Karachi: People’s Youth Wing president among six gunned down
Karachi: Six people, including the president of the People’s Youth Wing of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), were killed in separate incidents in the city on Monday. Liaquat Nawaz, 35, was gunned down at a medical store in the Bhittai Colony of Quaidabad.
Police said that Nawaz was the owner of the store and was at his shop when some men riding motorcycles appeared, opened fire on him and fled.
The injured was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. He had received multiple bullet wounds. Nawaz was the president of the People’s Youth Wing from PS-124 and a resident of the same.
Tension gripped the area where armed men resorted to aerial firing and forced the shopkeepers to close their businesses. Police termed the murder of Nawaz an act of target killing. In another incident, Fayyaz Hussain was shot dead late on Sunday night at Waheed Hotel in Ranchore Lane.
They said that Hussain had been having tea at the hotel when two men riding a motorcycle appeared, shot and killed Hussain and fled. The deceased was an activist of Unit-28 of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and resident of the Lakh Pati Hotel area of Saddar.
Police termed the murder of Hussain part of the ongoing target killings. The bullet-riddled bodies of Sabir Shah and Shabbir Khan, with marks of torture, were found in Gulshan-i-Iqbal early on Monday morning. Police said that some unidentified criminals had thrown the bodies off a car in Block 6 of Gulshan-i-Iqbal.
They said both men had been kidnapped from an unknown place by unidentified criminals, tortured and shot dead. Shabbir Khan had been the resident of Block 17 of Gulistan-i-Jauhar while Sabir Shah lived in Block 5 of Gulshan.
Police termed the murders target killings, and added that the deceased had been friends and had had no political affiliation. In the Quaidabad area, Ikram was killed over a personal dispute. Police said that during a spell of loadshedding in the Star Ground area of Sherpao Colony on Monday afternoon, Ikram attempted to make an illegal electric connection.
When some youngsters tried to stop him from doing so, Ikram brawled with them. The youngsters pulled out pistols, shot Ikram dead and injured three others.
Mohammad Nawaz, 25, was shot dead on Monday morning. Police said that the deceased had been a resident of Block S of North Nazimabad.
When Nawaz’s elder brother went into his room he found his dead body. In his statement to the police, he said that some friends of Nawaz had visited the house on Sunday night and sat with him on the 3rd floor of the house. Early on Monday morning, they left the house and when he reached the top floor he found Nawaz’s body.
Police said that he was killed over some dispute with friends. The deceased had received two bullets. Meanwhile, during an armed clash between groups in Shah Faisal Colony, some unidentified people set an ambulance of the Khidmat-i-Khalq Foundation (KKF) ablaze. However, no casualty was reported in the armed clash.