police and Rangers conducted targeted operations in several areas of the city during which police claimed to have arrested 66 suspects whereas Rangers officials claimed the arrest of 15 suspects. A large number of weapons and ammunition was recovered from their possession.

More than PKR15 million were looted from 10 banks across the city during three months of 2014. According to a data available from police sources, four bank robberies were reported in January, three in February and three in first nine days of March. On January 7, armed men looted PKR 1.8 million from a bank in Awami Colony, Korangi and killed two guards on resistance. A bank heist was reported on February 20, 2014, in North Karachi. The armed men looted PKR 350,000 from that bank. March proved to be a more fruitful month for the looters as three banks were looted within a span of nine days in the month. The first incident was reported within the limits of Garden Police Station where PKR 1.5 million was looted in a day light bank heist.

March 10

Five people were found dead in the Brohi Mohalla area of Mawach Goth area in Baldia Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The victims were relatives of a suspected gangster, Lala Orangi-wala, one of the main characters of a gang led by Noor Mohammed alias Baba Ladla, said City SSP Faisal Bashir Memon. They were allegedly killed by the Sheraz Comrade Group, which was supposed to be a rival gang of the Ladla group, he added. The SSP said that so far they had not found any criminal record of the victims. The complainant Munir told the Police that his brothers, Ismail and Shoaib, as well as their maternal uncle, Taj Mohammed, were boxers who played for different Government and non-governmental organisations in the city. The Police investigators linked the five killings with the ongoing gang warfare in Lyari.

Lyari, which is the hub of footballers in the country, is losing of its athletes to the Government’s inability to control the unrest. “We are losing our best sportsmen to violence,” complained Ali Akbar Shah, a national boxer, adding, “The Government should have to play its role to safeguard the country’s future.”

With the increase in weapons and crime in Karachi, the concerned citizens took to the streets, demanding de-weaponisation and the depoliticising of the Police. The protest was organised by the Citizens Trust against Crime (CTAC) in which members of varying segments of society, including retired army officials, members of human rights organisations, politicians and students urged action against the deteriorating law and order situation. “The previous Government issued 70,000 licences of prohibited weapons, they should at least cancel these licences as an initial step” said Nazim Haji, a CTAC volunteer.

Daily Times in its six months report on crime in Karachi stated that despite the claims of arresting over 17,000 criminals during six months in the ongoing targeted operations of paramilitary force, security agencies were unable to stop the proportional increase in terrorism, where some 928 people were killed during September 5, 2013 to March 4, 2014. In a recent issued crime statistics, law enforcement agencies in last couple of months conducted 1,002 raids excluding 848 encounters held, whereas, the security agencies claimed to arrest 17,743 criminals while killed 135 in encounters. Police conducted 11,002 raids in various localities of the city.

March 11

A MQM activist, identified as Itrat Hussain Rizvi, succumbed to his injuries after he was shot at by unidentified armed assailants at a video shop in North Karachi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. He was injured on March 9, 2014, and was a member of MQM Unit 173.

Unidentified armed assailants killed one person, identified as Manir (30) on March 11 in Lasbela Colony of Baldia Town.

A man, identified as Nisar Ahmed (30), was shot dead by unidentified militants in Rehri Goth area of Landhi Town.

Two alleged gangsters associated with the Shakeel Badhshah group of the Uzair Baloch gang, identified as Saddam and Faisal Baloch, were killed in a joint raid by the Police and Rangers in Lyari Town.

A gangster, identified as Nasir Baloch, allegedly involved in the abduction and murder of three Lyari boxers and two of their family members on March 10, 2014, was killed in an alleged encounter with the Police.

Another gangster, identified as Nazeer, was killed during a Police raid at Ali Mohammad Mohalla of Lyari Town. Though Police officials believe Sheraz Comrade to be the mastermind behind the killings, they have no evidence to link him directly to the incident as he has not been seen in the area for the last six months. “Two of the nominated suspects have been killed so far by Police in separate encounters while the remaining will be killed or arrested soon,” said DSP Sohail Afzal.

At least eight suspects were arrested during targeted raids conducted by Rangers.

March 12

At least 19 civilians, including 10 women and four children, were killed and more than 50 others were injured in gang war clashes among rival gangsters, Uzair Baloch, Ghaffar Zikri and Baba Ladla in Gahribshah locality of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Violence triggered after the March 10, 2014, killing of five relatives of Baba Ladla. However, violence continued on March 12 after the killing of a brother of Ghaffar Zikri, the head honcho of another powerful gang allied with the Baba Ladla group, in an alleged encounter with the law enforcers. According to details, the two gangs suspected that their rival, Uzair Baloch, the head of the PAC, was behind these killings.

Gangsters from Baba Ladla and Ghaffar Zikri groups, armed with RPGs and automatic weapons, decided to avenge the deaths of their cadres, said the insiders. “They mounted the attack after reaching the Rangiwara locality, the stronghold of Baba Ladla group, on Gahribshah, the bastion of the Uzair Baloch group,” said one of the insiders. “However, stiff resistance checked their march and the two sides rained bullets and rockets on each other from a distance.” Most of the casualties were caused when shoppers in the busy Jhatpat Market, which serves as a buffer between Rangiwara and Gahribshah, were caught up in the cross-fire. “Jhatpat Market is a Line of Control between the two gangs,” said another insider. “Innocent shoppers and traders in Jhatpat Market had fell victim to the gang war,” he added.

The Rangers claimed to have killed at least nine suspects and arrested 56 others in Lyari after the clash. According to sources the suspects killed by Rangers were affiliated with Baba Ladla group.

Sindh Chief Minister, Qaim Ali Shah during a meeting with members of KCCI and Karachi SITE Association said that the Sindh Government was successfully heading towards strengthening the Sindh Police with latest weapons, vehicles and equipments and controlling the crime rate in Karachi. He said during the target operation Karachi Police killed 180 harden criminals in encounters. Shah said the Sindh government was working on the plan to strengthen the Sindh Police more and it was engaged in negotiations with the companies in America and other European countries to get the explosive/metal detecting latest equipment in addition to 100 APC vehicles more than 500 Police mobile and other deterrence for Sindh Police.

The three-member Special Court bench, headed by Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, that is trying former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf for high treason, summoned the head of the Intelligence Agency that reportedly informed the Interior Ministry about the possibility of an attack on him. The bench remarked that Justice Arab had witnessed some documents which stated that not only the accused but the courtroom and the lawyers were also under threat of an attack. He said that some documents were presented to him in which the Interior Ministry was the complainant.

Justice Arab said that the courtroom, prosecution head and the defence counsel were also threatened. Tariq Hassan, a member of the prosecution team said that the TTP has denied a plan to attack Musharraf and said it has not threatened him. The court directed the intelligence agency’s head to appear before the court on the next hearing and adjourned the proceedings till March 13, 2014.

March 13

Two gangsters affiliated with Baba Ladla group, identified as Asif Niazi and Imran Niazi, were killed in an exchange of fire with the Rangers in Lyari Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The Police said that Asif Niazi was brother-in-law of Baba Ladla and was booked for his involvement in a grenade attack in Jhat Pat Market on March 12, 2014.

Sindh Chief Minister, Qaim Ali Shah directed the heads of Sindh Police and Rangers to prepare a comprehensive contingency plan for conducting a specific surgical operation with full force to root out gangsters from Lyari. He said that any delay in this action would cause a negative impact on the achievements made during the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi. “Enough is enough! The government will not tolerate killing of innocent people,” the Chief Minister said.

March 14

An unidentified man was killed when armed assailants opened fire at Yusuf Goth in Saeedabad area of Baldia Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified dead body was found from Garden area of Saddar Town.

Unidentified dead body was found at Rheri Goth area in Landhi Town.

One person was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire at Shah Faisal Colony of Shah Faisal Town.

An unidentified man was injured when militants opened fire in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

Five suspects, including a Lyari gangster, identified as Saddam Shahikh, were arrested from Bukhari Muhalla area of Thatta District. According to SSP Haseeb Baig, they were all wanted for committing crimes in Karachi.

Rangers personnel produced a suspect, identified as Abdul Razzaq, before an ATC-III Judge amid tight security. The paramilitary force had information about his alleged involvement in target killing, extortion and other criminal activities. According to Rangers, Razzaq belonged to a political party and was arrested during a raid from Garden area of Saddar Town.

While chairing a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in Karachi, provincial capital of Sindh, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the operation in Karachi will continue and that he would himself monitor it. “Karachi operation will continue. The sacrifices rendered by our security agencies are invaluable. Karachi operation is not a routine issue for the government and I will regularly monitor and supervise operation and will help the provincial government in resolving their issues,” the Prime Minister said. He directed that the ban on recruitment in the Civil Armed Forces be lifted. On the recommendation of Rangers Director General, Prime Minister Nawaz directed that in order to ensure merit and transparency, army recruitment centres be engaged to facilitate recruitment in Police. “Recruitment should be purely on merit, without any favouritism,” he said.

He directed the Sindh Government to expedite the establishment of isolated high security prisons in Sindh for internment of terrorists. The meeting agreed in principle that additional Police Stations would be established in Lyari Town of Karachi. The Prime Minister directed the Interior Ministry to expedite the blocking of illegal mobile phone SIMs and use of biometrics system for issuance of SIMs in the future. He also asked the Sindh Government and Rangers to take action against land mafia, which is illegal occupation of state lands. He said Police and Rangers should use new anti-terrorism laws to combat terrorism, extortion and land-grabbing.

March 15

Karachi ATC-III extended remand of an accused, identified as Shahid Bikik, to Police custody till 18 March 2014 for his involvement in a bomb attack case on former President Asif Ali Zardari’s security guard on July 10, 2013. Police had arrested Bikik from on February 11, 2014.

March 19

Three mutilated dead bodies which were recovered 20 days ago from Nooriabad area near Super Highway that lies between Karachi and Hyderabad Districts were identified as that of the workers of the MQM. The victims who were abducted from different parts of Karachi were identified as Yawar Abbas, Shamshad Haider and Farooq. According to details, Abbas was kidnapped from PIB Colony in Gulshan Town in November 2013, followed by Shamshad, and Farooq who went missing since January 2014.

Senior MQM leader Farooq Sattar said that the Government must fulfil its responsibility of recovering missing workers of the party. He said that the writ of the state and Government was not visible in Karachi. The senior MQM leader mentioned the recovery of three MQM workers' mutilated dead bodies from Nooriabad and Hyderabad.

An ATC-III ordered to release a suspect, Shahid Bikik, for his involvement in a bomb attack case on former President Asif Ali Zardari's security guard Bilal Sheikh and three others on July 10, 2013. The Police produced the suspect in court and also submitted a report that the suspect may be released under Section 169 (release of accused when evidence deficient) of the CrPC as no evidence was found against him. In addition, the JIT report also declared him clear which forced the Police to file report under section 169 of the CrPC, said the court sources.

March 20

A former SHO Anwar Jaffri was killed and his driver was injured, in an incident of firing in Korangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A Policeman, identified as Mehboob, was killed and another Policeman Farooq was injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire at them at the signal stop in Orangi Town.

A man, identified as Mushtaq, was killed in firing by unidentified armed assailants in Korangi Town.

An unidentified dead body of a man was found from bushes in Jam Goth area of Malir Town.

Two persons, identified as Saqib and Adnan, were injured in an alleged retaliatory firing by Rangers in SITE Town. According to Rangers official, both the men opened fire on Rangers personnel first. DG Rangers formed a committee to probe the incident. The committee will submit a report by March 21, 2014. A Rangers Spokesman said that those personnel who were involved in the shooting would remain in detention until completion of the inquiry.

Five robbers looted a bank in Federal B area near Gul Plaza in Gulberg Town. According to Police, robbers entered Habib Bank Limited, Gul Plaza branch after its closing time. They looted PKR eight million and decamped with booty to unknown destination after swift operation. DIG West, Javed Alam Odho said that security guards were involved in the robbery.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered federal authorities to appoint permanent IGP Sindh within 24 hours. Three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jilani showed grave concern over non-appointment of permanent IGP Sindh and said that they were shocked that Province had no permanent IGP since February 20, 2014. The bench directed secretary establishment division to appoint a regular IG in Province and issue notification in this regard within 24 hours.

The DG Rangers Sindh Major General Rizwan Akhtar on March 18 said that the power granted to the Rangers was a mere 'piece of paper'. He said that the power of the paramilitary force, granted after a suo moto notice of the Supreme Court on August 24, 2011 does not hold any significance due to lack of proper proceedings, the criminals held in raids by the force are handed over to the Police who later let them go. He further said that Lyari was not the only area rife with criminal elements, adding that Karachi has various areas where the law and order situation resembled that of Lyari.

Tassaduq Hussain Jilani said that he was shocked that DG Rangers Sindh had complained that he had limited powers. He said that DG Rangers statement gave an impression that Law Enforcement Agencies were not on same page. Major Ishfaq, Law Officer of the Rangers told the court that Rangers had no power of investigation. He said that it was proposed to set up five stations in each District of Karachi for investigating the criminals but neither station was set up nor they were provided with investigation powers. He added that during the past six month, 517 people arrested by the Rangers were released by local courts. The bench directed DG Rangers to submit a report within 3 days, highlighting their reservations regarding their limited powers.

March 21

Two JSQM leaders, identified as spokesperson Maqsood Qureshi and Salman Wadho, were killed in a targeted attack near Bhiria city in Naushehro Feroze District. Wadho was the Secretary General of Latif Sangat - the literary wing of JSQM. After the attack, the assailants set the vehicle on fire and escaped from the scene. The killing has triggered widespread unrest in many towns and cities of Sindh, with business activity coming to a halt.

Sources said that the MQM has decided to join the PPP Government in Sindh. The sources said that the Government had offered five Ministries to the MQM. They said that both the parties had agreed four days ago that two Advisors will also be appointed from MQM besides five Ministers.

