Thirty four people have lost their lives in the ongoing wave of target killings in Karachi in last 24 hours, including five in overnight shooting incidents. MQM chief Altaf Hussain has given a 48 hour notice to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to stop bloodshed in Karachi.

The month of July proved to be the deadliest month in Karachi in the last two decades. The wave of violence over the weekend has pushed the death toll for just this month to 300.