| GEO Pakistan|
| Target killings tally touches 22 in Karachi|
| Updated at: 0842 PST, Saturday, January 09, 2010|
KARACHI: Unknown assailants have shot dead at least 11 persons in last 36 hours in separate parts of Karachi while according to police calculation, the death toll by target killings in Karachi has risen to 22 persons, Geo news Thursday reported.
The areas witnessed the target shootings included Lyari, Garden, Kharadar, Aaram Bagh and Eid Gah localities in metropolis city as 3 persons, identified as Aamir Baloch, Shakir Baloch and Nawaz Baloch, were lately gunned down in Lyari.
Najmi Alam, president PPP Karachi division told Geo news, three latest victims belonged to PPP city area and called on government for arrest of responsible assailants.
Police also claimed presence of rising tension in many parts of Karachi that include Lyari, Garden, Kharadar, Aagra Taaj and Usmanabad.