March 22

Three gangsters associated with the Faisal Pathan group of Lyari were killed in an encounter with Police and Rangers in Aath Chowk area within the remits of Kalakot Police Station in Lyari Town. The gangsters were identified as Bilal, alias Bilawal, Abid and Akbar, alias Seti. Officials claimed they had recovered radio sets, hand grenades and weapons from their possession.

DSP Agha Jameel, who was active during the infamous 1992 Operation Clean-up and also nominated in the Murtaza Bhutto murder case, was at a restaurant near Sharfabad Chowrangi when he was shot at, said the New Town Police official. He was taken to a private hospital, where he expired. Police said a passerby, Faizan (10), was also killed and his mother injured in the incident.

A Police Constable, identified as Naeemuddin (40), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Korangi town.

A Shopkeeper, identified as Shujaat Hussain (24), was shot dead and his friend Taufiq was injured in Rizvia Society of Liaquatabad Town.

A person, identified as Haroon Raees (30), was shot dead in Sector 11-L in North Karachi.

A person, identified as Ghulam Shabir (31), was shot dead on Mirza Adam Khan Road in Gulistan Colony of Lyari town.

Three dead bodies were found in different parts of the Karachi. A body was found in the Mewa Shah graveyard of Pak Colony another in Slaughter House of Lyari area and a person, identified as Jawad Hassan's body in Lyari River of Sher Shah area.

Police arrested a gangster belonging to Uzair Jan Baloch gang, identified as Hussain, alias Abuzar, after an exchange of fire with the Police on Mirza Adam Khan Road within the limits of Chakiwarha Police Station in Lyari Town.

The MQM and the PPP announced a formation of a coalition Government in Sindh as five ministries are likely to be handed over to the MQM. According to sources, the Ministries of Health, Information Technology, Auqaf, Industries and Commerce are likely to be offered to the MQM. Two advisers will also be appointed from the MQM. The names of the potential ministers have been sent to MQM chief Altaf Hussain for approval.

March 25

A man, identified as Abdul Aziz (35), was shot dead in Photo Lane area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead another man, identified as Yaseen (44), in Korangi Crossing of Korangi Town.

A man, identified as Younis (60), was shot dead near Electronics Market in Baldia Town.

Two abductees kidnapped by a Policeman, who was deployed at Special Investigation Unit, were released and the accused Policeman was arrested near Jinnah Mausoleum in Jamshed Town. The abductees were kidnapped on March 24, 2014. The Police mobile and weapons used in the kidnapping were also recovered from his possession.

At least 13 suspects were arrested and weapons were recovered from their possession during raids conducted by Rangers personnel in Mohammad Khan Colony and Ittehad Town of Baldia Town.

Police booked seven suspects, including MQM Zonal Committee member Farhan Ali Shaikh, for killing JSQM cadre, Manzoor Channa on March 21, 2014. However, the MQM District Chapter strongly condemned the registration of the FIR against Shaikh.

AIGP, Karachi range, Shahid Hayat said "1,500 more phones were snatched in the city when compared with the corresponding period before the operation". He said that mobile snatching is on the rise in Karachi and the situation could improve if supply was curtailed and those individuals selling the phones were arrested. He further said that the targeted operation had brought the number of homicides in the city down, which would further decrease by 50 per cent at the end of 2014.

March 26

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, on March 26 announced that in order to ensure safety of Policemen in Karachi, the Karachi Police, according to the Sindh Emergency Procurement Bill, 2014, will purchase security related equipments, including 300 bombproof APCs, bullet-proof vans and jackets, worth PKR 8 billion. The Government and the opposition in the Sindh Assembly supported the Sindh Emergency Procurement Bill, 2014, and it was was unanimously passed on February 7, 2014. The law allows the Law Enforcement Agencies to procure latest weapons, bombproof vehicles and other material by putting existing procurement rules in abeyance for one year.

March 28

Two alleged gangsters, identified as Arshad and Abdullah, were killed in a joint encounter by Rangers and Police in Baghdadi area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two unidentified dead bodies were found packed in gunny bags near Bagh-e-Korangi in Korangi Town.

A member of an unspecified political party, identified as Anwar (40), was killed in firing incident near Allah Wala Town in North Karachi Town.

A man, identified as Abdul Waheed (30), was killed in an incident of firing by unidentified armed assailants in North Nazimabad Town.

An attempt by unidentified criminals to run away with the pulled out ATM machine of a private bank was foiled near NIPA Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Gulshan Town. According to details, the accused successfully pulled out an ATM machine of a private bank and were about run away with the machine, when the guard of the bank foiled their attempt by switching on the siren causing panic among the accused who threw the machine on the road and fled away.

Three armed assailants entered the temple belonging to the Hindu scheduled-caste community and desecrated it in Latifabad area of Hyderabad District. The men prayed for two minutes and then broke Hanuman's idol before setting the temple on fire. This temple is located in the same compound as the more popular temple of Kali Mata. "They asked me to let them in because they wanted to pray," said Darshan, a student of class five, who has been looking after the temple for the last five months. "But, once they entered, they broke the idol, sprayed kerosene oil and set everything ablaze."

MQM's senior leader Saleem Shahzad, soon after his suspension from the party for an indefinite period, said that that several elements within the party were involved in extortion, killings and smuggling. "The party leadership knew I have decided to resign from the basic membership," Shahzad said while reacting to news of his suspension in London. "There is a corrupt lobby in the Muttahida which is against the ideological workers…These elements are involved in extortion, murder, smuggling and other illegal activities," he said.

April 1

At least two torture bearing dead bodies of MQM activists, identified as that of Sanaullah and Masrur, were recovered from Ghagar Phatak near National Highway in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to Police sources, they were abducted from Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town and then tortured to death.

A seminary student, identified as Muhammad Ahsan (25), was shot dead and another student, identified as Saad (24), was injured when two unidentified armed assailants wearing surgical masks opened fire on them in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town. According to Gulshan SP Iqbal Tanweer Hussain Tunio, the two students were on their way home after attending classes at the Ahsanul Uloom seminary on Abul Hasan Isphahani Road. "It seems the two students were killed due to their sects," claimed SP Tunio.

At least four persons were injured in two separate explosions in Karachi. The first incident took place near NIPA Chowrangi area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal town where bomb went off that left one person injured. Police said that the militants tried to enter an identified seminary, however, the guard succeeded to stop them after which militants left the bomb outside the seminary and managed to flee.

Two unidentified persons were injured in a firing incident in Sharafi Goth area of Landhi Town.

A bomb exploded outside a Mosque in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area, leaving two children injured.

April 2

Two unidentified dead bodies were recovered from Mianwali Colony in Manghopir area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to Police, the victims had been tortured before being shot dead.

April 4

Rangers claimed to have arrested three alleged target killers from Musa Lane area of Lyari Town. According to Rangers sources the accused were affiliated with PAC.

April 6

Two TTP militants, identified as Abdullah and Zikaria, were killed in an alleged Police encounter in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police also recovered weapons from their possession.

A suspected gangster, identified as Mullah Nazir, was shot dead in a Police encounter in Kiamari Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to SSP South Nasir Aftab, Police also recovered two hand grenades and other weapons from his possession.

April 7

Unidentified armed assailants attacked the house of Special Public Prosecutor, Advocate Abdul Maroof, the prosecutor in the Wali Khan Babar murder case, in Akhtar Colony of Jamshed Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. However, no casualties were reported in the attack. Advocate Maroof said that unidentified militants fired gunshots towards his residence in Akhtar Colony and then fled from the scene. He also demanded of the Government to take notice of the incident. His residence had come under a similar attack in the past too.

April 8

A gangster affiliated with a Lyari group, identified as Navid Baloch alias Nazir, was arrested from Garden area of Saddar Town. The Police claimed to have seized a hand grenade and pistol from his possession.

Elsewhere in the Town, another gangster from Lyari, identified as Danish, was arrested from Mithadar area. The Police said that the accused was involved in various crimes.

At least 24 low intensity bomb blasts hit different cities of Sindh as JSMM announced a strike for April 9, 2014 against Protection of Pakistan Ordinance Bill and the March 21, 2014, killing of JSQM leader Maqsood Qureshi.

According to reports, hand-grenade explosions took place in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Nowshero Feroz and other Districts. SSP Hyderabad, Pir Farid Jan Sarhindi said that Police and Rangers had arrested 13 suspected cadres of a nationalist party after attacks. However, no outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade near shops at Zamzama market in Karachi District, the provincial capital of Sindh. However, no casualties were reported in the attack.

April 9

Unidentified militants killed three unidentified students of an Islamic seminary near Continental Bakery in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A Shia doctor, identified as Haider Raza, was shot dead while another man accompanying him was injured when unidentified militants opened fire at his car in front of Darul Sehat Hospital in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

An attempt of terrorism in Karachi was foiled when a bomb planted in busy commercial area of city was defused. According to details, a major disaster was prevented in the metropolis when a 14-kilogramme bomb was recovered and defused at Khalid Bin Waleed Road in PECHC Block 6.

April 10

A lawyer, Syed Waqar Shah (42), was killed when unidentified militants opened fire at his car in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town. Police said Waqar was en route to the court from his house. He was the Vice President of PML-N Lawyers' Wing.

Further, an unidentified man was shot dead by armed assailants in Block 7 area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

One Nabi Bukhsh (25) was shot at and injured near Aath Chowk in Eido Lane of Lyari Town.

One Aqeel (25) was shot and injured when unidentified militants opened fire on him near Meera Naka Bridge in Lyari Town.

April 11

A Shia lawyer, identified as Advocate Syed Ghulam Haider (52), was shot dead in Martin Quarters on Martin Road in Jamshed Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to the Police, Haider was attending a majlis at Shah Najaf Imambargah (Shia place of commemoration), on Martin Road, when two unidentified armed assailants opened fire at his car, killing him on the spot.

April 12

An alleged gangster affiliated with Sheraz Comrade group, identified as Arshad, was killed during a joint raid conducted by the Police and the Rangers in Kalakot area of Lyari Town in Karachi.

April 13

At least three suspects, identified as Amjad Farooqui, Shahid Qadri and Shakeel Qadri, were killed when two unidentified militants opened fire at a car near Gulfam Sweet in Cant Bazaar area on Drigh Road within the limits of Shahrah-e-Faisal Police Station in Shah Faisal Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police claimed that Farooqui was associated with ASWJ, while the other two were the members of ST.

A shopkeeper, identified as Badaruddin (50), was shot dead in New Karachi Town.

A security guard, identified as Shah Fahad, was found dead near Safoora roundabout in Guslhan-e-Iqbal Town.

Unidentified armed assailants shot and injured a man, identified as Abdul Shakoor (45), on Northern Bypass in Surjani Town.

April 14

A report by the HRCP revealed that between January and March 2014, around 71 men have been killed in Police encounters while 44 were killed by paramilitary soldiers in provincial capital Karachi. According to the report, the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi has led to a sharp rise in incidents of Police encounters as 115 suspects have so far been killed by LEAs in the last three months. It is reported to be a significant rise from 2013 where around 189 suspects were killed over 12 months. In 2012, around 118 suspects were killed by Police and paramilitary soldiers.

HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf feared that if the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance is enforced, it will result in an increase of Police encounters and extrajudicial killings. "Initially, the LEAs did not have the permission to open fire," she said, adding, "Now if this law comes in, they can shoot over suspicions. It will legalise such killings and the situation may get worse."

April 15

Unidentified assailants blew up a 16-inch gas pipeline near Karundi town in Khairpur District, disrupting gas supply in several areas of Sindh.

April 17

A man, identified as Sabir (45), was killed and another man, Muhammed Ali (20), was injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on them in Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Larkana Police arrested a few suspects and recovered 10,900 Kalashnikov bullets buried under a mosque in Golo Khan Chandio village within the limits of Mahi Makool Police Station in Qamber Shahdadkot area of Larkana District on the night of April 16. However, the main suspect Shahnawaz Chandio escaped long before Police came and left behind 10,900 Kalashnikov bullets hidden in the debris of a demolished mosque near his house.

Sindh Government decided to put PKR100 million as head money on PAC leader Uzair Baloch and Baba Ladla. The Government has also decided to get the red warrants issued for the criminals from Interpol.

April 18

At least three seminary students were shot dead at Sakhi Hasan Chowrangi in North Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to sources, unidentified armed assailants opened fire on them while they were coming out of a mosque after Friday prayers.

Two trussed-up bodies of missing MQM workers, identified as Mohammad Ali and Syed Kashif Bukhari alias Qasim Ali, were recovered from Qayyumabad area near Korangi Creek in Korangi Town. Both victims belonged to Orangi Town. MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari said that they had been missing for the last four months.

Police officials said that two local workers of the UN, identified as Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem, have gone missing from Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Gadap Town. According to initial reports both UN officials are residents of Hyderabad District who were visiting Karachi for leisure. Police said that their mobile phones are switched off which implies that they have been abducted. They Police and CPLC are looking into the incident.

In addition, three people, including two political activists, were taken away by unidentified men in plain clothes from Shah Faisal Colony in Shah Faisal Town to an undisclosed location on April 18, reported Dawn.

April 19

Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Hamid Mir in Karachi, Sindh province, injuring the senior reporter and television anchorperson. The incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle around 5:30 pm. The journalist was on his way to his office from the airport when he was attacked. "Four gunmen riding on motorbikes started firing at the car near Karsaz (around six kilometres from Jinnah International Airport) when Mir's car was passing through, he received three bullets in the lower parts of his body," said senior Police official Peer Muhammad Shah.

April 21

The CPLC and AVCC rescued two abducted UNICEF employees after four days of captivity from the outskirts of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Unidentified persons kidnapped Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem on April 17 from Gulshan-e-Maymar area.

