via Dawn.com: Muttahida worker`s killing triggers violence
Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Hussain Wasan said:
We have confirmed reports of the killing of eight people, including MQM workers, and 35 vehicles were set ablaze in today`s violence.
There are other unfortunate people who died due to violence. The following are the poor non-Urdu speaking bread earners.
In New Karachi, the driver of a route W-18 bus was shot dead before his bus was set on fire. `The young driver, Shahzad Mehsud, sustained three gunshot wounds and died in Sector 5A- , The victim was a resident of Manghopir and originally hailed from SouthWaziristan.
A rickshaw driver, Taj Habib, met the same fate near Nishtar Park. The thirty-five-year-old driver was shot dead before the three wheeler was set ablaze near Novelty Cinema.
In Azizabad, a popcorn seller was shot dead near a mosque, police said. `Thirty year-old Zardar Gul used to sell popcorns on his pushcart near Baloch Hotel and Riaz Masjid. He was a resident of Bhangoria Goth.
These innocent people were gunned down because of their ethnicity. This is outrageous. We are not at war with anyone. Political vendetta should be settled with political people. Ordinary people should not be targeted.
Violence and killings will never end if we behave like barbaric animals. What happened to the MQM’s sector member is high condemnable, but it is not right to target and punish innocent people for the crimes of others. PPP government is solely responsible for the continued violence in the city. They did nothing to stop it. Instead, they have been trying to take advantage of the unfortunate situation. Reports indicate Police did not bother to intervene. They watched arsonists burning buses and properties. This makes them accessory to the crime too.