Karachi: 2 ANP men killed, offices attacked
Karachi: The Awami National Party suffered a violent blow on Saturday as two of its activists were gunned and two others were injured while ANP offices came under attack in different areas of the city. According to police, Zeeshan Khan and Asif Khan were shot dead on Saturday night in Shah Faisal Colony when armed men riding a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire outside ANP’s ward office in Natha Khan Goth area where both men were standing.
Suffering from multiple bullet wounds, the two were rushed to the hospital for treatment but were pronounced dead on arrival. Police confirmed that both the deceased were ANP activists and that both Zeeshan as well as Asif Khan were residents of Natha Khan Goth.
The violent incident triggered a tense environment in the area where armed men resorted to aerial firing and forced people to close down their shops.
Investigators explored two possible angles to the double homicide. Firstly, the attack could have been yet another incident of target killing. Secondly, according to reports Zeeshan and Asif were visiting ANP’s ward office for the purpose of solving a dispute when the incident took place, which could mean that their murder was somehow related to this issue.
However, police were leaning towards the conclusion that the incident was most likely another case of targeted murder. Police later claimed to have arrested a suspected attacker identified as Shah Iran.
Accroding to ANP spokesman Qadir Khan, their rival group was responsible for the deadly attack at their office in Shah Faisal Colony where the activists were killed. He added that armed men had also attacked their office in Landhi and Khwaja Ajmir Nagri where party activists Furqan and Ehtasham were injured.