Karachi: People on Sunday staged a sit-in on main Sharea Pakistan near Ayesha Manzil against ‘extrajudicial’ killings of two youths, who were gunned down in an ‘encounter’ in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Saturday, officials said.The youths identified as Iqbal and Ismail, both stated to be relatives, were shot dead in an ‘encounter’ by the Sharea Faisal police near Jauhar Mor on Saturday evening. Carrying their coffins on Sunday morning, their relatives, mostly women and children, staged a protest demonstration on main Sharea Pakistan, which links the city with the Superhighway. Some unidentified people also pelted vehicles with stones and burnt tyres and wooden stuff; resultantly the traffic was suspended on both tracks of the busy artery for considerable period.The protesters claimed that the youths were gunned down by the police as they did not stop their motorbike on their indication.The protesters were demanding registration of a case against the police officers concerned over ‘extrajudicial’ killings of the youths. The police officials who reached the spot told the protesters that the incident did not occur in their jurisdiction, but their concerns would be conveyed to the authorities. Law enforcers belonging to police and Rangers held talks with the protesters and on their assurances the protesters ended the protest and dispersed peacefully, said Gulberg SP Bashir Ahmed Brohi.
The state will have to incur a lot of cost for curbing