KARACHI – An activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement among six people were killed, while a senior lawyer was critically wounded here on Friday.
Earlier, in the wee hours of Friday, three relatives were gunned down and two others were injured in a targeted attack in Gulzar-e-Hijri locality within the limits of Sacchal police station. The deceased were identified as Zeeshan aka Shani, 34, Muhammad Idress, 28, and Ahmed, 30, and injured as Imran and Shahbaz. They were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy and medical treatment.
Police officials said that the incident took place when unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on them when they were having tea at a teashop. Police officials said that Idrees’s brother, namely Shahid Amin was found dead from Mewa Shah graveyard on Wednesday. A 26-year-old Ghulam Ali was gunned down in Lyari within the limits of Baghdadi police station. Police officials said that deceased was the resident of Risala area and used to work at the betel nut shop in Kharadar area. Police officials said that deceased belonged to Punjab and had no affiliation with any political and religious organisation while it seems that he might have been killed over personal enmity.
Meanwhile, police found the body of a young man who has yet to be identified from Nazimabad No 1 within Rizvia police station. Police officials said that the body was placed in a gunny bag, adding that the unidentified men after kidnapping shot him dead and later threw his body at an abandoned place. The body was moved to morgue for identification. However, a senior lawyer, namely Mirza Waqar Hussain, 68, was injured in a targeted attack at Jahangir Road within the limits of Jamshed Quarters police station.
The incident took place when the victim was going to Sindh High Court from his home in Nazimabad.
Police said that the victim was the target of the culprits as they did not even touch the victim’s driver who also accompanied him. They said that at least four armed men on two motorcycles were behind the incident. Police officials said that the incident occurred over sectarian grounds. Doctors opined that the victim’s condition was very much critical and chances of survival are very rare. Majlis-e-Wahdet-ul-Muslimeen condemned the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the sectarian violence.
Meanwhile, the funeral prayer of Ejaz Haider Rizvi, 35, who belonged to the Shia sect and gunned down on Thursday evening. He offered on Friday at Imambargah in Ancholi locality. Rizvi lived in Ancholi locality and used to teach at a private English language centre. Unidentified armed men shot and killed him when he went to the New Karachi area for some work. Some unidentified men also set a passenger bus on fire. Heavy contingent of law enforcers were also deployed to avert any untoward incident. He was later laid to rest at the Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard on Super Highway.