In the latest episode of this series, two Shia men were target killed in Karachi and Quetta. It may be noted that Pakistan Army (ISI) have historically mentored and protected various sectarian and jihadi organisations in Pakistan including but not limited to the Taliban, Sipah-e-Sahaba and Jaish-e-Muhammad.
As usual, the target killing of Shias remains mysteriously ignored by the majority of Pakistani and international media and blogs.
Here are two news reports from today’s newspapers (3 July 2010):
Shia scholar killed in Quetta
QUETTA: Unidentified gunmen killed a Shia scholar in Saryab area of Quetta district on Friday. Ali Muhammad, president of the Kashmirabad Imam Bargah, was walking in a street close Shah Jee chowk when the armed man opened fire at him, killing him on the spot. His body was moved to Government Sandman Hospital Quetta for autopsy. Later, officials handed over the body to Muhammad’s family for burial. Officials said the killing could be an act of sectarian violence. Saryab police have registered a case and started investigations. mohammad zafar
Shia man killed in Karachi
KARACHI: A Shia man, an owner of the LPG shop, and a domestic aide were killed in separate incidents in the city on Friday. Rizwan Hussain, 24, son of Ansar Hussain, was shot dead within the limits of Khawaja Ajmair Nagri police station. Jafaria Alliance Pakistan condemning the incident said the deceased was a resident of the New Karachi area and worked at a private company.