Karachi: ST activist shot dead
KARACHI: In New Karachi, an activist of Sunni Tehreek was shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday, the area police said.
The officials added that Ahmed Raza, 30, was targeted while he was returning home in Khawaja Ajmair Nagri after closing down his cellphone shop, situated near UP Morr in Sector 11-D.
“Raza was travelling in an auto-rickshaw when armed suspects targeted him,” said an official of the New Karachi police station. The official said that the victim suffered gunshot wounds and was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Earlier, a young man was killed in Baldia Town, the police said. “Azizur Rehman, 26, was returning home, situated in Ittehad Town, on a motorcycle when gunmen targeted him,” said a duty officer at the Moachko police station.
The victim suffered a fatal bullet wound in the head and died on the spot, the official said. He said that the victim hailed from Swat. The victim’s brother, Amirur Rehman, lodged an FIR (279/2011) at the police station against unidentified attackers under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Meanwhile, two youngsters who were shot at by gunmen within the remit of the Sharea Faisal police station late Monday night died during treatment at a hospital on Tuesday, the police said.
The officials said that Bilal Husain, 18, and Ghulam Mujtaba, 20, were going from Rabia City to Pehlawn Goth on their motorbike after obtaining cell phone credit when armed men riding a motorbike opened fire on them and fled.
However, the police were not sure about the number of attackers. The two wounded men were rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where they died during treatment on Tuesday. Sharea Faisal SHO Ibrar Butt said that the youngsters were jobless and were not associated with any political party.
He said that the killing seemed to be a result of some personal enmity. The FIR of the incident had not been registered by the police till filing of this report on Tuesday night.