KARACHI  -  A school teacher was gunned down by unidentified assailants on Thursday in the North Karachi area of the metropolis.

According to the police, the incident took place near a government school where the suspects, riding a motorcycle, opened fire on the teacher’s car. As a result, the teacher was killed while his son sustained injuries. The teacher — identified as Salman — was a 16th-grade teacher in a primary school and was affiliated with a political party. Police said that Salman had gone to pick up his son Saboor from the school where he was attacked; however, his wife — who was also sitting in the car — narrowly escaped the attack.

The father-son duo was rushed to the hospital but Salman couldn’t survive as he was shot in the face, head, and other parts of the body. Meanwhile, his son was shot twice in the legs. After the investigation, the body has been handed over to the family, while the injured is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Police said that 9mm pistols were used and eight 9mm shells were recovered from the spot of the incident. The police said that both the suspects were wearing helmets and an investigation into the matter is underway. In this regard, the leader of political organisation Pak Sar Zameen Party (PSP) Arshad Vohra confirmed that the deceased was a PSP activist, adding that the incident is “not a trivial matter.”