KARACHI: Five men, including three Awami National Party (ANP) workers, were gunned down by unidentified persons in Orangi Town on Thursday evening, police and rescue sources said.
They said that armed men riding a motorcycle opened indiscriminate firing on the car Dr Israr in the MPR Colony. As a result, Dr Israr and four others travelling in the car died.
The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
According to Edhi sources, the victims were Dr Israr, 40, Razimullah, 40, Jamsheed Khan, 30, Iqbal Hussain, 37, and Sajjad, 12.
ANP spokesman Abdul Malik said in a statement that Dr Israr, Razimullah and Jamsheed were his party workers and belonged to ANP MPR Colony ward, while other victims were their guests who had come from Swat.
Moreover, at least three people were killed in violence in parts of the city on Thursday.
According to police, two tortured bodies of unidentified men were found from Northern Bypass, Link Road, while a man was shot dead in Qaimkhani Colony, Baldia Town.
Meanwhile, ANP leader Senator Shahi Syed on Thursday said that law and order situation in Karachi had gone out of control, and demanded to hand over the city to the army.
Condemning the target killing of ANP workers in Orangi Town, he said that the provincial government, police and Rangers had failed to control the situation. “There seems to be no government writ in the city, and terrorist are openly targeting ANP workers,” he added.
He said that politics for ANP in Karachi had been made an unforgivable crime and terrorists were targeting his party workers, while the law enforcement agencies were playing the role of a silent spectator.
He said that he was tired of asking his party workers to remain peaceful, so now the party had no other option but to demand army action in Karachi.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh spokesman Dawa Khan Sabar also condemned the killing of ANP workers and demanded that the Sindh government arrest the accused forthwith.
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