MQM man among seven killed in Karachi violence
KARACHI: Seven people, including a policeman and a political worker affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed in the city on Sunday, police said.
An activist of MQM was killed near Shoe Market in Garden area within the precincts of Garden police station.
According to police, Muhammad Amir, 25, son of Nizam Uddin, was shot dead by unidentified armed pillion riders who immediately fled after the incident. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for an autopsy. Police told the victim was a bachelor and resident of the same area. Panic gripped the area after his killing. Separately, a policeman was gunned down over a resistanceduring mugging near Nappier Road within the limits of Nappier police station. An official said that the victim Muhammad Aslam, son of Muhammad, was on his way to home a motorbike when armed men intercepted him and attempted to snatch his bike. Upon offering resistance, they shot him dead and escaped taking along his motorbike. The body was brought to the CHK for an autopsy. The victim left behind three children and was the resident of Agra Taj Colony, Lyari.
In another incident, a Shia man was killed inside the area of Shah Faisal Colony within the limits of Shah Faisal colony police station. According to police, a trader identified as Azmat Ali was shot dead in Shah Faisal Colony when he was sitting at his shop. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities. Meanwhile, a man was killed while other got injured in an armed attack near Jehangir Road within the jurisdiction of Jamshed quarter police station. According to police, two armed pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire at a gathering near Jehangir Road, resultantly injuring two people identified as Shakeel, son of Faqeer, and Ghulam Mustafa. They were rushed to the CHK for treatment, where Shakeel succumbed to his injuries while another was under treatment.
A bullet-riddled body of a youth was found near Raxer Bridge within the limits of Pak Colony police station. An official said that the local people of the area informed police that a body was lying near Raxer Bridge. After receiving the information, police rushed to the scene and moved it to CHK for a postmortem. The victim was identified as Mukhtiar.
A man was shot dead at Hawksbay Road within the limits of Mauripur police station, while another man was killed at Korangi Road within the limits of Korangi police station. staff report