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[shia_strength] Karachi target killings | more fall prey to targeted killings | Call it Pornistan


Karachi target killings – contradictions and denials

"The deployment of Rangers personnel is hardly a troubleshooter, let alone a solution." – (File Photo)

KARACHI: It was just before dawn and Ahmed*, a watchman on one of the streets in a locality in Karachi, had just offered fajr prayers. As he was preparing to leave for home after working his night shift, two unknown armed men on a motorbike appeared from one end of the street and shot Ahmed four times.

The assailants did not reach for his mobile phone or for the small amount of cash in his pocket — they quickly rode off. After hearing the shots, alarmed residents hurried Ahmed to a hospital where he survived the assault and underwent medical treatment for nearly two weeks.

Although the doctors managed to treat three of the four bullet wounds, the fourth bullet that had struck his backbone left him paralysed. After getting discharged from the hospital, Ahmed, who had lived and worked in Karachi for nearly 10 years, was taken back to his village in northwest Pakistan.        

"We had to take him back…there was nothing left for him…we don't know if he can recover," Ahmed's older brother said.


Three more fall prey to targeted killings in Karachi

The wave of ongoing targeted killings in the city has claimed 260 lives in six months of the year,
according to the HRCP. — File Photo

KARACHI: Three political activists — including a doctor belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement — were gunned down in different towns of the city on Tuesday.

The targeted killings carried out within a span of three hours in Malir and Gulshan-i-Iqbal followed by intermittent firing caused tension and fear in the surrounding areas as traders pulled down the shutters of their shops and public transport disappeared from roads.

In both incidents, 9mm pistols were used by the attackers, police said. They added that 37-year-old Dr Irfan Ahmed was targeted outside his private clinic in Malir. In what was described as a swift operation, two men riding a motorbike pulled up outside the clinic, opened fire on him and escaped.

"The doctor was immediately shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC)," said SHO of the Al-Falah police station Sub-Inspector Khalid Nadim. He died during treatment at the hospital nearly an hour after the firing, the SHO said.

"Three bullets hit him from a very close range, which proved fatal," the official added. While police were yet to find the motive behind the murder of Dr Irfan, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement claimed that the victim was a party activist.


No. 1 Nation in Sexy Web Searches? Call it Pornistan

Pakistan has banned content on more than a dozen websites because

of offensive and blasphemous material. The Muslim country, which

has laws on dress codes, ranks as the top country to proportionally

search for certain sex-related terms. - AP

They may call it the "Land of the Pure," but Pakistan turns out to be anything but.

The Muslim country, which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block offensive and blasphemous material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material, FoxNews.com has learned.

So here's the irony: Google ranks Pakistan No. 1 in the world in searches for pornographic terms, outranking every other country in the world in searches per person for certain sex-related content.



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