Karachi: ANP ward president, two cops shot dead
Karachi: An office-bearer of the Awami National Party and two policemen were killed in the city in separate incidents on Friday. Unidentified men shot and killed the president of Keamari Town’s Awami National Party (ANP) while a friend of his sustained injuries early Friday morning.
Imran Niazi, chief of the Keamari Town’s ANP, died in the hospital while his friend survived. The incident took place near Mauripur Road in Docks. Police said that they got some information at about 4:45am on Friday that two people were lying injured at the above place.
A mobile was immediately rushed to the spot which then moved the injured to the hospital where Imran Niazi died during treatment while his friend Ashraf Niazi survived. They had received a single bullet each.
Ashraf Niazi told the police that Imran and he lived in the Niazi Chowk area and they had gone to attend a wedding ceremony on Thursday night. From there they went to the Mazar of Abdullah Shah Ghazi where they stayed for a couple of hours.
The deceased had received a single bullet on his chest while the police had found a single empty casing of a 30 bore pistol. They added that the deceased had been posted at the AVCC some four months back.
Police said that the deceased was from Matta in Swat. He was married, and an enmity was running in the family, and it seemed that might have been the reason behind the killing.
However, the police were also investigating the matter from the angle of target killing. Meanwhile, another assistant sub-inspector was gunned down in the Iqbal Market police limits on Friday night.
ASI Javaid Iqbal, 45, was shot dead a few kilometers off the police station in Iqbal Market. Police said that ASI Iqbal had been on his way home when two men on a motorcycle appeared, shot and injured Iqbal and fled.
He was rushed to a hospital where he died during treatment. The deceased ASI had been shot twice. The police found two empty casings of TT pistol from the spot. They added that ASI Iqbal had been serving as an intelligence officer at the Iqbal Market police station and had been collecting intelligence on drug peddlers and some other criminals. Iqbal, a resident of Mominabad, left behind a widow and children. He hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.