MQM councillor among two shot dead

Karachi - Two persons including an MQM councillor were killed in separate incidents of violence here on Thursday. Sharif alias Shair Muhammad, councillor of the Haqq Parst Penal in UC-5, was sitting at a teashop located in Sector 11-D New Karachi, when two armed motorcyclists opened fire on him. As a result, he sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed hospital but could not survive. In another incident, citizens severely tortured an alleged dacoit, Naeem alias Aslam, within the limits of Mominabad Police Station. As a result, he received serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injures. Police said that deceased was roaming in the area with an aim to commit a robbery when local people caught and severely tortured him. He was resident of the same area. Police have registered a case against unknown culprits.

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