Karachi: 4 more lose life in target killings
KARACHI: Four more people, including a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) activist, lost life in separate incidents of target killings in Karachi on Thursday.
A PPP activist was shot dead near his house in Rizwan Society, Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the limits of Sachal police station. Noman Baig, 25, son of Maqsood Baig, was sitting on motorcycle outside his house when two armed men opened fire on him, resultantly he received two bullet injuries.
He was shifted to a nearest hospital where he succumbed to the injuries. Later, the body was sent to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy.
PPP Deputy Secretary Information Sohail Abidi said the victim was an activist of PPP PS-126. Separately, an Afghan scavenger was shot dead on Nishter Road, Ramzan Garden area in the limits of Nabi Bux police station. Khalid, 23, son of Sami Khan, was passing through Nishter Road when unidentified armed men opened fire on him, resultantly he received severe bullet injuries. The police shifted the injured to the Civil Hospital Karachi where he breathed his last.
The police said the victim hailed from Afghanistan, adding that the motive behind the murder might be ethnic. The police moved his body to Edhi Morgue.
In other incident, unidentified armed men shot dead a shopkeeper in Sector 7-C, Surjani Town. The armed men appeared at Rajput Milk Shop and opened fire, resultantly Akhter Hussain, 45, received severe bullet injuries. The police shifted the injured to the ASH where he died during treatment.
SHO Mussadiq Rafiq said the victim had no affiliation with any political or religious party. Police said the motive behind the murder was yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, a man was shot dead at his shoe shop near Zia Mosque in the limits of Site A police station. Syed Mohammad, 32, son of Mohammad Rafique, resident of Pirabad, was sitting at his shop when two armed men opened fire on him, resultantly he received severe bullet injuries and died on the spot.
DSP Zahid said the victim hailed from Swat, adding that police believed that personal enmity might be behind his murder.