As expected current spate of violence in Karachi isn't sectarian in nature(Shia vs Sunni) but instead a "Third Force" is active in destabilizing Karachi. Now those of who are aware of how MQM's unit and sector "Kill teams(assassination/target killing sqauds)" must have known that they are issued weapons by senior MQMized handler for each target. MQM being cunning criminal mafia gang store such weapons that are used for target killing inside neutral places like graveyards etc so that no suspicion is raised and in case these illegal weapons get busted they can't be traced back or connected to MQM. These illegal weapons are securely moved around the city using MQM operated KKF ambulances,City govt vehicles(Firetenders etc) and even MQM ministers vehicles.
... Its clearly typical MQMized criminal's modus operandi. Ultimate beneficiary from Shia/Sunni strife and anarchy is also MQM as it wanted to divert attention from search raids conducted at coward absconder Altaf Husssain's business address in London and also latest new delimitation and voter reverification issue which was decided by Supreme Court in its ruling given in 2011 in Karachi Voilence case . MQM didn't challenged the verdict for almost a year and now when SC wants its verdict implemented,MQM naturally is dragging its feet and creating hue and cry and somehow want its implementation to be postponed or cancelled altogether and to achieve its sinister goals it is resorting to its typical terror tactics that it has perfectly mastered over the decades..
... MQM's absconding British criminal Altaf's support for Canadian pope wannabe Tahir-al-Qaedari also shows that they want to stir anarchy and disorder so that they could get excuse to delay elections and maybe either some Musharraf like unconstitutional setup gets imposed(with which MQM have always been comfortable) or they sucessfully blackmail SC/Govt so that it gives in and doesn't touch MQM and its illegally engineered mandate in Karachi(where even a single,small 200 yards house have mind-boggling 650 registered voters).
Same weapons being used in ‘tit-for-tat sectarian killings’From the DAWN Newspaper | Imran Ayub |KARACHI: As the city descends into fear amid a renewed wave of killings, the police authorities see one or more organised groups behind what was earlier being called ‘tit-for-tat sectarian attacks’ as forensic investigations into nearly 90 cases found that same weapons had been used in targeting people from different sects and political parties, it emerged on Thursday.A top police official confirmed to Dawn that under forensic findings it seemed ‘crystal clear’ that the recent wave of killings had nothing to do with sectarian rivalry rather it was an attempt to ‘destabilise the city peace’ to achieve ‘certain targets’.However, the real face of a ‘third force’ still remains a mystery for both the authorities and police investigators.“There is definitely a third force,” Sindh IG Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari told Dawn. “It’s not yet ascertained that it’s external or internal as no major arrest has been made on these lines.”He said: “But it has nothing to do with sectarian differences. If they were the cause, you would have been witnessing violence in every street of the country.”Asked about reasons for his confidence about the ‘third force’ involved in the killings, he based his conclusion on findings of forensic investigations into a number of recent incidents that had earlier been described as sectarian killings.“For instance, we have found that the weapon used in one targeted attack was also used in another,” said IG Leghari.He explained that on Nov 29, a young couple, Iqbal Hussain and Dilshad Fatima who were employees of the Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (KIRAN), was gunned down near Safoora Goth and the following day another man, Nazar Abbas, was killed on Shaheed-i-Millat Road whose 12-year-old daughter, Mehzar Zehra, was wounded in the attack.The police investigators and the media then suspected sectarian motives for both attacks as all the victims belonged to the Shia sect, he said.However, he added, the Dec 3 killing of a seminary teacher off Abul Hasan Ispahani Road and forensic analysis of spent bullet casings one after another incident told a different story.“On Dec 3, Maulana Mufti Mohammad Ismail of Madressah Ahsan-ul-Uloom was shot dead, off Abul Hasan Ispahani Road. Interestingly, the forensic examination in all these cases suggested that the same weapon was used in all three shootings,” said IG Leghari, reiterating that it was for this reason that the police believed “it’s not the sectarian violence or shooting on an ideological basis”.Violence returned to the city mainly in the second quarter of 2012 with frequent killings and targeted attacks apparently on sectarian grounds after a gap of some months when Karachi started limping back to normality after the Supreme Court of Pakistan had taken suo motu notice of series of killings.Many people belonging to the Shia sect — with a significant number of them from same families — lost their lives to the menace. Similarly, a number of men belonging to the Sunni sect, including seminary students and teachers, were killed in incidents of firing in different parts of the city.While no serious effort from government quarters was witnessed to track the attackers and expose their motive, the Sindh police forensic division has made some progress on these lines.“We have digital images of over 7,000 empties [spent bullet casings],” said Additional IG forensic division Muneer Sheikh. He said: “After a forensic analysis so far in some 90 cases this year we have found weapons of different calibers used in the multiple killings. Modern technology is being used for the analysis of every spent bullet casing according to global standards of forensic investigations,” he added.http://dawn.com/2012/12/28/forensic-examination-same-weapons-being-used-in-tit-for-tat-sectarian-killings/