Karachi: Religious activist gunned down
KARACHI: An activist of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) was gunned down and another wounded in an apparent incident of target killing in New Karachi area on Monday, police said.
They said that the shooting also left two passers-by wounded.
“Two young men were going somewhere on a motorbike in Sector 11-J near Godhra Colony when three men riding a motorcycle intercepted them and fired multiple shots at them,” said DSP Pervez Akhtar, the area’s supervisory police officer (SPO).
“One of them, Shoaib, sustained a bullet wound in the chest and died on the spot while his companion, Mustafa, ran to save his life.”
However, the armed men chased him on the motorbike and fired at him in Sector 11-G, the SPO said, adding that Mustafa sustained two bullet wounds in the right leg and shoulder while two passers-by, Zubair and Waqas, also suffered gunshot wounds.
“All the three wounded were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities,” he said.
The police said that the deceased, 21-year-old Shoaib, was a resident of New Karachi’s Sector 11-F and ran an auto spare parts shop in the area. The body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination.
Tension gripped the locality after the incident and shopkeepers pulled down their shutters. A heavy contingent of police backed by the Rangers reached the tense locality to avert any breakdown of law and order.