PM Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting on law and order and the ongoing operation against terrorists in Karachi. According to a brief statement issued after the meeting, the PM was briefed on the situation by Additional Inspector General Shahid Hayat Khan and Sindh Rangers Director General Major General Rizwan Akhtar. But sources said the meeting mainly focused on progress in investigation into the attack on senior journalist and Geo News anchorperson Hamid Mir.

April 23

Two dead bodies were discovered in Mewashah Graveyard near Malang Darbar whereas another body was discovered from a river below the Lasbela Bridge. All three were first kidnapped and later tortured, however, none of the bodies have been identified yet, Police sources said.

One person was also shot dead in Mianwali Colony of Manghopir area.

Dead body of a woman bearing torture marks was also found in a gunnysack in Rashidabad area of North Karachi.

An assistant professor was kidnapped from the limits of Obaro Police Station in Sukkur District. Police said that at the National Highway in Obaro unidentified assailants intercepted the car of Assistant Prof Younis Jatt and abducted him, his driver Ghulam Mustafa Kazi and Nazir Ahmed. Police said that the kidnappers later freed Ghulam Mustafa Kazi and Nazir Ahmed.

April 24

Four persons including a senior Policeman Inspector Shafiq Tanoli were killed in a suicide attack in Old Sabzi Mandi area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, in the morning. According to DSP Nasir Lodhi, Inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed along with his friend when a blast occurred in old vegetable market near his house when he was sitting inside a shop. Shafiq Tanoli was the SHO of Mawach Goth and was demoted and suspended from his post after he allegedly raided a house at Sea View in Defence area illegally. Shafiq Tanoli joined the Police force in 1989. He was also associated with the CID for some time and also had a role in the arrest of Arshad Pappu. Tanoli was also involved in the investigation of the Wali Khan Babar murder case and had previously escaped attempt on his life at least seven times before. He had been attacked twice in Pak Colony, twice in Mauripur, once each in Liaquatabad, Sachal and Old Sabzi Mandi.

April 25

A bomb explosion took place on the Chaudhry Khalique-uz-Zaman Road in Gizri area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, leaving six persons, including a woman, dead and 30 others injured. Police said the explosion was caused by an IED and suspected the involvement of LeJ. Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Iqbal Mehmood, said that the bomb blast took place in a rickshaw and the intended target seemed to be a bus of worshippers coming from an Imambargah (Shia place of worship).

April 26

Four persons were killed in different incidents of violence in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Shahnawaz (35), son of Ibrahim, was killed by unidentified armed motorcyclists in Malir 15. Maula Bux (44), son of Muhammad Ramzan, was shot and killed by unidentified armed men in Zia Colony of Orangi Town. A 35-year-old, Gul Nawab, son of Mir Ahmed, was killed by unidentified armed motorcyclist in Nata Khan Goth. Separately, a man was found dead near Kati Pahari area of Orangi Town. The identity of the body could not be ascertained.

Four people were injured in a grenade attack in Lyari town of Karachi. According to local Police, unidentified men hurled grenades near Gabol Park, injuring four people. Rescue teams rushed to the scene soon after the incident and moved the injured to the Civil Hospital. Police also reached and started investigation.

April 28

Three seminary students were killed and nine others were injured in a hand grenade attack that occurred inside the Jamia Masjid-wa-Madrassa Islamia Tahiria seminary located in Frontier Colony of Orangi Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police said that the bomb was not hurled from outside but was in someone's possession inside the seminary. According to details, a student, identified as Salman (11), had brought grenade inside the classroom in a paper bag. The grenade exploded while he was playing with it, killing him and two other classmates, identified as Omar Khan (12) and Zahid Zada, (14).

Two gangsters, identified as Bilal and Sajjad, were killed during an exchange of fire between the Rangers and criminals in Lyari Town.

April 29 The death toll of the April 28, 2014, hand grenade blast that occurred in a seminary in Orangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh rose to four as one more victim, identified as Ismail (11), succumbed to his injuries. Earlier it was reported that three students were killed and nine others were injured.
April 30

Four unidentified dead bodies were found from Memon Goth area in Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to the Police, the victims had been shot dead.

An unidentified dead body bearing torture marks was also recovered from Zaman Town area of Korangi Town.

An unidentified man was killed in a firing incident in Data Nagar of Orangi Town.

An unidentified Policeman was shot dead near Sindh Government Hospital in Korangi Town.

May 1

Police arrested six suspects, including two extortionists, and confiscated PKR 225,000 cash from their possession during a raid within the remits of Sir Syed Police Station in North Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Police arrested two alleged target killers and recovered a G-3 rifle, hand grenade and other ammunition from their possession after an encounter within Risala Police remits in Saddar Town. The accused were involved in murder, attempt to murder and other heinous crimes, said Police.

The MQM is reported to observe mourning day on May 2 against the killing of four of its workers whose dead bodies were found from Memon Goth area in Gadap Town on April 30, 2014. The victims were identified as Sameed, Ali Haider, Faizan and Salman Qureshi. MQM Spokesman Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui claimed that all four were party workers and were arrested by Rangers and Police from the Country Tower and Gulshan-e-Maymar area on April 13, 2014. He alleged that they were brutally tortured to death.

May 2

Three people, identified as Haqdar Khan Niazi, Sultan Khan Niazi and Yousuf Khan Niazi, were killed in a clash between two groups, following a protest call by the MQM against extra-judicial killings of its party members, at Daryaabad area of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Fear and tension gripped the area after the clash.

Two unidentified dead bodies were found within the jurisdiction of the Mauripur Police Station in Musharraf Colony area of Baldia Town.

Police claimed to have arrested two extortionists, identified as Ishaq and Bakhtiar, during a raid in Gizri area of Saddar Town. Both extortionists had sought extortion from a local trader through means of intimidation, said CPLC chief Ahmed Chenoi. He said that the two men one of them watchman of the trader had sent an extortion slip with a threatening letter as well as two bullets, demanding PKR1 million. He said that two more suspects Amir and Roshan were still at large but the teams have been formed for their arrest.

May 3

A lawyer, identified as Mohammad Idris and his driver Noman Shah were killed in Karachi's Orangi Town. Member of MQM's Rabita Committee Saif Yar Khan said that the driver was a MQM worker. Khan also requested the Chief Minister and Governor of Sindh to take immediate measures to stop such killings. He further stated that members of the MQM were being targeted continuously.

Two people, including a school principal and his son were killed in firing near Metroville SITE graveyard in SITE Town of Karachi.

An alleged extortionist was also killed in a Police encounter in Baldia Town. Police claimed to have arrested 15 suspects, including six criminals during raids in Baldia Town and Orangi Town. CPLC personnel arrested two extortionists after receiving information of the criminals present in the area. CPLC Chief Ahmad Chinoy said the extortionists had demanded PKR 1 million from a person living in Gizri area.

May 4

Rangers arrested at least 10 suspects involved in extortion and other crimes from different areas of Karachi. According to the Rangers' spokesman, the three arrested extortionists belong to political party. The suspects were shifted to undisclosed location for further interrogation.

May 5

A retired army officer, identified as Rasool Khan, was shot dead by unidentified militants at Kanwari Colony in Manghopir area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Unidentified armed assailants opened fire and killed a man in Liaquatabad Town.

A dead body, identified as that of Gujjar Khan, was found at City Railway Station Colony within the limits of Mithadar Police Station in Saddar Town.

Two people, identified as identified as Akbar and Wajihuddin and affiliated with a political party were shot at and injured near Shah Faisal intersection in Orangi Town. SSP Orangi Town said that later the Police conducted raids in Pakistan Bazaar area of Orangi Town and arrested an accused, identified as Noor Alam alias Munna, who was involved in attacking them. The Police also recovered arms from his possession.

A man, identified as Ateeq (20), was shot at and injured in Northern Bypass area near Janjal Goth within limits of Gulshan-e-Maymar Police Station in Saddar Town.

A US citizen was arrested while carrying ammunition in an Islamabad-bound flight at Jinnah International Airport. The ammunition included 15 bullets of 9 millimetres along with a magazine. According to SP Rao Anwar the bullets recovered from the US citizen would be checked whether they were the same being used in killings in Karachi. Anwar said the possibility of even flight hijacking could not be ruled out.

May 6

Two people, identified as Moiz Ullah Khan and Irtaza Jaffri, were shot dead in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town on Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A man, identified as Aziz Bakhsh was killed and his brother, identified as Bilal Bakhsh, was injured in an incident of firing in Pak Colony area of SITE Town.

An unidentified man was shot dead while another person sustained injuries when armed assailants opened fire in Malir Town.

An unidentified dead body was recovered from Mehmoodabad area of Jamshed Town.

Another dead body of a woman was recovered from Sohrab Goth of Gadap Town.

An unidentified dead body was recovered from Orangi Town.

Three people, including two constables and ASI Farooq, were injured in when unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade targeting patrolling Police mobile in Surjani Town area of Gadap Town.

Two explosions occurred targeting oil tankers in Kiamari Oil Field while another blast occurred in Gulbai area of Orangi Town. 

US officials said that the US national arrested at Karachi airport on May 5, 2014, for carrying ammunition in his bag is a FBI agent. He appeared in court on charges that he had violated anti-terrorism laws that prohibit the carrying of weapons or ammunition on a commercial flight. A judge ordered that the agent be detained until May 10, 2014, so security officials can investigate the matter.

The US officials in Washington confirmed that the agent, who is assigned to the FBI Miami Field Office, was in Pakistan on temporary duty. They requested that the agent’s name be withheld, citing the sensitivity of the situation. Meghan Gregonis, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, said U.S. officials are working to resolve the matter.

May 7

Two people, identified as Yasir (35) and Haroon (30) were killed when unidentified militants opened fire on them near Kalapul in Jamshed Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. SSP Faisal Bashir Memon said that patrolling Police returned fire on the attackers, injuring one of them while others managed to flee.

An unidentified man was killed when armed assailants opened fire on him near Purana Truck Adda in Mauripur area of Kiamari Town.

A man, identified as Kamran Shah (36), was killed when unidentified militants opened fire on him in Bilal Colony of Korangi Town.

A man, identified as Allah Rakha (40), was injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on him near Junejo Jamaat Khana in North Karachi Town.

An unidentified man was shot at and injured near Ausaf Training centre North Karachi Town.

A man, identified as Altaf (25), was injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on him in Buffer Zone area of North Nazimabad Town.

One Babar (18) was injured in firing by unidentified militants near Dr Ziauddin Hospital in Shireen Jinnah Colony of Clifton in Saddar Town.

A man, identified as Zahid (22), was injured when unidentified militants opened fire on him in Saifi Lane area of Lyari Town.

The BDS defused a magnetic bomb in a controlled explosion at the Kiamari Oil terminal of Karachi. The bomb contained one kilogram of explosives and ball bearings and it was aimed at creating more fatalities, BDS official Mustafa said.

May 8

The FBI agent who was arrested on May 5, 2014, from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh for trying to carry ammunition in an Islamabad-bound flight was released from a Karachi Police Station after District and Sessions Judge Malir granted him bail against surety bonds of PKR 1 million. Police officer Rao Anwaar said the court had directed the man to submit a surety bond of PKR one million (USD 9,800) for his bail.

May 9

Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayyat said that militant wings of political parties are present in Karachi. He said that the Supreme Court had also mentioned involvement of political parties in terrorism.

May 10

A man was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

One tortured dead body was found near Radio Station in Quaidabad area of Bin Qasim Town.

Another tortured dead body was found near Gulshan City in Quaidabad area of Bin Qasim Town.

May 11

Two unidentified people were killed in two separate incidents in unspecified areas of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead a man, identified as Shahbaz Khan, at Masan Chowk in Kiamari Town.

An unidentified man was found dead in Gulshan-e-Zia area of Orangi Town.

May 12

Two Shia workers of the MQM, identified as Gauhar Ali Abidi and Syed Rizwan, were shot dead in North Karachi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. DSP Altaf Hussain said both men were Shia and suspect it was a targeted attack.

A Shia Pakistan Navy officer, identified as Ghulam Akbar, was shot dead near Karasaz Market in Shara-e-Faisal area of Shah Faisal Town. Akbar belonged to Jhang District of Punjab and was working as a cook in the Pakistan Navy. Police sources said that the incident appeared to be sectarian motivated.

A grocery shop owner, identified as Imran, was killed while two others, identified as Pervez and Afzal, were injured when unidentified armed assailants shot at them within the jurisdiction of the Al-Falah Police Station in Shah Faisal Town. They also set his shop on fire.

A suspected militant, identified as Imran, was found dead in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town. SHO Muhammad Shoaib said that a hand grenade, pistol and bullets were also found with the body.

May 13

Doctor Manzoor Memon (45), the medico-legal officer (MLO) at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), and his driver, Ashiq (40), were shot dead in Delhi Colony area of Orangi Town in provincial capital Karachi.

A Police constable was killed and 13 others, including ASI Adam Ali Khushak sustained injuries in a sectarian clash between two groups within the limits of City Police Station in Hyderabad District. Police said that two groups opened fire after quarrel during a procession, taken out in connection with birth anniversary of Shia Imam Hazrat Ali.

BDS defused 25 kilogram of bomb found at a bus-stop in Saeedabad area of Baldia Town in Karachi. According to the Police, if the bomb exploded it would have caused massive destruction.

Karachi's Lyari gangster Noor Mohammed, also known as Baba Ladla, was reportedly killed by Iranian border guards near the Pakistan-Iran border. "Baba Ladla was crossing the border when Iranian border guards opened fire at him. He received three bullet wounds and had died on the spot," source across the border said, adding that the guards had opened fire after Baba Ladla's car failed to stop for routine security check. His body is currently in the custody of Iranian border guards. Some sources said the incident took place at the international border crossing point Border 250 near Chahbahar, while other sources put the location at Mund Bullo. However, officials in Gawadar District said they did not know about the incident, nor had any Iranian officials approached them.

