Under intense pressure to address “targeted killings” of political workers in Karachi, Interior Minister Rehman Malik today forewarned of a major operation telling a private TV channel that a “Military operation will be started wherever the government’s writ is challenged,” adding that “Karachi police have to face consequences if target-killings are reported in future in the city.”
The city was rocked today by a fresh spate of violence in which 11 people, including activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), two women and a child, were gunned down.\

According to reports, the incidents took place in the neighborhoods of Usmanabad, Dhobighat and Hasan Lashkari Village, where eight people including a girl were killed. Also, 12 people were injured who were rushed to the Civil Hospital.
On Thursday morning, the police recovered the body of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist, Mohammed Amir alias Anda, from Mirza Adam Khan Road in Lyari. His head had been severed, the police said. Police sources claimed that Amir was killed by Lyari gangster Mullah Nisar, according to TheNation.

The deceased was a resident of Garden area and was kidnapped soon after he had left home on January 4. His family had lodged a case in this connection on the next day of incident with Garden police station.
Amir’s killing sparked a spate of violence in Lyari and Liaquatabad, claiming the lives of nine other people. The victims included PPP activist and chairman of All Karachi NGOs Alliance, Nadir Baloch, who was shot dead near Gutter Baghicha in Pak Colony.