Two ST men among seven shot dead in city
KARACHI, Jan 28: Seven men, including two workers of the Sunni Tehreek, were gunned down in the city on Monday, police said.They said that a young man was shot dead and his two companions were wounded in an armed attack on Kashmir Road on Monday morning.
They said that armed men riding a motorcycle targeted three men, also riding on a bike, within the remit of the Jamshed Quarters police station and rode away.
The wounded were taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi where one of them, identified as Riaz Shaikh, was pronounced dead. His two companions, Adnan and Kamran, both brothers, were admitted for treatment.
The police said that victim Riaz had suffered five bullet wounds. All of them were in their late twenties and employed at a company dealing with the installation of cellphone towers. Riaz was a resident of North Nazimabad while the two brothers lived in Nazimabad.
“The three victims are not affiliated with any political or religious party. Initial information suggested that they were labourers and heading for work when they were targeted,” said Jamshad Quarters SP Usman Bajwa.
The police suspected personal enmity as a likely motive for the killing.
Two ST activists killed in attacks
An activist of the ST was shot dead and a two-year-old boy was wounded in a New Karachi locality in the small hours of Monday, police said.
They said that assailants opened indiscriminate fire on 26-year-old Muhammad Khalid alias Khalda when he was standing close to a paan cabin in New Karachi’s Sector 11-J. He died before he could be taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
A two-year-old boy, Ansar, who was also there along with his father also suffered bullet wounds in the attack and was admitted to hospital for treatment. His condition was said to be stable.
The police said that Khalid was an active ST worker, who also had a criminal record and was recently released from prison.
Another ST worker was shot dead in New Karachi’s Sector 5-E within the remit of the Bilal Colony police station.
Police said that Mohammad Akram Qadri, 30, was targeted by armed motorcyclists, who escaped after their swift operation.
The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Ex-‘SSP man’ shot dead
A former activist of the banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan was gunned down in Landhi on Monday.
Police said that assailants riding a motorcycle came to a grocery store and opened fire on the shopkeeper, Qari Khalid Saeed, in Awami Colony near Singer Chowrangi and fled.The victim, father of two, died on the spot.
Police said that he had lately not been active, but in the past he remained associated with the banned SSP.
A spokesman for the Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat strongly condemned the killing and claimed that the victim was a sympathiser of his party.
Killed in Saeedabad
A car dealer was shot dead in the Saeedabad area on Monday, police said.
They said that Mohammad Akbar was targeted when he was cleaning a car in the Saeedabad area. He died before he could be taken to the Civil Hospital, the police said.
He was a resident of the same area.
Initial police investigation suggested that the victim used to hang out with some gangsters and his suspected involvement with them was being considered as a likely motive for the killing.
Man found shot dead
The body of an unidentified man was found along Mauripur Road on Monday morning.
Police said that victim appeared to be in his mid-20s. The trussed-up body was found near Crown Cinema. The victim was shot in the head.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
Businessman killed by bandits
The owner of a garment factory was shot dead when he tried to resist a cash snatching bid near the Taj Complex on Monday.
Police said that armed men riding a motorcycle intercepted Ahmer Ahmed, 30, who was retuning from a bank branch near the Taj Complex within the remit of the Preedy police station after withdrawing Rs250,000.
The suspects tried to snatch the cash from him and upon resistance fired shots at him, took the cash and rode away. The victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital Karachi where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The police said that the victim was the owner of a small garment factory and was a resident of Baloch Colony.
Body found in gunny bag
The body of another unidentified man, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found in a drain near Paper Market on Monday.
Police said that it appeared that the body had lain there for the past several days.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem examination, as the police were not sure about the exact cause of death.
MQM man shot dead
An activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was shot dead in the Korangi Industrial Area late on Sunday night, police said.
They said that assailants targeted Ismail Magsi, 28, in Mehran Town within the remit of the Korangi Industrial Area police station. The victim was said to be a member of the Muttahida Organising Committee of the MQM’s organisational structure.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
PPP worker killed in Surjani
Also on late Sunday night, an activist of the Pakistan People’s Party was gunned down in Surjani Town.
Police said that armed motorcyclists fired shots at a bike rider near Abdullah Mor and fled.
They said that the victim died on way to hospital.
He was later identified as Mohammad Fahad, a worker of the PPP.