May 14

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while chairing a high-level meeting over the law and order situation in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, stressed that the operation being conducted in Karachi to cleanse it of criminal elements should be continued and be above politics. The Prime Minister said that terrorists and criminals should be brought to justice without any political prejudice. "We started the operation in Karachi with the agreement of all political parties and stakeholders," he said, adding, "Being the economic hub of the country, Karachi holds special significance for me." "We want cooperation of all stakeholders in Karachi and I see no one who will not want to improve the law and order situation of Karachi, therefore, a joint solution is the only option," he added.

Nawaz emphasised upon the capacity-building of the Sindh Police and appreciated acquisition of services of retired Army personnel for maintaining law and order in Karachi. He said it was very natural that there will be retaliation from extremists and terrorists, but the Government is prepared for that, and all possible support will be provided to LEAs to counter the retaliation.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that state-of-the art equipment was being provided to the LEAs and revealed that about seven hundred thousand illegal mobile SIMs have been cancelled. He further said that "once the 3G mobile technology is in place, we will further carry out a crackdown against illegal SIMs."

May 15

Rangers Director-General Major General Rizwan Akhtar and various other senior Police Officers devised a strategy for the next phase of the ongoing operation in Karachi. It was decided that the next phase of the operation will focus on door-to-door searches that will be conducted in sensitive areas of the city. "Each DPO will be asked to provide the latest details of the criminals wanted by the Police in his areas," said one of the Police Officers. Rangers' spokesperson revealed that the modus operandi of the next phase of the operation was discussed in detail. "We have also finalized the targets and will begin the next phase of the operation shortly," he said.

The list of sensitive areas was also discussed in the meeting. Lyari Town, Orangi Town, Sohrab Goth and Manghopir areas in Gadap Town, Landhi Town, Malir Town, Korangi Town, Shah Faisal Colony in Shah Faisal Town and Federal B Area of Gulberg Town were among the areas that were earmarked for the door-to-door operation. A police official reiterated that no specific area, group or party will be targeted. Rather, the operation will only be against the suspects involved in targeted killings, extortion, kidnappings and other criminal activities, claimed the Police.

May 16

Two unidentified dead bodies, bearing torture marks, were found in Memon Society of Lyari Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to Police sources, the victims were first kidnapped and then tortured to death.

An unidentified man was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Gulbai Chowrangi in Sher Shah area of Kiamari Town.

Rangers and Police killed one terrorist, identified as Mohammad Hussain, and injured his accomplice during joint search operation in Mianwali Colony within the limits of Peerabad Police Station in Orangi Town.

Police conducted a search operation near Kati Pahari area within the limits of Manghopir Police Station in Orangi Town and arrested 22 suspected criminals. According to SSP West, five pistols were recovered from the possession of arrested suspects.

A Sindh Rangers Spokesman said that the force had arrested over 2,295 suspects during the operation against criminal elements in the past seven months. He said that during the operation, which started on September 5, 2013, Rangers conducted 2370 raids and arrested 2,295 suspects, including, 12 terrorists, 142 target killers, 102 extortionists and 27 kidnappers. He further said that 4102 weapons were recovered from their possession.

According to the figures released by the Karachi Police to share their 'performance' from September 5, 2013 to May 5, 2014, at least 360 suspects have been killed by the LEA during the operation in Karachi since September 5, 2013. It stated that at least 60 Policemen were killed in the line of duty. They were mostly targeted when they were on patrol though a few were killed in encounters with militants, bandits, gangsters and other criminals. The figures showed a total of 1,277 'encounters' leading to the arrest of some 1,000 'heinous crime' suspects and killing of 253 others. Suspects shot dead by paramilitary Rangers numbered 115. The suspects were wanted in 'heinous crimes' from murders to 'terrorism acts' and kidnapping-for ransom-to extortion.

"The situation describes police strategy," said the Spokesman for the Karachi Police when asked about the reasons behind an unprecedented surge in deadly encounters which left 253 suspects dead. "The current leadership of the Karachi and Sindh Police has focused more on training and capacity building of the serving Policemen, considering the challenges and ongoing targeted operation, which has resulted in better firing skills and much better reaction time of our Policemen challenging the criminals," he said. "There is no shoot-at-sight order. The number of killings in encounters rose only because criminals face much stronger and quicker reaction from the Police party whenever they challenge it. The encounters were also held in the past but a sluggish response from the police party helped suspects to escape unhurt," he added.

While the Police 'performance' has brought down the number of killings on sectarian, ethnic and political grounds to a large extent, it has raised questions about the growing number of deadly encounters drawing criticism from human rights activists. Zohra Yusuf of the HRCP said that such a high figure of killings in 'encounters' acknowledged by the LEAs was highly alarming. The killings also confirmed our worst fears over the Karachi operation, she said.

May 17

Seven people were killed and one teenager was injured in separate incidents of violence in Karachi. Four unidentified men, aged 25, 35, 30 and 40, were killed when some armed men opened fire on them in Khamesa Goth, New Karachi. Separately, two unknown people, aged 20 and 25, were shot dead by unidentified armed men near Singo Lane in Lyari. Meanwhile, a four-day-old mutilated body of a man, Ijaz (30) was found near Filter Plant in Steel Mill area. In another incident, a teenager identified as Rashid (17) was injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him near Siddiqui Autos in Hijrat Colony.

May 18

An unidentified man was shot dead in an incident of firing in Hussainabad area of Federal B Area of Gulberg Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A dead body, identified as that of Roshan Marri (14), was found from Birohi Goth within the limits of Manghopir Police Station in Gadap Town.

Another bullet-riddled unidentified dead body of man was found near a graveyard at Qaddafi Town in Landhi Town. According to the Police, the man was first kidnapped and later shot dead.

May 19

Two Shia men, identified as Shaukat Sherazi (45) and Qaiser Hussain (50) were killed when unknown armed assailants opened fire on them at Mithadar near Sherazia Imambargah (Shia place of commemoration) in Saddar Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. SP City Sheraz Nazir said that Shaukat Sherazi was the caretaker of the Imambargah and also a member of JAP South Wing. Qaisar was Sherazi's guest.

A Shia man, identified as Mohsin Agha (50), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Dakkhana bus stop in Liaquatabad Town.

A man, identified as Farhan Afzal (40), was shot dead by unidentified militants at Mianwali Colony within the limits of Manghopir Police Station in Gadap Town.

Unidentified armed militants shot dead an unidentified teenager boy near Baradari in North Karachi Town.

Paramilitary Forces and Police detained several suspected criminals during search operations in different areas of Karachi. According to Rangers Spokesperson, a high profile criminal Jaan Alam was arrested in a targeted operation at Labour Colony area of Landhi Town. Alam was affiliated with a political party and was wanted by the Police in several criminal activities. Also, two suspects along with several others were arrested during search operations by Rangers in Metroville area of Gulshan Town and Orangi Town. More than 300 personnel of Paramilitary Forces took part in the operation. They sealed off entry and exit points of the areas during the operations and started house-to-house search.

The Federal Government has sent back red warrant summaries of various most-wanted Lyari gang-war criminals, including Uzair Baloch and Baba Ladla, to the Sindh Government over having objections due to incomplete records. Pakistan's Ministry of Interior returned the Sindh Government's requests for issuance of red-warrants of at least 83 most-wanted criminals including Uzair Baloch, Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla and Taj Muhammad alias Taju.

May 20

Two persons, identified as Mohammad Ali (35), and Aleemuddin (38), were shot dead in a sectarian attack in Hasan Noman Colony of Sohrab Goth area in Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Ali was the activist of ASWJ while Aleemuddin was the supporter. ASWJ 'spokesperson' Umar Mauviya confirmed their affiliation.

Two cadres of ST, identified as Amanul Haq and Aminul Haq, were shot dead on sectarian grounds in Orangi Town.

A Shia man, identified as Syed Hassan Zaidi, was shot dead when unidentified militants opened fire at his car in Korangi Town.

An unidentified dead body of a man was found from Surjani Town in Gadap Town.

An unidentified woman was killed amid firing in Bihar Colony of Lyari Town.

A passer-by was killed during a shoot-out between rival Lyari gangsters in Lyari Town.

An unidentified man was injured when he was hit by a stray bullet at his home near Gole Market in North Nazimabad Town.

Rangers arrested three alleged militants of the TTP in a raid conducted in the Quaidabad area of Bin Qasim Town.

Over 150 private schools in Orangi Town and SITE Town will remain closed on May 21 to protest the growing threats of extortion in the area. The members of the All Private Schools' Orangi Town and SITE association will hold a demonstration at Bab-e-Khyber in Metroville along with school owners and parents to pressurise the Government into providing security. The Islamia Public School in Metroville's Block 3 has been closed since May 3, 2014, after the school owners, Pervez Alavi, and his son Zahid, were killed inside the school despite the payment of more than half the extortion money. The extortionists had demanded PKR 600,000. Pervez had paid them PKR 400,000 in two installments and they had come to collect the third installment on that day. When Pervez failed to give them the money, they barged into his office and shot him and his son dead.

May 21

Police killed two gangsters belonging to Sheraz Comrade Group during a raid in Jodia Bazar at Prethan Square in Kharadar area of Saddar Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. When Police party reached the site the accused opened fire and later in retaliatory firing the two accused were shot dead. Police claimed to have recovered weapons and hand grenade from their possession.

Police shot dead two unidentified criminals near Lyari Expressway in Garden area. According to Police, four accused including two gangsters of Lyari gang war have been killed in two separate Police encounters. SSP AVCC Nasir Aftab said a Police party on searching for criminals encountered the alleged highwaymen on Lyari Expressway. The suspects seeing Police party opened fire on them, Police in retaliation opened fire and killed them, he said.

A man, identified as Muhammad Tariq (35), was shot dead by unidentified militants near Alhamd Medical Store in Dastagir Block 16 area of Federal B Area in Gulberg Town.

At least five people were injured in an explosion near the Rangers Headquarters in North Nazimabad Town.

A blast ripped through an office of a courier company in Guru Mandir area of Saddar Town. However, no casualties were reported.

Rangers detained several suspects during a raid in Maria Apartment Block 3 near Nagan Chowrangi.

May 22

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead two people, identified as Zulfiqar (40) and Shakir (35), near La Rosh Restaurant in North Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the Provincial capital of Sindh.

Two suspects were killed in Police encounter near Cheal Chowk in Lyari Town. According to the Police, the suspects opened fire when Police stopped their vehicle during snap checking in Lyari. As a result Police retaliated and opened fire on them. The Police claimed to have recovered arms from their possession.

Two suspects were killed in Police encounter near Cheal Chowk in Lyari Town. According to the Police, the suspects opened fire when Police stopped their vehicle during snap checking in Lyari. As a result Police retaliated and opened fire on them. The Police claimed to have recovered arms from their possession.

Armed assailants shot dead an unidentified man near Ijtimagah Road in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

A man, identified as Athar (35), sustained injuries when unidentified militants opened fire on him near Old Muzaffarabad Colony in Landhi Town.

May 25

An eight-year-old boy was killed while 12 others including five children were wounded in back-to-back explosions near Jafria Imambargah in Qasba Colony within the limits of Pirabad Police Station in Orangi Town of Karachi in the night. SHO Fasiuz Zaman said the first two explosions were caused by hand grenades thrown by motorcyclists near the Imambargah while the third was an IED. Zaman said the victims of the blast were residents of Orangi Town and were on their way to a wedding function on a bus when the blast took place. The Bomb Disposal Squad experts said that the IED contained around half a kilogramme of explosives, including ball bearings, and was hidden in a garbage dump.

May 26

Three dead bodies were recovered from Surjani Town area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, in the morning. According to sources, the bodies were found dumped near Northern By-pass in Surjani Town. The deceased were shot to death by unidentified assailants. 

Three Lyari gangsters were shot dead in an encounter in Ittehad Town area of Karachi. The Police said that the suspects opened fire on Police mobile party and were killed when the law enforcers returned fire while three of their accomplice managed to flee. Two motorcycles, two hand grenades and three pistols were recovered from the possession of the slain gangsters. 

One person was shot dead near a hospital near Chowrangi in Landhi Town of Karachi.

May 27

The leader of TTP splinter group, Abid Muchar, is still alive, Police said. Police had earlier claimed that Muchar was killed in an encounter with SFs. Police stated that he managed escape from the Peerabad area of Orangi Town in Karachi District of Sindh and was injured at the time he was fleeing.

The Abid Muchar group was behind the attack that killed Inspector Shafiq Tanoli in Old Sabzi Mandi area of Jamshed Town in Karachi on April 24, 2014. The SIU said that Muchar, the leader of the group was originally from Waziristan area in FATA and moves around in Karachi and keeps changing his residence mostly in the area of Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

May 28

Three ‘commanders’ of the Lyari gang war, Abdul Waheed alias Pappu (32), Zubair Baloch alias Bhaiyya and Arif Patni (30), were shot dead in an alleged encounter with the Police and Rangers near Gabol Park area within the limits of the Kalakot Police Station in Lyari Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The Police and Rangers conducted a raid in the area after they received a tip-off. SHO Haji Sanaullah said that when they reached the alleged gangsters opened fire at them. The Police retaliated and as a result, the gangsters were killed. Police said that they were associated with Ustad Taju, Mullah Nisar and Omar Kutchi groups and were involved in murder, kidnapping-for-ransom and extortion cases.

Another Lyari gangster was killed during an encounter at City Railway Colony within the limits of Mithadar Police Station in Saddar Town. The Police officials claimed that two gangsters from Lyari were busy mugging pedestrians when the on-duty Policemen tried to intercept them. This led to an exchange of fire in which a suspect was killed, while the other managed to escape.

