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CJP takes notice of 10-year-old girl killed by police fire in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice on the death of ten year old girl, Amal, by firing at a traffic signal in Karachi.

Taking notice of the issue, the chief justice had fixed the matter in the court for hearing on September 25 (Tuesday).

The court issued notices to Advocate General Sindh, Secretary Health, Inspector General of Police, Sindh and Administrator National Medical Hospital, Karachi, said a press release issued here.

Amal along with her parents was on way, when she was hit by a bullet in her head while the robbers were robbing a car next to them.

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They rushed to the nearest hospital (National Medical Centre – NMC). The hospital gave oxygen to the injured girl by an Ambubag pumping manually. The doctor told them to take her to either another hospital. The NMC neither provided them emergency medical aid, nor ambulance and even refused to give the Ambubag to help the injured reaching another hospital.

The family arranged another ambulance, however, Amal died on the way to the other hospital.

On August 13, a police party which was on patrol in Akhtar Colony area of Defence was informed by a couple of families that at least two armed men in a rickshaw were intercepting passersby and snatching their valuables at gunpoint.

“After some efforts, the police spotted two of the bandits [in Akhtar Colony]. As our mobile van approached them, one of them fired shots at us and the situation sparked an exchange of gunfire,” a police official told the media while adding that one of the bandits was killed and the other ran away.

However, when the guns fell silent after a few minutes, the girl — who was passing by the area in a car along with her family — was also found hit by a bullet.

CCTV footage of the incident

 

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