Karachi: Activist of JI’s youth wing shot dead
KARACHI: An activist of the Shabab-i-Milli — a youth wing of the Jamaat-i-Islami — was gunned down in Surjani Town in the early hours of Friday, police and party sources said.
The police added that 28-year-old Irfan was returning home from his paan shop when he was targeted in Sector 7-A of Surjani Town.
“Both his residence and shop are situated in the same sector,” said an official at the Surjani Town police station. He added that the man was returning home when two men riding a motorbike intercepted him.
“One of them opened fire on Irfan before both fled,” the official said, adding that the victim sustained two bullets and died on the spot.
The police said that the incident was not a result of any mugging attempt, because the motorcyclists did not deprive the victim of his cellphone and other valuables.
While the police remained unable to trace the people and motive behind the killing, JI’s youth wing Shabab-i-Milli claimed that the victim was their party worker and targeted only for his political association.
“We have lost some four workers in a year or so. Despite repeated requests, the area police and the authorities concerned have not paid heed to our concerns,” said a party spokesman.
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