Karachi: Prayer leader shot dead
KARACHI: A Peshimam (prayer leader) was gunned down in Baldia Town on Thursday night. The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) claimed that the victim was its worker. Police said armed men on a motorbike targeted 32-year-old Ata-ur-Rehman after he left Mubarak Masjid in Muhammad Khan Colony of Baldia Town near Khyber Chowk.
“Three men on a motorbike fired at him. He sustained three bullet wounds and died,” said an official at the Baldia Town police station. “The victim was the Peshimam of a mosque in the area and also visited Mubarak Masjid regularly to deliver sermons.”
A spokesman for the JUI(F) said the victim was a party activist. He saw the incident as part of the ongoing wave of violence against political workers.