Karachi: Muttahida worker, constable shot dead
KARACHI: A young activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and a police constable were shot dead in separate incidents of firing in the city on Tuesday, officials said.
The body of 23-year-old Mohammad Iftikhar was found at a garbage dump in the Azeempura area within the remit of the Al-Falah police station.
The police said the body bore two bullet wounds in the head and chest. They said the young man, a known worker of the MQM, went missing on Monday evening. “He was a resident of Gulshan-i-Fatima Housing Society in Malir. The motive and people behind his killing are not yet clear,” said a police official.
In Orangi Town, a police constable, posted in a security zone of the police organisational structure, was gunned down outside his home.
The official said 26-year-old Ali Mazhar was shot dead in Rabbani Muhallah of Frontier Colony No 3. “The victim had worked on some important postings during his service but that doesn’t seem to be the reason behind the killing,” said an official of the Pirabad police station.
Earlier, a banking court official was found shot dead inside his apartment in Gulistan-i-Jauhar, police said. They added that 49-year-old Hussain Bux Solangi was living alone in a flat, situated in block 18 of Gulistan-i-Jauhar.
“He was an employee of a banking court. His friend came to see him and found him shot dead in one of the rooms,” said an official at the Sharea Faisal police station.
“The victim hailed from the interior of Sindh and had been settled here in Karachi for the last several years. We suspect some personal enmity behind the incident.”