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5 killed as Lyari gang war resumes

KARACHI  - Five people were killed as gang war began in different areas of Lyari following the killing of brother-in-law of notorious Lyari gangster Baba Ladla.
Police sources believed as many as three operatives of Baba Ladla gang were killed including Baba’s brother-in-law Gull Hassan who was found dead near Bihar Colony a day earlier.
Police sources believed that Baba Ladla’s gang was behind the murder of all five people as all of them killed were associated with Baloch.
Police said fight between the rival gangs were continued and both the groups were busy abducting and killing the rival gang members in various parts of Lyari, said the Chakiwara SHO Sajjad Mangi.
Two bodies of Uzair’s accomplices identified as 17-year-old Kamran Amjad and 16-year-old Mushtaq Noor Hasan were found from Tannery Road. In early morning, another bullet-riddled body, identified as Abid Shah, 22, was found from Mirza Adam Khan Road followed by the body of Nadir Afghani from Agra Taj Colony.
Nipper Police also found a bullet-riddled tortured body of a youth from Ghas Mandi area. The body was shifted to morgue for identification after autopsy at Civil Hospital. The remaining bodies were handed over to the families after postmortem.
Police believed that four out of five victims were affiliated with Faisal Pathan group of Uzair Baloch’s gang.  It is worth mentioning here that law enforcement agencies claimed to have raided various areas of Lyari almost daily. They also claimed to have arrested a number of gangsters but Lyari remained tense and became the battlefield where gangsters use rockets, grenades and other sophisticated weapons against each other.
Delimitations in Karachi
Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said hearing of 200 objections against delimitations of three districts of Karachi Division, including Malir, Central and South have been completed. The final report would be sent to government on November 9.  In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said the representatives of PPP, MQM, JI, PML-N and other political parties attended the process and showed great passion during the objections process.
The commissioner said decisions on delimitations were being taken on merit as per rules and in the best interest of public. He said hearing of objections pertaining to District West would be held on Friday (today) whereas hearing of District East would be held on the same day in the evening.
He said government was ensuring that all the complainants be satisfied regarding their objections. He appreciated the spirit of representatives of political parties and other complainants, saying their attitude was exemplary.

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