Gangster Arshad Pappu

With the death of Arshad Pappu, another infamous chapter in the Lyari gang war has been closed forever. The notorious gangster was killed on Sunday along with his brother Yasir Arafat and three other men in the same neighbourhood, where his men ruled for more than a decade.

Pappu was the eldest son of Lyari’s . . . → Read More: Gangster Arshad Pappu

The hub of gangs

By Faraz Khan

While gangs and smugglers have operated in Lyari for decades, the most recent of these clashes emerged in 2002. The fallouts and gains of these fights are what has shaped the current conflict in Lyari.

In 2002, gang leader Haji Lalu controlled the drug operations in Lyari, with Rehman . . . → Read More: The hub of gangs