Karachi: 2 shot dead in ‘encounter’
KARACHI: An activist of the PPP Shaheed Bhutto and his associate were killed on Thursday in Gulshan-i-Iqbal in what the police claimed was an encounter.
The DIG, South, Iqbal Mehmood, said a police party spotted the suspects in Ferozabad and signalled them to stop. “Instead, they sped away and two of them were killed by the chasing police party in Gulshan-i-Iqbal.
Provincial party chief Mian Khan Rind rejected the police claims and termed the killing of Ali Gohar Chandio, a former president of Sindh People’s Student Federation (SPSF), a conspiracy against the party.
The bullet-riddled bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Hospital where sources said the victims received multiple bullet wounds from a close range.
The PPP-SB leader said that the party had earlier expressed its apprehensions about the conspiracies being hatched against the party by the PPP-led government. “It’s a pre-planned targeted killing of our worker,” he added.
Hospital sources said victim Ali Gohar Chandio was brought dead and Ghulam Nabi Chandio succumbed to wounds at the hospital.