Amid high security and police operations in various restive parts, violence continued in Karachi on Monday claiming two more lives in Pakistan’s economic hub.
Officials said the firing incidents took place in Karachi’s Surjani Town and Maripur areas where 22-year-old Adnan and 25-year-old Shabir were shot dead by unidentified assailants riding motorbikes, despite ban on pillion riding in the city.
Motive behind their murder and victims’ political affiliation could not immediately be ascertained.
Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested a suspected target killer involved in murder of more than 10 people.
SSP Farooq Awan told reporters that Gulab Jatoi, a proclaimed offender, was captured when police conducted a raid in Karachi’s Korangi area.
He said arms and ammunition were also recovered from the suspect wanted in assassination of more than 10 people.
10-day Ban on Motorbike Use
Moreover, Sindh provincial home department has submitted an application in the Sindh High Court seeking permission to ban use of motorbikes for ten days during Moharram.
The Sindh home department contended that overnight explosion in Abbas Town area of the city was conducted through a motorcycle, adding the ban on use of motorbikes earlier imposed by the federal government was because of the fact that motorbikes are frequently being used for terrorist activities.
The provincial department also requested the court to review its earlier decision on the subject.
Last week, the SHC suspended a ban on motorbikes that was announced by the federal government.