Woman, lawyer among six killed in violence in metropolis

KARACHI: Five people, including a woman, were killed and five others injured in separate incidents of violence in the city on Wednesday.A woman, Huma, 35, wife of Bilal, was killed and her husband, aged 45, and son, Hassan, 17, were injured when unidentified armed men opened fire on their car in Kareemabad. The body and injured were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy and treatment respectively.Two youth, Liaquat, 25, and Moeen, 25, were shot dead by unknown assailants near Fancy Bakery, Liaqat Chowk, in Gulbahar area. The bodies were shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities. Separately, a youth, Mohammad Hussain, 25, son of Mohammad Younis, was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Phool Patti area, Lyari. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for a postmortem examination.A man, Abdul Malik, 34, was killed and two others, Syed Muhammed Hussain Rizvi, 34, and Hafeezul Rehman, 30, were injured when unidentified armed men opened fire on them near Jahangirabad. The body and injured were shifted to ASH for an autopsy and treatment respectively.A youth, Atif, 24, son of Gulzar, was shot and injured by unidentified armed men in Bhains Colony. He was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) for treatment.A lawyer was shot by unidentified gunmen in Gulshan-e-Iqbal here on Wednesday.An advocate, Syed Mubarak Raza Kazmi, aged 52, was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on his car in Block 13, D-2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, rescue sources told. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for medico-legal formalities.The deceased was son-in-law of prominent Shia scholar, Allama Talib Jauhari, the sources said. The incident appeared to be sectarian; however, investigation was being carried out in this regard, police sources said.Legal fraternity to observe strike today: Legal fraternity has announced to boycott the proceedings of Sindh High Court and lower courts throughout Sindh province on Thursday against the killing of advocate Mubarak Raza Kazmi in Karachi.An advocate, Syed Mubarak Raza Kazmi, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Block 13 D-2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.  Following the incident, SHC Bar Association (SHCBA) and Karachi Bar Association (KBA) announced to boycott the court proceedings.SHCBA president ZK Jatoi has strongly condemned the incident and urged provincial government and law enforcers to arrest the assailants. He asked the lawyers community to stay away from the court proceedings.Karachi Bar Association (KBA), a representative body of lawyers, announced that it would boycott courts’ proceedings on Thursday against the murder of a senior advocate in Karachi.Advocate Syed Mubarak Raza Kazmi, son-in-law of noted religious scholar Allama Talib Jauhari, was shot as he stepped out of his car to buy fruits in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, in an appearant sectarian attack. He died on the spot.KBA Acting Chief said that lawyers would not appear before the courts tomorrow.In a separate statement, MQM’s Rabita Committee denounced the target killing of Syed Mubarak Raza Kazmi and called upon Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Governor Ishratul Ebad to order a probe. “People from educated class are being targeted in Karachi,” it said.

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