A Police Constable, identified as Shahid Shah, was shot dead near Matric Board Office in North Nazimabad Town.

An unidentified man was killed when armed assailants opened fire in Mominabad area of Orangi Town.

The AIG (Karachi) Ghulam Qadir Thebo on May 28 directed DIG to present reports on illegal activities and all other reports regarding different crimes and cases which had reached to their logical end during the current year. He also directed to take action in collaboration with CPLC to ensure safety and security of business community and other related personalities at Districts level. Whereas, SHOs must ensure coordination with anti-extortion cell, AVCC and other specialized units, he added.

Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan during a meeting with Sindh Rangers DG Major General Rizwan Akhtar gave a clear indication that the Government was ready to up the ante in Karachi with operations against extortionists, target killers and organised crime. Saying that the Karachi operation was “heading in the right direction”, Chaudhry Nisar said it was time to raise the level, and expand the scope, of the action. “The momentum achieved over the past few months must not be allowed to diminish,” he said.

May 29

Two unidentified men aged between 30 and 35 were killed when unidentified militants opened fire on them in Gulshan-e-Iqbal of Gulshan Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead two unidentified persons in Sachal Goth near Mosamiat in Gulshan Town.

A man, identified as Faran Qureshi (30), was killed and another Imran (35) was injuried when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on them in Jamshed Quarters in Jamshed Town.

A Police Constable, identified as Muhammed Pervaiz Abbasi (55), was shot dead by unidentified militants near Pakistan Masjid in Ramswami Ranchorr Line within Eidgah Police Station jurisdiction in Saddar Town.

Police found a 10-day-old unidentified mutilated dead body in Rehmanabad area of Surjani Town in Gadap Town.

Two people, identified as Khawar (25) and Sikandar Ali (30), were injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on them in Liaquatabad Underpass in Liaquatabad Town.

SSP (SIU) Muhammad Farooq Awan claimed to have busted an inter-provincial gang of criminals and arrested three criminals, identified as Aftab Dahar alias Ustad, Zahiruddin and Anwar Domki, from Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Gadap Town. He said arrested accused were involved in 15 cases of crimes in Sindh and 12 cases in Punjab including kidnapping-for-ransom.

May 30

The dead body of a central leader of the JSMM, Munir Choliani, was found lying by the road on the outskirts of Shahdadkot in Qamber-Shahdadkot District of Sindh. A shutter-down strike was observed in Warah and Naseerabad towns in the interior of Sindh against the murder of Munir Choliani, who was kidnapped along with his wife, daughter and driver on May 29 while he was travelling to Sehwan. His wife and daughter were released by the kidnappers later. 

May 31

An unidentified man was killed when armed assailants opened fire near a hotel in Khamosh Colony area of Gulbahar in Liaquatabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified headless body was found from near a mosque in Garden area in Saddar Town.

Four persons were injured in an explosion that occurred near the Muhammad Khan Police checkpost in Baldia Town. Police said that the explosive material was planted in a donkey-cart.

June 1

Two men, indentified as Abdul Ghaffar (35), and Hafeezuddin (27), were killed when unknown armed assailants opened fire on them near Karela Morr in New Karachi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A man, identified as Khadim Hussain (40), was killed while two others, identified as Asif (35) and Atiq (40), were injured in a hand grenade attack at a shop near Tariq Road in Bahria Town near Saddar Town.

A security guard was shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants in Korangi 3 area within the limits of Awami Police Station in Korangi Town. 

The driver and guard of a Deputy Commissioner were injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire at his car near Nasir Jump in Korangi Town. The Deputy Commissioner escaped unhurt.

June 2

At least ten persons, including seven TTP militants, were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Seven TTP militants were found shot in the head in an execution style near a graveyard in Manghopir area.

A Government employee from Shia community, identified as Syed Ahmed Ali Zaidi (35), was shot dead in an apparent sectarian attack on a newly-constructed bridge on Sharea Pakistan near Dak Khana in Liaquatabad area. Police said the murder appeared to be sectarian in nature.

A trader from Shia community, identified as Sajid Ali Jafri (38), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bangoria Goth of Azizabad area. Police said the murder seemed to be motivated by sectarianism.

A SI, identified as Muhammad Saleem (40), was shot dead near Bilal Chowrangi in Korangi Industrial Area.

June 3

Two Rangers personnel were killed while five others were injured in an attack by unidentified militants in Bhittai Colony of Kashmore town (Kashmore District) in Sindh. Police sources said that assailants opened fire at a convoy of Rangers when it was on a routine patrol in Bhittai Colony. The assailants managed to flee after the Rangers fired in retaliation.

An unidentified man (30) was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Nagan Masjid in Slaughter House area of Lyari town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A youth, Imran (25), son of Iqbal, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him in Baldia Town.

A man, Waseem Niazi (30), son of Abdul Ghafoor Niazi, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Ayub School in Baghdadi Mira Naka area of Lyari town.

Hafiz Nasrullah (28), son of Izzat Gul, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Darpan Bazaar in Patel Para.

A man, Shehzad Karim (35), son of Haji Mian Guldad, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him on Bijli Nagar Road in Metroville of Orangi Town.

A youth, Muheed (20), son of Mushtaq Ahmed, received bullet injuries when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Fawara Chowk in Garden area.

Two men, Anwar (45), son of Ismail, and Hanif (55), son of Yousuf, were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Godhra Stop in New Karachi.

A woman, Shazia (32), daughter of Ahmed Ali, was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on her near Fatima College on Jamshed Road No 3 in Jamshed Town.

A man, Umer (25), son of Pervaiz, was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire in Natha Khan area.

A man, Abdullah (30), son of Nawab Khan, was shot injured by unidentified assailants in Valeeka, Site Area.

June 4

10 militants were killed while at least 50 suspects were taken into custody when SFs launched an operation in Jani Bheeri village of Kashmore District in Sindh to arrest the militants who had killed two Rangers and wounded seven others, including a Rangers Colonel, near the Bhittai Colony Road in the limits of the Tangwani Police Station in Kandhkot town on June 3.

Police rescued five abducted persons from Shikarpur town (Shikarpur District). SSP Shikarpur, Javed Sonharo Jiskani said Police after a successful raid recovered Farman Leghari, Bilawal, Ramwzan Kakepoto, Noor Muhammad Mahar and Waheed Leghari. Four of the victims had been kidnapped from Ghotki District by unidentified persons while one of them was abducted from the limits of Hyderabad 20 days ago.

June 5

A suspected militant and his purported accomplice were killed while four others were injured in an explosion outside the Al-Mustafa Mosque near Katti Pahari area of Orangi Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, in the evening. Body of the suspected militant who was riding an IED-fitted motorbike was recovered from the incident site, while his purported accomplice injured in the incidents, died later.

An unidentified man (30), was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Nagan Masjid in Slaughter House area of Lyari.

A youth, Imran (25), son of Iqbal, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him in Baldia Town.

A man, Waseem Niazi (30), son of Abdul Ghafoor Niazi, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Ayub School in Baghdadi Mira Naka area of Lyari.

Hafiz Nasrullah (28), son of Izzat Gul, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Darpan Bazaar in Patel Para.

A man, Shehzad Karim (35), son of Haji Mian Guldad, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on him on Bijli Nagar Road in Metroville area of Orangi Town.

A youth, Muheed (20), son of Mushtaq Ahmed, received bullet injuries when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Fawwara Chowk in Garden town.

Two men, Anwar (45), son of Ismail, and Hanif (55), son of Yousuf, were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on him near Godhra Stop in New Karachi.

A woman, Shazia (32), daughter of Ahmed Ali, was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on her near Fatima College on Jamshed Road No 3 in Jamshed Town.

A man, Umer (25), son of Pervaiz, was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire in Natha Khan area.

A man, Abdullah (30), son of Nawab Khan, was shot injured by unidentified assailants in Valeeka, Site Area.

June 6

A Policeman was gunned down and another was injured by two unidentified assailants riding a motorbike on Fatima Jinnah Road near SP Chowk under Makki Shah Police Station in Hyderabad town (Hyderabad District) of Sindh in the night. Both the Policemen, identified as Riaz Ahmed Awan son of Kalai Khan and Aijaz Tanoli son of Ali Asghar Khan, were shifted to the Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad where one Policeman succumbed to his injuries, while another was being treated.

An ASI, Taj Mehmood (40), son of Bakht Rehman was killed when he was standing near his house and unidentified bike riders opened fire on him at Frontier Colony near Metroville in Orangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

One Muhammad Jabbir (30), son of Shakoor Ahmed, was killed when unidentified assailants men open fire on him in New Karachi Industrial area.

Chaman Haider (50), son of Amin Haider, was shot dead when unidentified armed men opened fire on him near Lal Flats in Gulistan-e-Johar.

A man 30 years old man was killed by unidentified assailants in Shah Latif Town. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained yet.

A man was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Malir Naddi area of Malir town. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained till last reports.

Ameer Rehman (45), son of Ashraf Khan, was shot at and injured by unidentified assailants in Banaras area of Orangi Town.

One woman, Shama (35), daughter of Abdul Rehman, was injured when a stray bullet hit her in her house in Mohammedi Goth area of Machhar Colony.

June 7

Five persons were shot dead while three others were injured in separate incidents in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. A person named Sajjad (32) was seriously injured when unidentified militants opened fire on him at Khyber Chowk in Tauhidi Mohalla in Ittehad Town area within the limits of Mochko Police Station in Karachi. He was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he succumbed to injuries during treatment.

A person identified as Yousuf (55) was shot dead by unidentified militants near Garden Signal in Garden area. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.

A youth, Ali aged 25, was shot dead by unidentified militants near Jinnah Square in Malir. The body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for an autopsy.

A person named Fazal Hussain Zaidi (50) was shot dead by unidentified militants at his residential area. The body was shifted to ASH for postmortem examination.

Another person, Raheel (30), was shot dead near Sindhi Hotel in Liaquatabad. The body was shifted to ASH for an autopsy.

Three youths were injured in a shootout by unidentified militants near Crown Cinema on Mauripur Road. The injured were taken to CHK for medical treatment.

June 8

At least 33 persons, including 14 SFs, 10 militants and nine civilians, were killed during a clash when TTP militants attacked the old terminal of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Authorities said all 10 militants had been killed and that the bodies of 14 victims, including security personnel and four airport workers, had been identified at the city´s main hospital. TTP accepted the responsibility of the attack. Officials said the gunmen entered from two sides of the airport the terminal used for the hajj pilgrimage, and an engineering section close to an old terminal that is no longer in use - at around 11:00 pm on June 8. After the attack was quelled, a bomb disposal expert was seen walking from the site carrying a suicide vest and a bag full of hand grenades."Seven terrorists were killed by the security forces while three blew themselves up," Rizwan Akhter, Director General of Sindh Rangers said.

Militants, some dressed in Army uniform, clashed with the airport´s security forces that were backed by Police, paramilitary squads and elite commandos. Smoke was seen billowing from the airport as fires raged close to planes parked on the runway. A senior intelligence official said it appeared the militants had aimed to hijack a plane that passengers were boarding at the main terminal, but that when they were repelled they went on the rampage. "The passenger plane at Jinnah terminal was their target and when they failed to reach there they destroyed two private terminals in frustration," he commented.

Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that the timeframe to end the operation against criminals in Karachi could not be given and it could continue for the indefinite period. He said that the operation was moving ahead positively and had started giving dividends. CM further said that the Provincial Government would do its utmost to provide the people of the province with maximum relief. He said that the ‘targeted’ operation would also be extended to other parts of the province.

June 9

Two brothers from Shia community, identified as Nazeer Ali and Basheer Ali, were killed by unidentified assailants in Nazimabad area of Karachi.

One Policeman, identified as Hasnat Hussain (30), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bijli Nagar area of Orangi Town.

A Policeman, identified as Faiz Muhammad, was on his way to work when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on him near the Abdullah College roundabout in North Nazimabad.

June 10

At least seven more bodies were recovered from Karachi airport. At least 24 persons including 10 militants, seven Security personnel and civilian each were killed during a clash when TTP militants attacked the old terminal of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 8. According to sources, the deceased were employees of a private cargo company.

Around three to four gunmen mounted a fresh attack on a security check post near the ASF Girls’ Hostel outside the Jinnah International Airport in Bhitai Abad locality of Pehlwan Goth area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, a day after 32 persons were killed after an all-night battle on June 8-9 with militants who besieged Karachi airport’s old terminal. No casualties were reported in the latest incident. Flight operations at the Karachi airport were suspended for at least an hour and all incoming flights were diverted to other airports. Attackers managed to flee as a heavy contingent of SF reached ASF camp number 2. A massive joint operation was launched near the ASF headquarters while troops were also called out for assistance.

The TTP claimed responsibility for the second attack near the Karachi airport. A Twitter account allegedly operated by Omar Khurasani of TTP Mohmand Agency chapter tweeted claiming that the group carried out the second attack.

A FIR of June 8-attack on Karachi’s international airport was registered against TTP. The FIR was registered in Airport Police Station under the Anti-Terrorism Act, nominating the top brass of the banned militant outfit including its 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid.

The Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the NA that the country was in a state of war and six security alerts were issued to the Sindh Government. The Minister said the Sindh government was sent a security alert in March specifically mentioning that the entry gates of old airport, from where the terrorists entered, were vulnerable but no measures were taken to make them secure. Syed Naveed Qamar of the PPP, however, clarified that security of airports was the responsibility of the ASF and not of the Provincial Government.

NACTA said that Karachi attack is actually a failure of intelligence agencies responsible for keeping an eye on terrorists and terrorist activities. The sources said that the LEAs, after failure of intelligence agencies, faced hard time to intercept the raiders and to counter the act of terrorism at such a big scale.“After the Karachi attack, the intelligence agencies have indicated Karachi-type attacks, specifically at Islamabad and Cantonment areas of the major cities. But, they didn’t mention the mechanism of terrorism, however, they asked the federal capital and provincial authorities to strengthen safety measures,” the sources maintained.

