Karachi Riots – 8 dead and 77 injured

It is being reported from various parts of Karachi that there are wide spread riots in the city, as of last count Dawn has reported that there are eight people dead and over 77 injured.

Areas affected were Orangi Town, Banaras, Orangi Town, Quaidabad, North Karachi and Nazimabad. The resulting panic led to traffic jams in different parts of the city

In Nazimabad area, miscreants forced shopkeepers to close down markets whereas rumours led shopkeepers in Light House, Zainab Market and Jama Cloth Market to close up. While the Pakistan Rangers have dispatched 45 mobiles to different troubled areas, while the city police is operating on an emergency basis.

In a high level meeting with the ruling coalition running the province has issued strict shoot-to-kill orders to the police force. At the same time its ironic to note that with chaos in the city the electronic media has maintained a strange silence, except a few scarce reports, probably coaxed into submission ‘for the benefit of the country’ Karachi Stay Safe Follow twitter hashtag #Karachi for the latest updates

59 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r on December 2nd, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

    An unidentified man was shot dead by a mob at Shama Ground in Sector 11 of the Orangi Town. The Mominabad police said that the miscreants also burnt the body.

    The Zaman Town police said that a mob shot an owner of a garbage godown at Sector 50-C in Korangi. They said the miscreants also set the godown on fire and threw the victim, Juma Gul, son of Ata Mohammed, into the flames.

    The miscreants set fire to a timber shop near Nazia Square in New Karachi. A taxi and a shop were torched in Orangi Town.

    At least five houses were set on fire in Raees Amrohvi Colony, a shantytown in Orangi Town.


    MQM Altaf bai’s terrorist besides shooting and murdering people are also busy burning down people and torching their property,transport. Although its not surprising as every one is already aware that Altaf’s terrorist have a habit of burning down people alive like they did on 9th April 2008 when they burnt 6 people (including a woman) in Tahir Plaza near city courts.

  2. d0ct0r on December 2nd, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

    Life remained paralysed in Orangi Town on Monday as fears of widespread and organised ethnic violence forced the eviction of families from certain blocks and the closure of mainly small businesses. Most of these businesses are owned by immigrants to Karachi from upcountry.

    “More than 30 people, mostly armed, stormed into three streets of the locality and threw stones at the houses before trying to set some of them on fire,”

    As the local population of the area continues to move to safer places, businesses owned by the people from upcountry in Karachi’s other districts have almost completely shut down. Under severe threat, these business owners and residents are either moving back to their hometowns or to localities dominated by their relatives

    “Our people feel that their lives are threatened and they have reason to believe that. In district east and central you will hardly find a single business of our people, as they all have been closed after threats from an armed group,”

    Strife forces many to flee homes


  3. d0ct0r on December 3rd, 2008 @ 12:08 am

    Roti walas are AFGHANS not Pathans

    They are Balochi paktuns from Chaman,Quetta,Pasheen etc selling AFGHANI roti. They are not Afghanis themselves. Those rag pickers busy picking plastic and cardboard cartons are Afghanis. Several of those Afghani rag pickers have been shot dead as well in last few days. Altaf seriously have ambitious plans for his unit and sector terrorists. From rag picker to roti wala in comming days we’ll find MQM’s unit terrorists taking up these roles. Imagine wat kind of roti would they be selling. All the pathan owned dumper trucks will be burnt by MQM’s terrorist and then builders involved in construction will transport their construction material on Altaf cart (a donkey cart with altaf tied in front)

  4. d0ct0r on December 3rd, 2008 @ 12:12 am

    ..And even if they WERE afghans , Altaf’s terrorists have no right shooting them.

    World’s 2nd best fraudster Altaf’s had been urging his terrorists to start stockpiling weapons. Now he and his terrorists are busy tearing karachi apart.

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  6. tzaidi on December 3rd, 2008 @ 3:16 am

    Oh dogtor, apni ankhoon per bandhi pati kholo!! where in these news its written that it was all done by MQM supporters and was ordered by Altah Bhai?? You are one propaganda machine much similar to Indian media, who simply keep presenting baseless theories (much similar to yours) on Pakistani hand behind every incident which happens in India. What proof do you have????

    I can also write the names and ethnic background of people whose organs were mutilated in past few days by your Taliban friends. If you think that MQM is behind everything, then I dare you …………….. listen again I dare you to go to Banars chowk in daylight wearing a jeans and t-shirt – you will see it yourself who is doing what !!!

    Blog per kissi ko galiyan dayna assaan kaam hey – himat hey tou Banaras ja ker dekhao!!!

  7. barristerakc on December 4th, 2008 @ 8:44 am

    tzaida bhai, I was in Orangi / Malir with my Legal Aide Team to get all our brothers out of jails and visited various hospital yesterday,

    "what I had seen was that the Pashtun’s raped a 11 year old Mohajir girl and another 17 Mohajir girls from the locality. Apart from that they chopped one women’s ears and another’s nose (they are in 20’s). We never touch women and children (that’s how we play the game and we intend to keep it that way) BUT, there will be serious repercussions for what they did and they will pay for there deeds.”

  8. tzaidi on December 5th, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

    Bolo dogtor/odin, koi jawab hey tumharay pass?

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