MQM, ST activists shot dead in Karachi violence
KARACHI: Two activists, one each of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Sunni Tehreek, were killed while another worker, who was wounded in an attack on May 5, succumbed to his injuries in the business hub city on Monday.
An MQM activist was gunned down in Mehmoodabad in the limits of the Baloch Colony Police Station. Aamir Razaq, 32, was sitting at a shop in Mehmoodabad area when unidentified gunmen, riding a motorcycle, opened fire at him. He received two bullets and died on the spot. The body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy.
Separately, a Sunni Tehreek activist was killed in the limits of the North Nazimabad Police Station. Shahid Qadri, 38, along with his friend Mukhtiar Khan was sitting outside his house when a gunman opened fire at him. They both received bullets and were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Qadri breathed his last. Initial investigation suggested that the incident was not a case of targeted killing but the result of a property dispute. It says Qadri’s friend Khan had a row over the ownership of a plot with one of his uncles, namely, Zahid who, according to eyewitnesses, sprayed the two with bullets.
Another Sunni Tehreek worker, who was injured on May 5 in Ranchore Lines area, succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital Karachi.
Separately, police found dead body of a teenager in a gunny bag near Aziz Nagar. Noroz, 19, was a resident of Orangi Town.