June 11

Two Policemen were killed in an armed attack within the precincts of Mominabad Police Station in Orangi Town. According to Police, unidentified armed men opened fire on a Police vehicle, injuring the two. The injured were taken to a hospital where they succumb to their injuries. The assailants managed to flee after the attacks. 

The mutilated body of an unidentified woman was found on Sachal Goth Road.

A youth, Inzimam (22), son of Tariq, resident of Korangi, was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Mushtaq Hotel in Awami Colony of Korangi.

A man, Ismail (30), was shot dead near Nala Stop on Mauripur Road in Shamsi Muhalla.

A seven-day-old body of an old man, Raesal, son of Koral, resident of Mehmoodabad, was found from a closed shop in Mehmoodabad No 2. 

Sindh Home Secretary Niaz Ali Abbasi said that six point SOP has been issued to ensure foolproof security of important places and vital installations. Addressing a press conference, he said that the SOP was required to be adopted by all the vital installations, Federal or Provincial, in consultation with the District administration and law enforcement agencies at the earliest.

June 12

The Intelligence agencies and the NCMC of the Federal Government have warned the Sindh government of more deadly attacks on the pattern of Karachi International Airport attack in the coming days, advising law enforcing agencies to tighten the security at certain important places. Although, no specific target or timing of the possible terrorist activity was given by the Federal authorities to the Sindh Government but they were warned that terrorists on ‘suicide mission’ were planning to take hostages at certain important places or installations and create fear and panic among the citizens.

A senior security official who survived the June 8 terrorist attack on Karachi Jinnah International Airport has revealed that arms for the attack had been smuggled inside the airport a day earlier and some insiders were helping the attackers.

The terrorists wanted to attack the main terminal, damage any aircraft or hijack it with passengers but these designs were foiled, the official said on condition of anonymity.

Karachi-based industrialists have asked Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and other high-ranking officials to carry out operations against terrorists in Karachi's industrial areas to protect them from threats and extortion. The businessmen's forum, Voice of Karachi Industrialists, made the appeal. It claimed that terrorists and militants are extorting huge sums of money and threatening business owners and their workers with dire consequences for non-compliance.

June 13

A 35-year-old Head Constable Mohammed Aslam was shot dead by unidentified assailants on motorcycle in Sector-11-E near a telephone exchange in Orangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. “It was a targeted attack carried out by militants of banned outfits,” said Karachi West SSP Irfan Baloch. He added that the Police had carried out a targeted operation against militants in Orangi Town and in retaliation they were targeting Policemen. During the past one week, five Policemen had been shot dead in the Mominabad and Pirabad Police Station areas, added the SSP.

Kareem Jan (28), son of Abdul Samad, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Pak Colony.

Aslam (50), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in No-04 area of Orangi Town.

A man was killed by unidentified assailants near Edhi Ambulance Centre in No 13 area of Orangi Town.

The dead body of a man, Asif (55), son of Hussain, was found from a house at Mehmoodabad in Junejo Town.

Four persons, including a woman and a child, were injured by motorcycle borne unidentified assailants in Lyari.

June 15

One gangster, identified as Ghaffar Niazi the ‘commander’ of Sheraz Comrade Gang was killed while two others sustained injuries in an exchange of fire between the Police and a gang in the Musa Lane and Baghdadi areas of Lyari in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

The Police received information about the presence of gangsters belonging to the Sheraz Comrade group, which is one of the gangs involved in Lyari gang war, in these areas. When the Police reached the sites, the suspects opened fire at the Police. In retaliatory firing, one gangster was killed while two others were injured critically. The deceased was identified as Ghaffar Niazi who is one of the main ‘commanders’ of the Sheraz Comrade gang.

Sindh Government said that it had done its home work to face any possible backlash from the militants and stop free flow of IDPs or militants in their guise from the tribal badlands after the Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched in North Waziristan Agency. “We were already on alert for terrorist attacks after the carnage on Karachi airport, but now after the launching of the operation we are extra alert and vigilant,” said Sharfuddin Memon, adviser to the Chief Minister on Home Affairs. He said all sensitive installations had been doubly protected and the intelligence network had been further consolidated to check any possible violent reaction against the military operation.

June 16

The MQM Parliamentary leader, Muhammad Farooq Sattar Peerwani, claimed that TTP control 25 percent of Karachi (the provincial capital of Sindh) and warned that, if immediate steps are not taken, the commercial hub of the country could slip into a bigger crisis. "Taliban are running a state within the state," he said. Peerwani further stated that militants and their sympathisers had made transactions of around PKR 1.25 billion in various banks of Karachi, but the state was not paying any heed to this important issue. "We require a national counterterrorism policy and coordination among the agencies and community," he added.

June 18

Law Enforcing agencies killed a TTP 'commander', identified as Zohair alias Salman and rounded up a number of TTP militants during separate operations in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Zohair was killed in an encounter with Police and Rangers during a joint operation, carried out in the Mauripur area of the city on a tip-off. Two hand grenades and a Kalashnikov were also recovered from his possession. The deceased 'commander' was said to be associated with the TTP's Maulvi Khalid group.

"He was involved in killing of around 15 army and FC personnel in North Waziristan. He was also involved in kidnapping for ransom and extortion," the Rangers Spokesperson claimed. Law enforcers claim also to have recovered from him a hit-list comprising names of several political leaders including MQM Farooq Sattar and Hyder Abbas Rizvi, ANP's Bashir Jan and PPP Faisal Raza Abidi.

Over one dozen suspects including TTP militants were also arrested during an operation conducted by Rangers in Kunwari Colony of Karachi's Manghopir area. The Rangers Spokesperson claimed that a huge cache of weapons were also recovered from their possession. The suspects were shifted to undisclosed location for further questioning.

June 19

At least five persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Two persons, identified as, Sameer (30), and an unidentified person, aged 35, were shot dead near Malik Bakery in Nanakwara area of Lyari Town.

A person, identified as Farhan (20), was shot dead by unidentified assailant near Supermarket in Liaquatabad.

A person Saeed Ahmed (40) was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Tibet Center in Saddar town.

Suspected militants Imran alias Umar Qari was killed in an encounter with Rangers in Baldia Town.

Two persons Mehrab (10) and Arshi (43) were shot and injured by unidentified assailants in Daryabad area of Lyari Town.

Five suspected criminals were also arrested during raids in Ramswami area.

June 20

At least three persons including, two TTP 'commanders' were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Rangers' killed two TTP commanders, identified as Abid 'chotu' and Fakhruddin Mehsud in the Manghopir area of Karachi.

A person, identified as Abdul Hannan (60) was shot dead by unidentified assailant near Jamali Gothon area on Superhighway.

Two Rangers' Nasir Ali (32) and Najam (30) were shot and injured in an encounter with criminals in Sultanabad in Manghopir.

June 22

At least nine persons, including three TTP militants, were killed in separate incidents of violence and target killing in different areas of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

June 23

At least 14 persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

Karachi Police claimed to have killed seven criminals during the last 24 hours, in which 65 more criminals were also arrested in 80 different raids. According to Karachi CPO report, Police conducted 80 raids in different areas of the city and arrested 65 criminals including proclaimed offenders and absconders. The police also claimed recovering 25 handguns, six hand grenades, drugs and liquor from the arrested accused.

One person, identified as Saeed Gul (40), was shot dead by unidentified assailant near Qasba Morr area in Orangi Town.

A girl Nazia (18) was killed by unidentified assailants in Lines Area of Saddar town.

A person was killed by unidentified assailants near Babar Weight Balance Scale in Surjani Town.

Sindh Rangers arrested two alleged militants of TTP and recovered a motorcycle laden with explosive material and IED from them in Muslimabad Colony.

June 24

Four dead bodies were recovered from Baldia Town area. Nine MM shells were also discovered near the bodies. The victims could not be identified.

Three Policemen, identified as Somar (38), Ghulam Ali (35), and Munawwar (30), were killed, while another Policeman and a passer-by suffered injuries, in an attack by the TTP in Manghopir.

A TTP militant 'commander', identified as Jamshaid Ali, was killed in a shootout with the Manghopir Police in Kunwari Colony. Around 16 suspects were also arrested on suspicions of having links with militants.

A suspected gangster was killed in encounter with Police and Rangers in an old city area near Rehmania Chowk in the Napier Police Limits.

A suspected TTP militant, identified as Merajuddin alias Hafiz (30) was killed in a joint Police-Rangers raid in the Musharraf Colony.

Karachi leads the rest of Pakistan in terms of the number of cases being heard at its ATCs With more than 17,000 cases only from 2014 pending at the five functional ATCs, the number is at least 50 times higher than other provinces, especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which has the lowest number. According to the figures obtained from prosecution departments of all the four provinces, out of the 17,000 cases in Sindh, around 11,000 are only from Karachi.

June 25

At least eight persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. A MQM worker, identified as Abdul Razzaq (45), was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Bilal Colony in Bangali Para area of Korangi town.

A person, identified as Nawaz (45), was shot dead near Urdu Chowk in Orangi Town.

A person was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Kunwari Colony of Orangi Town.

A person, identified as Syed Saeed Shah (45), was killed and another, Muhammed Asif (30), was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on them on Chundrigar road.

An unidentified man, aged 30, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Janjal Goth area of Gulshan-e-Meymar.

A person, Bilal (28) was shot dead on Khyaban-e-Rumi road in Defence Housing Authority.

An unidentified person, aged 23, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Netti Jetti Bridge in Keamari.

A dead body of an unidentified man, aged 35, was found near Jawedan Factory in Manghopir.

June 26

At least eight persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Two suspected militants were killed by Sindh Police in Madina Colony of New Karachi. According to the sources, a huge cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered from the possession of the suspects.

One person was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sohrab Goth area.

A person was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Malir town.

One person was shot dead in Federal B area near Hussainabad, where as another person was killed in Orangi Town due to firing.

One suspected militant was killed in a Police encounter while he was caught looting the citizens in Sohrab Goth's Al-Asif Square.

A dead body stuffed in a gunny sack was recovered from Landhi town.

Five suspects belonging to a banned militant outfit were arrested in Gulshan-i-Buner area.

June 28

Three persons were killed and one other injured in separate incidents of violence in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two bullet-riddled bodies of unidentified men, aged 22 and 30, were recovered near Mono-technical Institute in Korangi No 4.

An unidentified man, aged 20, was shot dead by unknown assailants beneath Nipa Bridge.

A man named Sameer (30) was seriously injured due to bullets fired on him by unidentified gunmen near Brookes Chowrangi in Korangi Industrial Area.

On the other hand, a blast took place outside the office of a private courier company at Raza Square near Malir Courts. However, no casualties were reported. A BDS official said that one-kilogramme explosive was used in the blast.

June 29

An independent candidate of 2013 General Elections from the constituency NA-198, Akhtar Abbasi was killed at Regent Colony in Sukkur city of Sukkur District. He died of a bullet injury in his head. Police said that some unknown persons shot dead Abbasi, who had participated in the General Elections-2013 as an independent candidate.

June 30

One criminal was killed and 78 criminals were arrested by Karachi Police in 77 different raids in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

July 1

Two traffic Policemen, including an ASI, were killed in a firing incident in Orangi Town of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. The victims were identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector Abdul Karim and Head Constable Rashid Yousuf.

July 2

At least eight persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Four militants were killed in a Police encounter near Northern Bypass of Aliabad area. A senior Police official confirmed that four militants were killed by the Police in an encounter. He said that the slain militants were affiliated with the TTP.

An unidentified person was killed by unidentified assailants at Gareeb Shah Road in Lyari.

One person, identified as Syed Mohsin Ali, was killed by unidentified assailants near Water Pump at Federal B area.

A person, identified as Habib Ullah (24), was killed by unidentified assailants in Malir City. According to Police, Habib Ullah was the member of religious organization, while further investigation is underway. However spokesman of ASWJ said that deceased was the member of their organisation and resident of Daud Goth Malir.

A dead body was recovered from Frontier Colony of Pirabad area.

Rangers and Police arrested at least 55 criminals including four militants during joint operations in different areas of the city. According to Police, search operation was carried out in different areas including New Karachi, Lyari, Bhense Colony and Mochko.

July 3

One person was killed while another one was injured in a firing incident in Sultanabad area of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

A SI posted at the Bin Qasim Police Station, identified as Abdur Rasheed Sarki (40), was killed by unidentified assailants near Marvi Goth in Shah Latif Town.

Rangers killed gang-war suspect Suhail Dada in an encounter near City Station who turned out to be PPP leader Irfan Durrani's brother. Rangers also recovered weapons from his possession. Police said that suspect was wanted in over a hundred cases including murder, kidnapping for ransom and extortion.

A bomb was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad in Manghopir area. The bomb contained 10 kilograms of explosives and was planted in a box outside a marble factory.

More than 40 groups of banned TTP are active in Karachi and involved in extortion of one to two billion rupees daily in addition to other terrorist activities. According to report, Taliban are the top most extortionists in Karachi these days and they are acting as financiers of their mother organization in FATA.

July 4

At least six persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Two suspected terrorists were killed and three others were injured when an IED they were carrying exploded in a motorcycle accident on New Preedy Street in Sadda.

Two persons were killed by unidentified assailants in Landhi area within the remit of Sukhan Police Station. Police identified the deceased as Momin Khan (30) and Mirza (28).

A Constable of the Sindh Police, identified as Allah Dino (35), was shot dead by unidentified assailants within the remit of Gulshan-e-Maymar Police Station.

A dead body was found inside a gunny bag lying near the Shershah Bridge Kiamari Town.

