Political worker among four killed in city violence
KARACHI: An activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) among four people was killed in separate acts of violence here on Sunday.
In the first incident, an activist of MQM was shot and killed at Masjid-e-Talha gate in New Karachi area within the precincts of Bilala colony police station. An official said that two unidentified armed pillion riders emerged and opened targeted fire on 22-year-old Muhammad Faheem, son of Muhammad Aslam, at the gate of Masjid e Talha.
Resultantly, he received multiple bullet wounds and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment, where doctors pronounced him dead. The victim was the resident of the same area and unmarried. The victim was the ex-member of Jamaat-e-Islami and lately linked with MQM. The official said that Faheem was also the committee member of Masjid-e-Talha. He said the motive behind the killing was uncertain while further investigation was underway.
A man affiliated with ASWJ, formerly known as outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), was killed near Rab Medical Centre in Block 4, Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the jurisdiction of Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station. SHO Rana Haseeb Ahmed said that two armed riders opened volley of bullets on a pedestrian who was later identified as Kamal Uddin 29, son of Enayat Uddin, and escaped. His body was moved to JPMC for a postmortem. Deceased lived in Zia colony and belonged to Bengali community.
ASWJ spokesperson Taj Hanfi condemned the killing of their party workers and informed that at least nine men affiliated with ASWJ were killed last week but law enforcers completely failed to nab any one of the culprits. A man was killed over a personal enmity near Al-Asif Square within vicinity of Sohrab Goth police station.
According to police, Noor Ul Haq 25, son of Ain Ul Haq, was standing near Al Asif Square when an armed man shot him dead and escaped. His body was brought to ASH for an autopsy. He said that deceased was the resident of the same area and hailed form Waziristan.
A shot dead man was found from Korangi graveyard within the limits of Awami Colony police station. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities. The victim was later identified as Amir Khan, 23, son of Abdul Rasheed. Police said the deceased was residing in Landhi area and unidentified culprits first kidnapped him and later penetrated single bullet in his temple and threw.