Celebratory gun-firing on New Year’s eve claimed life of an 11-year-old boy and injured 18 others in Karachi. Official sources said the boy was hit by a stray bullet in Ajmer Nagri on Friday night and succumbed to his wounds at Jinnah Hospital.
They said, due to the aerial firing, 18 other people were admitted to hospitals with bullet wounds. The police had earlier warned against firing incidents on New Year’s eve.
The Pakistan Medical Association condemned the incident, asking the government to impose a complete ban on aerial firing during all celebratory occasions.