Two polio vaccinators were injured in Shah Latif town in Khairpur District. According to Police, unknown attackers beat up the members of the polio vaccination team with sticks.

July 6

At least three Policemen were killed and two others were injured by unidentified assailants in Latifabad area of Hyderabad city of Hyderabad District.

Two ASWJ activists, identified as Qari Abdullah Raheem (30) and Nawaz Khan (35), were shot dead near old Sabzi Mandi area.

A Tablighi Jamaat activist, identified as Khurram Shahzad (35), was killed in Sujrani Town.

Muhammad Saleem (30) was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Mobina Town.

An unidentified person was shot dead in Korangi Town.

The BDS defused a bomb weighing one kilogram near a mosque situated in Frontier Colony in Rabbani Mohalla within the limits of Pirabad Police Station.

July 7

At least three suspected militants were shot dead in an encounter in Pak Colony area of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two suspected militants affiliated with the TTP were killed in a Police encounter in Baldia Town area.

At least two persons were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on them near Qudsia Masjid in Nazimabad area.

July 8

At least four persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Three unidentified persons, aged between 30 and 35, were shot dead by unknown assailants in SITE Area.

A dead body, identified as Javed, was found in a drain in Ibrahim Hyderi area of Korangi Town.

July 9

The Anti-Violent Crime Cell and the CPLC said that six abductors were killed in shootouts in joint raids in different areas of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Six abductees were also rescued during the operation.

Six persons, including a Policeman and a 'gang war' accused were killed and several others were injured in separate incidents. In one of the incidents, an accused of gang war was killed in an alleged Police encounter in Lyari. In another incident, Muhammad Ali Jan, an Assistant Sub-Inspector, was killed in shoot out by an unidentified assailant in Shah Latif Town at National Highway. A man was killed in firing in Gulshan-e-Jamali area of the metropolis. In yet another incident of firing in Creek Chowk of Lyari one person was killed. The Police recovered a riddled body from the seashore.

Two persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Orangi town and F B Area. Bashir Ahmed (35), was critically injured by firing of unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle near Kakar Hotel, in sector 4-F of Orangi town. He died later. A young man identified as Mudassir Hussain (23) was shot dead by robbers near Rehmat Bakery in Block 18 of FB Area.

Firing incidents continued in different areas of the city during which more than a dozen persons sustained injuries.

July 10

At least four persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. A shopkeeper, identified as Asif Ali (40), was shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack in the Empress Market area of Saddar Town.

Three dead bodies were recovered from Afshani Gali of Lyari area.

At least 31,336 alleged criminals were arrested in several targeted operations conducted by Police and Rangers since September 2013. According to a media report acting Inspector General Sindh Police Hyder Jamali presented the report at a high-level meeting of law enforcement agencies. Jamali chairing the meeting also looked at the efficiency of the ongoing operation in Karachi that has been underway for the past 10 months. According to the report, in 1,627 Police operations, some 1,586 suspected of involved in dacoity, 336 in extortionists, 83 abductors, 7,155 fugitives and 590 wanted in murder cases, were arrested. The SFs also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the possession of the arrested, which included 1,026 explosive materials, 264 arms and ammunition and a huge quantity of drugs and narcotics. Forces had managed to seize 643 hand grenades, 3 light machine guns, 186 sub-machine guns, 7,201 pistols, 116 rifles and 125 shot guns from the possession from those arrested. Some 392 suspected of criminal activity were killed in encounters that occurred in the metropolis during the stipulated time period.

The entire business community asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to deploy the Army in the Karachi and shut down all prepaid SIMs to control the law and order situation.

July 11

Two gangsters were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Lyari gang war accused Rashid alias Mullah (40) was killed in Police and Rangers encounter in Kalri area of Lyari town.

A gang war accused Malik Mushtaque (30) was killed in encounter with Police and Rangers in Kalakot area of Lyari town.

July 13

At least seven persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Two Lyari gang-war criminals, identified as Asim Dada and Dadu Memon, were killed in an encounter in Lyari area. SSP Shiraz Nazir said that in a joint encounter of Police and Rangers, two Lyari gang-war members were shot dead.

A person, identified as Nadeem (30), was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Ilyas Goth area within the limits of Ibrahim Haidry Police Station.

An unidentified person was shot dead at Memon Goth in Malir town.

A dead body was found near the shrine of Juman Shah in Quaidabad area.

A dead body was found in Korangi area.

An abductor was killed and another was arrested while their one cohort managed to escape during Police operation in Maripur area of Kiamari Town.

July 14

At least nine persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. ASI, Yousuf (45) was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Zia Colony in Korangi Town. 

A person Meer Ali (43) was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Port Qasim area. 

Rashid (25) was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Johar Chowk in Orangi Town. 

A person, identified as Basheer (35), was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Memon Goth in Malir Town. 

An alleged criminal, identified as Noor Mohammad (40), was killed in an encounter in Surjani Town. 

An alleged criminal was killed and his accomplice seriously injured in shootout with Police in Orangi Town. Arms were also recovered from the possession of the accused. 

Another alleged criminal was killed in an encounter with Police at Link Road within the limits of Steel Town Police Station. 

A dead body was found from Mandi area in Keamari Town. 

A dead body was found from Northern Bypass in Baldia Town. 

A Policeman, identified as Salahuddin (35), was shot and injured at Ali Garh in Orangi Town.

Sindh Government admitted in the Sindh High Court that despite hectic efforts, Law Enforcement Agencies could not track down the network of a large number of terrorists who shifted to Karachi after various operations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Sindh Advocate General Abdul Fatah Malik made this statement in a report submitted to SHC division bench which was hearing half-a-dozen identical petitions against the extra-judicial killings of MQM activists during the ongoing operation in Karachi.

July 15

At least five suspected militants were shot dead by Law Enforcement Agencies in an encounter in Gulshan-i-Buner area of Malir Town in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that militants and criminals were better trained and had more weapons than the law enforcement agencies.

July 16

At least six persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Two unidentified persons, aged 30 and 40, were shot dead and three others, aged 30, 35 and 40, were shot and injured by unidentified assailants near Abbas Imam Bargah in Gulistan-e-Johar.

Two unidentified men were shot dead by unidentified assailants on Superhighway in Jamali Goth.

An unidentified person was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Lyari.

The dead body of an unidentified man, aged 40, was recovered near Boat Basin of Clifton area.

A person, identified as Faizullah (25), was shot and injured by unidentified assailants near Khattak Chowk in Bilal Colony of Korangi Town.

July 17

At least seven persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Two persons were shot dead and one other was injured by unidentified assailants at DHA Morr near Akhtar Colony.

Two persons, Qadri Hassan Waheed (30) and Sami Qadri (25) were shot dead by unidentified assailants outside Lal Flats in Ghulistan-e-Johar.

A person, identified as Abdul Aziz (18), was killed by unidentified assailants at Joghi Morr in Cattle Colony of Landhi.

An eight day old dead body was found near Rexser flyover.

Four day old dead body of a man was found near Pakistan Chowk.

Saleem Badshah (25), was shot and injured at Awami Colony in Korangi near Chowrangi area.

A Policeman, identified as Ikhtiyar (32), was injured by unidentified assailants in Quaidabad.

Kamran (40) was shot and injured by unidentified assailants in North Karachi.

An alleged member of Lyari gang, identified as Bilal Sheikh, was killed in an encounter within the jurisdiction of Airport Police Station in Hyderabad city (Hyderabad District). His accomplice received bullet wounds and was also arrested.

July 18

At least six persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Muhammad Saad (28) was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Johar Morr in Gulistan-e-Johar. 

A person, identified as Hashim Raza (45), was killed by unidentified assailants near Labour Square Gate No-1 in Landhi. 

Muhammad Baseer (41) was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Naseerabad area. 

A person, Zia Masood (24) was killed by unidentified assailant in North Nazimabad near Landikotal Chowrangi.

The bodies of two persons aged around 32, were found from ICI flyover and traffic license office Nazimabad.

July 20

At least six persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. A man was killed in Sector 11 area of Orangi Town when he was targeted by unidentified assailants. Separately, a man identified as Zia Mehsood was gunned down near Karachi Medical and Dental College. An activist of Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on a shop in PIB Colony. According to reports, three other persons were killed separately in Landhi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Baldia Town areas of the city.

July 21

At least four persons, including three Policemen, were killed in different incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Two Policemen, Niaz Ahmed (47) and Habib Durani (45), were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Quaidabad area.

Unidentified assailants killed a Sub Inspector (SI) Muhammad Rafiq on July 20 near Shah Bhattia Hall in Lyari area while he was returning from his duty.

A person, identified as Qutubuddin (55), was shot dead and two others, Nawab (40) and Kareem (38), were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on them at Islamia Colony No-1 in Qasba Colony.

Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that people from Swat valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province were involved in deteriorating law and order in Karachi. Qaim Ali Shah said, “Several IDPs of Swat refused to return to their homes after the end of military operation even they were asked to do so. He said these people are involved in deteriorating law and order in the port city”.

July 22

At least three persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. A tailor, identified as Sakhi Dad (40) was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Garam Chashma situated in the Manghopir area.

A dead body, identified as that of one Fida Hussain Solangi (60), was found inside a school in Ferozabad area.

The dead body of a woman, identified as Farhat Zafar (30), was found near Madrassah Al-Arabia in Awami Colony.

Rangers rescued a trader, allegedly kidnapped by a TTP militant, in an operation near Al-Asif Square in Sohrab Goth.

July 23

Six people were killed and many others were injured in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two youths, Liaquat (25) and Moeen (25), were shot dead by unknown assailants near Fancy Bakery, Liaqat Chowk, in Gulbahar area.

A woman, Huma (35), was killed and her husband, Bilal, aged 45, and son, Hassan (17), were injured when unidentified armed men opened fire on their car in Karimabad.

A youth, Mohammad Hussain (25), son of Mohammad Younis, was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Phool Patti area, Lyari.

A man, Abdul Malik (34), was killed and two others, Syed Muhammed Hussain Rizvi (34) and Hafeezul Rehman (30), were injured when unidentified armed men opened fire on them near Jahangirabad.

An advocate, Syed Mubarak Raza Kazmi (52), was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on his car in Block 13, D-2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

A youth, Atif (24), son of Gulzar, was shot and injured by unidentified armed men in Bhains Colony.

July 24

Former Sindh IG, Iqbal Mehmood Khan proposed and developed the new security unit, which officials established on July 8, 2014. Iqbal said, "I want to develop a strong but independent intelligence unit in the Police to monitor the areas where the Federal Government regularly needs assistance. The wing will be headed by a superintendent of police and comprise between 50 and 60 personnel.

MQM Chief Altaf Hussain said that the Federal and Provincial Governments have left the people of Karachi at the mercy of ruthless militants. Altaf Hussain said the law and order situation is worse in the city and the number of target killing, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and street crime incidents have increased, which is raising questions on the role of the Federal and Provincial Governments for providing security to people of Karachi.

July 25

Three terrorists were killed and two others were arrested in an injured condition in a joint operation by the Police and Rangers near the Ijtima Gah Road in the Manghopir area of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. SSP Irfan Baloch said, “The killed militants belonged to the banned TTP and were planning to carry out attacks against the law enforcing agencies and other targets in Karachi.”

Two people were killed and five others were injured in different violence incidents in Karachi. A man was found dead from a storm-water drain near Decent Garden in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. An unidentified six-day-old body of a man was found from Lyari Expressway in Lyari. Four people, Kaneez Zehra (20), Sheharbano (15), Hameeda (22) and Iqbal (23), were injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a bus on Shahrah-e-Faisal near Fine House.

July 26

At least seven persons were killed in separate incidents in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. An ASI Mohammad Ali and a Lady Police Constable Kiran, posted at Women Police, were killed by unidentified assailants in Firduos Shoping Centre of Sarafa Market.

Two persons, Moulana Haroon and Moulana Hafeez were killed and two others were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on a Fitra donation stall at Masjid Ibrahin in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Waheeduddin (30) was shot dead while Mohammad Nisar Nasir (50) was injured when unknown armed persons opened fire on their car near Garam Chashma in Manghopir area.

Haider Ali (35) was shot dead by armed men at Naziamabad area.

A political worker, Nazir Ahmed was killed by unidentified assailants in Orangi Town.

July 27

At least seven persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Two Rangers personnel, identified as Sanaullah (30) and Saif-ur-Rehman (30), were killed when unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle sprayed bullets on them in Landhi area. Two passers-by, identified as Ayesha Riaz (12) and Nisar (35), also suffered bullet wounds in the incident. However, Ayesha succumbed to her injuries later.

Two militants associated with the TTP were shot dead in an encounter with the LEAs in Frontier Colony in the jurisdiction of Peerabad Police Station.

Two TTP militants were killed in an encounter with the LEA in Musharraf Colony in the jurisdiction of Mauripur Police Station.

LEAs arrested at least five suspects during a door-to-door search operation in Frontier Colony and Musharraf Colony and claimed to have seized Kalashnikovs, 20 kilograms of explosive materials with detonators, 25 hand grenades and TT pistols from them.

July 29

One person, identified as Ahsan Manzoor, was shot dead near Muhammad Ali Shaheed Chowk in Al-Falah area of Malir Town in Karachi of Sindh.

July 30

At least four persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. One person was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bihar Colony of Lyari Town.

One person was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Shah Faisal Colony of Lyari Town.

One person was shot dead in Sheesh Mahal area of Liaquatabad Town. The victim's attacker was later arrested and weapons were seized from his possession.

A dead body was found near Polytechnic Institute in Korangi Town.

Four persons were injured in an explosion that took place in a car near Musarrat Cinema in Nazimabad area. Police suspect that the explosive materials were present in the car.

Sindh Rangers conducted a targeted operation in Jamali Goth area and arrested seven militants. The Rangers had launched the targeted action upon receiving a tip-off. A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including mortars, were recovered from the possession of those arrested.

