Karachi: PPP activist shot dead
KARACHI: A young activist of the Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) was gunned down in the Bheempura area on Saturday, police and party sources said.
The area police said that victim, Mohammad Owais, was targeted outside his apartment block by armed men riding a motorcycle.
“He was hit by three bullets fired by the attackers, who used TT pistol,” said Inspector Chaudhry Shahid Mahmood, the SHO of the Napier police station.
“The attackers were wearing helmets.” The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
Police investigators remained unaware about the motive and the people behind the killing but confirmed that the victim`s family had been associated with the PPP for more than four decades. They said Owais was a nephew of Akram Baloch, a senior PPP leader in the Lyari area who was currently looking after security affairs of the Bilawal House — the camp office of President Asif Ali Zardari.
“The victim was associated with the UC-1 of the City Area-110 of the PPP,” said Sohail Abidi, the deputy information secretary of the party`s Karachi division. “He was an active party member in the old area and his killing has shocked party colleagues.”