KARACHI: At least one person was reportedly killed and 34 others were injured in incidents of celebratory gunfire on the night of the Independence Day in Karachi, police said on Saturday.
According to police sources, aerial firing to celebrate independence day were reported in Lyari, Liaquatabad, Paposh, Saddar and Burns Road areas of the metropolis.
Aerial firing incidents were also reported in Malir, F.B. Area, North Nazimabad, Super Highway and Baldia Town, police said. The incidents of celebratory fire also reported in Tariq Road, Korangi, Orangi and New Karachi leaving several citizens injured.
“Among 34 persons injured in firing, five were women and four children,” according to the city police.
Moreover, a man was killed in Shah Faisal Colony when a bullet fired by unknown person hit him last night, police said.
Allegedly a person named Sohaib Saddique, owner of STS rent a car service, did aerial firing that spread widespread fear among people but reportedly police took no action against him.
Celebratory fire on happy occasions is a norm in Pakistan. But this celebration also claim several lives of innocent people in the country.
Karachi, the country’s largest city, have thousands of licensed and un-licensed arms in people’s hands, which usually use them to celebrate on happy occasions.