July 31

The Police Constable deputed at the Korangi Industrial Area Police Station in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh, was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Chamra Chowrangi area. The victim was identified as Abdur Razzaq Ishaque.

Special Investigation Unit arrested 33 criminals and recovered heavy ammunition including cracker bombs and Kalashnikovs in different area of the city. The operation was carried out under the supervision and directives of SSP-SIU Farooq Awan.

August 1

An alleged gangster was killed and another injured during separate raids conducted by the Rangers and Police in Lyari of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Police said that they and Rangers personnel conducted a raid at Cheel Chowk in Lyari where unknown criminals opened fire on them and in retaliatory fire, a criminal was killed. Police claimed that the killed man was member of Lyari gang war.

Police claimed that a Lyari gang war accused Saad alias Baba (20), son of Abdullah, was injured during an encounter with them and Rangers at Nawa Lane area of Lyari. The accused was arrested in injured condition. Arms and one hand grenade were also recovered from the possession injured accused.

In charge of Counter Terrorism and Financial Crime Investigation Unit, CID, Sindh Police, Raja Umar Khatab claimed to have arrested six kidnappers. He further said that the arrested criminals had confessed to their involvement in over 50 activities of kidnapping for ransom and extortions from different areas of Karachi including North Karachi, Bafarzone, SITE area, and Lyari.

August 3

At least five persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. A person, identified as Aamir Azhar (45), was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Sakhi Hassan area in Chowrangi.

Maulana Mohammad Faisal (35), was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Pakistan Masjid in Ranchore Line area.

An activist of a political party was killed and another was injured at Majeed Colony in Landhi Town.

Nadeem (30) was shot dead by unidentified assailants along with Mirza Adan Khan Road in Lyari.

A gangster, identified as Nabeel (24), was killed an encounter in Lyari. SSP City Shiraz Nazir said that on a tip-off, a Police party conducted a targeted raid at Kalakot in Lyari, where criminals opened fire on them. In retaliatory firing, one criminal of Lyari gangwar was killed.

A person, identified as Imran Maseeh (21), was injured in a firing by unidentified assailants near Mianwali Colony.

A person, identified as Iqbal (50), was shot and injured by unidentified assailants at Old Vegetable Market.

Saddam Ali (40) was injured by unidentified assailants at Gaddafi Town in Landhi.

August 4

A Christian school principal, identified as Haji Ishaq, was shot dead in a firing incident in Baldia Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A Christian school principal, identified as Haji Ishaq, was shot dead in a firing incident in Baldia Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified man was shot dead near Mewashah Road in Lyari Town.

A ST cadre, identified as Mohammad Rais (35), was beaten to death by unidentified assailants while he was sitting outside his house in Rashi Ghat area of Hyderabad District. Soon after his death armed men fired into the air and forced traders to shut their businesses at some places in the city.

Two people, identified as Shahzeb (25), and Farooque Naeem (30), were injured in firing incident near Baldia Jungle School in Baldia Town.

One Ghazanfar (30) was injured in an incident of firing near Shafeeque Mor in New Karachi Town.

August 5

During a search operation Rangers arrested a target killer, identified as Noor Muhammad, from Northern Bypass area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police investigations revealed that the target killer was involved in killing 23 people, including political opponents and Police officials. According to the Ranger's spokesperson, 94 Police officials and nine Rangers have been killed during the last six months.

During a search operation Rangers arrested a target killer, identified as Noor Muhammad, from Northern Bypass area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police investigations revealed that the target killer was involved in killing 23 people, including political opponents and Police officials. According to the Ranger's spokesperson, 94 Police officials and nine Rangers have been killed during the last six months.

The Sindh Cabinet expressed satisfaction over the achievements made by the Sindh Police and Paramilitary Rangers under the targeted operation against extremists, hit men, extortionists and kidnappers in Karachi and decided to further expedite the action against criminals with greater force. It decided to further strengthen checkpoints at all entry and exist points in the Province on roads and railway stations to avoid any possible entry of terrorists in the Province. The cabinet gave approval for recruitment of over 10,000 Policemen in Sindh Police this year and they would be trained by Pakistan Army Officers.

August 6

A bronze trader was injured when unidentified extortionists opened fire at his shop situated on Lawrence Road in Jamshed Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. According to details, the trader had received an extortion slip during the month of Ramazan and had failed to pay the amount.

A hand grenade was lobbed at the residence of a trader in Hyderi Market area of North Nazimabad Town. However, there was no loss of life reported in the incident. According to Police sources, the attack was carried out to threaten the trader into paying extortion money.

August 7

Two people, including the former President of District Chapter of PTI, identified as Taufiq Ali Hoti, and another member of the same party, identified as Arif, were shot dead by unidentified militants near the zoo in Garden neighbourhood of Saddar Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A Police Official, identified as Sajjad, was killed in a firing incident in Kati Pahari area of Orangi Town.

An unidentified dead body was recovered from Steel Town close to Gulshan-e-Hadeed area of Bin Qasim Town.

A Policeman, identified as Farhan Baig, was shot dead at point blank distance in Latifabad city of Hyderabad District. Baig was a jail department's Policemen and the gunman of Hyderabad DIG prisons, Muzaffar Ali Siddiqui. He was on his way to DIG's prison to perform his duty and was intercepted by four unidentified militants near Ayesha Masjid unit-6 Latifabad on main road.

Three people, identified as Farooq (25), Abdul Wahab (28), and Tariq (32) were injured when unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade in Sango Lane area of Lyari Town in Karachi District.

One Muqadar Ali (28), was shot at and injured in firing incident near Nadeem Medical in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Karachi Police and CIA in the joint operation raided different parts of the city and arrested two accused involved in terrorism case and 16 suspects involved in illegal weapons cases.

August 10

A Shia man, identified as Syed Kazim Shah (60), and his daughter, identified as Aroosa, was killed, while his wife and another daughter sustained injuries in a sectarian attack outside his home in Khuda Ki Basti area of Surjani Town in Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. His wife was identified as Naeema and daughter as Rida (9). SSP Irfan Baloch said that Kazim had received threat from a sectarian organisation.

A milk shop owner, identified as Jamil Ahmed, was shot dead at his milk shop located in Block 17 within the limits of the Samanabad Police Station in Gulberg Town.

A Police Officer, identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Hameed Khattak (34), who was shot at and injured on August 9, 2014, near Khyber Hotel within the limits of the SITE-A Section Police Station in Baldia Town succumbed to his injuries.

A cadre of ASWJ, identified as Farazuddin, was shot dead in a targeted attack near Jhanda Chowk in Liaquatabad within the limits of the Super Market Police Station in Liaquatabad Town.

Law enforcers claimed to have arrested 33 suspects in separate raids across the city. Rangers conducted a targeted raid in Bund Murad Goth, Manghopir area of Gadap Town, based on an intelligence report, and arrested two TTP militants. The Rangers spokesperson claimed that the personnel also seized weapons from their possession, including four hand grenades, six rockets and ten detonators.

Rangers arrested two suspects allegedly involved in extortion at Nayabad area of Lyari Town. The Rangers spokesperson said that the raid was conducted in response to a complaint, adding that the two suspects were arrested when they came to collect extortion money. The spokesperson also claimed that the personnel seized weapons and extorted money from their possession.

An alleged extortionist was arrested during a targeted raid in Khadda Market of Lyari Town. The Rangers spokesperson said that the raid was conducted acting on the information provided by the already arrested culprits, adding that a huge cache of illegal weapons including automatic rifles were also seized.

August 11

Ghazanfar Ali Kazmi, the SHO of Preedy Police Station, was shot dead in Garden area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, in the night. According to Police, unidentified assailants attacked him near Anklesaria Hospital when he was going in his private car to his home in Garden Police headquarters. He was taken to the Civil Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The victim had taken part in the 1992 operation against criminals in Karachi.

ASI Jamil (45) was shot dead and two passersby injured in an attack at Gul Ahmed Chowrangi in Quaidabad area of Karachi. According to Police, ASI Jamil was sitting with his friends near his home at Gul Ahmed Chowrangi when motorcycle bourne unidentified assailants opened fire on him and fled.

One doctor, identified as Amir Mehdi (56) was shot dead in a sectarian attack in Landhi area of Karachi in the evening. Amir Mehdi was sitting at his 'Rifah-i-Aam Clinic' in Landhi-2 when two assailants riding on a motorcycle emerged there, fired shots and rode away. The doctor and his compounder brother, Nihal Ali, suffered bullet wounds. Amir Mehdi later succumbed to his injuries.

40-year-old Abbas Haider Zaidi was travelling in a car when four assailants riding two motorcycles intercepted him at the Kamal petrol pump near Bara Board in the Pak Colony area and fired at him. Police said it's a sectarian attack.

August 15

Two men, identified as Iftikhar (40), and Faizan (45), were shot dead near KDA flats in Surjani Town area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

A man, identified as Syed Badshah (35), was shot at and injured at Mansehra Colony in Landhi Town.

A man, identified as Salman (30), received bullet injuries when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on him at Korangi Crossing near Shamim Masjid in Clifton Cantonment of Saddar Town.

August 17

A man, identified as Farhan (30), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Sindhi Hotel in Liaquatabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified man was found dead from Yousaf Goth area in Baldia Town. Police also recovered three empty bullet shells at the crime scene.

A man, identified as Muhammad Haseen (40), was killed by unidentified armed assailants near the Sunday Market in Baldia Town.

An unidentified man was shot dead in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

Unidentified militants shot dead a Policeman, identified as Wakeel, in Baldia Town.

A man, identified as Samiullah (22), was shot at and injured near the Alfalah Society in Malir Town.

A bomb weighing 10 kilograms was defused near Bakra Peri in Orangi Town. SSP West, Irfan Baloch said that according to the initial investigation report, the bomb was planted in a rundown rickshaw to target the Security Forces vehicles.

August 18

Two people, identified as Jaffer (40) and Kashif (45), were shot dead in Kati Pahari area on North Nazimabad-Orangi Link Road in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

August 19

Two Policemen, identified as Head Constable, Azhar Abbas and Constable, Azam, were shot dead by unidentified militants while on duty at Dakkhana near Gul Ahmed Textile Mills in Quaidabad area of Bin Qasim Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Quaidabad Police SHO, Amanullah Marwat claimed that it was a targeted attack. He said that the assailants also stole the Police Officers official weapons.

Another Head Constable Tahir Mehmood (46) was shot dead within the limits of Ittehad Town Police Station in Shanti Nagar area of Baldia Town. Police officials believe that the Police are being targeted in retaliation to the ongoing military operation in NWA of FATA.

A Quran teacher and a member of JeI, identified as Qari Muhammad Ishaq, was shot dead in his house within the limits of the Surjani Town Police Station in Gadap Town.

August 20

One man, identified as Qasim (38), was shot dead near the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium in North Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

August 22

At least two people, identified as Muhammad Javed (30) and Fateh Muhammad (30), were killed and two others, identified as Zahid, 35 and Akbar (32), were injured when unidentified militants opened fire at them within the limits of Malir City Police Station in Malir Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Two people, identified as Nasreen (40), and her husband Mubarak (45), were shot dead at Shah Faisal Muhallah in Orangi Town.

One Khaliq Ahmed (40) was killed by unidentified armed assailants in Orangi Town.

A man, identified as Suiraj Uddin (50), was shot dead by unidentified militants near Total Pump along Super Highway in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

A PAF official, identified as Abubakar (35), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Robi Cinema in Baldia Town.

A man, identified as Saeed Hussain (31), was injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on him near Metroville site area.

A man, identified as Dawood (18), was shot at and injured near Urdu Chowk in Orangi Town.

One Saqib (30) was injured when unidentified armed assailants fired shot at him near Model Colony in Malir Town.

One Ali Akbar (40) was shot and injured in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

August 23

Thirteen people were killed in different incidents of violence in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Six people were killed when unidentified armed men opened fire on Malik Agha Hotel along Super Highway. The identities of the victims could not be ascertained yet.

Three persons were killed when unidentified armed men opened fire near Nasir Jump in Korangi within the limits of Zaman Town Police Station. Police said that unidentified armed bike riders opened fire on the Nazar Shah Shrine near Nasir Jump area. As a result three persons Zakir Hussain Shah (50), Nawaz (45) and Younus (35) were dead.

Two persons, Shakeel (35) and Asif (28) were shot dead by unidentified armed men at Drigh Road along Shahrah-e-Faisal.

In an incident of firing, unidentified armed men at Bilal Colony in Korangi gunned down a man.

Paramilitary Force Rangers claimed to have killed an alleged gangster of the Lyari gang war in an encounter at Asfahani Gali in Lyari. According to rangers spokesman, "Rangers personnel conducted a targeted raid on a tip-off in Asfahani Gali, Lyari where criminals opened fire on them, in the retaliatory firing a notorious gangster Umair alias Saddam alias Bablu, was killed."

A youth, Umer (22) was injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire in Junejo Colony, Sohrab Goth.

Mehtab (50) was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire in Rashidabad, Baldia Town.

August 24

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead two people, identified as Muhammad Shakeel (45) and Muhammad Asif (30) near Sadaqat Colony in Shah Faisal Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

An unidentified man was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Eight Chowk in Lyari Town.

Two men, identified as Muhammad Saeed (25) and Muhammad Adnan (22) were injured when unidentified armed assailants fired at them in New Karachi Town.

A man identified as Ghulam Mustafa (24) was shot and injured near Petrol Pump in Gulbai area of Baldia Town.

Paramilitary Force claimed to have arrested two criminals during a targeted raid in Moosa Colony of Gulberg Town. According to a Rangers spokesman, "Search operation started on a tip-off about the presence of suspected persons in Moosa Colony. During the search, two criminals were detained and weapons recovered from their possession."


Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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