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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Target killing in Karachi! And Pakistani Government is helpless!

The new wave of targeted killings and armed attacks in the city left at least 24 people dead and six injured in Karachi. A retired officer of the army’s aviation wing, who was working as a pilot of the chief minister’s helicopter, was among the dead. Major Mudassir Iqbal Kashmiri, in his mid 50s, was targeted near Rabia City when he was returning home in Gulistan-i-Jauhar in his car from the airport.  Armed motorcyclists fired multiple shots at the moving vehicle, killing Mr. Kashmiri on the spot. They fired three bullets on his head and chest. An hour later, three armed men on two motorcycles attacked people coming out of a mosque after Friday prayers in Bukhari Colony of Orangi Town, killing 60-year-old Mohammad Yusuf and injuring 15-year-old Naveed. Anonymous gunmen also opened fire on a 35-year-old fruit vendor, Saleem, and a passerby, Barkat Ali, only half a kilometer away from the mosque. They were taken to the Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, where Saleem died of wounds. In Sector 5-D of New Karachi, 30-year-old Zubair Rahim Khan was killed by armed motorcyclists just a few yards away from his home. Mohammad Noor, a 26year-old paan (betel leaf) shop owner, was found shot dead near a hotel in Orangi Town. Armed motorcyclists stopped outside a barber shop in North Nazimabad. One of them carrying a 9m pistol entered the shop and killed 34year-old Naveed, who was waiting for his turn. He was an activist of the pakistan People’s Party, said an official at the Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan police station. An owner of fast food shop was killed outside his home in Korangi’s Chakra Goth. Muhammad Shafiq, 39, was sitting with friends when two men on a motorcycle fired at him from a close range. Wali Khan Babar, a Private news channel GEO news journalist was martyred; he was also victim of target killings in Karachi. Some unidentified men fired at him at point blank in Liaqatabad when he was heading home.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Premier of pakistan Mr. Yusuf Raza Gilani had talked to each other at Lahore on 16th of January, the meeting agenda was to stabilize the situation of Karachi and load shedding of Sui Gas. Mr. Gilani had promised to solve all the on going issues of pakistan. Mr., Redman Mali (Interior Minister) has imposed partial curfews in some areas of Karachi to overcome the desperate situation. The government, on the other hand, blamed “antidemocratic forces” for the fresh violence and said they wanted to destabilize the existing political set-up and take every attempt to achieve the desired results.

First visit of President of Pakistan in 2011 to US!

Both Presidents Asif Ali Zardari and Barack Obama has spotlighted on the being efforts to battle against terrorism and promote economic stability of the regions at the White House. President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari had taken off to United States of America on 12th of January, 2011. It is his first official visit to USA to discuss many matters like Economic growth, Terrorism, Drone attacks etc. Barack Obama was also showing interest to visit Pakistan later this year.
President Zardari came to Washington to attend Ambassador Holbrooke’s memorial service and President Obama asked him to the White House. They had a discussion about the overall relationship and the US support to Pakistan. They talked about the economic situation in Pakistan. A reassurance of support for the democratic process in Pakistan and a dedication to continuing economic improvements were other points that Presidents Obama and Zardari settled on at the brief meeting. It was wrong to suppose that Pakistan was seeking yet another package for economic or military aid from the US. President Zardari secured the US leader that Pakistan would execute economic reforms while taking into consideration the country’s economic, political and social realties. The ambassador highlighted that President Zardari did not ask for aid and that was not the focus of the meeting. Responding to a question about Governor Salman Taseer’s assassination, Mr. Haqqani said that this issue and its link to the blasphemy law came up for discussion.
President Zardari enlightened that the government of Pakistan shares those distresses but religion is a sensitive issue and Pakistan will deal with this issue according to our own situations, Ambassador Haqqani said. “So it was no question of anybody telling anybody what to do.” The blasphemy law, he said, would be discussed in Pakistan by the Pakistani lawmakers and this was something the Americans understood.