Eight more people were gunned down in the city overnight, the death toll reached 14 in fresh wave to target killing in different parts of Karachi, officials said on Saturday.

Unknown miscreants killed eight more people in different areas of the metropolis, raising the toll to 13 in the recent wave of target killing in 24 hours, police said.

Some unidentified persons opened fired and injured two persons, Hassan and Wasim, in the Banaras Pull area of Karachi. Both the injured were rushed to hospital where one of them died. Taking notice of the issue, Additional IG Akhtar Gorchani suspended police officials who were patrolling the area.

Three more people were shot dead by unidentified persons in orange Town, UP More and Defence Phase 2 areas. Firing incidents were also reported from Bahadurabad, Sarjani Town and Sadar areas where unidentified persons opened indiscriminate firing and injured three people.

Earlier, President Asif Ali Zardari has returned to Karachi from London. The President held a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and both the leaders discussed Karachi situation, the chief minister briefed president about recent incidents of violence in the city.

The President also issued instructions to take stern action against miscreants involved in violence and restore law and order situation in Karachi.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Mushir Alam Saturday took notice of the violence in the metropolis, which devoured many precious lives in the past several days.

The CJ sought a report in this connection from Inspector General of Sind Police (IGP) Mushtaq Ahmed Shah and Sindh Rangers Director General Maj Gen Rizwan Akhtar.

Meantime, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced mourning for Saturday over the killings of its workers in Orangi Town. Funeral prayers were offered in various areas of the city on Saturday.