This is to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the violation of traffic rules in Lea Market. Apart from creating chaos in the area, the current traffic situation in is causing immense hardships and inconvenience to commuters and the residents of Lyari. Transporters park their vehicles in the middle of the road. In addition, fruit vendors and rickshaw owners block the entire traffic by parking their carts and vehicles at the main junction. The traffic police also cannot control this situation. The concerned authorities are requested to take effective steps in this regard in order to provide relief to commuters. Abdul Aziz Khatri Karachi Click for detailed story
A Lyari-based gangster was killed and his accomplice arrested in the Singho Lane area during a joint operation by Rangers and police personnel on Saturday.
Rangers’ spokesperson Major Sabtain Rizvi said that a team raided the hideout of two suspects having links with Lyari gangsters, Faheem Kusha and Aqeel, in the Chakiwara police limits. On seeing the officials, the men opened fire, which was replayed by the law-enforcers.
The team also recovered a rocket-propelled grenade, an LMG, five Kalashnikovs, two pistols, two bullet-proof vests and scores of rounds from the hideout of the criminals, he added.
Khusha, son of Rasool Bux, and his associate, Aqeel, son of Qalandar Bux, were critically injured in the shootout. They were moved to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where Kusha succumbed to his injuries, whereas Aqeel is still under-treatment.
SP Lyari Sardar Najam Tareen said that as the news of the killing spread, several men took to the streets, opened fire and forced traders to close down shops in Lea Market, Kharadar, Mithadar and other parts of Lyari. “They used all kinds of weapons – rocket launchers, submachine guns, light machine guns, and grenades to create chaos,” said the SP.
He told The News that the criminals wanted to spread fear and panic among the residents as the locality echoed with gunfire of automatic and semiautomatic weapons. Traffic came to a standstill in the area as the outlaws torched tyres and chanted slogans against the operation.